Ben Kingsley is The Mandarin! - Part 1

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  1. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I mean that the image of an East Asian intellectual wearing flowing robes and being a criminal mastermind who's activities threaten western military assets is a very old and very racist caricature of people from Asia who hold any kind of authority.
     
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    LOL but we do the same thing with russian and middle easter bad guys now. We aren't less racist, we just charged who we stereotype.
     
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  3. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I didn't say were are less racist. :huh:
     
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    ctsketch Well-Known Member

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    you said we were avoiding the racist stereotype but we abandoned one and hopped on another.
     
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  5. BlackFox

    BlackFox Red devil

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    Doesnt the title of this thread need changing.
     
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    MichaelChen Well-Known Member

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    The Mandarin isn't an intellectual. He's a savage, more Gorilla Grodd than Fu Machu.
     
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    Alex_Spider Well-Known Member

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    You forgot to mention his primary weaponry he wears in all his fingers. The Ten Rings.
     
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  8. Smashlilman

    Smashlilman Ouch!!!!

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    Depends on what version of the Mandarin you're talking about. Classic Mandarin was more of a brutal Mongol based off of Gangus Khan. The later ones where more relaxed laid back mystical masterminds.
     
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