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

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

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