Mindmaster wrote:To be fair, we owe China shitloads.
This wasn't blunt enough?
We owe China sh*tloads could also be interpreted as, "China makes the toys and we owe em!" So no, not really blunt enough.
Mindmaster wrote:I'm pretty sure China views us that way anyway.
I got it now - so since China is racist, we are racist, too. Or is it that we're racist, and then China is racist because of that. Either way, racism all around FTW!
Mindmaster wrote:The guy was asking a damn question, calm yourself.
I was trying to save him some social awkwardness. Like I said, it is a bad thing to say when speaking to an Asian of any country. I'm sorry if it sounded like I was mad. It's not like I'm in favor of being politically correct all the time, but neither do I approve of lazy generalities by people who don't care if they're pissing someone off.
It's like, can I call someone FATTY if I don't know their name and they're fat? Well, what if I don't mean it in a bad way?
Help a fellow TF fan not look like an ignorant fool!
It's what Optimus would do.
Eagleblaster wrote:Mexicans are Americans just as much as long time Americans. They also helped and shape tye USA. If someone said something like the Alamo. Two totally different cultures from the same place. Technically there are more similarities between japan and china than Mexicans and Americans. They are both part of the same region.
Yeah, I agree. Lots of similarities. I wasn't trying to make you feel stupid for making that statement - I was just saying it's insulting to the Asians themselves. To be fair, my Mexican analogy didn't do the trick I intended it to. Anyway, the reasons they hate each other is very historical, and in the case of China and Japan, it's even bordering on the idiotic - you haven't heard of the Senkaku Islands, have you? Look, I don't care if you call them "Orientals". I love that word. I was just trying to caution you guys about the unintended racism.
Haha! Talk about a hot topic. Didn't I mention how I don't think you guys are racists???? I know you don't mean it in a bad way, which was why I was trying to emphasize how this isn't a conversation to have with an ACTUAL CHINESE PERSON or JAPANESE PERSON!
Xephon0930 wrote:How is my comment the slightest bit racist? Have you ever seen the awesomeness of Gosei Sentai Dairanger?
I wasn't intending on calling you racist. I was saying that China = samurai or ninja or martial arts is a racist thing to think.
The comments sounded like this to me:
"Hey! I know this Chinese kid who likes TF's!!!"
"Cool! So does he know kung-fu, too? Can he put his TF's in cool Kung-fu poses?!"
I was just putting up a CAUTION: RACISM AHEAD sign! Not saying you're racist! Sorry!