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Old 02-02-2014, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ChiaraC View Post
You know, I do think that the Western criticism of Japan´s actions was at times and in some respects rather hypocritical. What I find much more alarming is the Japanese tendency to defend their actions even today - whereas for example a lot of US-citizens would probably freely admit that the war in Vietnam was not such a good idea as was thought at the time, and the atrocities committed were simply appalling. It is probably human to defend the actions you have just committed - but should not it be possible to sincerely apologize 70 years later?

That is something I believe I can understand. I.e. the reasoning behind that mindset. It's the tribal/village/island mentallity that sets in. - You close ranks to the outside world if they dare to critizise you tribe/village/island. - While alone or with close friends you can admit that there is probably some degree of truth in that. But once out with the other members of the tribe you collectively close your eyes.
That mentallity can sometimes be completely irrational.
In a society that is much less conform and more exposed to outside views on a daily basis, that kind of mindset has more problems thriwing.

(You being a vivid follower of Asian culture I can refer to an extreme case of that mindset. At the Chinese Imperial Court during the Taiping Rebellion, towards western forces approaching Beijing. - They went into a state of denial that seems utterly insane! I mean, you have to read it twice to even start believing it! - Comical Ali would have been green with envy)!

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