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  •  Is it really a "common" racist comment? (1+ / 0-)
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    ProgressiveTokyo

    I regret my choice of the word; "congenital" was inaccurate. I meant to emphasize the cultural tunnel vision. I think much could be said also about the Japanese disdain for the Chinese and the racism implied in the mass murder of several million Chinese in the 1930s. Just my opinion of course; opinions are a trait of the ignorant Westerners. (But identifying me as an "ignorant Westerner" is also racism, is it not?)

    Let's be friends. There's a great deal I admire about the Japanese.

    "And that's the way it is." --Walter Cronkite

    by Barnaby Grudge on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 08:30:45 PM PDT

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    •  Sure man! (0+ / 0-)

      And I wasnt directing that comment at your specifically. Ive seen comments like that many times and usually bite my tongue and move on.. I was in a respond mood and responded.

      @SetaSan: Yeah we have a debt problem, and a population problem and we are trying to solve those problems. Unlike the states where they want to first cut social services though they are trying to fix the system without breaking the commitment to our seniors and children.

      And regarding our debt problem, we have the 2nd largest reserves of US treasuries. If we ever really needed the liquidity we could dump them on the open market... but I think the US would not like that (nor would their currency).

      Not every story has a happy ending but Im doing my best to make mine so. Come and take a look at my discussion forum: TheNewCurevents We are looking for new active members!

      by ProgressiveTokyo on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 09:31:44 PM PDT

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