At 2/11/04 10:55 AM, D2KVirus wrote:
Would the lack of communication stem from when you go haring off, claiming I'm a sanctimonious bastard?
Or maybe it comes from where I say that your attitude and arguments make you come off as such. Or maybe it comes from the fact that you classify all Americans in such a way regardless of any other variable involved. Your views are very superficial on this subject, and unless youre being sarcastic, youre acting like an asshole.
You seem to forget the easiest and best way to get to a statment is through experience. Now, I could rattle off a list of names that all subscribe to this theory BY THE LETTER, but I assume that you can take a rough guess and name a good five or six of them without breaking a sweat.
How many people do you associate with, face to face, on a regular basis, that are from the United States? And I would love to hear this theory as well.
Or I could mention [...] shooting down anything that doesn't subscribe to their rhetorical bullshit and trying to anchor debate if it goes in a direction they don't like.
And that is different from this forum? I could say the same about you regarding the issue of "shooting down anything that doesnt subscribe to [your] 'rhetorical bullshit'." A lot of the people on here are the same way except that they probably share a lot of your political views. So, let me guess: if you disagree, its "rhetorical bullshit," and if you agree it is perfect and airtight logic, right?
I'm sure there's an intelligent American out there, that formulates their own opinions and debates rationally. It's just the small issue of finding one (yes, it feels this way so bloody often...) that gets in the way.
Yes, there is, and im one of them. But im sure that youll probably disregard everything that I say because, heavens no! my political views differ from yours. Does that imply that im obviously wrong, irrational, and brainwashed thus nothing I say logical? Im curious about something, so let me ask: did you go to college? Where, and for what?
Yes, every nation has a variation of this theme [...].
Of course they do; its called a stereotype. You cannot classify the whole by the actions/opinions of a few. You ought to stop being so superficial.
Take for example the picture below. Now, should I assume that you are ignorant because you do not know what it means? Should I furthermore insist that you are illogical because you do not know what this is used for? It is logical, quite logical. Most people have no idea what this is, so does that imply that most people are illogical and ignorant?
Everyone is not a Political Science Major, okay? Many of the people you meet on these forums have no clue about some of the things they talk about once you really get into it. A lot of the things said here are views and opinions, and on top of that, a lot of these views are very superficial because the issues are much more complex than people realize.