uziq wrote:korean-americans are not korean my guy. even they receive racism from 'real' koreans. look up the term gyopo. this is not exactly unheard of stuff.
This gets better and better.
it's no different from the irish getting annoyed at 'irish-americans' or whatever. clearly a person who has been in another nation for generations as part of a large diaspora is going to grow to be distinct from their original group. it's hardly an advert for your 'monocultural' politics.
in korean society the dynamic is different. people who left for the states were generally privileged and held in high-esteem. it's a class and status issue, in other words, not some argument over 'racial purity' or whatever else you like to go on about. korean-americans are typically more well-off, better educated (and bi-lingual) and more cosmopolitan than koreans.
not to mention the rather awkward fact that foreign-born koreans dodge compulsory military service if they conveniently 'stay away' from korea through the enlistment age. amazing that natives of a certain political persuasion, and who, in their view, stayed in the homeland to build it up, endure worse working conditions, relative poverty, etc, find reason to chagrin the émigrés, or at least claim that their experiences are incommensurate.
i really don't know why you think it's a 'gotcha!' moment whenever i point to conflict between groups or nations. i contend your bogus, pseudo-scientific justification for everything as a 'law of nature' or expression of some other timeless, immutable fundament of the human animal. i read a lot of history and i tend to think of historical processes, you know, not vague gestures towards 'genes' or 'instinct'. it's bad science and it's even worse history. the fact that the racial categories you hang your hat on so obstinately are barely even scientifically coherent should start raising alarm bells in any genuinely 'scientific' thinker. but whoosh! intellectual honesty, good faith reasoning and open inquiry are not on your menu.
back to the pandemic: the EU has now resumed the AZ vaccine after, what, 6 weeks of um'ing and ah'ing? first it was 'quasi-ineffective' for the elderly (false). next it caused blood clots in the young (no evidence). oh well, it's not like europe is facing a major third-wave or anything, with france going into major lockdowns again and virus infections climbing all across the board.
UK 40%+ vaccinated.
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