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I doubt what most of anime is doing is as deep as what I am analyzing, But its in-intention is also part of my discussion

 

In how people get self indoctirnated into the current state of the world. And thus the media they create reflect the reality they see and are put witness to.

 

What did you think of my post? (I'm assumgin you read it). I like to talk here...and hopefully have people debate or talk etc

 

What I think?

I believe this is a problem created between modern society and human behaviors on a genetic level.
People will naturally dislike the less privileged (e.g. the weaker ones) in order to create better offspring and thus increase chances of survival in the wild.

But this is the complete opposite in modern capitalistic society and humans have yet to evolve to adapt this way of life.

 

post #110957 of 140656
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What I think?

I believe this is a problem created between modern society and human behaviors on a genetic level.
People will naturally dislike the less privileged (e.g. the weaker ones) in order to create better offspring and thus increase chances of survival in the wild.

But this is the complete opposite in modern capitalistic society and humans have yet to evolve to adapt this way of life.

 

How is it completely opposite. It seems like society is still as you describe

 

 

OMFG. That was the picture I was refercing when I wrote my post above.. My prof had a picture of that in his classroom! I love that poster!!

 

 

I'm not a communist or socialist or capitalist in any sense. All 3 of their innate doctrines have things that humans will tend to agree with very strongly. As a sentimental person however, my innate will leans towards equality more. And thus Communism base idea resonates much stronger within me. It's economic system taken purely and at a glance (it isn't supposed to be) does have some weird ramifications and the possibility of it and doing it well in our current society without revamping everything(which it calls for) is hard. But the pure factor for equality within the classes is an idea I hold stroger than others.

 

WE WORK FOR YOU

WE FEED YOU

WE SHOOT AT YOU

WE FOOL YOU

WE RULE YOU

 

How grim.

post #110958 of 140656
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I just saw a post on the forum for my university about a student looking for a Taiwanese or Taiwan Supporting club on campus. He knows there is a Chinese Student Association but doesn't want to join it.

 

WTF? Who does he think he is? Taiwan is officially the Republic of China. 

 

Not to mention, the Chinese Student Association on campus is actually comprised heavilly of Taiwanese people...... (there are lots of Chinese on campus, but most are legit Chinese intl Chinese, and they don't typically join clubs that don't factor into academics or sports)

 

It's idiotic to ruffle feathers or anything. That's why they call it the CSA and what not. 

 

The CSA is an organization that does events with tens of other CSA organizations in the entire region. Recently hosting an event in where hundreds of Chinese Student Assocations came to VT (it changes location every year).

 

But here comes this guy. Asking to not join the 'Chinese' one....

 

This is like saying Mexians speak Mexican, or differenting clubs of America by North American etc. 


 

Well...?

 

When I was a kid, china just seems like some 3rd world country to me.... look at it now.

It takes time to change a believe I suppose.

post #110959 of 140656
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How is it completely opposite. It seems like society is still as you describe

It's opposite in the sense that we NEED to less privileged in order to survive.

If we were living in the wild, we could see them die off without a care in the world.

 

Yeah that poster was one of the few inspirational things in my life, there was one the the humanities classroom back in highschool.

post #110960 of 140656
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Will, Sidonia definitely took an unexpected turn. Also, judging by the amount of girls around the MC, please please please don't turn into a harem anime.... Please.

Chaika's animation for action scenes are very well drawn and fluid. Finally, an action anime with actual fights instead of cop-out "flash-step" crap.

 

Sidonia went from being an ark of survival of the human race to my idea of hell.  Screw photosynthesis.  I want my steak, sushi, and pierogi dammit!  Anyway... episode 2 pretty much cemented it as one of three must watch anime series of the season.  

-Sidonia

-Black Bullet

-Ping Pong

 

Frankly Ping Pong surprised me.  It's helluva lot more interesting than I expected it to be. And with that said... I've already fallen behind on Black Bullet.  Just have to cough up one last paper, and I can slack off once again. 

post #110961 of 140656
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Well...?

 

When I was a kid, china just seems like some 3rd world country to me.... look at it now.

It takes time to change a believe I suppose.

Most of China still lives in poor conditions.

 

But hey, as an objectivist who has opinions and beliefs in terms of what is even considered poor. I could word it different ways.

 

But yes, most of China is still living in conditions that are similar to 3rd world countries. And in some instances, even below it.

 

Problem is however, is that China's industriaalization, and urbanization skipped many many steps ALL while trying to balance culture and history.

 

This creates many problems, but in my opinion, it HAD to be done or else China was forever finished as something it can stand by on its own. We can talk more about this if you wish.

 

A lot of Chinese have cultural beliefs, generation based work and familial duties that keep them operating the same things generation after generation and so it is hard to change. The govt is also heavilly based around using culture and history and so you can't literally just tell them to scram. Also, the CCP is one of the best learners at past mistakes. They remember what happened last time they tried to throw people out of their comfort zones in an attempt to force modernize, urbanize.

 

Not to mention that the Western autonomous provinces of China still have a healthy distrust of the central government. I can split my views on the issue onto both sides of course. On the side of the government. The PRC has spent tens of trillions in the last decade on Tibet and other regions in the area. The life expectancy, job rate and other things have gone up substantially. Analyzation also shows that the tibetan culture they have a 'fond' memory of would have created something much worse in terms of life. But this of course is subjective. Some may rather have their culture and comfort than other stuff. On the other end of course, the PRC government has also, and still is committing acts of sabotage against the Tibetans (albet mainly the troublemakers), and does not utilize an effect governmentation system over there. Also, there is an unfair job market in where Han Chinese are given priority rather than the indigenous people.

 

The 'west' avoided most of these issues by Genocide and mass conversion and intergration. Later apologizing of course .But of course. It's too...barbaric now to do it right? They did it before because they didn't know so it's perfectly fine. 

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It's opposite in the sense that we NEED to less privileged in order to survive.

If we were living in the wild, we could see them die off without a care in the world.

 

Yeah that poster was one of the few inspirational things in my life, there was one the the humanities classroom back in highschool.

Ahh, I catch your drift

 

But yeah, we are literally Gorilla's in suits. This isn't exactly our most primal surrounding and what not. But rather an adaption we came up with thanks to one of our skills...rational intellect.

 

It is VERY inspirational to me even today. 

 

America has more or less domesticated its people. There is no true revolt, march, revolution, or anything. It has the lowest activist numbers in terms of protests, and government participation. 

 

The French however, ooo, those guys are awesome. That poster is actually of French origin, and even today, the French are a beacon  (not really a beacon, but a better example that others...with some faults) of socialist policies. And is currently ruled by the French Socialist Party. 

post #110963 of 140656
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How is it completely opposite. It seems like society is still as you describe

Agreed, people tend to look down on those less fortunate. Modern society might like to fool itself into thinking equality is present, but racism still runs rameant. Nothing's really changed in the last 2 centuries
post #110964 of 140656
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Agreed, people tend to look down on those less fortunate. Modern society might like to fool itself into thinking equality is present, but racism still runs rameant. Nothing's really changed in the last 2 centuries

Racism, sexism, class-ism, and division.

 

WE SHOOT AT YOU, and WE DIVIDE YOU. We pit you AGAINST each other We make you UNTRUST each other. 

 

I don't totally agree with Marx's plan towards pure communism, how it works, and how his economic system is done out. But his ideals on class structure, people, and equality is something I hold absolutely dear in my heart.

 

I don't fly the USSR flag for fun. I don't fly the UN flag, Russian Federation, or PRC flag for fun. I fly them as a symbol of my independence and difference. There are many practices I absolutely do not support in all 4, but they are a symbol of idealogies that are different than the one my residing country uses (USA) and thus is something I use to symbolize myself. 

post #110965 of 140656
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I'm liking Black Bullet a lot

 

One of the things it's doing isn't new with the cursed children, but the way its going about doing it puts our current society's morals into perspective.

 

Our society today has but barely evolved from the previous times. Brainwashed still, and blinded by government. You look at the victorian era etc during that time, when the rich treated the poor as rags. You ask the students if that was right. And everyone is like WTF? You teach them about the Hitler era and on how others treated them and what it was like during that time. And everyone was like WTF.

 

But once they leave class, they stop thinking now. I see it everyday. People KNOW about this, people can identify bias, but once they leave class. Boom, they forget it.

 

Society of today BLAMES the poor, it DOESN'T HELP people who are DIFFERENT. You WILL conform, through schooling, OR through MEDICINE. People always say WTF when they see how others were treated back then, but they constantly do it. The poor are treated as a disease, aren't helped, and people will consistently BLAME them even though it is the system they are using and abusing to get rich, prosper, and to create an even bigger divide.

 

Communism, socialism is seen as something to kill and destroy here in America. And very much so here. Yet, I find, at the basis of socialism, it promotes an ideal that is something that we as humans take to be an absolute truth. I am not saying that everyone is a socialist at heart. I am rather saying that systems, and doctrines of many different systems in history all point towards the human will, psyche, and what we truly believe in. And a peice of each of them, all add together to get to what we are.

 

I hear comments like "China isn't truly Communist". That doesn't mean anything. It's just a basis of government one can change day in and day out. It is rather a government saying that it is the standard that they will in a way, believe in.

 

We BLAME those that are the foundation of our society without truly realizing how WRONG our perception is. We here on HF are of the priveleged masses. We are university students, studying in degrees, and on a forum for accessories that costs an amount people in other countries can never dream of. Our perception of the world and society is thus of one in where we are and do things. But this is so wrong. THE true foundation of our modern society is of our masses. The poor, the privlegdeg few who toil away, make our food, and hope for a better future. But rather than helping them. We spit at them, we BLAME them for our problems...all while laughing the way to the bank.

 

Black Bullet isn't doing anything completely new, but it has a VERY large focus on the cursed children which draws parallels with society of today. And how we place blame into things we don't understand, and things that are our foundation, and yet are things that we scoff at.

 

The human race and kind, despite thousands of years past barbarism. Has yet to change. 


Nature, genetics, scapegoats, fear of difference. Last time I saw such an in depth analysis of anime was Shin Sekai Yori.

post #110966 of 140656
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Nature, genetics, scapegoats, fear of difference. Last time I saw such an in depth analysis of anime was Shin Sekai Yori.

I also wrote multiple in depth posts for SSY :D

 

I loved loved how overt they did things!!!


Two lines from the French Natinonal Anthem resonate within me. 

 

The French have the highest rates of protest and what not.

 

The two lines translated are:

 

To ARMS! Citizens!

Form your battalions!

 

Great stuff!

post #110967 of 140656
Whee Sakura-Con stuff. The selection of merchandise this year seems much better than previous years, which is a nice change in pace. The Good Smile Company has a whole fortress of a setup and they only let a limited number of people in it at a time.

NSFW and I'm not posting the actual images here.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2816447/DSCN5737.JPG
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2816447/DSCN5738.JPG


^ Emmelyn from Fire Emblem: Awakening


^ Good Smile Company outside display


^ Mikus


^ clear Mahjong tile set...do want XD
There's a Saki set above it too.


^ Touhou Mahjong tile set


^ I have no idea what this is, but it was pretty cool. The lame bright background light makes him look like a god or something


^ merchandise


^ bowei you need this XD


A bunch of people seemed to like the Okabe (atominator)/Mayuri (me) combo, but it was nice to have the four of us in group photos too (Daru and Ruka).

Whaaaat? Mayuri's blood type is O? That's the same as me! XD
http://steins-gate.wikia.com/wiki/Mayuri_Shiina
Edited by miceblue - 4/19/14 at 1:53am
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A bunch of people seemed to like the Okabe (atominator)/Mayuri (me) combo, but it was nice to have the four of us in group photos too (Daru and Ruka).

Pics! NOW! :P

post #110969 of 140656
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A bunch of people seemed to like the Okabe (atominator)/Mayuri (me) combo, but it was nice to have the four of us in group photos too (Daru and Ruka).
Pics! NOW! :P
mechgamer and lugia have them. My selfies suck. XD
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mechgamer and lugia have them. My selfies suck. XD

Haha, I'd be waiting.....

crossdressing is one of those things that I'd like to try atleast once in my lifetime just out of pure curiosity...... LOL

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