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Friday, 3 February 2012

Nobody tells you THIS about 'culture shock':

If you're open-minded, you'll learn to hate your own people as much as the ones you went to live with.
It's my British (father), Japanese (residence) and Canadian (birth and most of life) experience that makes me despise most people of each; why does nobody love me?
Every international organization, from the UN to JET to the deracinated couplings in Roppongi, professional and freelance, put it out in their copy that the experience is a melodious choir of 'kumbaya'.  Lies.  The problem isn't that there aren't an equal number of good and thoughtful people in all cultures: there probably are so few in each.  It's not because there aren't beautiful women, or men, to fall in love with wherever you go: there are (but obesity doesn't help, N.America).  No.  There's just two nagging problems that nobody wants to address: most people are ugly inside and out no matter where you go, and often that ugliness is manifested in ways unique to their culture.

I'm not going to enumerate the sins of assholes from the cultures I know well, because those of you who know these cultures know the sins as well as I do; if you don't you should learn on your own rather than let me bias you.  The reason I put up this post is not because I feel guilty about some of what I have written about Japan, because I have written worse about Canada (and I feel no guilt at all for what I have said about the French fleeing Tokyo).  Yet this post is motivated by guilt, atheist lapsed-Catholic that I am.  I have linked an interesting blogger on my blog roll: a Japanese guy blogging in English, which I'll never have 'the stones' to do in his language.  If he came to see my blog he'd think I hate Japanese people, unless he read further along to see I hate most Canadians.  You see...

I'm not bigoted or racist: I just hate the idiots in each culture I've known.

12 comments:

  1. Well, we're all racist to a degree. Mannered people don't express it. Civilized people self-criticize it.

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  2. I like your way of saying things haha

    There was a Basque football (real one, not American Football) that replied when being accused of being racist with "I am racist of stupids and assholes" and a punk band that used to say (before the heroine took away two out of three members) "We are so racist that we hate the same white and black people". I think you would like these people.

    I am Basque (so also Spanish) and live in The Netherlands and I must say that I hate people from all the places I have been... it's just that there are so many assholes all around the world...

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  3. I find identifying the idiots saves me from racism. It is a portion of each culture that puts its worst foot forward, and a portion that puts forward its best: not ALL members for either the worst or the best. That realization keeps me honest. 'Tarring everyone with the same brush' is racism.

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  4. Are you me?

    PS> Maple syrup tastes like ass.

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  5. Medea, you are entitled to your eccentric opinion, but I rather like the tree sap, and am glad to say that I am unfamiliar with the taste of ass. However, even if ass tastes of maple syrup, I'll pass.

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  6. Pasty ass white folks,niggers,spics,japs, zipper headed slant eyed gooks....they all have about equal portions of ignorant (oops...forgot the jews)jews...they all have their own unique brands of stupidity. I got tons of problems but I'm aware of most and try to not bother others with them when possible.

    Many....MANY folks would never even admit their own issues and complexes which is what infuriates me. The leaders of our countries...including where we live now are among the most flawed our species has to offer and we elect them again and again expecting a different result....

    It's painful to watch sheeple of any race fuck themselves over...and over.

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  7. one could, of course, consider tasting asses covered with maple syrup. The best of two worlds combined?

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  8. 'F'... How I would react to your suggestion would depend on which definition of 'ass' you refer to. Never mind... I really don't need to know.

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  9. But if maple syrup tastes like ass, and you eat it on ass, then that's like Double Ass right there. I can't help thinking that's the logical next step after the KFC Doubledown. Still be better for you, mind.

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  10. Christ, can my next thread degenerate by 'Godwin's Law' rather than this? Please.

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  11. I gave up the hobby of hating racists when I realized that some of them had probably done more to create heroes than any non-racist ever could. Though I don't hate racists, idiots can be likable at times. But candy is pure evil. Why even look at the stuff? Oh, now I see it... the syrup flag. Thanks for the levity. It's been a hard night for viewing blogs.

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  12. What Would Jesus Do? This is the question I ask myself to get centered and grounded when faced with life changing challenges and ignorant people, even Canadians. Jesus would never, in my opinion, put maple syrup on ass. For one thing, this breaks about a dozen kosher laws.

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