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That2ndGuy
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5:14 am, Nov 10 2011
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Before I begin, I'd like to point out that where and how the said Japanese person is raised will usually help determine how "moral" they are. Also, I'd rather not classify a race, so I'll just go with the country of Japan and it's citizens.
To say there is a morally superior country would be nearly impossible. "Morally superior" is too vague. There are so many factors that people would argue are more important over others or not necessary at all. What I can say is that every country has done some horrible things in the past, distant and recent. Based on today's Japan, I'd have to give a no to morally superior, but not inferior by far. They just keep to themselves all the time and use a lot of polite words, sure, but the Japanese also brought people manga like lolicon and shotacon and made it legal to purchase, sell and own porn like that. Most of the time, it's some guy who lusts after his little prepubescent sister. Pedophilia and incest, especially together, pretty much does it for me. I'm not trying to say my country is more moral, since we stick our nose in everyone's business and the political system is so split nothing gets accomplished. Japan just seems to have a lot of closet sexual deviants or something lol

alexdhamp
Post #538646 - Reply to (#538574) by JustPassingBy
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So...you're generalizing the totality of the Japanese's morality based on the actions of crazy extremist otaku? That's like if the Japanese based their outlook on American morality by the actions of those responsible for the Columbine Shooting...it makes just as much sense.

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Post #538647 - Reply to (#538613) by kawaiiusagichan
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9:20 pm, Nov 10 2011
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Then I guess you should be sent back in time to experience what America did with the Native Americans...or the things we did in Vietnam... Japanese not perfect, but they're not the worst, either.

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Post #538648 - Reply to (#538595) by Crenshinibon
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9:53 pm, Nov 10 2011
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It's a poll. It can be used to gain some insight into how the general populations views something. Which *can* be used.. Then again, this isn't really general..as "manga readers" aren't going to be the general public.

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Post #538649 - Reply to (#538645) by That2ndGuy
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I have an issue with people basing their idea of Japan's morality based on just the worst things that come out of their culture(war crimes, hentai, etc). That is, how it doesn't actually represent their society and culture on a whole. Like with the war crimes, those were the decisions of those in power, feeding their people lies to get them to go along. It's not like Japan is the only country that does things like that, even America has done questionable things.(also, the lolicon..it's not like America doesn't have near equivalents that purposely pushes the boundary as far as lawfully possible. Porn that depict "school girl" or "high school cheerleaders" for example.."Barely 18"..or even scandals like that actress that had porn movies made when she was under 18)

What about the positive things? Japan's largely lower crime rate than our own. How many times do we hear about a little girl being kidnapped in Japan, raped, brutally murdered and finding her body disposed somewhere? Now the same question only here in America...

People only seem to consider the worst-of-the-worst in subjects like this(while ignoring their own) and ignoring the full spectrum of behavior.

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Post #538650 - Reply to (#538619) by alidan
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11:05 pm, Nov 10 2011
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They're morally worse than America? Is that why our crime rates are far higher than theirs? Seriously only looking at the negatives of another culture(while ignoring our own) and omitting their positives..or just their culture on a whole..isn't the best way to consider this.

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Post #538651 - Reply to (#538606) by mayaya
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He said I couldn't, I had to prove him wrong.

For science.

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Post #538652 - Reply to (#538647) by alexdhamp
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I know, which is to say no race is superior or inferior.

And I'm Asian, anyway. It's laughable when every country has war criminals in WW2 except America, like they're all Gods or something.

Life is good right now!

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Post #538653 - Reply to (#538639) by sarablack10
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3:46 pm, Nov 11 2011
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Wouldn't it be great if what they're actually studying is the response to a biased poll like this? Now that would be a great essay.

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Post #538654 - Reply to (#538651) by HumanoidInterface
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since when does science equal to morals?

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Post #538655 - Reply to (#538648) by alexdhamp
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6:39 pm, Nov 11 2011
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Valid polls are valid evidence.

This poll has far too wide a margin of error to even be considered a proper statistic. There are too many factors that can potentially impact the results. It's not a matter of the medium, but rather the methodology for gathering the data.

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Post #538656 - Reply to (#538654) by sarah-eats-cupcakes
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Either you lack basic comprehension skills, or you need to learn to read.

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Post #538657 - Reply to (#538656) by HumanoidInterface
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or maybe....you're just a moron?

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Post #538658 - Reply to (#538656) by HumanoidInterface
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morality:
mo·ral·i·ty (m-rl-t, mô-)
n. pl. mo·ral·i·ties
A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct.

so you see, science and morals are not the same.

alexdhamp
Post #538659 - Reply to (#538652) by kawaiiusagichan
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Which is funny...considering the things America did to Japanese-Americans during WWII, right?

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