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Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by KnightBrolaire, Aug 26, 2017.
lol do you get why what you just wrote is really, really ironic though?
In a way I kinda did...
No i really dont get it. Because i am neither. But you are some special type of person to assume both things to be true about someone youve never met. I live in CT. Bwahahaha i am the furthest thing from a hick. And i read plenty of sources and material; too many to be ignorant. I base my thoughts on logic and not emotion......unlike yourself.
Its ashame because your post had potential to be funny
You've got a knack for reading things that no one has written.
See now thats actually funny!
>We should not honor traitors
>Americans are considered traitors against the British
I've never been to England. Did they build a lot of Revolutionary War monuments to intimidate their black people?
I wonder what your post would say had you not read a link someone posted just hours ago from some rockefellar/rothschild/clinton/obama/soros funded fringe website called history .com
Talk about saved by the link!
Vilk beat me to it, but I don't recall a statue of George Washington prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square.
Again, this isn't rocket science. You generally celebrate the battles you as a nation win, not those you lose.
Seriously, this is a pretty rudimentary distinction. How is this something we're still debating? Why do three or four of you keep bending over backwards to keep trying to find excuses to defend prominent public display of statues of Confederate generals?
Tell me your preferred history website (besides stormfront)
I dont have a preferred website. I really dont. I view multiple ones that i come across when i google something, then i just call the bullshit as i see it. But i dont have a "go to" site of thats what you mean
Never heard of stormfront
I’ve always said if you don’t like slavery, quit buying shit from China. In 100 years all the peckerheads walking around with iPhones are gonna see statues of Steve Jobs torn down and replaced with Jackie Chan, who rumbled for freedom in the Bronx.
Did you really make a post defending your intelligence, then go on to type "Its ashame?"
There's also the somewhat fragmentary sentence structure, the lack of consistent capitalization, and occasional missing punctuation, but to be fair I've mostly given up expecting decent-quality writing on the internet.
Typing from a cell phone is something i have little patience for. I care not to correct punctuation on a cell phone.
Did you just insult my intelligence because i dont give a shit about punctuation on the internet, especially when texting from a phone? This is not a resume. I simply dont care. The sad part is is you know exactly what im talking about, yet are nitpicking about periods and commas.
* don't x 2
** is only needs to be used once
I actually don't care about context, the minute someone mispells somethign or use's punctiation wrawg it envalidates there hole arguement.
So, I don't have any real personal problem with you, and we've gone back and forth on some recording stuff elsewhere here and in that environment you came across like a decent enough guy. So, while I know this is a little more of a heated venue, I want to start by saying that this is not a personal attack, me passing judgement, etc, or anything like that, so much as an observation that I think is worth spending some time meditating on.
A very fundamentally human characteristic is to form snap judgments based on first impressions. You walk into a bar, you see one guy in a neatly tailored suit, carefully trimmed and combed hair, polished shoes, fancy looking watch, carefully color-coordinated tie, and sipping a neat whiskey out of a heavy tumbler guy, and next to him is a guy with moussed hair, ripped up jeans, an old and rumpled looking t-shirt, and a beat up pair of unlaced Chuck Taylors, and you're going to form some pretty immediate first impressions. Now, as it happens the guy in the suit may be broke and celebrating on the way back from an interview for a job he hopes he gets and the guy in the jeans may be loaded and just didn't feel like dressing up that day, or the guy in the suit may be a closet metalhead (often enough to count, that's me) while the guy dressed like a bum might compose classical music for a living, or any other amount of stereotypes might get violated, but the important thing is a lot of those outcomes would be considered a surprise - people are often shocked when they meet me in a professional setting to find out 1) I'm a musician, who 2) listens to, at least sometimes, some pretty heavy music, and 3) plays and records instrumental shred. It's something you don't expect from a guy in a Brooks Brothers suit. And, personally speaking, I kind of enjoy confronting those stereotypes and making people second guess themselves. But, those stereotypes absolutely exist.
So, where I'm going with that is this; on the internet, all those visual cues are gone, and the only things we have to form impressions about people we interact with on boards like this one are basic things like username, avatar, and our posts. And, if you routinely violate the rules of grammar, and post with iffy sentence structure, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation usage, then since we're operating in an environment where that's literally all we know about each other, then if you post with poor grammar and spelling, people are going to start with the assumption that this is because you simply don't know any better.
Now, that's a starting point, and over time that can evolve, like anything else. But, you're shooting yourself in the foot, when you refuse to bother with communicating in a manner that displays your intelligence. Again, there's nothing that says you have to put that effort in... But if you don't, then, yeah, you have to accept the reality that people are likely to start off thinking you're less intelligent than they are.
Like I said, that's not an attack on you, a critique of your political views, etc, so much as an observation on life. People form impressions on how you present yourself, so I think how you choose to present yourself in ANY forum, internet or real world, is something worth spending some time thinking about.
:highfive: Well said. That's why I'm VERY careful not to discuss my political views on the internet.