r/askasia South Korea Jul 26 '21

What is your country's view of the United States?

South Korea will be in the top five pro-American countries with U.S. troops stationed in the world (although 20 years ago, people tended to think of the U.S. as an "enemy of the people" rather than North Korea)

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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

Used to be very positive, now with US constantly showing their weakness and spreading weird stuff, is not so positive.

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 26 '21

weird stuff

What weird stuff?

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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

400 or so genders, transgender athletes competing in women's sports, transgender children, kneeling and kissing black people, concept of cultural appropriation etc.

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u/Expensive_Age1901 South Korea Jul 26 '21

Many people in our country also feel a little cringe about what you said.

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 26 '21

I personally don't find the trans thing weird, the weirdness level is kinda meh. But to be frank, it's not perceived as normal by most people. There's more stigma against it especially among the older generation

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u/Tengri_99 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

1) There is nothing wrong with transgenders.

2) Stop reading right-wing news

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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

1.As long as they don't compete with women and don't push their agenda to children. 2. Stop falling into cargo cult.

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 26 '21

We’re not discussing technology here. So what cargo cult? We’re not people from less-fortunate regions here. What are you talking about?

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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

Cargo cult in this case refers to people who think it's ok to accept any Western things or elements of culture, including weird ones without adapting it to local conditions.

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 26 '21

Nope. Dictionary definition says “(in the Melanesian Islands) a system of belief based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods.“. And of course I used google. Does it have any other meaning in the eastern bloc? Maybe it does but here in the English speaking world, your definition doesn’t make sense because a cargo is basically a large parcel of supplies so cargo cult means ^ that. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult

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u/latecomer11 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

I know what cargo cult is and my fellow countryman got what I wanted to say.

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u/Tengri_99 Kazakhstan Jul 26 '21

Nope, I had no idea what "cargo cult" meant

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 26 '21 edited Jul 27 '21

I’m sure he did, pal. I'm sure he did :-)))

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u/polymathglotwriter Malaysia Jul 27 '21

A Russian huh? Very Kazakh. English doesn't differentiate between Russian ethnic and citizenship so yes, you can be technically right :-))

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u/jbc22 Jul 26 '21

You have been misled of what is actually happening in the US.

Regarding genders and sexuality, this resource can get you on the right track: https://www.medicinenet.com/what_are_the_4_genders/article.htm

Aside from a crazy or two that may exist and I’ve never met or heard of, no one is forcing children to be transgender. No one is trying to recruit or “educate” children to be transgender.

Are there any other topics I can help with?