Eli Chaps wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:20 am
I am simply astounded that Daveho calls Joe (Mastiff) a freakin' racist based off jack damnit!
There is no other way to read that. It is exactly what was meant. If it wasn't, Daveho, you would've apologized at the accusation of something so vile and loathsome. There was a time when calling someone a racist was extremely serious and one would want to be damned sure they knew what they were saying, or implying, before leveling such charges against a fellow human being. I guess it gets tossed around so much these days that its lost its impact to many.
Joe, I don't know you from Adam and my only interaction with you has been on this forum but none of that matters. The default position should always be a person is not a racist until proven otherwise, not that person who makes a comment about another country is a racist until he proves otherwise. I'm sorry this was leveled at you.
I know I probably should just keep my keyboard to myself but that just burns me up.
If you actually read the posts rather than getting burned up about your perception of things rather tha your self imagined rage over non existent events life will be easier- did I say Joe you are a racist? No. Did I say buy a knife from China or you are a racist? No.
That said, dismissing the exports of an entire country based on the country of origin alone is still pretty iffy but it’s understandable if you have found xy and z things you don’t like and then simply write the country off as a whole- personally I think more due diligence is required befor a generalisation of that size but that’s me.
Personally there are things I won’t buy from some countries based on my own political beliefs however circumstances should be considered for example meats from x country based on their historic treatment of animals however if it meets x certification I know it meets my moral standard-
simply saying “I won’t buy a knife from China” dosnt include any such stipulation as the disqualifying factor is listed as the country of origin.
The other thing is that realisticly even if there was some huge racist here on the forum, so what? Am I going to change that by asking if there is a reason for their buying patterns or if it does come down to their descriminatory ideals? Probably not.