Only if it works.
Wow. I don't know what to say. "Don't try to change a country, move elsewhere"? Really? How do you think that's going to work in the long term?dont blame the system, if you feel abused because of your sexual orientation/colour of your skin/religion, why dont you move to someplace where you will be accepted..? problem solved.
Originally Posted by Fenn
Well, I mean, it worked so well for the Jews.
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No...I'd have to agree with Del. At least in part. I can't say non-violence has never worked because non-violent protests eventually 'wear down' it's opposition (i.e., Ghandhi & equal rights for his people in S. Africa, M.L.K. Jr. & the Civil Rights movement). In those to situations, they did not compromise but didn't devolve down to the violence inflicted upon them. I think that takes more strength than actually taking up arms. But hey, it's just my personal opinion.
Now AudriCantDance, is entitled to his/her opinion too. But dude, think about what you're saying by different cultural group weren't meant to be together. Does that really make sense? Del said physical race is a superficial trait & I agree. I mean, if we were stick to our own cultures & races, would we even be having this type of dialogue on a website dedicated to an art form created in Japan? If what you say is true then, how is it that people of different races & cultures come together as co-workers, friends & even family equally all over the world, within different cultures everyday without any problems? No the problem isn't our racial differences at all. Of course, a person will will feel a close affinity to someone from their own race or culture, but that doesn't mean that we're genetically predisposed to interaction & dealings with that group exclusively. It's one's personal perception of themselves juxtaposed to their perception to the world around them. If you feel wronged because a certain group has migrated into what was once a community, city, country that was once mainly populated by your race or culture & began to prosper while both respecting your customs & keeping their own alive, then that's a personal problem. If a group of people all feel the same way on that type of issue, it's more than likely some kind of personal identity issue going on there. "I'm this is my country & better than that friggin' immigrant because [INPUT RANDOM IRRATIONAL EXCUSE HERE]!" And I'd wager that same personal identity problem can create a warmonger who would sacrifice his or her life to impose their ideals on how things should be on the rest of the world with hatred & violence. But what they really hate is the idea that other races & cultures are merely different than their own & this frightens the crap out of them.
Man...that's just ass backwards thinking to hold on to all that hate, but you're entitled too, & it's one of the major reasons why race education is failing.
Sup, just thought I'd add my two cents.
Just because the United States, UK, or whatever may have a "better" environment for racial/sex/religious relations, it doesn't matter, because the vast majority of the world most definitely does not.
I just don't think it's realistic to expect change in the entire world overnight completely going against what many consider to be "tradition".
Even then, changing the entire populous' opinions is not an easy thing to do. I would argue that it's impossible.
So... hate with generalizations will always exist. I think it's part of human nature, really.
I would also argue though, that it's better to ignore the vast majority of our human impulses. After all, humans come from the dicks, not from the nice people. Evolutionarily speaking, of course.
If you don't believe in Evolution, I respect your opinion, please read more on the subject before making such a rash opinion off of what your close friends and relatives tell you. Learn things for yourself.