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Old 03-16-2009, 06:03 AM
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That's bull$h!t. You don't go through classic novels & re-write them just because they've got mean words in them & you don't hide the truth about history. If we had to hide everything that was offensive about the past, then we'd never talk about the Trail of Tears or the Holocaust or read Huck Finn.
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That's bull$h!t. You don't go through classic novels & re-write them just because they've got mean words in them & you don't hide the truth about history. If we had to hide everything that was offensive about the past, then we'd never talk about the Trail of Tears or the Holocaust or read Huck Finn.
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So, did any Japanese people actually complain? Or did they just assume it was offending people? But it makes sense, I guess, why risk the remote possibility of offending one or two overly-sensitive Japs, when you can take it down and guarantee offending thousands of American veterans?

I guess nowadays using a racial slur is worse that carrying out a suprise attack on a military base and killing over 2000 people. Politically correct idiots!
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One of the big classes we have to go through at all hospitals is "Culture and Diversity". I think it's required by our inspection entities. As soon as someone isn't perfectly PC, we have a new class.


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So, did any Japanese people actually complain? Or did they just assume it was offending people? But it makes sense, I guess, why risk the remote possibility of offending one or two overly-sensitive Japs, when you can take it down and guarantee offending thousands of American veterans?

I guess nowadays using a racial slur is worse that carrying out a suprise attack on a military base and killing over 2000 people. Politically correct idiots!
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Anyone else remember that huge arguement I had with someone about this subject.

I can't remember who it was might have been Brian or Moose.


They insisted that saying Jap was worse then saying Brit... Didn't really make sense to me...

So he continued to blather his PC crap and I just couldn't be bothered.
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That's a bunch of crap. I saw a SNL skit where Chevy Chase was called a "honky" by Richard Pryor, maybe I should complain that they edit the sound or never show the episode again. Big deal.
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Anyone else remember that huge arguement I had with someone about this subject.

I can't remember who it was might have been Brian or Moose.


They insisted that saying Jap was worse then saying Brit... Didn't really make sense to me...

So he continued to blather his PC crap and I just couldn't be bothered.
I remember that! Can't remember who all got involved. I think I called you a racist, but to be fair I call everyone a racist.

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:28 PM
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Maybe it's a sign that people need to MOVE ON. What your doing is no different then someone sitting around feeling sorry for themselves because there ansecters were in concentration camps or slaves.



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So, did any Japanese people actually complain? Or did they just assume it was offending people? But it makes sense, I guess, why risk the remote possibility of offending one or two overly-sensitive Japs, when you can take it down and guarantee offending thousands of American veterans?

I guess nowadays using a racial slur is worse that carrying out a suprise attack on a military base and killing over 2000 people. Politically correct idiots!
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