It's a rant..so I'll reply.
The answer to your question can be answered with a question in this case. Perhaps it will help understand why a few of us reacted badly.
(The Foe status at least I gave wasn't from the topic...or the replies in disagreement. It was the condescending and aggressively insulting style to
First the thread insults Americans in general...then you make it outright personal to each, directly. Now you would ask why you angered people?
About the question...
Can I go onto a predominately Russian, Chinese, English or Australian site where I know the a large %, if not a majority are either living in that
nation or sympathetic to those who do....then insult them so directly? Well, I suppose I can. I'd likely get kicked for it. ATS is a free site
though, so that doesn't happen (Thank goodness...I'd have been gone long ago..lol)
However...to feign surprise that a very direct and frankly, blatant attack on America and our values would bring anger and almost immediate response
VERY negative to your position is either astoundingly short sighted ....or very insincere. I'm not sure which. I don't know your posting well enough
to guess. The reaction to the Title and OP though? I don't know about others...but I was very conciously holding BACK. If that seemed bad, it would
have been far more blunt in a setting conducive to more...open and direct speech in reply.
Kick a sleeping dog, if you are ready for it to wake up. Just don't kick the dog in the head and then stand in shock when it's in full attack as it
.....even doing that a couple days after the election maybe? But now? Americans are at the very peak for reacting badly to that sort of