Mod Note: Metadiscussion removed
I picked that example for a few reasons. One reason was because of the exchange between fordtruckin and Q, second because someone else mentioned their 'liberal' 'tibetan friends' and third because it is easy to show that obviously most people, most buddhist (and basiclly everyone in the world until pretty recently) doesn't really think that behavior should be encouraged or celebarted.
How many times was this reported, or were people arrested for it, last year?
Well I would think that in the west, it is legal for men wearing dress to walk into womans bathrooms.
And if they haven't already 'western' schools will soon be hiring those people to teach the children.
There is already these perverse 'story times' that are happening in america.
Who is encouraging primary school children to exhibit this sort of behavior? Specific references please.
If the story time isn't enough of an example- Google bro- you can find lots
Anyways, I'll just give a few more quick examples when I say that buddhist countrys are more conservative. I'll use the countrys you named.
Unlike the west- China makes sure the terrorists within it's lands don't get to comfortable. Also they keep a close watch on the criminally inclined population in the south.
In thailand it is criminal to disrespect buddha or the monarch.
Also, thailand enforces some immigration laws.
And people can't just go to china or thailand, over stay their visa, pop out some kids and collect free money(or services) for the rest of their lives, or hope to vote! (and yes, america does let people do that)
Philippines is not a buddhist country.
But let's mention some more buddhist countries, like sri lanka, or if you really want to get the western buddhists to start going crazy- burma!
Even the op said that the buddhists they know in real life are conservative.
My response of course was that;
What you say is correct, and of course worldwide the majority of Buddhists definitely lean 'right' (by western standards far right).
But on this website most of the people are westerners, and all of the mods are too, so that's why the culture on this site is what it is.
My main point is-
"Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?"
No of course not.