I was watching a video of some guy filming in Tokyo and a Japanese guy tells him he can't film (an American) even though it was in the middle of a
business district. The American questioned him about why b/c it was in a public setting but in the end he acquiesced and stopped filming b/c he
didn't want to start any problems. Now after hearing 30+ years about how evil America is and how oppressive it is, I've learned a lot since then, a
lot about how previous empires treated those who were not members of the "ruling" empire nation. Japan is a good example and all we have to do is
look at Korea and China to hear the stories of how they were degraded and treated worse than animals by the Japanese while under rule of their empire.
The Japanese treated Korea as basically a stepping stone and a source for slave labor for hundreds of years, as well as sexual slavery. There were
probably VERY few Koreans who could have told a Japanese citizen what to do - like not filming - and those were probably members of royal families or
top politicians IF they even had this power. I'm guessing there would be consequences for telling a Japanese what to do in Korea, largely b/c of
their honor code and the way they view power structures.
This same type of second class citizens was seen throughout many previous empires, Mongol and Islamic empires, British empire and I'm guessing the
Spanish, Portuguese and French empires had similar methods of rule in their colonies.
Now compare this to how Americans act and the the way "client" countries are allowed to operate. As far as I know, I have no "American" privilege
when I go to any foreign country. I have to follow the laws just like the locals. The only benefit I MIGHT have is getting help from an embassy if I
were to be arrested, they might try to help me find an attorney.
So I'd like all the people who talk schyitt about the US and how evil we are to tell me why the US is just so evil and if they would rather have the
empires of old to rule over them, to take the prime spots of land & historic buildings as their play places - or desecrate or destroy them. Or would
you like to loose ALL religious freedoms and have your religious sites razed or replaced with signs of American power. How would you like to loose
ALL of your historical tradition as well as have your education system destroyed and not be allowed to be educated at all? Maybe be forced to wear
"American" attire/dress and outlaw any form of traditional dress? As far as I know, that doesn't happen but you'd never know that by listening to the
I can tell you one thing, you are going to see a PRIME example of what it is like to be ruled by the sword if you allow China to take over your
country (I'm looking at you South Africa), and they won't be as considerate while extracting their pound of flesh for their investments and they'll
even take out interest.
So, what previous empire would you rather have "rule over you" or colonize your land than the US? Do you even consider the US as colonizers if they
are creating businesses in your country - or is it only when masses of people move to your country and try to completely change your culture?
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