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Posted 11/3/15

md4124 wrote:

You're an ignorant 18 year old with the spelling, grammar, and punctuation of a 8 year old. I doubt that you have been out of NY let alone out of the US so when it comes to what it going on in a foreign country all you are doing is demonstrating your ignorance. Throw in a racist comment and no wonder people were offended.

Just because you can go to Google and roll your face around on the keyboard doesn't mean that you know what you are talking about.


Well for the start i'm not that ignorant.

My grammar and punctuation does indeed suck but that's mostly due to the quality of my schooling more then anything and something i'm working on fixing constantly.

I have been outside of NY and the US seeing as i am Australian ;)

Also you don't need to goto a country to comment on whats going on over there or to be informed of what's happening.

You can google and roll your face around yes but you still don't need to goto Japan to actually be informed
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I think your phrasing could have been better but that's not why most people jumped on you.

The reason most got upset (at least going by my own experiences) is because society is increasingly taking on an US vs THEM mentality where anyone not in a group saying anything remotely negative about that group is a hater.

For example: Person A is a member of Group X and Person B is a member of Group Y. Person A reads a peer-reviewed scientific study published by Harvard and recently cited by the UN as 100% Truth that says Group Y has a problem caused by Z. Person A goes to Person B and says "I read a report that Group Y has a problem caused by Z, how can I help?" The typical response of Person B will be to tell Person A to shut up then to call Person A's motives into question.

Basically, since you weren't Japanese when you brought up a Japanese problem you are not allowed to talk about the problem because your motives might not be legit.

The following is pure sarcastic crap meant to illustrate how stupid this sort of reaction can get:

You're not Japanese but you're talking about Japanese people in a bad way? How dare you! You could be a racist! Are you a racist? We think you're a racist because you're not Japanese and talking about Japanese problems! How dare you be a non-Japanese talking about Japanese problems? I'm not Japanese but I know racism when I see it! This is why Australians suck!

The prior paragraph was sarcastic and intended only to illustrate a point and insult stupid people. If you were offended, you may be entitled to compensation from a Mesothelioma-Asbestos trust.

The problem is people attack the motives of the speaker nowadays with little if any evidence of racism, sexism, whatever except that the person doing the speaking is not a member of whatever protected class of whiners they're talking about.

It's politically correct nonsense taken to a whole new level where even the lowliest of random posters turn into drooling Social Justice Warriors bent on crushing anyone even slightly possibly perceived as being against the goal of "social justice" for everyone except those people who keep arguing for things like individual liberty, freedom of speech, and the natural human right to be a jerk sometimes and not be labeled a monster afterwards.

You're not the problem in this scenario as far as I can tell.
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I'm not really here to debate the hypocrisy of Japan's efforts against suicide. I just wanted to point out to Ryu that even Japan itself has recognized a problem with the work ethic nationally, and that it's contributing to increasing suicide rates, so for anyone to say that it's "generalization" or "offensive" is pathetic.
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I was more offended by the grammatical errors than anything you actually said.

But to your question I think it's less about what you said but more that you even bothered to say it. This topic comes up numerous times a year in various forums and rather than anything new being said it's more of the same old argument. For this the only response is the same old vitriol.
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Posted 11/7/15

Ryulightorb wrote:


md4124 wrote:

You're an ignorant 18 year old with the spelling, grammar, and punctuation of a 8 year old. I doubt that you have been out of NY let alone out of the US so when it comes to what it going on in a foreign country all you are doing is demonstrating your ignorance. Throw in a racist comment and no wonder people were offended.

Just because you can go to Google and roll your face around on the keyboard doesn't mean that you know what you are talking about.


Well for the start i'm not that ignorant.

My grammar and punctuation does indeed suck but that's mostly due to the quality of my schooling more then anything and something i'm working on fixing constantly.

I have been outside of NY and the US seeing as i am Australian ;)

Also you don't need to goto a country to comment on whats going on over there or to be informed of what's happening.

You can google and roll your face around yes but you still don't need to goto Japan to actually be informed ;)


Going to Japan may actually be counterproductive. Generalizations stem from information gathered from specific cases, such as those encountered through one's own personal experience.
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Posted 11/7/15

Baha_Java wrote:

I was more offended by the grammatical errors than anything you actually said.

But to your question I think it's less about what you said but more that you even bothered to say it. This topic comes up numerous times a year in various forums and rather than anything new being said it's more of the same old argument. For this the only response is the same old vitriol.


Well sorry for being bad at grammar
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Posted 11/7/15
I think like one of the earlier posters said people are too "over-sensitive"
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