I obviously speak for SRDH, but I have experiences with Canadians from early on in which they have formed my opinion about Canadians in general, at least French Canadians. I grew up in New England and would vacation in Maine, Vermont, up State New York... French Canadians are incredibly rude and disrespectful in public. It’s one thing when we kinda know each other on even an online forum and another when dealing with strangers.Sht it's perseption, the way you speak about us is over the top for most Canadians. You think it's humour when you call me or anyone that doesn't follow your beliefs is a libtard. Here it's a major insult some of us are conservative and we are too far left for you.
Have you not noticed that most of the Canadians that belong to this group are silent. I know some of us still are saying things. The others are insulted by the names. There are those that agree with your opinion.
But there is a adage here most of us go by, "I voted so it gives me the right to female dog" (they won't let me use the word which is bull crap. Libtard is more offensive. :sad2::sad2
Our thinking is for example. If I say something Tango disagrees with. He voted here so he can say what he believes. Even through dirt at whoever.
I have like put my foot across the line on your side. I will try not to from now on.
Fast forward to 9/11. When I first started in the field, I was assigned to a French Canadian to learn. That day I showed up at his place, after battling unusually amount of traffic, listening to my new cd. He had the news on and said “Did you hear? Terrorists flew some planes into the towers.”
As things were unfolding throughout the day he kept complaining that it was the only thing on the radio. He finally sound some stupid station. No care, not his problem.
I had a well deserved dislike for Canadians because I never met one that wasn’t a complete AZZ! I’ve met people from all over the world. I have many different opinions about every nationality. Canadians have always come off as self centered in all of my encounters. That said, I can think of some nationalities that I think much less of than Canadians.
I continued to have a bad opinion about Canadians until I joined PZ. I think I have a better understanding of Canadians now thanks to Tango. He has a unique because he understands both sides of the country.
I can also say, that here in America we love a good debate. Generally speaking, with the exception extreme left/right, talking politics and views is one thing, friendship and even professional relations is often a separate issue.
$5 says if you asked a plumbing question that was confusing you, or you have never encountered before, if SRDH knew the answer or had a suggestion, he would gladly help.
I have a friend, former mentor. He’s pretty far left, I’m pretty far right. There are many things we agree on and disagree on. Until this Covid BS we’d get together at least once a month to chitchat. Despite our political differences, we’re friends. He can call me whenever he wants, I can call him a libtard... neither of us takes offense because that’s just political BS.
Look at Skoro vs SRDH. Those two go back and forth all the time! $1000 says that if they ever met in a bar each would offer to buy the other a beer.... or hard seltzer for Skoro...
Hope this helps to understand a little of our culture. There are times to take things personally, and times to say “Whatever, that’s just your right to your opinion and doesn’t mean anything to me.”