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    Default Ummmm, The Japanese Are FKN Crazy

    Never heard about shit like this, what a horrible story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...men/index.html

    I spent 8 months in Japan, the women were great, REALLY great. The men were very polite but I always felt that deep down inside they wished they could send me off on a VERY long hike under threat of death if I fell behind (or fell at all). We had a bus driver that would drive all the Marines around the base, typical bus route nothing crazy. Were all Marines (and basically sober) so it should have been a nice quiet job for the dude. Well one day the guy just flipped out about something, we don't speak Japanese so what instigated this is still a mystery. After his 10 minute freak out he refused to drive us anywhere, so we all had to huff it back to the barracks (like 5 miles!) I personally wanted to grab a couple of guys and hog-tie his ass then drive the bus myself (I had a bus liscense) but that idea was shot down.

    The first five months the guy seemed perfecty normal, he obviously has some personal problems with Americans (probably has something to do with all of us constantly nailing their women).

    I hope this doesn't come off as anti-Japanese, it's not. In the future I just hope we keep these crazy little dudes on our side.
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    not to minimize this but you should read about the rape of nanjing...

    there is definitely something very intense about that culture in regards to war and sex that we can't relate to...

    hopefully we never have to face them as foes again.
    not another dime from me, fellas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    Never heard about shit like this, what a horrible story: http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...men/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    Never heard about shit like this, what a horrible story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapc...men/index.html

    I spent 8 months in Japan, the women were great, REALLY great. The men were very polite but I always felt that deep down inside they wished they could send me off on a VERY long hike under threat of death if I fell behind (or fell at all). We had a bus driver that would drive all the Marines around the base, typical bus route nothing crazy. Were all Marines (and basically sober) so it should have been a nice quiet job for the dude. Well one day the guy just flipped out about something, we don't speak Japanese so what instigated this is still a mystery. After his 10 minute freak out he refused to drive us anywhere, so we all had to huff it back to the barracks (like 5 miles!) I personally wanted to grab a couple of guys and hog-tie his ass then drive the bus myself (I had a bus liscense) but that idea was shot down.

    The first five months the guy seemed perfecty normal, he obviously has some personal problems with Americans (probably has something to do with all of us constantly nailing their women).

    I hope this doesn't come off as anti-Japanese, it's not. In the future I just hope we keep these crazy little dudes on our side.
    Every year they have a day of remembrance for the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Service members are not allowed to travel to either place on this day (actually I think it lasts longer then a day because we couldn't go there for nearly a week).

    Im sure it's a terrible memory but their anger for us is really missplaced. If they wanted to compare apples and oranges (who commited more war attrocities) im sure our side would come out smelling like roses compared to their's. If Japan had gotten the Atomic Bomb before us we would all be speaking Japanese.

    For a nation that prides itself on individual honor it sure fell short from 1936-1945. Shit, going back further then that (their terrible relations with China) it would be more accurate to say Japan historically lacks any definition of honor.

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    I have quite a few good Japanese friends, some of them for quite a while, but sometimes I feel I don't truly understand them either.

    It really is that cultural thing. Funny that, the more you travel, the more you honestly see the differences between us all. Some of my Arab friends I honestly don't understand at times nor they I.

    I've always looked for the thigs we share, and there are many, but I will say, my girlfriend is Italian and my eyebrows hit the roof on a lot of occassions, and once again, as do hers.

    We're all going to be different anyway and being from a different culture will only exaggerate that. Christ, I don't even understand people from the north of my own country.

    I say, good. Keeps the world interesting.

    Let's just keep to hating those that deserve it.

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    One last thing.

    If you have an oppurtunity to see any WWII survivor such as this women speak you should do it. For a few years we had three local Holocaust survivors that would come on the base to speak, it's difficult to describe the experience. We see movie reel after movie reel depicting what went on during the period, if anything it's probably the most well documented moment in human history. But I never realized how much I wasn't getting until I heard these people speak. It was crushing, thats the only word I can think of to describe how I felt. These are real people with real wounds, real ID tatoos, real memories. In a way I felt ashamed that human beings did this to other human beings, for nothing.

    We had a full house the last time they were able to come by, probably close to 200 Staff NCO's and Officers. You could feel the emotion and tension, it was difficult to take. Afterwards most of us go up to the speakers (we would have lots of cool speakers) to thank them, or just ask questions. Nobody had the balls to talk to them (it was two women and one man), I said thank you as I walked by, that's about all I could have gotten out. What sucked was this all happened around 11:00 am, we had the rest of the day to think about what they talked about. Doing normal work stuff seemed kinda bullshit at the moment, I would rather have flown to Berlin and kicked in the balls the first German I ran into coming off the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyum View Post
    not to minimize this but you should read about the rape of nanjing...

    there is definitely something very intense about that culture in regards to war and sex that we can't relate to...

    hopefully we never have to face them as foes again.
    There is something inherantly wrong with the mixing of sex and war. This goes back to Roman times with the abduction and rape of the Sabine women, right up to atrocities commited in Europe in the past decade.

    This "man as the conqueror" concept propogated over history is just so much heated up male bullshit and testosterone. There is absolutely nothing noble in it. Sadly, that is of little comfort to it's victims.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    true that.

    i find it amazing these days as a white american that is socially unacceptable to cast aspersions on any culture except your own. there is such a knee jerk reaction that there is implied racism.. and there's not... it has nothing to do with race (a biological absolute...)

    for example, i feel no guilt in saying that muslim culture seems wrong to me on so many levels, but i have no problem with arabs. i don't care for the thug/reparation seeking/welfare dependent culture of "some-but-not-all blacks" in this country, but i have no problem with blacks... i can also say that i despise small minded racist redneck culture but i have no problem with white people in mississippi.

    we are so neutered by moral relativism that no one can really make any kind of stand to define right and wrong, unless they're a fundamentalist nutbag.

    this seems very much that it could become the downfall of our own civilization.
    not another dime from me, fellas...

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