japonisme: i'm just saying....

23 March 2007

i'm just saying....

same thing?

not the same thing?


Blogger jgodsey said...

perhaps in the strictest sense but i don't remember a time when geisha's were lynched.

24 March, 2007 15:20  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i've been thinking about this a lot--more since i posed the question than before i did.

first of all, no, no lynches, but no easy time of it either. we forced them to trade with us when they didn't want to. we just showed them our big boats.

then once they were here, they were, beat up and spit upon.

but as i said today, in either of these two cased, there was really no ridicule going on, once you think about it.

further, frequently the one in blackface or kimino was a brand new jewish or irish or whatever immigrant. they would be mimicing with admiration, i'd think.

24 March, 2007 17:51  

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