|Quoting zalemam (Reply 19):|
Its not just the US that gets bashed, its anything with the slightest flaw, I've been visiting A.net for many years and have come to the conclusion that A.net has so many users that love to complain, moan and bitch at just about every little aspect of a problem.
You know, this is a really good point.
Arguments here descend into the ridiculous with sadly amazing speed. If someone makes a statement someone else doesn't like, often times the next response will be about stupid stuff like grammar and punctuation, and how that makes the other person a complete moron. It's like lightning--insults seem to follow the path of least resistance. It gets my dander up, and I'm ashamed to admit I can fall prey to it too. So many general stereotypes abound and are perpetuated, and it's completely unhealthy.
All the Boeing vs Airbus bickering really chafes me as well. It's amazing to me how the chief perpetuators of it will sit there and make subtle jabs and then proceed to tacitly start a flame war by lamenting how, for example, B fans always put down the A fans. For the record, I see it as 50/50. Also for the record--the professionals in both companies have a deep respect and appreciation for what the other is doing.
It's all sad, really. The Internet is becoming a poisonous melting pot of bad attitudes and bad ideas. You'd think a common interest in aviation would bring us all together, but not some of us.