Found on the Internet. Jason Y lived there for a time, and he has gone on and on about the less than wonderful aspect of Korean culture. Now from the Net we get further confirmation of this backwards, reactionary and primitive culture:
The reason why there are Japanese “masters” and not that many Korean masters is because no one’s really been interested in Korea culturally up until Kpop happened. Japan has interested the West for a while, so there are more people willing to turn Japanese.
Have you ever eaten sushi? How about kimchi? The culinary traditions are another reason why Japan has won the culture war in the West.
Each country has it’s own brand of entertainment, but Jpop existed long before Kpop. Both are equally vapid.
Essentially, my generation was raised with mythic tales and legends about the awesomeness of Japan but not of Korea.
While racism in Japan exists, it has nothing on Korea. Even if you learn the language, you will never be accepted in Korea because there’s still a large focus on ethnic purity. Kids 15 years ago were still being taught that Koreans are the master race…I wish that was a joke. There are also laws and government regulations which make it difficult for non-Koreans to integrate. A lot of foreigners learn all of this, and after they realize this, just say, “Why would I want to learn the language of hateful, shallow peasants?”
I love Korea, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find Koreans rude, materialistic, and outdated. You can read the Korean newspapers, which have about as much journalistic integrity as a high school newspaper. You will read outlandish accusations against foreigners while which constantly ignore their own problems because the hot topic is always about how the outsider is the problem. Koreans go through their whole lives blaming other people. For a foreigner, Korea just kicks the shit out of you, and eventually most want to leave.
You hit the nail on the head there son. I’m married to Korean lady and living here and can vouch for all of that. As for the racism, I totally agree. There is one way to do things, and that’s the Korean way. If you aren’t doing it that way, then you’re wrong.
A lot of Koreans are even afraid of dark skinned people! I had an Indian-Canadian over my place, and my mother-in-law walked in and politely told us we shouldn’t have dirty people in our house because it’s dangerous.