Nice catch! Namik's lost a lot of weight since then tho.
Hip hop's mostly about putting on a persona, but I could probably see him getting in the face of a skinhead.
For the most part, as long as you're cool with him, he's cool with you.
In the event of a collapse, my wife's Okinawan & my kid's half.
My kid can pass for hispanic for sure and I doubt they'd be head hunting asians in the wake of a collapse...
Can't really see 3/4s of the people I know & hang out with suddenly turning on me just coz I'm white...
I wouldn't think so given the fact that we're already a minority in this town, so it'd be redundant...
Maybe we'll just run away to go live with my in-laws.
That video's pretty disgusting.
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I definitely didn't intend to leave the conversation on that
note, and definitely no disrespect intended to your friend Namik. (Though if I had to be compared to anyone, I would rather it was to legendary Samurai warrior like Miyamoto Musashi, featured in the picture above.) That's good music.
So I think the discussion may have gotten a bit off course in trying to prove a point that is actually subsidiary in relation to the main topic. The idea, really, is that things can get ugly when a society is in disarray. Just like a person suffering from malnutrition might see an old health issue flare up as the body is no longer able to compensate, it is common to see old animosities flare up in hard times. The point I'm making is not that the animosities should be dwelt upon, but to recognize the pattern, the dynamic, involved and be able to consider what factors would have an effect in a certain situation.
But yes, the video is pretty bad. What's worse is that quite a bit of that guy's stuff is from before the internet really caught on, which makes you think a bit about who would want to add a video to his lecture and, more importantly, why
they would want to. Ichinen-sanzen teaches us that each of the ten worlds are contained within the the other worlds as a potentiality. Any state of existence can become another when the conditions, internal or external, are right. One of the things that I worry about is national unity and how Americans now define themselves as a people. Our politics seem to be getting more partisan, less rational and overall somewhat disconnected from reality. Once the 3 poisons become collectively pronounced, any nation will begin to decline.
Consider all of the people who dislike (or even hate) Obama simply because he's black--and then think about all of the people who are staunch supporters for the very same reason. That alone should tell you that America's priorities aren't quite right.