July 21, 2009 11:39 AM PDT
1. Disagreeing with someone's opinion because it's racist is not the exclusive purview of liberalism. I should hope that no popular political affiliation has *racism* as any of its basic tenets.
2. In relation, simply disagreeing with someone's opinion has no bearing on one's political leanings or one's quality of open-mindedness.
Someone who agrees with everyone isn't open-minded, but at worst, mentally incapable of independent thought, and at best, eager to please.
3. Having an opinion does not make one invulnerable to disagreement or judgement from others. According to you, for example, my opinion, for the sole virtue of my having it (as he does his), lends it utter invincibility against criticism ... yet you dare to judge me.
4. What's most curious is that you say it's not very liberal or open to judge what I consider racist and xenophobic ... if not that, then what I am to judge?
July 16, 2009 05:45 AM PDT
What's wrong with his review? It's his opinion for one, and secondly, I agree that should he want "genuine" Japanese food, and equates that with the food being prepared, and served by, "genuine" Japanese people, then that's his prerogative. I think that you passing judgment on what you see is racist and xenophobic doesn't necessarily show you off to be as open-minded and liberal as you think you are.
March 31, 2009 05:41 PM PDT
I am aloof distant and politely condescending, thus, I make the most authentic battered cod and chips.
March 31, 2009 08:17 AM PDT
I was once in a Chinese restaurant where I was served by Authentic Japanese Chef Santiago. He was much more fun then the other one time I went and got an actual Japanese chef
Another time I went to a Chinese dollar scoop place. All the signs were in Korean. The guys cooking spoke Korean and Spanish, and there were two Mexican ladies working the counter who spoke Spanish and a little English. Between everybody, they could talk to everybody.
Denver has fewer authenticity issues, I think, just because we mostly just can't be that picky.
Besides, the food is tasty.
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