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  • 12:53 am on April 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Why are Japanese and Koreans obsessed with blood types?

    In the years leading to World War 2, among western innovation Japan brought from Europe was eugenics, the idea that whites were superior to other races and that this was what led to the unparalleled industrial development and military domination of the west through the recent centuries. Japanese thinkers tinkered with it, and some if survives in the form of geodeterminism – many in Korea and Japan are still buying the “blacks and other third world peoples were lazy because they lived in the jungle where food (bananas) was plentiful, at your hand’s reach, but European northerners, specifically British and Germans had to work hard to survive, which led to the Protestant work ethic”. This thought appears unashamedly in popular “educational” quick reads or cartoons, newspaper editorials, and live in the folk lore – 20 to 40 year men share it over drinks as a “wisdom of life that those too politically correct are afraid to tell you”.

    Ultimately however, eugenics put the Yellow Race below whites, so it didn’t serve the rapidly militarizing Japanese empire’s agenda. Blood type theory was Eugenics 2.0, a mainstream-friendly transformation. The basic premise goes: “because ABs can’t donate blood to any other group, they are selfish. Os can donate to everyone, so they are more generous.” Then A and B were each assigned the psychotic and hysteric types (not sure where that came from), and boom a plausible explanation of blood type linked to personality was born. Sure, if you bring up Nazi theory int public discourse it’s scandalous and wrong. But fake science that explains personality types, work colleage compatibility, romantic compatibility in a society that was still not quite convinced on what was exactly wrong with Hitler? A lasting, blockbuster ideological success.

    It’s not an innocent East Asian eccentricism. When Nazism has his ideological revival in East Asia, we’ll look into its roots and I bet somewhere somehow we are going to find the blood personality type theory among the sources of poison. So keep brewing it on, folks, like it’s some innocent fun curiosity. Hitler will be pleased.

     
  • 6:30 pm on April 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Second as Farce 

    After watching 15 episodes in, Designated Survivor is feeling like the comic repetition of the Trump administration. In some parts, there are parallel connections, and in some others, if we were to get inside Trump supporters’ minds, this is how they would imagine themselves – fighting the good fight to protect an embattled, post-apocalyptic America.

    Plot spoilers ahead

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  • 10:26 am on April 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Three months ago, when Trump celebrated MLK day by picking up a fight with civil rights leader John Lewis and giving his employee of the month award to Frederick Douglass, this is what Colbert predicted Trump would do on Easter:

    Well, this is what Trump actually did on Easter:

     
  • 9:00 am on March 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Donald Trump: A Bigly Winning President

    Donald Trump | A Bigly Winning President

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  • 5:36 pm on February 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Umm so there are some people who think the US has fallen deeply into evil and Drumpf is the Angel of Death who will cleanse it with fire and deliver us from our sins.

    #578: I thought  I Knew You
    This week, stories of people who are feeling the ground shift underneath them when people they are close to change. Including conservative radio host Tony Beam in South Carolina who is completely baffled by the candidate his audience has decided to get behind this election season.

    • Published: 1/31/16 4:00:00 PM
     
    • Yongho Kim 김용호 10:31 am on April 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      oh wait, the caller did not compare Trump to Jezebel, he compared Trump to Yehu, who killed Jezebel. What now, Jezebel is Clinton?

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