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EthioTube @ the Scene - RDL Debate 3 on the topic of 'Maintain Cultural identity VS Assimilation' - Part 1

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EthioTube @ the Scene - RDL Debate 3 on the topic of 'Maintain Cultural identity VS Assimilation' - Part 1 | April 28, 2013

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commenter - 1501 days ago
*OR, [my personal favorite], decide to embody the LIGHT of a pure saint or entity powerful enough to re-awaken a sense of holistic kinship that would amass the acceptance of a once prohibitory country and DISINTEGRATE all differences. Hey, MIRACLES HAPPEN DAILY!!!!<br />
commenter - 1501 days ago
To RDL Organizers, Participants, and Supporters:<br /><br />THANK YOU for hosting this event; It was enjoyable, LIVELY, (Mr. Dee was PASSIONATE!!! lol), well-organized with smooth progression and everything seemed to fit harmoniously!!! Already looking forward to the next debate!!! They just keep getting better and better!!!<br /><br />Commentary on the Debate:<br /><br />America has endured a global reputation and is universally recognized as being the 'land of opportunity' for the past century, more or less. From a visionary's view, assimilation was not entirely a prerequisite for success, nor was it regarded as the only avenue to obtain it. There are plenteous examples of highly-esteemed icons who innovated models that composed American society (in business, enterprise, government) that continually surpass the traditional ones, especially nowadays. Take the invention of social-media: It is a source of unimaginable profitability with unmatched effectiveness, whereas negotiating or meeting with a prospective client/distant friend across the world fifty years ago via traditional means would incur astronomical costs, which could today be zapped or expedited in just a mouse-click away!!!<br /><br />This notion suggests that anyone willing to take a risk and not necessarily rebel against the system, but invent practical means of survival is the very epitome of a revolutionist, WHILE maintaining one's cultural roots. However, there might come a time when one must integrate their ideas into the current system that has proven to yield flawless results; but instead of regarding that as an initial sacrifice, it could be considered as a temporary stepping-<br />stone to grasp a prosperous future.<br /><br />On the contrary, assimilation into a country that unanimously denies any foreign influences that may cause chaos or inspire a mere hint of rebellion is a chosen precaution, which is their self-imposed right as a unified people. Inevitably, an immigrant is subjected to a trifecta of consequences: 1.) Combat an entire nation's way of living and jeopardize their lives in an attempt to implement their cultural practices, or 2.) Conform to that country's respective ways publicly and secretly revert to their own customs in private, or 3.) Live as a recluse who always skates on the brink of death in fear of loosing their lives, which is a burdensome livelihood that inhibits any kind of true freedom, happiness, and expression.<br /><br />OR, solicit the intervention from the global community to allow the maintenance of cultural identity to remain present, which may face imminent defeat from the beginning. Why? That's like demanding a hundred generations of Native Americans to immediately de-condition their age-old familiarities and mold themselves to the 'new land'. On the contrary, the prospect of cultural coexistence within a primordial society can be a reality since evolution happens veeery slowly, at least in the minds of human perception-whereas a blink of the universe's eye may equate to a thousand years!<br /><br />OR, [my personal favorite], decide to embody the LIGHT of a pure saint or entity powerful enough to re-awaken a sense of holistic kinship that would amass the acceptance of a once prohibitory country and disseminate all differences. Hey, MIRACLES HAPPEN DAILY!!!! <br /><br />FUTURE RDL Suggestion: Would you possibly accept three-to-five premeditated questions from an online audience for each debater to answer? During the promotional period of the next debate, RDL can establish a deadline by which all submissions are due, then proceed to a preferred method of selecting the questions. Online participants can choose to state their names or remain anonymous. <br /> <br />Or maybe conduct a live-streaming show where the Q&A portion of the event will allow for incoming questions via Skype or a phone call. Just some ideas...THANK YOU REDEFINE LIFE!!!
commenter - 1503 days ago
good debate. below me you are nonsense mad dog of TPLF
commenter - 1503 days ago
nonsense debate. You all are selfish enough. You robbed, killed, caused chaos to our home and left to America...now you are confused and in dilemma. <br />Don't you see that Ethiopia can be like America as long as it uprooted all those crooked and install the best minds like the fathers of America?? <br />I hope we did, I am sure it is coming.

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