The East. The West. On a map, they make sense. Until you start labeling things on the wrong sides.
Ninjas may come from the East, but the Lawyer comes from the West, and because of this we are richer and able use modern medicine instead of voodoo and plants grown in someone's back yard. But lawyers cannot use maps, and I'm pretty sure ninjas can't either, which brought us to this:
The ideas of 'the east' and 'the west' came from Europe. While they were out exploring and trying to bring back rare food things and shiny shit for their kings to get fat and rich on, they stumbled upon 'the east,' and before even getting a chance to laugh at their lack of guns, horses, and proper shoes, they got pushed out. So then they went and conquered the Americas instead, because our natives were frankly less scary than little asian guys with big swords. Then eventually they built a wall, completely closing up the orient for eons and eons until they had something they could really take advantage of Americans with: anime.
Why are these tangy tasting ramen noodles called "Oriental" you ask? Well, shut up and sit down, because if there was one point where this blog would be here to teach you something, this would be it. East used to be the top of the map, before fuckin' magnets came around and made north the top. (Unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, then the map is turned upside down. This allows the retarded portion of these countries to ask why we don't fall off.)
So here we are as Americans, the retarded middle child. The west is to the east, the east is to the west. We don't have ninjas like the east, and before a certain point we didn't have anybody to invent stuff like gravity and physics like the people who make up 'the west.' But at least Hitler wasn't born here. Ha ha, Europe.