Well, this biblical framework played out in real life involving me baby...Chinese characters!!! Yes, there is now a dispute over who invented Chinese characters. Koreans are claiming that they invented Chinese characters and are planning to register their claim with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Whoa!!! This cannot be!!! This is certainly a topic needing some analysis. To do so, we shall reference King Solomon's logic.
In 1966, Chairman Mao set China off on a cultural revolution to purge Chinese culture and economy from capitalist influences. The purging included the burning of books, closing of universities, destruction of paintings/calligraphy, and extermination of millions of protestors. The Chinese culture with Chinese language within it was under attack!!! In the violent struggle, millions of people resisted the movement. The price they paid was that they were lined up and shot. The ruthless overturning left China using the simplified version of Chinese characters. The traditional form of Chinese characters is now only used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, both of whom were shielded from the revolution. Taiwan was its own independent country, and Hong Kong was under British rule as a result of the Opium War.
The Chinese characters are beautiful, diverse, and multi-functional; they can be used in calligraphy, decorations, ornaments. They are a treasure worth fighting to preserve. It's astonishing to think that a people were willing to die for a language. Today, the traditional characters are an endangered species compared to their simplified counterparts. China has taken back control of Hong Kong, and at any moment, China may invade Taiwan to take it back, also. Sometime in the future, there may be another fight over these characters. That fight will be extremely uphill for the traditionalists. It may be difficult to save the traditional characters. We need to fight the good fight!!! To paraphrase Eminem, will the real mother please stand up.