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So I was metamoderating and I ended up metamoderating a post from this thread and I was rather disturbed
Generally I hold slashdot users as a group more intelligent than the average person, so seeing bigotry - which is the direct manifestation of ignorance and immaturity - running around slashdot like wildfire was disturbing so say the least
Was This guy right in his criticism? Almost all criticism has some basis in reali ty, his has a fair deal. He has some misdirected ones like the guns thing, he needs to know his facts before opening his mouth on that one, however he does have a point on the others. Yes we are sue happy, yes Americans weigh way too much on average (side note: i used to be obese - I started eating heathly - and I don't mean "fad diet"). I could go on.
What was this guy doing? Trolling wonderfully, amusingly.
What did the average Bush-supporting wannabie do? Take the bait
Bush has encouraged divisiveness and bigotry since he took the office, one of his many "feats" of stupidity. Bigotry has gone up on America exponentially, it's pathetic. There is that entire "If you don't agree with the president you're unamerican!" CRAP - Then calling foreigners stupid names like "Eurotrash" for disagreeing too.
GROW UP AMERICAN TRASH
Let me quote something for you children, you seem to have forgot about this
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The founding fathers put this there for a reason. I am constantly reminded by example that these so-called Eurotrash understand what America stands for better than the average American these days. How about some of you out there actually stop watching Friends/Survivor/Joe Millionaire/American Idol/insert so-called reality TV show of the moment here and USE YOUR FREAKING BRAIN. Read some philosophy, some history, try to figure out the motiviations behind the politicians in washington. Just do something to engage your brain
PS: ALWAYS Engage brain before Mouth/Keyboard/Mouse