One further thought Pat, Asians, like most non European immigrants have never known anything except a large central Government.
Our concept of freedom; not todays, so much as the freedom we knew, will not likely ever exist again on this earth. Ant colonies have a central order!
Simon Bolivar, the George Washington of South America, as I am sure you know realized the indigenous peoples intellect was little improved with the injection of a little Spanish blood and therefore declared that trying to establish Democracy there was "Like Plowing The Sea!"
Freedom as you and I knew it, no longer exists, even here and has absolutely no chance of being sustained by any other peoples; It too, is Gone With The Wind!"