Surely others have noticed it too?
Everybody seems to be at it regardless of their background and are flinging it at everybody else too just as long as someone does things differently it seems they are fair game.
Even threads about the economy are spawning xenophobic comments drawing parralels with nazi Germany and who really helped who in the WW1&2. The threads regarding the latest EU happenings are just embarrassing.
And often i see the arguments like "So it's now racist to have some national pride" or "this is a social issue not a racist one".
Now that brings up a good point, national identity is important to some but at what point does standing up for your beliefs turn into a genuine hatred for others and make name calling acceptable?
As an example here is one quote that features that amazing line you tend to hear so often, this was from a thread about the recent attack in Belgium, which nobody has the full story yet but an awful lot of posters seem to already know it and naturally it's one race or anothers fault.......
Geography is no accident. Whatever way you want to spin it.... Morroccans don't belong in Belgium. Pakistanis don't belong in England. Chinese don't belong in Ireland. Somalis don't belong in France. Vietnamese don't belong in Germany. Arabs don't belong in Australia. The world will never be the harmonious melting pot of cultures, all holding hands and singing that naiave people like you want it to be, so why pretend? I am not racist. Nor do I have any desire to enforce my cultures and beliefs on any of the cultures I have listed above, so why should I tolerate theirs forced on me and my Christian children? Because of something that some white leaders did hundreds of years ago? Get serious.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thr ... id13008782
Good job he/she's not racist. Maybe people see no problem with that, I don't know share your view.
That's just one example, I could be here all day pointing at various posts from different forums. Just pick one with the word Muslim in the title, it's bound to throw up something.
There are even numerous threads on the same topic, even created by the owners.
Why let it continue?
Even the aliens get a serving.
And it didn't take all that long for that thread to turn into a shouting match of who's nation is better.
I don't know, maybe I'm being too precious about it but ATS supposedly does not allow this type of talk in their T&C so I wonder why they let it continue?
It certainly isn't good practice if you ask me and out of all the issues one can have with ATS it's this one that makes me want to stop visiting the site and leave the racist morons to it.
tl:dr ATS is still s^~t.