Episode 7 — Cultural bias
Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:03 PM
Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:02 AM
Anyway, this also kind of feeds in to what I understand to be the Chinese view of history. They've never bought into this bias. My sketchy knowledge of it seems to be that individual success is not seen as heroic. Much better to be a faceless bureaucrat working for the good of all.
Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:06 AM
It's cool to see how the train of thought goes that leads to the eventual articles that show up on Cracked.com at least. And it's neat to hear this kind of stuff in general. I'm surprised they never actual touched on actual super heroes though - why people don't like Superman and seem to prefer Batman en masse, for one. It's way easier, apparently, to ignore the fact that Bruce Wayne was rich when you compare him to the Man of Steel. But you can literally go down a checklist and see "Oh. This BS is why America thinks so-and-so is more popular". Is he/she an orphan, yay or nay? Oh, they HAVE parents? Well, America will hate them. *sigh*
I'm a Superman fan too. And a Kanye West fan. And my favorite Disney movie is The Great Mouse Detective, and he was no orphan! This was frustrating to listen to, simply because it made so much sense ;P
Lesson learned. America loves underdogs. They hate advantages, families, and talent. I GET it. You're all stupid. This is why American Idol and all other reality shows do those dumb packages about why the singers are there, and usually it's the person with the best, most manufactured (usually somewhat "tragic") story that gets voted to the next round. Way to be easily manipulated, mass audiences. I'm glad I don't fall into the group of people who mindlessly fall for this stuff though.
Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:16 PM
Although, I guess it can just be put under "Canadian" origin story and part of how other people came to view Canada.
I'm not sure what I'm talking about, but I'm sure it's something.