log_jammin: lets see...it says 21 comments, then I click and the number of comments is only 5. and without checking I already know who was the one being an ass.
MythDragon: Lady Indica: It's remarkable and fortunate that there were more than a dozen soliders, with appropriate trauma kits in the ruck, who were able to assist.A little too remarkable if you ask me...All these people trained in 1st aid who just happened to be carrying CLS kits. Just so happened to be close enough to render immediate aid but not close enough to get injured. And it just so happens that Obama's approval ratings have been slipping.I'm not saying it's a government conspiracy, but...
Public Savant: Legio Minervia: GAT_00Your behavior in this thread isn't that much different from the very same behavior you rail against when it comes from the right-wing trolls on this site. There are a lot of arguments to be made against ultra-nationalism, but this argument is wrong and just makes you look like an asshole.Or he is simply right and a lot of people don't want to realize it.Truth isn't whatever a majority decides that it is./Leave that decision to the select few historians with a job (they are probably working for the majority)
GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place. It's farking disgusting.
ex0h: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place. It's farking disgusting.Not an American myself, but the constant displays of nationalism we see on the news is just awkwardly-uncomfortable. Don't know any country in the world apart from America that seems to feed on that behavior quite as much.As for the news coverage over this Boston thing, you're right, it is sickening. A couple bombs go off and a couple people die and it's the only thing discussed the world around despite the fact that many bigger disasters are happening across the world. Meanwhile American drone strikes are still killing children/civilians and they get half a days news coverage, with many of your major news outlets not even reporting it. Sickening is the right adjective. But then, I reckon the majority of people outside America are used to that kind of behavior and by now we've come to expect it.It's good to know that not everyone is flag-waving and thinking the world is coming to an end because you guys got bombed for a change.
GAT_00: I'm incapable of having a genuine emotion involving anyone except myself. I can't stand it when people have to sully a tragedy like this by pointing out the people that helped... it's pointless. Blatent nationalism. Why do I think this is nationalism? Because, I've decided that's what this is and you're all wrong any I'm right and enlightened.Nothing positive anyone does is helpful in any way. Completely unlike my wandering around randomly whining and making an ass of myself with a big "look at me!!! IM DIFFERENT!!!" sign taped to my shirt,THAT is how you help people. shiat all over them and act smug and above the entire thing.. as you post on the interwebs website that you like to frequent. Because god knows they were running short on shiat-poor half-baked opinions from basement neckbeards.
GAT_00: having an unpopular opinion
GAT_00: We are hopelessly reactionary when something like this happens, which only dooms the next one.
GAT_00: MisterTweak: GAT_00: jylcat: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place. It's farking disgusting.You, sir, are disgusting.What, because I refuse to turn into an ultra-nationalist when we get attacked?May I suggest tonight's off-menu special, the pan-friend jumbo bag of d*cks?Story is from Mother Jones, not exactly the bastion of far-right god-and-country conservatism, ya know. And has very little to do with military, and a lot to do with one father's very personal losses.I'm very aware of the source. And making people into heroes defeats the entire purpose. A hero is not supposed to be written up as some totally farking awesome person. They simply are. The very act of glorifying them reduces them to nothing more than an ad piece to show how awesome you are instead.On top of that, nationalism gets you nowhere except restrictions and wars. It's how you lose.So, no, I will not wave the flag. I will not glorify people for the glory makes it utterly hollow. And I will not go looking for some worthless silver lining in a disaster simply because we like a feel-good story.
GAT_00: jylcat: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place. It's farking disgusting.You, sir, are disgusting.What, because I refuse to turn into an ultra-nationalist when we get attacked?
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