Re: Bryant at it again
posted at 12/21/2010 8:19 PM EST
In Response to Re: Bryant at it again
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bryant at it again : The Armenian genocide happened 1915, that's 95 years ago. The atrocity and war crimes of the Japanese to fellow Asians happened between 1937-45 and that's 73 years ago. How can you equate a modern NBA basketball ads vs the jurassic age of these atrocities? Just because of politically correct issue?
Posted by CHEisCHE[/QUOTE]
So Abraham Lincoln was President during the Trassic Age?
Actually it wasn't just fellow Asians that the Japanese abused during WW2.
Have you read about the Thai/Burma Railway? From an Australian perspective 2600 Australian Servicemen were killed during it's construction. Mainly though the brutality of the Japanese.
You have the massacre at Radji Beach were 21 Australian Nurses were shot by Japanese soldiers.
Just the tip of a very large iceberg and it's a shame that the young people in Japan really are not taught about what their countrymen did during the second world war.
Yes, we move on from these events. But they should be taught to people in schools. Thank goodness I went to school that had a decent curriculum for Modern History.
I'd actually be worried for anyone in the United States who couldn't name the date of the Pearl Harbor attack. Or, just as bad, write it off as being insignificant to today's age.
The study of history is one the real luxuries that we have as a people/race. In studying, even ancient history, you'll see that humanity really hasn't changed from the birth of Christ to where we are today. Essentially people are the same. A walk around an ancient city such as Pompeii will show that.
Back to basketball.
Good points on the whole Role Models in sport. There are very few guys in the NBA who you would hold up as being role models. Most of them I'd say are just guys who are acting as most guys would in their situations. Doesn't make them bad people. Just not role models.
The guy who really springs to mind for me as being a decent human being is David Robinson. He comes across as a great man. A.C. Green is another favorite.
My parents are my role models. Had a couple of very good teachers at high school and there's a few other people I've met along the way who in my mind have really great qualities which would make me a better person if I was to emulate those qualities in some way.