…unless it is politically correct! Otherwise you may be subjected to narrow-minded people thrusting their beliefs at you as if they were some totem that can chase away the evil spirits! I made the tragic error of stating my opinion in this thread. Personally, I think I explained my opinion very well. Please read it and then come back…
Done? Good! Now we’re all on the same page. I said all of those things. The first post I made was one I whipped out in about 3 minutes. Mostly, my reaction to Astroboy’s situation. What he experinced is not out-of-the-ordinary in Korea. I saw it all too often while there. It’s one of the little aspects about Korea I find so very charming. :rolleyes: Just my opinion… Not even a particularly strong one. Then I read the two follow on posts. Astroboy asked me to explain. And please note: he did agree that many of the things I find repugnant are true. I didn’t make em up out of whole cloth. But then he asked me why I hated Korea. And the truth is I don’t hate the place. I severely dislike the place. Hate means you have to invest some heavy emotion. But I can see how my OP might have come across that way. So I explained. It’s not hate. It’s shake-your-head-at-the-sad-state-of-affairs-of-the-Korean-nation. Much like a great deal of them feel about America. Enough said, I thought.
Lo and behold! Instead chastising me on the thread, certain individuals decide to bushwhack me in the #StraghtDope chat room. Suddenly I have 12 people all yelling at me because I “Hate Koreans”! Gasp But that’s okay… I love a good argument. I’ll argue with anyone, anytime. Try me At least it beats sitting in the chat room going: “fart” “heh… he said fart”, etc.
So I said Fuck Korea? Big Fuckin Deal? Lot’s of people hate France! I don’t see ya breakin out the tar and feathers for them. But then, and this takes the Chicken Shit of the Year Award, some asshole kick/bans me! Why? because I hold an opinion that is contrary to what you think? Or is it something else? Is it that we as a society have been so trained to hate bigotry and intolerence that it is we who have become intolerant? “He said ‘Fuck Korea!’ He must be one of them BIGOTS we hear about on Jerry Springer! Let’s get him! Get a rope!” Suddenly everyone has decided that since I don’t like Korea, why, I must hate every Korean! They are imposing their idea of who I am on me and demanding that I recant! I am suddenly EVIL! OMG! I must be the Poster Boy for the Aryan Nation Annual Hate March and Family Picnic. :eek:
Just for the record, although I don’t know why I am bothering… I am not some militant neo-nazi KKK freak. Just a guy who lived a year in Korea as the Koreans do and decided that the place is pretty fucked up. And I don’t need you to love me. I’m here to pass the time, like all the rest of you. So you wanna flame me, let’s take it to the Pit. Where it belongs. But kick/banning just because you can? Pussy.
Please use words with more than four letters.
“Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”