Utterly childish nonsense (in regards to this NY thread and ones of similar nature)
I'm going to be honest, I just read some New York thread and lost a rather large chunk of respect for some of the members I enjoy having here. By all accounts what was posted in that thread at the beginning was in fact an atrosity (one that to me no apology from a radio station makes up for) however the hateful downright psycotic replies that followed were by no means any less sadistic or sick in nature. Honestly the level of "hollier than thou" attitude in that thread was absolutely sickening. And some of you that posted in that thread should feel downright ashamed and if you dont then I feel sorry for you enough for the both of us.
Dissappointed. Thats what I feel, pure absolute dissappointment that people in a community thats been together for 5 years can spew such nonsense as what I read. The fact is our community is built on a foundation of cultures from all stretches of this planet. And for it to suddenly become a sesspool of such baltant disregard for others backgrounds makes me sick to my stomach. And this goes for a lot of threads it just so happens this one has broke me into seeing its a larger problem and not an "every once in awhile" event.
We come here because we for the most part can set aside details such as where your from and can hold discuissions, make jokes, friends, and not worry about where they come from and especially not put it down in such a way as to be malicious to those who are supposed to be our friends. Yes the net is full of people and no I dont expect even 10 percent of them to all get along. But the fact is we for all intensive purposes HAVE gotten along. With a very small # ever being problems and those always filtered out.
I always brag about our community to others because we dont have the multitude of issues others do. Because we have on some level always remained a level of civility and respect for others. And yet with the event of one person/s evil we have people completely condem a country. We could easily then be turned around and people hate on another country for attacking theres while its nothing more than one or two ignorant children ranting. Regardless of how distatsful I find a person I do not wish to think their entire country is like that as I know better as so should all of you. How many of you have friends on here that aren't from the same country as you? yet you'll suddenly bash their country and threaten it, exactly what kind of friend do you consider yourself.
These actions make it hard for me to brag about some of you anymore, it as I said makes me ashamed. Since I give you the freedom to speak your mind believing you would take into account a level of dignity towards others that I dont have to watch you like small children. I can't even get mad about it I'm so let down by so many.
Well I said more then I cared to I will only mention this, the days of "let it slide" remarks are over. I'm beyond tired of it. Next time you feel like ranting at another persons culture you better make sure its important enough to you to lose your account. Because thats exactly whats going to happen. I've told you people before if its something that seriously offends/bothers you that you need to bring it to my attention. Take it into your own hands and you are acceptable the consequences of such action.
I am wondering now if this feeling I have is of embarassment for starting this community and keeping it alive for so long, if in the end all that happens is we have the pitfalls of being just as ignorant as the people we used to poke fun at because they couldn't set aside small things such as their cultural/financial/religious backgrounds and get along with people who while different share the same interests/hobbies/and enjoyements.