Today was my most pervasive thought that applies to nearly every interaction and encounter and choice I have in the USA. It start with shopping at a vegetarian market. By American terms, I am considered Vegan, mainly because they discriminate against my Japanese mindset, value set of the mourning philosophy not to bring death energy into my body. Not just because it is for health, but because It is in regards to those Japanese civilians who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Americans say there is freedom of religion. However they dismantled several Japanese shrines in Pennsylvania. This has always been the case regardless of the events of the 2000 millennium.
I remain eating a diet shojin rupture intent mindfully due to the continued and relentless annual and daily assaults Americans do. I know it's not the same as a monastery Shojinryori meal, because the Americans didn't allow me or my mother who was A Japanese National when I was born;- to choose any religion other than Christianity . I was not allowed to utter the word Japan even in front of the CHRISTIAN pastor. He attempted to strangle me to death when I was 12. He did so in fromt of my mother and the confirmation class.
America is oppressive and hateful.