It’s not a good thing, right? People would frown upon ye if you wrote something implying that, say, people of African descent are usually involved in various scams.
But it’s apparently perfectly okay to write something like this:
When a suspicious email comes in, you’ll be able to open the headers, look at the IP address of the sender, and see if it matches up with previous emails from the same person. You can even do a reverse lookup on the sender’s IP to see where it is—which may or may not be informative, but if you get an email from your friend across town that originated in Russia (and they’re not traveling), you know something’s up.
Or does the whole “no stereotyping” thing only protect Americans but not citizens of “lesser countries”? Is it okay to insult a whole nation like that?
Is it true that this BS about the USA being “exceptional”, “a country that must lead others” and Russia being some sort of an otherworldly evil existential threat (see Ms Clinton’s speech) is what the Americans really feel??
I mean … I know politicians lie. East or West. But this sort of rhetoric sounds quite delusional from the outside.
It’s basically Anakin/Vader’s Mustafar speech before Obi-Wan.
Does anyone actually buy into it??
Emperor… I mean, President Putin does like himself some pompous talk. Same as many Russian leaders before him. But I haven’t heard a single speech that would proclaim any sort of Russian superiority over any other nation. Certainly every Russian leader says that Russia is “unique” and “special”; it has its own way of dealing with things. But isn’t it true for every nation?
Okay, the US may be the world’s biggest economy at the moment (although I heard that China is at least catching up). And Russia has the biggest surface area. China definitely has the largest population. These are just facts. They don’t entitle anyone to anything.
If you’re saying your country is destined to lead others, it’s the same as saying your skin colour is that of a superior race. At least, according to impartial logic.
PS I hope nobody’s buying into the BS that Trump is spewing, either. He’s anything but “pro-Russian”. It’s all just a pose to annoy the other side. I hate it that these two are using the name of my country as a playing card in their dirty power struggle.