I think I've proven my point

@cyntrow (8524)
United States
October 18, 2008 1:28pm CST
This discussion might be deleted, but I don't know. I don't really care. My point has been proven. A couple or three weeks ago a person, who was not my friend at the time but is now, started a discussion on why a person sent a friend request. Within the discussion, he mentioned the name of the country. Before the discussion was done, most respondants from "the country that shall not be named" jumped down his throat accusing him of racism and basically telling him what a horrid person he is. At the time, I surmised that if the same discussion was made, yet another country mentioned, the result would not be the same. I waited for a period of time and started the discussion. Only, in place of the country that shall not be named, I said England. It's been three days since the last reply was posted and no one from England has told me that I am anti Anglo or an ignorant bi tch. I apologize to the people who thought that it was real. It is actually real because I get these requests all the time and wonder why. But this particular one was an experiment and it proved me correct. So to the people of the country that shall not be named, why??? Why did you get so upset when my friend did his discussion and mentioned your country, but England did not declare war on me for the same thing? Let's dialogue.
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Because some people / ethnic groups are more sensitive than others. Simple as that. Some see insult where none is offered. Some make a mountain out of a molehill. Some simply want to start a fight and will pick at whatever seems easiest whether out of context or not. It is simple to do, even simplier if you can muddy the water with further non-contextual garbage while slinging mud. Just look at the world today.
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Nah, to easy. Harder to stay on the world and figure out how to make it better.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I will bet a dime for a dollar that no one from the country that shall not be named will bother to reply to this discussion. Most definately the person from the country that shall not be named that started all the turmoil will not reply. She can't answer any direct question. Yet she claims to be an activist. No activist worth their weight would be so cowardly.
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Always easier to run when confronted with a hard truth. Especially if it is a hard truth about ones self. Activitist? Nah
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
I think I know which country you are talking about I have responded to another discussion you created some time ago, but not the one that mentioned England I don't come from this country but I have met people from there and for some reason they thought I was one of them because I can speak English which is a bit strange because I have met people from other non English speaking countries that speak english because Canada is a bi-langual country, people here would have to be able to speak either English or French so even if I don't speak English in my homeland, I have to speak it here - I don't know how that makes them think I come from their country At first I thought maybe because we look alike - skin, physical attribute whatever but then again some Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese thought that I am one of them because I look like them - not because I speak English here just like they do I hope you know what I am trying to say, English isn't my mother language so I might miss a word or two but this is my 2 cents
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
So should I presume that you are from canada and are of asian descent. I will ask you then, if I started a discussion stating that a person half my age and many miles away, from Canada, requested me as a friend and I want to know why they requested me or how they found me, would you think that was a slam on your entire country?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
nope, in fact the very person who requested this might respond to you so you don't think they have a bad intention or something there are bad people everywhere but they are just bad not because they consider you are slamming their country or anything
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• United States
19 Oct 08
It is so simple. The English pride in England has Nothing to do with the outside world. Let's face it, England ruled most of the world at one time. so a person " bashing" them doesn't bother them. But other countries are younger and have never ruled over any other country. So when you " bash" a countrymen, they come to his/her rescue.Are they over sensitive? Yes. But I would do the same if my country gets nothing but bad press and the world thinks All my countrymen are totally different that they really are.Being an American, I know there are many, many people who hate me and will bash America but I am not that sensitive. Why?America has been a powerhouse for a long time and we should enemies out there.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Sadly, Sarah, the only bad things that I have ever heard about this nation and it's citizens come from the people of the country. They seem to think that the world is aganst them, so they get offended if a person even mentions the country. It seems that the only people against them are....them. It's sad.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I guess it is like the sister that bad mouths a sibling but the minute someone else says something bad about her sibling , she is ready to fight you.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
Social experimenting can be fun. But some people can't handle it. Heaven forbid they fall into any stereotypes, eh? lol. They forget that those stereotypes are there for good reason. On the other hand, you should be ashamed of yourself, for making such bold statements about England. Don't you have any sense of respect for others???
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
LOL. I looked for England to rise up against me. Maybe the English are more proud than the people of the country that shall not be mentioned.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
19 Oct 08
Maybe try ganging up on us Canadians next. You know how much we'll put up a fight.
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@urbandekay (18312)
19 Oct 08
Speak the truth and shame the devil, what was the other country all the best urban
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I dare not mention the name, for fear of incurring the wrath of all of it's inhabitants. But it starts with a Ph.
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@urbandekay (18312)
20 Oct 08
Philistine? all the best urban
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Well, that is strange. I don't understand why it would be like that. I think it would depend on the unnamed country. I don't even think there are many people from England here anyway. I looked at the discussion, and I see nothing wrong with it. If it said the United States, I wouldn't think anything of it at all.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
There are a ton of people from England here. I wouldn't have picked a country that didn't have many mylotters. That would be stupid and wouldn't make my point. The country that shall not be mentioned will not take any person mentioning their nation as anything less than racist. cry wolf, why don't they.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
There are a ton of people from England here. I wouldn't have picked a country that didn't have many mylotters. That would be stupid and wouldn't make my point. The country that shall not be mentioned will not take any person mentioning their nation as anything less than racist. cry wolf, why don't they.
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@ljq897 (77)
• China
19 Oct 08
Yeah,dont be so upset.WE just want to find friends who have the same interests on mylot.We are all come from all over the world.So it is imporment for us to dialogue the same topic each other and exchange our opion happly.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
19 Oct 08
To be fair, I doubt there were any English people going around and lying through their teeth about what you said and making it sound worse than it was. I don't think anyone would have cared about the mention of "the country that shall not be named" if it were not for a little girl going around and playing the victim.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Actually, Latrivia, you are mistaken. The racism crap did not start with her. It started with someone else from the country that shall not be named whose response was deleted. She was the one who originally said that the OP was racist for mentioning the country. She was also the one who informed the lying child about the discussion.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Ah - I see. In which case, it was still a matter of someone making a mountain out of a molehill.
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
19 Oct 08
yep, and NEARLY every other person from the country jumping on the bandwagon.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I guess some people have a lot of anomosity and hate in their heart toward other ethnicities and cultures. I don't know why they think they are any less inferior or superior than anyone else is. God made all kinds of birds, flowers, stones, trees, and wow People and loves us all equally so what is the big deal. They must be a bunch of Waa! Waa's!