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Salty much?: 9/12/2015 02:12:51


Darth Darth Binks
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This random guy replied to me on Youtube concerning the War of 1812.

"+The Martian Canada was never Britain, because it was always on another continent. I'm not sure how much you know about history, but Americans were once Britain too. Dumbass."

Can anyone else see the contradiction and irony in this comment?

"+The Martian It's regarding your original post, everything including and after "Canada was still Britain..." Now I see why the 13 colonies revolted, you were too stupid to fit in with the rest of the commonwealth, and still are.

The US didn't merely attack Canada because "Canada was still Britain" but rather because they wanted to take the land. At the time, the US was waging a war (genocide) against Tecumseh and the natives of the Ohio valley, who were allied with the British. Educate yourself of your own history.

Go fuck a bald eagle, numbnuts."

Rude. And conquest does not equal genocide.

"+The Martian Canada won because USA started a war of conquest in a sparsely populated land, and when it ended they had gained nothing. Does that make sense or should I draw a diagram in crayon?"

Incorrect, or rather, only half of the truth.

"+The Martian Although in terms of destroying private property and killing natives, USA definitely won."

Not even relevant.

Look, I know that the world likes to ride the America-bashing bandwagon, but this guy is taking it beyond old and distasteful jokes. Does anyone know his problem so I can help him?
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 02:22:53


Gen. NumbNuts
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My name was used as an insult! I feel honored!

On another note, YouTube is full of idiots. Probably just best to leave him be. He sounds like the kind of guy to verbal combat you any chance he gets.

Edited 9/12/2015 02:25:10
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 03:12:08


Major General Smedley Butler
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Edited 9/12/2015 04:07:02
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 03:47:59


Жұқтыру
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I don't approve of such high level of nationalism, just to clear some things up from the neutral countrian:

In short, Martian sounds moderately proud and kind of dumb, but curious.
Opposing commenter sounds very nationalist and rude.

America did fight (and lose against) Canada, since it was part of British land and there was opposition. Your grounding would be saying that Belarus did not fight in World War 2, or that Libya did not fight in the same war.

"+The Martian Canada was never Britain, because it was always on another continent. I'm not sure how much you know about history, but Americans were once Britain too. Dumbass."

-2

"+The Martian It's regarding your original post, everything including and after "Canada was still Britain..." Now I see why the 13 colonies revolted, you were too stupid to fit in with the rest of the commonwealth, and still are."

-1

Well, America should have stayed part of Britain, in my opinion, but my opinion is generally for union anyway.

"The US didn't merely attack Canada because "Canada was still Britain" but rather because they wanted to take the land. At the time, the US was waging a war (genocide) against Tecumseh and the natives of the Ohio valley, who were allied with the British. Educate yourself of your own history."

-1

Rude. And conquest does not equal genocide.


Well, it's disputed, I think, how much America genocided the aborigines.

"+The Martian Canada won because USA started a war of conquest in a sparsely populated land, and when it ended they had gained nothing. Does that make sense or should I draw a diagram in crayon?"

-1

Like you said, Martian, half (more like 2/3) the truth.

"+The Martian Although in terms of destroying private property and killing natives, USA definitely won."

Yes, irrelevant, and not really backed up.

Look, I know that the world likes to ride the America-bashing bandwagon, but this guy is taking it beyond old and distasteful jokes. Does anyone know his problem so I can help him?


Well, the thing is: Americans do the same thing. 1/3 Americans online think Russia is still in evil communism and are trying to take over the world, making it dirt and a sad life for Americans. I've met some folk who think World War 2 was about how America gave the decisive defeat to the Soviets. When folk are talking in other tongues and Americans (not limited to, though, often not even native English speakers do this) just expect everyone to "speak English". Americans were the first to say "We saved Europe's arse. Twice. You're welcome." and just classify evidence otherwise as "statistics porn".

All these I have met.
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 04:01:04


Darth Darth Binks
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Martian sounds moderately proud

In this particular case, I'm just annoyed.

Well, the thing is: Americans do the same thing. 1/3 Americans online think Russia is still in evil communism and are trying to take over the world, making it dirt and a sad life for Americans. I've met some folk who think World War 2 was about how America gave the decisive defeat to the Soviets. When folk are talking in other tongues and Americans (not limited to, though, often not even native English speakers do this) just expect everyone to "speak English". Americans were the first to say "We saved Europe's arse. Twice. You're welcome." and just classify evidence otherwise as "statistics porn".

This is unfortunate, yes. I will say, however, that Putin is not exactly my favorite world leader.

What do those -1 and -2 mean?
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 07:13:00


Жұқтыру
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The opposite of +1 and the rare +2. I gave -2 for just a dumb and pointless comment and -1 for dumb comment with some (maybe or maybe not weak) argumentative point.
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 11:24:48


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Yes I am salty
Salty much?: 9/12/2015 12:31:19


Darth Darth Binks
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Ah, I see.
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