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Ethnocentrism

Rainbow    Dash

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What it is and what it do? I am back to deliver some knowledge onto your domes...except this is all opinion.

 

I recently had a surprise conversation with someone i forgot was on my contacts list. This person was a candidate for a podcast i am running. He messaged me complaining about Canada's winter and how he was cold. He then started to say how Americans could never deal with Canada's snowfall.

 

Pretty soon the conversation shifted over to America. Now, I love America as much as the next guy but I also love to give it grief because, this nation is flawed. I mean, what nation isn't? I could go on a rant about politics and how we can improve, but I really don't have the interest to....right now.

 

As the conversation went along I decided to act out the stereotypical American while the skype user continued to put in his two cents worth of opinions. I told him that i wanted to move, but didnt want to go to Canada thinking it was too cold. Heres what he had to say:

 

that, i did not know. My friend in Canada has been saying its always cold

[4:08:48 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: he has been feeding you mis-information

[4:09:10 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: most of the world doesnt know jack shit about Canada. All they know about it comes from you fucks

[4:09:22 PM | Edited 4:09:30 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: which is actually REALLY inaccurate

[4:10:21 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: actually for me, the summers here are too hot

[4:10:30 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: which is why I love late spring

[4:11:06 PM] Дакота Helheim(пожар): i can sense you dont like americans that much

[4:11:11 PM] Jalokim [(Mikołaj Dudek) VA for Tartarus Productions]: not at all

 

Afterwards, I called him out for being Ethnocentric, which is another way of saying he thinks his country is superior. He back tracked and tried playing it off as hating our government.

 

When I tried pointing out to him that insulting people and their countries isnt a way to make friends he simply went emo on me and said he doesnt care, and that he would rather die alone.

 

I would quote the rest of what he said , but I quickly blocked him and un-added him as a contact.

 

The point I am trying to make here is, dont be Ethnocentric. Just because you dont like a country or culture, it doesnt give you the right to insult a person who comes from said country or culture



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I hate our government. Though perhaps it would be acceptable to hate on a person when their patriotism is so ignorant that one can't help but to hate?

I just can't stand people who talk about how the troops in the Middle East are fighting for our freedom. I for one can't think of one freedom I've gained since the whole War on Terror thing, although I can name a few taken way for the sake of national security...

Perhaps I just feel sad for this country. We came from enlightenment thinkers who thought it was better to die free than to live in chains, yet now we have seemed to relinquish such ideals to protection from religious extremists, individuals who are present in every religion .

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I hate our government. Though perhaps it would be acceptable to hate on a person when their patriotism is so ignorant that one can't help but to hate?

 

I just can't stand people who talk about how the troops in the Middle East are fighting for our freedom. I for one can't think of one freedom I've gained since the whole War on Terror thing, although I can name a few taken way for the sake of national security...

 

Perhaps I just feel sad for this country. We came from enlightenment thinkers who thought it was better to die free than to live in chains, yet now we have seemed to relinquish such ideals to protection from religious extremists, individuals who are present in every religion .

That would be plain ignorance on their part.

 

Also, for the whole war in the middle east: Freedom= Oil. Again this is how i see things, but the only reason why we are fighting them is for their oil. We are so dependant on oil and the middle east is the Main provider of Oil. If they are unhappy, no oil comes our way. No oil for us= anger towards the supplier. Anger turns into "you are treading on our freedom, so we will stick our noses into your business and dont care if we start an unnecessary war." 

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