Originally Posted by justflybob
You came out swinging at sflocal, and seemed determined to make them sound prejudiced, when he or she were stating what they believed to be true regarding their own experiences. JDW jumped in to state their own experiences, and I jumped in when you decided that JDW was an "ass". I think JDW expressed their own frustration with your comments rather well, when they stated that neither of you were "wrong". IMHO, you came back at them rather harshly again.
For my own part, I went back over dozens of your posts, just to see if this was a style, a trend or whatever. For whatever reason, this appears to be the sharpest you have been with anyone for some time. It makes me almost believe that you have a vested interest in China being perceived in a better light than a few of us here have experienced first hand. That's it and that's all.
I said what I did, in response to what seemed to me to be an over the top declaration. It wasn't so much stated as being their experience, as in that their experience gave them a monopoly on knowing the "truth" about ALL of China's production.
I've said over and again, that that's my objection.
So far, not one of you has stated unequivocally that you are not extrapolating you experiences to every area.
That's, as I've said, all I'm asking.
My use of the word "ass", as you might know, was in in response to his calling me one.
I just love how some people seem to get angrier with the one responding than with the one taking the first shot.
If he had called someone else an ass, I would have deleted it, and given him a warning. But since it was to me, my response was milder.
My feelings about China is the same as for anywhere else, I'd like to see truth and fairness in posts.