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[–]rubberbiscuit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It does seem like Asian culture is very contrary to libertarianism. I'm not sure exactly why. Maybe the vast populations of those countries make it necessary? or it just could be that since those societies were more closed off (Its still hard to get into Japan) it makes it easier for those there to all band together almost like a family unit?

I do know, though, that as an Asian in the US under Democrat rule you had better be willing to work and pay lots of taxes to support those that don't want to work because they are too busy loitering, robbing, and murdering. You are more white supremacist than the average white supremacist.

[–]jet199 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are collectivist societies in Europe, like Sweden, which still have libertarians. Maybe look into them rather than Americans.

In a way being libertarian means you have to have greater trust in other people because you need them to choose to do the right thing rather than be controlled.

I think you can still be collectivist and anti woke because being anti woke is good for everyone.

Also the woke hate the majority and deify minorities while collectivist societies are all about protecting the majority.

[–]yabbit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

why do white people call them asians? there are thousands of different cultures and countries that are "asian" grouping them together is retarded

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

why do white people call them asians? there are thousands of different cultures and countries that are "asian" grouping them together is retarded

Because white people in America group themselves like this. Unlike in European countries where people have shared ancestry and history, we are a melting pot. American whites are often of very mixed heritage (me included), so their defining category comes to be 'continental' origin rather than 'country' origin.

Also Asians do share characteristics besides their continent. They all have epicanthal folds on their eyes, and speak dialects descending from chinese. Its really just the Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi's that are not actually 'Asian' in the way that most Americans understand the meaning of this term

Because we are such a melting pot, our categories in America just became more broad than elsewhere

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

When people say asians, they mean the sneaky, smart yellow asians, not Indians dude.

[–]RichardsonDavis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm Asian myself and I am not like the typical Asian that's seen in the West, you know East Asians but there is a common theme between us all in that we must respect our elders and by extension authority. I'm certain there are other ones that my culture and other Asian cultures have a similarity in.

When one says Asian, I think of the common denominator that all the Easterners have that the West would find, imo, abhorrent. A complete disregard for objective truth or the fact that many don't think there are rights that the government can take away. I do find it folly that the government can't take away rights that individuals do not believe exist.

[–]SoCo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

When it comes to business, Asian cultures come off as very Libertarian.

It doesn't seem like you have a full grasp of what Libertarianism means. Anti-work? lol, wtf

[–]RichardsonDavis[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Indeed I do not. Most of the libertarian things I've seen online came from the Foundation for Economic Education and they aren't very clear about it. Most of the videos come off as, "You already know this so this is what it is" and the like.

I would like to discuss and ask libertarianism through the lens of an Asian trying to understand it. I understand that the rights that the West insists we have is just a commonly agreed upon tenets. It requires active enforcement for those subscribe to the ideology but what about those who do not subscribe to said ideology? What about their rights? Or do they recognize that they have rights?

[–]platonic1 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Asians that are not westernized do not believe in objective truth or the idea you have rights the government cannot take away.