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    Default Is it wrong to respectfully dislike a culture?

    It's not uncommon that a person of one culture will have an strong admiration for another ethnic or geological culture. So, if it's acceptable to like one culture more than another, doesn't it follow that it ought to be acceptable to dislike a culture as well? Not in a hateful way, but in a "it's just not my cup of tea" type of way. Granted, I would say that there's no culture that deserves real contempt just for being the way that it is, but I don't see why someone shouldn't be allowed to simply not care much for a given culture.

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    Doesn't make much sense to me. What defines a culture? I don't really get how you can dislike a culture. I can dislike habits and traditions of various cultures...
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    You could dislike certain practices by certain cultures, but to just have a blanket statement and say that you don't like a culture as a whole is kinda messed up.
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    Of course it's fine to respectfully dislike a culture. I think it's even healthy. Some cultures live and act like fucking animals from the Jurassic period. It's like their evolutionary process just stopped about 3500 years ago. That's why people aren't exactly barnstorming into the middle east to take up residency. People are fucking nuts over there. Call this a cultural thing or not. It's kind of pathetic they come over to our country and expect us to live by their cultual norms.

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    Of course it's acceptable. Why do you make such a big deal out of these kinds of things?

    You can dislike whatever or whoever you want if you're doing it respectfully. Or as respectfully as possible. There really is no way to respectfully deny the Holocaust, for example, but if you feel the need to do it you should approach it with all the civility and tact you can muster and just get on with it.

    You can even say you really don't like certain races if that's what you really mean.

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    I can't believe I agree with PIB. I don't know if one would define North Korean culture as anything they would aspire to move toward in a society if you were starting from scratch, but here's another bunch of fucking losers that were obviously bred from the dirty side of the petri dish. I mean, what the hell is going on over there? Purging people? WTF?

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    The Brits are pissing me off a good deal lately. Don't know I'd rack that up as "culture" though, just individually seems a high percentage around here are asshats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llamas View Post
    Doesn't make much sense to me. What defines a culture? I don't really get how you can dislike a culture. I can dislike habits and traditions of various cultures...
    I see, but if you dislike several habits or traditions of a certain culture, doesn't it follow that you could say that you generally dislike that culture as a whole?

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    You can even say you really don't like certain races if that's what you really mean.

    Honest conversation is always best with these things. Hateful corrupting filth always grows best in the shadows. Shine a light on it by talking about it frankly and openly and you can potentially stop a cancer growing.
    Wouldn't you recognize this view of yours as uncommon and socially unacceptable though? You're sort of acting as though I'm making an issue of nothing, yet I would say this view is very uncommon to express.
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    There's no right answer because everyone has their own views spanning the spectrum from anti-hate and all-loving to just plain ignorant and genocidal. The responses can't even be an intelligent debate because it is pure opinion with no right or wrong. Perpetual identity foreclosure and complete open-mindedness are not two things that can have a rational discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighead384 View Post
    I see, but if you dislike several habits or traditions of a certain culture, doesn't it follow that you could say that you generally dislike that culture as a whole?
    No. That's generalization and assumption which leads to prejudice and discrimination. I mean, yeah, someone COULD say that, but it would be a very stupid move that's just asking for backlash.
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