The Internet does not solely consist of Americans.
March 28, 2010 5:49 PM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this isn't a particularly interesting or enlightening rant, it's just kind of ranty. -- mathowie



 
note to self: purchase popcorn futures at market open
posted by unSane at 5:53 PM on March 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


Ooh.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2010


Oh, another thing about all that racial stuff!

Shoot me.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2010


Well, as everyone knows there's USians, and there's THEMians.

Oh, and there's OBVIOUSans. The author of this rather OBVIOUS little screed is an OBVIOUSan, from the land of OBVIOUS.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


USA-ians isn't a term and I'm not likely to respect a diatribe on racial discourse from anyone who would use it.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2010 [13 favorites]


Angry person is angry.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2010


Hey, look, a person speaking English, talking in a jargon invented in American universities, has something to say to the people who will never read that blog!
posted by StrikeTheViol at 5:59 PM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


Executive Summary

Blah blah blah, my insignificance is offensive to me, how dare you talk about me in English, there you go being colonialist/imperialist again, something something strategies of resistance, made up words.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 5:59 PM on March 28, 2010 [5 favorites]


Okay. Sure. And?
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:00 PM on March 28, 2010


Not too good.
posted by Miko at 6:00 PM on March 28, 2010


I'm super offended by this.

I have never, in the history of my entire life, wished anybody on the Internet a happy Thanksgiving or mentioned Thanksgiving in any way, until just right now twice in this sentence.

And it pains me that I should have been accused of such.
posted by Valet at 6:00 PM on March 28, 2010


Jesus! Racial bullshit and liberal "USians" usage!?!?!? Thanks for this poorly written blog post with no context divabat.

This is horrible, please let it be deleted. Pretty please.......
posted by lattiboy at 6:01 PM on March 28, 2010


I do agree with that we should refer to Obama is the first not totally white president of the united states and not necessarily always celebrate his partial blackness...
posted by lonelid at 6:02 PM on March 28, 2010


I especially liked the comments section, where the author defended herself by arguing that just because she addresses a post to an group of people doesn't mean it's addressed to the entire group of people!

Someone should make a post entitled "Dear women on the Internet" just for her watch the dramabomb explode.
posted by abstractdiode at 6:03 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I feel there is an interesting conversation to be had about national-scale parochialism, but this isn't going to help us have it.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 6:03 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


No shit?

(Goes on with life)
posted by wobh at 6:03 PM on March 28, 2010


Didn't we already do the whole "not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving" thing, and it turned out excellently?

Also, check the comments below that screed. Makes sense that a blog that apparently tries to battle stereotypes would get some flak from its readers for an inflammatory shotgun-blast grarfest.
posted by diocletian at 6:04 PM on March 28, 2010


Dear Non-USians

1) "USians" is not a word.

2) "USians" is annoying.

3) Oh yes we are too.

4) Yes, especially then.

Red-Blooded and God-fearing
Americans
posted by DU at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


This blog makes me go GRAR as it was intended to do.
posted by bam at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2010


Ha. I love how this "rant" is hosted on a website with a .us domain extension.
posted by dhammond at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2010 [4 favorites]


OK, this guy (and yeah that includes female 'guys' -- I don't fill like looking it up, in spite of the homicidal apparently incipient woman in the logo, and unaware self deprecating name of the blog) really, really needs to take a pill.

The only thing more annoying than a asshole that holds forth on the value of one group over another by using really stupid gross ignorant stereotypes, is some asshole that holds forth in a call for awareness and tolerance by using really stupid grossly ignorant stereotypes.

Sorry, you fill that way. I'm not responsible for your neuroses and feelings of persecution, Mr/s/x Chally.
posted by Some1 at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2010


I can't stand those foreigners, with their generalizations.
posted by box at 6:05 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


Implying like everyone in the US acts a certain way or believes a certain thing is as stupid as assuming everyone on the internet is from the US.
posted by nestor_makhno at 6:06 PM on March 28, 2010


I always figured that the whole world celebrated Thanksgiving and The Fourth of July, most people just did it really half-assed.
posted by Science! at 6:07 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


I guess I'm not very American, because I don't call all non-white people "black".

I thought it was just because it would be really weird if I described all my neighbors here in Japan as "black".
posted by Bugbread at 6:07 PM on March 28, 2010


The only good thing about the use of the term USians is that provides you with ample opportunity to refer to Canadians as simply "Americans."
posted by dhammond at 6:08 PM on March 28, 2010


{btw, even my name is a typo. I apologize. I do prof read but, obviously don't wait long enough before I do.}
posted by Some1 at 6:08 PM on March 28, 2010


Well, if the goal was to get me to find her irritating for something other than saying "USians", she definitely succeeded.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:08 PM on March 28, 2010


Well I'm a USian and I have no problem with others using the term.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 6:09 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wish I were still teaching public speaking, so I could use this as an example of how not to win anyone over to your point of view.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 6:09 PM on March 28, 2010 [3 favorites]


The post is obnoxious, but the outraged response is also obnoxious. I don't know, at least the post is semi-valid (if semi-coherent).
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 6:10 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


The rule of thumb of stereotypes is not "stereotypes are bad", but "stereotyping people with smaller invisible backpacks than yourself is bad".
posted by Bugbread at 6:12 PM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]


something something
posted by fixedgear at 6:13 PM on March 28, 2010


Seriously - why is this article even posted? I really can't see this thread going anywhere.
posted by zach4000 at 6:13 PM on March 28, 2010


Ironic that someone who is so offended by being mistaken for an American decided to blog from www.feministe.us.
posted by XMLicious at 6:13 PM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


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