11 thoughts on “Asian Buddhists”

  1. Christians and Jews need to get militant, too.

    “Onward Christian Soldiers” needs to become more than just a song.

  2. It is always interesting to see who the “how dare they fight back” narrative is applied to. I don’t recall anyone saying that Iraqis shouldn’t fight back, a lot of Americans even cheered it on even though they didn’t realize at the time that the insurgencies were being funded and based from Iran and Syria.

    But Buddhists being forced to band together to protect themselves from the genocide sweeping the globe? How dare they.

    1. This is off-topic, and is intended solely for Wodun. Please do not reply to this comment (unless, of course, Rand indicates that he wants replies). I have no wish to derail the current conversation about militant Buddhists.

      Wodun, sometime in the future, Rand and his readers might be discussing racial relations in America. When that happens, the following article might be relevant, and in any case, I thought you might find it interesting now: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/upshot/the-measuring-sticks-of-racial-bias-.html

        1. Rand, just to clarify: I was directing my comment at Wodun because he recently made claims about the statistical likelihood of racism which were both interesting and falsifiable. The article doesn’t invalidate Wodun’s claims but it does discuss various ways to measure racism.

      1. Wodun, sometime in the future, Rand and his readers might be discussing racial relations in America.

        And we get another thread polluted. Before speaking of research about racial bias, we need to know if a rational basis for that bias exists. If it does, then there’s no point to the observation of racial bias, unless you have a suggestion for observing or even fixing the underlying problem creating the racial bias.

      2. That study has been discussed here before. I don’t think the methodology was especially on the up and up and they inflated their findings such that the percentage differences in treatment were actually rather small, IIRC.

        “Ugly pockets of conscious bigotry remain in this country, but most discrimination is more insidious.”

        I would add that even the insidious kind that is mentioned is all small and getting smaller every day. That is as long as we are working toward treating our fellow Americans as brothers and sisters regardless of race, which to be honest with you, I don’t think Democrats are doing and isn’t their goal.

        “The urge to find and call out the bigot is powerful, and doing so is satisfying. But it is also a way to let ourselves off the hook. Rather than point fingers outward, we should look inward”

        The Democrats are trapped by this finger pointing. They refuse to deal with the bigotry and racism in their own party while always blaming the other. Should we listen to the same Obama who spent twenty years in a racist church lecture us on issues of race? Should we listen to protesters who are overtly racist themselves about how subliminally racist society is?

  3. As Tom Kratman put is so wisely, “If you are going to a gunfight bring a gun; if you are going to a rekigious war, bring a religion.”

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