hmm, I think then, my argument is flawed. Indeed, Weaboo is an unessecary term just like emo, I see that those who follow that path of thinking should probably be beat to death (by that I mean Weaboos), however, I find no need to demonize them. Just dislike and avoid them. Its demonizing those who are ignorant that gets youth in trouble, I've noticed.That is not a weaboo. It's excessive love of all things Japanese, generally for no other reason then the fact they come from Japan. That is a trait as profoundly annoying as it is stupid and those having it are worthy of derision.
Hating Weaboos = Hating someone for personality traits that are an accurate reflection of their intellect and personality.
Racism = Hating someone for genetic circumstances wholly beyond their control which have absolutely no bearing on their intellect, personality, or moral character.
No. I'm not seeing you there.
If you met a Weaboo that, by some grace of god, was not talking about Japan all day, and was an intelligent, well-spoken, normal person, then found out he was a Weaboo, that would not be "Hating someone for personality traits that are an accurate reflection of their intellect and personality." It would just be dumb. Hating some Weaboo who was actually intelligent would make you an idiot.
I could get into a whole debate about Japan and whatnot, however I'm just putting a bit. Its not adored for its heinous crimes. Its adored for its technology, its cartoons, and culture, Also, heres a hypothetical question: If you met a girl, she was cute, she was nice, she was smart, she was just your type, one-in-a-kind, and near perfect, then found out that she robbed a few houses, would you still go out with her?Not really. That's actually racism. Liking one race more than others is kind of the definition of racism. And, you know, there's also the fact that the culture being adored is responsible for heinous crimes against humanity and continues to be a xenophobic and dehumanizing culture. There's that.
Well, I'll agree that an extremely large part of Imperial Japan was royally fucked up (if you'll pardon my pun). But no, America was not racist or mysoginistic, or collective in its early years either. I see.If a person loved and adored the Viking culture and thought theirs was a good model for all of humanity, yes I absolutely would hate this person and regard them as a psychopath. Also I am unaware of the Czechs preforming vivisection of live human beings, and while I confess to be largely ignorant of modern Czech culture something tells me that they are not nearly as misogynistic, collectivist, or xenophobic as Japan.
Furthermore, again, the Weaboo sentiment is not "Japan is an interesting place with a fascinating history and intriguing culture." That is an acceptable, reasonable, and healthy outlook. The Weaboo outlook is "Japan is the best place, I love Japan, and almost anything that comes from Japan is automatically good simply because it is Japanese, and furthermore anything not from Japan is automatically inferior." This is an unreasonable, insulting, and annoying outlook.
Xenophobia is I will agree, largely a bad thing. However, I will agree that Japan was Xenophobic, if you'll agree that extremely large parts of America are almost always xenophobic racists when immigrants come to town. These people who hate the illegal (and sometimes legal) immigrants from Mexico, or Korea, or Vietnam. No one hates them, huh? Japan was Xenophobic for a long time. However, as far as I know, many Japanese are no longer Xenophobic.
What you, by your moral perception percieve as bad, is not so harmful to others. However, vivisection, by any moral degree, is fucked up. However, focusing on the negative things is what pulls people apart. If you look at your family, and only focus on the negative things (not looking at the good things whatsoever), and actually see bad things that your family might have done (no offense intended, this is hypthetical, in a way) then you start to realize then, that they are not so great. Look at the good things. America has done some pretty bad things too. Just not too bodys. They rip up lives, and hopes, and dreams. It doesn't look as gruesome, but its still evil.
Hmm, I haven't found anyone, other than my family, that thought this way. I find that kind of sad... But, this is true to me as well.No, we, or I at least, generally consider those people fascists responsible, at least partly, for the death of thousands of innocent Iraqis. And find me a non ultra-patriotic forum were ultra-patriotic Americans are not considered annoying in the extreme.
"vivisected, live" is an oxymoron. The live part is unecessary.Yeah. There's nothing wrong with thinking the Japanese are the greatest race on Earth! It's not like that's racism. And it's not like the last time that happened the rest of Asia found itself at the mercy of the rapacious hordes of Imperial Japan who plundered their land, raped their women, and killed their men. It's not like Imperial Japan, operating under a ethos of racial superiority, was responsible for some of the most heinous and vile violations of human rights in history. It's not like Filipino men were vivisected, live, to satisfy their perverse curiosity and display their assumed superioty.
You focus too much on the negatives of Japan. If you haven't noticed, America has been doing bad things from day one. Except they do it more secretively, more aloof, and they don't take pictures. They crush the dreams of many people. They put people into bankruptcy, poverty, homlessness, depression. Also, is America not mysoginistic? Is it not wholly racist? A large group of people (mostly republicans) believe America is the greatest country on earth. I just think that you should observe your countries flaws and others achievements, rather than the other way around.
[/quote]I've heard religious prejudice tossed around lots of times.[/quote]
I haven't. I don't get out much though.