Um … the west evolved truth telling regardless of impact on the dominance hierarchy. The east developed lying to circumvent impact on the dominance hierarchy.

China’s’ first philosopher is sun-tzu, “delay, deceive, and seek opportunity to act when the opponent is in weak condition”.

The west’s first philosopher is unstated: we are small in number, so use techology, and expertise, to solve future problems immediately – regardless of the impact ont he dominnce hierarchy. This philosophy results in mathematics, plato, aristotle, and zeno.

Lying is systemic in china. It’s expected. They cannot create and hold commons. They have zero respect for human life. They care nothing for liberty.

China is a bureaucracy. Russia is a church, and the West is (or was) a militia.