the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
(example: The Nazi's believed that Rome fell because of it's mixing of races. That could never be repeated. In the ideal Nazi state he (guy below) wouldn't even be alive, lest he mate with an Aryan woman and spoil a bloodline. I get what he meant but anyone with a knowledge of history is gonna translate that symbol into "irony" or "stupidity")
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Post introduction and overview
This is where my documented aggressive nature has helped me "confirm" what most have "supposed" or discounted, explained away or completely ignored. My confrontational nature makes me more qualified..at the human.."street" level than most Sociologists. I am.."In the field" as they say. My instant action mentality has allowed me to see that I was not thinking too much and a few times it has shown me that the only problem was in my mind. I have been completely wrong but more often than not I was completely right.
Most people, because they would not confront the issue immediately...never know for sure if they were being overly sensitive or if it was really an overt act of racism. The odds are ...after 7 years of living here in Japan I'd say...that you were probably right if you thought you were the victim of another persons ignorance and or racism.
About the writer
I am well known around my area. I got "well known" by being very untypical. I associate, but do not integrate. I was terribly homesick for Hawaii and got into serious problems with the Yakuza and others. I did what some others wanted to but they didn't have the balls.
I smash people with brass knuckles. Nobody bothers me in my area....anymore.
Balance. Is really everything. Fairness is a perfect balance when the fairness is absolute. Hard for people with strong personalities and supreme confidence...virtually impossible for everyone else.
(+) I was given great service at an Electronics store. I asked the clerk to summon his section boss (he was confused and looked nervous) The Japanese girl with me explained to the boss, a woman, that I was very happy with her staff's outstanding customer service, that man in particular, and I wanted to point that out and I would recommend my friends and students come to this store in particular. Japanese tend to not do this but it was clearly appreciated and that guy definitely had a better day and looked good in front of his boss...in a tough economy that can be huge.
(- ) I went to an Indian restaurant. The cook was Indian and he wanted to come out and speak English....he asked how everything was and I said:
"My water has been empty for 5 minutes which is really a problem because this chicken is so dry and you have no sauces or dressings so I NEED something to wash it down. I coulda cooked this better myself. Get me some water and please get away from me."
(=) I cannot criticize another person until I praise one. It's my version of Ho'oponopono.
Note "my version".
I am able to keep comfort that I am not becoming bad,ignorant,racist,selfish or unproductive. I ensure that I am sometimes kind,thoughtful,generous and praise full.
I could rip into that kind Indian chef because I was right and I had praised another who earned it. I didn't feel bad to criticize. I've got to praise another...who is worthy....before I may criticize. Regardless of which comes first, the order cannot be broken. I was taught this when I was 17 and in this specific way...I have NEVER altered it's order since then. NEVER.
Respect v.s. Fear
I've gotten both in my life and enjoy the benefits of both right now. You can kid yourself all you like into thinking they are very different. They are not. If you have never been the object of fear than you really wouldn't know, would you? No...you wouldn't, so don't pretend otherwise. Fear and respect are both "earned" and they feel exactly the same. Respect earns me money. Fear keeps the other from being bothered.
|Have a nice fucking day.|
Racism in Japan is alive and well which is a huge problem that limits this countries future.
It is a "Self-inflicted" wound. It wouldn't bother me so much if it was rooted in truth's and not myth's. Ignorance troubles me deeply.
Statistically speaking. (I love math. It is emotionless.), the odds of you being victimized by an American are the lowest in this country based on Nationality. Serious crime only including Rape and Murder is owned by the locals. It should be though...it's their country. If you speak with adults across the economic spectrum they all share a perception that crime is something that was brought to them. It is completely untrue. Politicians lie, the Media leans...but the numbers...they just sit there...like numbers do.
The growing pains of a society that is not ready to jump to the next stage. My own country elected a Black President but it's a symbol of growth, not achievement. We still have a ways to go...we all do.
Really deep rooted and it's Island location (no common borders), History (lost WWII and some of it's identity) makes the problem harder to dig out. Foreigners in Japan have a duty as ambassadors to teach what they know so they can expand Japan's thinking. The future of it's economy depends on it. Have an outstanding Summer BBQ, Plan the Halloween event well in advance. You have a bigger duty than to line your pockets..barely, and travel around studying the native language when you could be participating in change.
Make a fucking difference. Have a policy. Be outstanding. I use my fists and my School. My fists haven't created a prejudice though they may have reinforced some. My battle with the culture is done via my School. I have the biggest parties in this country. If anyone knows of a School that does it better....you let me know. Good luck with that.
If anyone thought I was going to cite a particular event then...sorry. There are too many. I usually end it with a fist if they are young or if they are older I say "Hiroshima.." then I clap my hands together and say "BOOM"
****Ahhhh...what did he say? Why did he have to say that??****
Cuz that's how I deal with it. I deal with it though. Most of you would turn your cheek and think your smarter because of it....nah, your just a fucking coward. Nothing spectacular or outstanding about you. Your a fucking enabler. Somebody,sometime,somewhere is going to have to deal with the thing you didn't. You could at least tell them to "go fuck themselves". Have a fucking policy that demands basic human rights. Maintain that policy. I hit people who are ignorant or racist to me and then I take care of cats. I got balance. I sleep fine When was the last time YOU summoned a good workers boss just to tell the boss how impressive their worker is?
Have you EVER fucking done that? Be honest. When was the last time you did a great thing for a stranger who did right by you? I did it 100's of times. I did it last Saturday. Cuz of the shitty Indian cook I gotta do it again...for every (+) there has to be a (-)
This ain't even about racism anymore...it's about YOU. Do you even have a policy? What guides you? Ever wonder why some do more with less...than you? I'll tell ya why, cuz you don't even fucking know who YOU are. .
The next time someone fails to show you common courtesy and respect.....remember...that's just another side effect...of being YOU.