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Re: Polite notice - Please stop, you know who you are!

But how do you know that 'most Americans' are as you describe?
You are basically making something up based on little or no evidence.
I think that the chances are that 'most Americans' are perfectly decent people.
In the same way I don't believe that 'most scousers' rob people, 'most Jews' are rich and rip people off and 'most black people' have huge *****.
To claim any of those things is just ill-informed bigotry.
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Not what i'm saying is it though.
Well, you didn't exactly say it, but you asked if saying it would be wrong, yes it would.

"Correct me if i'm wrong, but if i say a huge majority (this would constitute the several million people I was talking about) of americans are thick hillbilly racist homo hating jew hating motherf**kers. i'm expressing an opinion.............."

Yes, you'd be expressing an opinion, but it is a bigoted opinion based on no evidence. It's pure prejudice.

Saying 'most' as some kind of get out clause does not mean it's not stereotyping, and does not mean it's not insulting.

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Damn right Bazz, besides, every country will have groups of ill-educated racists among them. The UK is no different.
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oh my god. but there are Americans who subbscribe to these opinions!!! So what are you saying i'm making this up!! If an American hates Jews blacks and Gays then i'm not going to stick up for him.. and i hate the self Righteous Christians as well.
 
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hehehe i thought all scousers robbed stuff?!!
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oh my god. but there are Americans who subbscribe to these opinions!!! .
But you didn't say that. You said 'most Americans'.
I'm quite sure you could find an example of an American who thought that, but it hardly proves that most of them do.
You're taking individual examples and using them to judge an entire population, that's a pretty good definition of prejudice.
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They are a strange bunch though arent they!
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Scousers ..... yes !!
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thats what i said!!LOL
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and i hate the self Righteous Christians as well.

So is that!
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and the bicycle riders...
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And Squirrels... b@stards.. with their twitchy noses

*sound of a musket shot followed by a squeak & a dull thud of squirrel against Earth*

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Stay outta this ya Wok Smuggler !!
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Damn right Bazz, besides, every country will have groups of ill-educated racists among them. The UK is no different.
Good point, well made.
 
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Yum Yumm......Does anyone have a recipie for squirrel Pie.
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22% of Americans belive the Holocaust never actually never happend.... when i say most i mean middle America, that is most of America and my American friend who is Gay belives that those people are scum bags as well. The same as i think ALL chavs, pedo's, rapists burgulars, racists, homo haters, jew haters in England are scum.
 
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They speak very highly of you though !!

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Re: Polite notice - Please stop, you know who you are!

Well at least you've got a figure, but 22% (assuming it's correct) is still not most.
Fair enough hate people for being racist, homophobic, bigotted, whatever - but don't hate people for being the same nationality as people who are whatever-ist! If you do, then you're showing bigotry of your own.
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22% of Americans belive the Holocaust never actually never happend....
No that would be 22% of Americans who were asked the question.

If you went to a BNP rally and asked the same
question I'm sure you'd get similar results.
 
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Re: Polite notice - Please stop, you know who you are!

Not being one for getting involved in threads like this but I feel that I do have to redress the balance a bit by putting my thoughts in print.

I have been to the States many times, yes I know that it was just for holidays, but I have allways found the Americans to be pleasent and nice even helpful to a fault. When was the last time in this country that you heard a youth apologise for using the F word in front of a woman!

Before we run down others let put our own house in order first!!!
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To Tar any nation with the same brush as it's worst communities is complete Borrocks.

I suppose next You'll be telling us they are all Klansmen Burning crosses and hanging folk
 
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Not all of them.... no !!
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