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Staff should be made aware of the spiteful racist remarks flying around on this thread. It should definitely be closed before it gets any worse.
I did not see any racist comments here, do you know the difference between race and nationality?
I wonder why there is no option to show nationality as European. I realize that Europe is a swear word in the US and in Britain, where most of the employees of this website are, but if Wales and Scotland can have their flag, I don't see why those who grew beyond the nationalistic phase should not be able to express their sense of belonging to the European project as well.
Of course, some might think there are other things to worry about on this site, like about the Android app not working or thematic tournaments being phased out, but still, a bit of listening by the management here on this issue would be nice.
still not got over it then?
What are you talking about?
I don't quite see the link, but well, given that I am British as well, I win (or lose) whatever side you choose to put me on.
As ignorant as Fox, as vacuous as USA Today and as superficial as CNN? My several years working in Chicago tell me otherise.
I don't quite understand what point you are trying to make here. All I am hearing is a bunch of ignorant statements. I have lived up in the Midwest too so I have seen the same media you are talking about. I have also been around the people and I don't see any animosity towards Europe. In fact, I would say that Americans as a whole quite frankly don't care what they do.
I would make a comment about the UN controlling the U.S., but I will just leave that on its own since it is just plain stupid.
Following on your line of thought, I would guess most Americans do not know Europe exists.
Well obviously you are smart enough to know that would be incorrect.
Caring is the feeling produced by an opinion.
Opinion requires knowledge of something.
You cannot form an opinion on an idea without knowledge of its existence.
Therefore you cannot care about something that does not exist.
And why do they insist on our friend Assad stopping his civilian massacres. Yeah, we would be so much better without the UN, they are such a hindrance, right?
The U.N. supports regime change in Syria because of the influence of countries such as the U.S., France, Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc. Those countries don't care about the civilian population of Syria. They supply weapons and money to the "rebels" who continuously massacre Syrian civilians.
Britain does not supply weapons to Syrian rebels.
But you can not care about something that does not exist.
There are some large groups that prove you wrong. One will shortly elect a new leader.
Took me a good 10 seconds.
Thank you for accelerating the lock, btw.
I think it is important to define what we mean by does not exist.
When I am saying does not exist, I mean does not exist in idea or reality. You can form an opinion of something that doesn't exist in reality (for example legends), and therefore can determine whether you care or not on the issue.
It is like asking the Mayans what they thought about Asia before the Europeans came over. The idea of it does not exist so the question in itself becomes meaningless.
So then I tell you that if an American had no idea that Europe existed, then the question of asking whether they care about it is meaningless.
But this is all a rather moot point when almost every American does in fact know of the existence of Europe, either through reality or idea, which then leads to an opinion formulated on it, which the majority see as a continent that is far away from us so their problems are unrelated to is, therefore with an opinion formed you can determine if Americans care, which they feel that they don't.
So ultimately, I find your statement "Following on your line of thought, I would guess most Americans do not know Europe exists." completely refuted.
Oh dear, I was looking for a chess discussion...aren't there enough sites for polital discussions/opinions and mud- throwing? Can't we just help and improve each other's chess skills? Making assumptions and accusations about countries and the people who live in them, are really not going to improve tolerance, respect and acceptance between the people of the world. Let's play chess!
Remember : gens una sumus, hum ?
Nope. Hey, you forgot to say "In before the lock"! What's up with that?
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