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BunnyBop wrote

Um, that meme wasn't fatphobic at all and Americans share a nationality, not a race.

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supernice wrote

"America" is a race now? Lol. Is that North, South, and Central America...or is it just the part that's actually called the United States?

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RosaReborn wrote

The second example is just shitting on a Trump supporter. I think we all have a moral obligation to do that.

The first one is a good natured joke.I think it just kind of plays on the notion that the American window of politics can often times be isolated from a global context. Certainly not all Americans are like that, and we don't want to alienate our american allies by any means, but that joke doesn't seem at all offensive.

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ziq wrote

Amuricans aren't a race last time I checked but you're free to think that if it helps you process my ardent disgust for your way of life.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Not racist, not fat-phobic, no.

Just going to quickly touch on some points without giving them too much attention:
Countries might be racialised but the US isn't, in the relevant sense.
So far as nationalism and xenophobia goes, you can't be xenophobic towards Americans in the global context. The US exists wholly in an oppressor position, and as such, if they were like a race, they would be like white people; a group it is impossible to be racist toward.

Which leads me to the next point; you might want to learn what racism is.

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ziq wrote

not quite sure what me hating on americans has to do with groupthink.

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RedIsNowGreen wrote

not quite sure why you think i care who you hate.

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ziq wrote

then what actions of mine are you explaining with that link, douchebag?

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RedIsNowGreen wrote

that's a good example right there, buttercup.

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ziq wrote

A good example of what ffs?

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RedIsNowGreen wrote

I am done with you. Go annoy someone else.

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ziq wrote

why don't you just answer the fucking question?

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MichaelPemulis wrote

Dude, you will never win with someone like redisnowgreen. They're going to (try and) antagonize until they're called out on their shit, strawman their way into a corner, and then flee with some self-righteous statement about how you're not worth replying to, that the "truth" is self-evident, etc. And they'll do this while trying to insult you/call you names which as far as. I'm concerned, is enough evidence that they have no interest in good-faith discussion. It's generic troll behaviour and the formula is painfully obvious with this particular user. I don't see any solutions outside of waiting until they get bored and leave, banning them (I'm a fan of this approach), or ignoring them.

I don't mean to undermine your replies here or anything. But I wonder if interacting with these goons is the best use of our time.