:: I highly resent your ridiculous hyperbole that suggests that all Americans support those criminals.
: Really? Wow ... I'd be really interested to see where I have said that.
Alright, here you go:
The title of your thread is:
"Extra training ... so you know that shooting babies is WRONG ?!?"
Just who is "you" here? Just the soldiers? Or all Americans? Since almost all American soldiers are Americans and are more or less raised with American values, your implication is clear: Americans are raised such that they don't know that shooting babies is wrong.
You're well known for bashing Americans as a people, not just the government. Others on this thread have so alluded, as shown below. That, in combination with your general tone of lumping all Americans together, is what I resent.
Note how you keep saying "you", as if all Americans completely support what the government does, and are as lacking in moral values as the most heinous members of the Bush administration.
You said: "From now on America, you are on your own. Who knows which sides people will be on next time you want to start a war."
Language like that is addressing all Americans. If you're not addressing all Americans, then use a different form of address.
I sarcastically said: "Like most Americans, I and my family enjoy eating baby on special occasions. It's unfortunate that the meat is so expensive. We should petition the Bush administration to start an industry to cater to us."
Abaddon rightly said: "Just because Simon is a bit hyperbolic and over-states his point doesn't mean the fair part of his criticism can be laughed off."
What do you think he means by "a bit hyperbolic" and about over-stating your point?
You said to me: "However ashamed I am of my own government, at least I don't have yours. And that's what galls you doesn't it AlanF et al - YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT AND YOU HAVE NO ANSWER "
As if I'm guilty of supporting baby-killers. And as if I need to answer you about why some soldiers have killed babies. And as if I support the Bush administration and its policies.
As RubaDub said: "Please don't lump 'Americans' together."
Here's more "lumping" language that uses "you" to do the lumping:
You said to Gregor: "Lets get something straight. You faught the war for your own ends. You proffited from the war because we bought arms from you. You didn't enter when you were needed, only when attacked. We stood alone against Nazi Germany and protected you."
Who is "you" and "we" here? I doubt Gregor had anything to do with fighting the War, or profiting from it. You certainly had nothing to do with fighting Nazis. Yet you address Gregor as if he were the American government.
Understand my resentment? Or will you let pride keep blinding you?