Does anyone else find this "tumescent-blue-robot-and-Korean-schoolgirls" thing disturbing?It's from the blog "Gusts of Popular Feeling", where the author discusses Korea's official desire to be rid of those pesky foreigners currently used to teach the lingua anglia of technological civilization to the residents of the Land of the Morning Calm.
We're so used to being the biggest racists on the block that it can be surprising to find other peoples just as prejudiced as we are. But one thing our cultural prejudices do is blind us to the realities of the places and peoples we encounter. The people inhabiting the Korean peninsula have been ferocious fighters for centuries, invaders and conquerors whenever possible, and like most aggressive, self-confident cultures tend to be a leeeetle bit xenophobic.
Whether or not the Korean government succeeds in replacing their foreign teachers with robots, the fundamental nature of people won't change. Many Koreans will always find those funny, pale-faced, rude, noisy, horny outlanders a nasty inconvenience at best.
But the little blue woody on the robot? Ew.