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Now wait a minute... I'm confused.
Somewhere along this path of 57 years on earth, I heard it said that
military training to enable soliders to kill other humans includes the
necessity of de-humanizing the enemy. Makes sense... how could you kill
someone to whom you relate and feel all warm and fuzzy, unfortunatly it
probabaly makes it easier to de-humanize those who do not look like us. It
must have been more difficult for an American solider named Brunhauser to
dehumanize a German solider named Stoltzfus.... the guy looked like his
brother! Just a guess here....? you guys would know better than I.
Same reason we tend to segregate ourselves, we do tend to keep the
company of those who think, live and look like us - what a strange idea? no?
Sorry, John2 and YSK, thats the way it is.
I no you all will, indeed, correct me if I am wrong.
----Original Message Follows----
From: "ysk" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: slang
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 06:57:36 -0700
Right, Paul -
I was there and then. I wonder how many of the list members here were in
Korea during the war?
"Niggers, Japs, Gooks and Jews" were outcasts in those years not only in the
US military in Korea - but also in America (remember Ku Klux Klan?)
How many niggers, Japs, gooks or Jews on this list were teens or adults in
Korea (or in the US) in the 50s?
I had a college classmate from Old Miss, who could not understand why the
niggers were not happy with what they got? The whites gave them jobs,
foods, shelter, etc. - much more than what they would have had, if it had
not been for the slave traders. Many whites did not see any racism in
slavery at all.
After coming to the US, I attended the Brigham Young University, a Mormon
college. Mormons in those days were racists - well, I am digressing too much
As far as racism in Korea, Gen. Ridgway, the UN Supreme Commander, said it
"The Chinese and Koreans are in appearance but a shade above the human
beast. It is by the use of such human canaille that the Soviets are
destroying our men while conserving their own."
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul A. Wolfgeher
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 6:13 AM
chosin------for those who were not there in korea at that time do not
understand the language that was used. i heard some words not fit for
this list as probably some of you had that were there. words, slang
,language that is not political correct for now
was correct and used at that time. paw
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