Discussion in 'Current News' started by Mumbles, Nov 14, 2009.
I bet all the sailors and Marines who enjoyed those beautiful years in the Pacific really enjoy this ...
Our very own King Ralph...
For us culturally ignorant types, what's wrong with this picture? I thought bowing was a sign of respect in the asian culture.
My thoughts exactly. Isn't this a GOOD thing?
If you bow lower than the person you're greeting, it's a sign of submissiveness. A bow between equals is shallow.
ie: look at a kung-fu movie. The student always bows lower than the master.
Its just not done. Not in all our years as a nation has one of our presidents bowed, even for respects sake, to another head of state. It's not meant to be culturally indignant or defiant, but representative that we are a nation of equals, bowing to no man.
He's already done this once to a King Abdullah and caught a bunch of crap; I'm pretty surprised he'd make that mistake again.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you also supposed to keep eye contact when you're bowing?
The President of the United States does not bow to any other world leader. The excuse proffered for the last time with King Abdullah was that Obama was so much taller, and thus wanted to crouch down to see him at eye level. Look at the pics in the link and tell me if that explanation holds water. This latest event with the Japanese Emperor, he is clearly bowing. I don't see how the WH communications office will be able to spin it otherwise.
Yes. The aversion of the eyes is construed as subservience.
Does anybody not think that this stuff matters??
This thread is a waste of space. Who cares! Airwarriors is my refuge to detour myself from seeing this stuff on main stream news.
Intelligent, well thought out response. Way to go ... fail.
The office of the Presidency has been reduced to bowing, scraping, sniveling, and apologizing. Where will America be after enduring three more years of this?
That low rumbling you hear is the bodies of WWII Veterans and KIA rolling over in their graves. For the Man-Child, who supposedly comes from Hawaii, the site of Pearl Harbor, and the Punchbowl Cemetery and the USS Arizona Memorial, to bow and scrape before the Emperor of Japan, while many of those brave men that fought in the Pacific Theater still remain alive, goes WAY beyond the pale.
I'm pretty sure everyone remembers who won. Not really news worthy but I'd prolly fire the person that's supposed to be gouging him up on this shit.
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