You consider someone asking that they be called by his name
the same as him demanding to borrow money?
; in BOTH
cases, u can freely DO
it, if u wanna,
but in NEITHER
case do u owe
that to him.
Sorry, I don't see that.
It is common courtesy to call someone by his name.
That addresses the relative proportionate incidence of its occurance, not
not its morality.
During the 1930s (1937 forward) and 1940s, it was very "common"
as u put it,
to add adjectives to their name (damn Japs, sneaky Japs, dirty Japs, sadistic Japs).
U can freely tell us your opinion of whether the commoness of that was right or rong.
If he has a difficult name and chooses to shorten it, then great,
but you deciding "I'll just call you Bubba because I can't be troubled" seems extremely rude to me.
I will concede your right to be the arbiter of your own opinion,
but I fail to see that we owe the obligation that u allege that we owe, to ANYONE
, not just the Japs.
If a Greek has a long and difficult name,
we may take steps to ease the burden on ourselves
with an abbreviation or a nickname; SOMETHING
to ease the discomfort.
In the case of the Japs, it is only a matter of shortening.
We are within our rights to DO
yet I harbor respect and admiration for some of their qualities.
That admiration does NOT curtail nor encroach upon my right to use an abbreviation
and I do not relinquish that right.