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    You didn't apologize for being a horrendous douche bag.

    The US had segregation laws at one time, therefore we can never again now or in the future ever claim we like the ideals of freedom?

    Go **** yourself.
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    You've got all the conversational acumen and civility of somebody sitting behind a keyboard.

    Oh, wait...

    In a more serious tone, it's worth pointing out that yes, this country's history as it is generally taught here, and as the rest of the world knows it, is hypocritical fluff. We're a young country with not a lot of history under our belt and a great deal of power that's rapidly becoming less relevant as we alienate the rest of the world with our politics.

    However, like anywhere else, if you listen only to the flag waivers you don't get much truth, likewise if you listen only to the nay-sayers you get about the same.

    Bear in mind that the Dutch invented the slave-trade and to this day hold a parade in which one of the main characters is an exaggerated cartoon of somebody called "Schwartze Pete."

    The world is chock full of people hating each other for their physical and ideological differences.

    Now, I appreciate a lot of things about Canada, and a great deal of the way you treat your people. However, it's all very well and good to sit and point fingers, but if you sound like this much of a fuckwit nobody is going to listen. It's also going to encourage people like me to point out the following:

    When was the last time Canada was politically fucking relevant on a trans-global scale?

    And no, I live here and I love this country but right now we haven't got **** to be proud of. Our Foreign Policy is a travesty of the proportions of stuffing the smart kids into a locker.

    But that loft apartment above a cool party that you guys call a country doesn't get to look down on us. Or anybody else. I'll take this type of **** from some European countries, but not from a country that's not much older than we are as an independent nation.
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    Can this thread please be renamed: US = kimono wearing sport jiujitsu nutridders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP
    Bear in mind that the Dutch invented the slave-trade and to this day hold a parade in which one of the main characters is an exaggerated cartoon of somebody called "Schwartze Pete."
    JP, the childrens holiday of "Saint Nicholas and Black Pete" has got nothing to do with slavetrade. It's celebrated in the BeNeLux on 6th December and children get candy, chocolate and small presents.
    Go to a catholic priest and ask about the story of "Saint Nicholas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zendokan
    JP, the childrens holiday of "Saint Nicholas and Black Pete" has got nothing to do with slavetrade. It's celebrated in the BeNeLux on 6th December and children get candy, chocolate and small presents.
    Go to a catholic priest and ask about the story of "Saint Nicholas".

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...warte_piet.jpg

    I never said it had anything to do with the Slave Trade. It does however, prominently feature a white dude in blackface.

    Want to explain that one to me? Because in my neck of the woods that some racist **** right there. Not that I particularly care, it was just an example of how country's histories don't always add up to their present days.
    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender,
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    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even to the dull and ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    -excerpt of the poem called "Desiderata," by Max Ehrman, 1927.
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    Technically it's a brown dude and not a black one.

    The person represents a "Moor", (see the overexaturation of the colorfull clothing) a marrocian muslim, of the timeperiod where the southern parts of Spain was under moslim control (period of a few centuries before 1488).

    After the Spanish conquistadores took back Spain some Muslims stayed, Bisshop Nicholas had several as servants (not slaves) on his payroll. After the dead of the Bisshop (and a miracle in his lifetime), he became "Saint Nicholas", protector of children.
    And every year on the sixth december he comes from Spain together with his servants go give presents to the small children.


    The funny part is that the holiday of "Saint Nicholas" was introduced in America when New York still was New Amsterdam, but after the take-over by the English it was changed into Santa Claus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zendokan
    Technically it's a brown dude and not a black one.

    The person represents a "Moor", (see the overexaturation of the colorfull clothing) a marrocian muslim, of the timeperiod where the southern parts of Spain was under moslim control (period of a few centuries before 1488).

    After the Spanish conquistadores took back Spain some Muslims stayed, Bisshop Nicholas had several as servants (not slaves) on his payroll. After the dead of the Bisshop (and a miracle in his lifetime), he became "Saint Nicholas", protector of children.
    And every year on the sixth december he comes from Spain together with his servants go give presents to the small children.

    The funny part that the holiday of "Saint Nicholas" was introduced in America when New York still was New Amsterdam, but after the take-over by the English in changed into Santa Claus.
    No ****?

    Well I stand majorly corrected and I think, unfortunately, just proved that twit OP's point about ignorant Americans.

    Thanks Zendokan.
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    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender,
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even to the dull and ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    -excerpt of the poem called "Desiderata," by Max Ehrman, 1927.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP
    No ****?

    Well I stand majorly corrected and I think, unfortunately, just proved that twit OP's point about ignorant Americans.

    Thanks Zendokan.
    That's no problem, the last few years we're here celebrating Halloween without knowing for what it stands. But the children love it so who cares.
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