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Old 08-19-2009, 05:06 PM   #67
Maarten De Queecker
Dojo: Aikikai Gent, Brugse Aikido Vereniging
Location: Bruges
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 139
Re: Steven Seagal seems like a jerk teacher. A bit at least...

David Orange wrote: View Post
If I continue to seem more and more of a jerk? Will it justify something more....what?

Ashley asked what about that all the people Seagal breaks up are all drug users or murderers? To put up these fantasy people with virtual fangs, then rip them to pieces also justifies that kind of mind in the real world: paint them evil; repeat. Paint them more evil; repeat. Until it is justified to do whatever one will to them.

It's the "whatever one will" that's way too over the top in Seagal's movies. You can't make money by poisoning people's minds and pay it back with Buddhist chants. And you can't abuse aikido without some comment from other people who have devoted large parts of their lives to the art.

But do tell me how you really feel.

Just a question, I mean no offense, but are you a christian? Because you throw the word "evil" around a whole lot here.. That's what I meant by subjective: what is evil for you isn't necessarily evil to someone else.
As someone mentioned before, alas in a not so friendly tone, you seem to have a rather black vs. white kind of look on things; it seems that something is either good or evil for you. Don't forget that there is also a huge grey zone between those two opposites.

Last edited by Maarten De Queecker : 08-19-2009 at 05:10 PM.