Earthly Concepts



I want to add a tidbit excerpt from a post I made at DC about being Canadian in a thread about Racism:

Born Canadian, and still retaining my Canadian status for as long as this Earth exists, I have been called “Chink”, have been stated to “Not belong here” and to “go home to where I came from”. At age 8, I had some Caucasian teenager knee me in the groin just because I didn’t agree to what he said about me being Canadian. In fact, a Caucasian couple thought that my mom and I were catching frogs at their ditch so we can take them home and eat them, calling us uncivilized and terrible creatures. First and foremost, I had turtles at home and thought the frogs would be excellent companions for them. Second, I wouldn’t think of eating frogs.

Nowadays, I rarely experience racism, but I do hear a lot about First Nations’ comments by various Chinese immigrants – usually of fear and ignorance. It’s really unfortunate, because if you think about it, Chinese immigrants from building the railroad from Eastern Canada to Western Canada went through very similar treatment, and now these new immigrants are really just repeating the cycle again. [sigh]

I am Canadian, and that’s that. My Canadian beer is Kokanee, and though snow can be beautiful, I hate snow, but I hate rain even more. I don’t live in an igloo, but I’ve built one from sand before, and though we have a lot of salmon, I love tuna much more. 8]

And there you have it folks. Though my heart is in China, my spirit in Japan, the combined Leeman is Canadian. Sings: “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap). If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap). If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap).”


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2 thoughts on “Sploosh!

  1. If you’re happy and you know it, toot a fart “ffft fft* if you’re happy and you know it, toot a fart *ffft fft* If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it, if you’re happy and you know it toot a fart, **FFFT FFT* 😉

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Leemanism is about my views, my thoughts, and my feelings with as little filtering as possible. These concepts are not reflected in the people I value and are associated with. People who accept me, adhere to the parts where we are compatible and tolerate the parts where we are not. So however people perceive me to be, ultimately it obviously doesn't mean the friends I mention in this blog are the same as me. It means it's possible they are similar or the same, as well as different than me. It is highly unusual for people to be completely compatible with each other.

With that out of the way, and to make things clear, I never said I am a good person, nor am I trying to be one, though I would rather live with the empathetic than with the cruel. I would not deliberately do harm. I rather stand up against injustice than to pretend it doesn't exist. However, I understand consequences. The police is there to enforce the law, but not deter crimes from happening. Which means people must do what they must do to protect themselves, before the law of the land takes over and even then, the law of the land isn't there to protect you. It's there to protect the general consensus. Even if you may be right, society may deem you wrong - even most of your friends may side with society, than protect you. The law will almost always side with society.

We are few. Stay safe. (•̀ᵥᵥ•́)