History Main / CulturalPosturing

29th Aug '16 10:27:05 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It happens a lot with Imperials or Empire-loyalists towards the local Nords, who love to point out how their [[TheGloryThatWasRome glorious cosmopolitan empire]] is superior to the barbaric, frozen wilderness of Skyrim. Note that this isn't FantasticRacism because it's the Nord culture that is looked down upon, not the actual Nord race, though you'd be forgiven for pointing out that this is a distinction without a difference. Best summed up by General Tullius, the military governor in charge of bringing Skyrim back under Imperial control;

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*** It happens a lot with Imperials or Empire-loyalists towards the local Nords, who love to point out how their [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome glorious cosmopolitan empire]] is superior to the barbaric, frozen wilderness of Skyrim. Note that this isn't FantasticRacism because it's the Nord culture that is looked down upon, not the actual Nord race, though you'd be forgiven for pointing out that this is a distinction without a difference. Best summed up by General Tullius, the military governor in charge of bringing Skyrim back under Imperial control;
2nd Aug '16 7:03:15 AM JamesAustin
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* During a debate in the British Parliament, a young Creator/BenjaminDisraeli was heckled with the cry of "Jew! Jew!". He replied "My people were kings and princes, when yours were galley slaves." (For the record, he's giving a bit of a RoseTintedNarrative -- the Kingdom of Judah also eventually became a Roman dominion.) In an open letter to the ''Times'' of London he remarked "Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."

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* During a debate in the British Parliament, a young Creator/BenjaminDisraeli UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli was heckled with the cry of "Jew! Jew!". He replied "My people were kings and princes, when yours were galley slaves." (For the record, he's giving a bit of a RoseTintedNarrative -- the Kingdom of Judah also eventually became a Roman dominion.) In an open letter to the ''Times'' of London he remarked "Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."
2nd Aug '16 3:54:22 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Of course, the whole point is thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by some characters who are painfully aware of the CulturalPosturing of their own race - namely, Matriarch Aethyta for the Asari, and either Wrex or Eve for the Krogan. Garrus also seems highly conscious of Turian flaws, especially in the second and third games after he's become more disillusioned and cynical. He even apologizes to Tali at one point for the little bit of posturing he did toward her in the first game.

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** Of course, the whole point is thoroughly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by some characters who are painfully aware of the CulturalPosturing of their own race - namely, Matriarch Aethyta for the Asari, and either Wrex or Eve for the Krogan. Garrus also seems highly conscious of Turian flaws, especially in the second and third games after he's become more disillusioned and cynical. He even apologizes to Tali at one point for the little bit of posturing he did toward her in the first game. Kaidan has a moment of this toward humanity, arguing that people like [[AssInAmbassador Udina]] are [[NotHelpingYourCase not helping their people's case]]. For the Salarians, Padok Wicks is very critical of his race's tendency to meddle with more primitive species, and all the trouble that's caused for the galaxy.
29th Jul '16 5:39:36 AM Miguelinileugim
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* Much of Indonesia's relations to Australia comes across as this, with harsh sentences including the death penalty for drugs yet Muslim drug runners and terrorists are released, demands to run legal and government issues, the murder of Australian journalists with no repercussion and the out and out racism from some in the country, up to and including burning Australian aide money because they dared tried to save their people from death row.
26th Jul '16 5:25:30 PM Miguelinileugim
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* The Kingdom of Clouds in "Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds" prides themselves in having achieved a prosperous civilization without harming the planet while implicitly having a huge technological advantage (e.g by using flying vehicles to rescue animals before they got extinct for centuries). At the time the story takes place, human pollution is making their kingdom inhabitable, and they have no trouble getting in the high horse and blaming humanity for their thoughtlessness and selfishness. Meanwhile at no point in the film they even consider lending some of their technology to humanity, nor feel guilty for keeping all their advanced technology for themselves while humanity struggled through miserable periods in human story such as the dark and middle ages. Their plan was to flood the world while evacuating everyone beforehand and then putting all those 7 billion people back to Earth without their technology, presumably to starve and die. Doraemon and his friends barely stop them, and they promise at the end of the film to do better and work harder at protecting nature while the cloud people leave for a ''Main/PlantAlien'' planet.

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* The Kingdom of Clouds in "Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds" prides themselves in having achieved a prosperous civilization without harming the planet while implicitly having a huge technological advantage (e.g by using flying vehicles to rescue animals before they got extinct for centuries). At the time the story takes place, place (~1992), human pollution is making their kingdom inhabitable, and they have no trouble getting in the high horse and blaming humanity for their thoughtlessness and selfishness. Meanwhile at no point in the film they even consider lending some of their technology to humanity, nor feel guilty for keeping all their advanced technology for themselves while humanity struggled through miserable periods in human story such as the dark and middle ages. Their plan was to flood the world while evacuating everyone beforehand and then putting all those 7 billion people back to Earth without their technology, presumably to starve and die. Doraemon and his friends barely stop them, and they promise at the end of the film to do better and work harder at protecting nature while the cloud people leave for a ''Main/PlantAlien'' planet.
26th Jul '16 5:23:14 PM Miguelinileugim
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* The Kingdom of Clouds in "Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds" prides themselves in having achieved a prosperous civilization without harming the planet while implicitly having a huge technological advantage (e.g by using flying vehicles to rescue animals before they got extinct for centuries). At the time the story takes place, human pollution is making their kingdom inhabitable, and they have no trouble getting in the high horse and blaming humanity for their thoughtlessness and selfishness. Meanwhile at no point in the film they even consider lending some of their technology to humanity, nor feel guilty for keeping all their advanced technology for themselves while humanity struggled through miserable periods in human story such as the dark and middle ages. Their plan was to flood the world while evacuating everyone beforehand and then putting all those 7 billion people back to Earth without their technology, presumably to starve and die. Doraemon and his friends barely stop them, and they promise at the end of the film to do better and work harder at protecting nature while the cloud people leave for a ''Main/PlantAlien'' planet.
7th Jul '16 5:02:14 PM tsstevens
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* Much of Indonesia's relations to Australia comes across as this, with harsh sentences including the death penalty for drugs yet Muslim drug runners and terrorists are released, demands to run legal and government issues, the murder of Australian journalists with no repercussion and the out and out racism from some in the country, up to and including burning Australian aide money because they dared tried to save their people from death row.
* In some parts of Nigeria it is actually considered patriotism to take part in the infamous 419Scam where those who are successful in defrauding foreigners are treated like heroes and kings.
5th Jun '16 1:13:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' had that the Bajorans had a beautiful and advanced civilization and culture--not warp-drive advanced, but still, advanced--back when human beings were still learning to walk upright. Of course, that was before the Cardassians took over.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' had that the Bajorans had a beautiful and advanced civilization and culture--not warp-drive advanced, but still, advanced--back when human beings were still learning to walk upright. Of course, that was before the Cardassians took over. They were also apparently [[MedievalStasis culturally stagnant]] for millennia.
4th Jun '16 2:45:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[TransplantedHumans Martians]] in SMStirling[='=]s book ''[[TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' are fond of pointing out how advanced they were while earth humans were hunter-gatherers.

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* The [[TransplantedHumans Martians]] in SMStirling[='=]s book ''[[TheLordsOfCreation ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'' are fond of pointing out how advanced they were while earth humans were hunter-gatherers.
17th May '16 1:45:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The back and forth between the ArrogantKungFuGuy experts on ''DeadliestWarrior'' often amounts to this.

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* The back and forth between the ArrogantKungFuGuy experts on ''DeadliestWarrior'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' often amounts to this.
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