camFreedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic
"I shall do what I believe to be right and honourable" - Guderian
I think this contrasts nicely with Australia where (I get the impression) a lot of things fall under the "harmless banter" umbrella, whether that be about race or not.
If I'm right then the difficulty is that we have a statement that is simultaneously racist and not racist depending on what culture you're from. I suspect that if I moved to America for some time I would end up saying something deemed inappropriate about black people (such as calling them "black" not "African Americans" or whatever).
The only logical solution is to kill all the Pakis.
Personally, I prefer the Aus approach. Less sacred cows. (No pun intended)
I say it was a better welcome than when the German players get their crap beaten out of them.
Mind you, Im on my third bundy, so it could be that my parser is not functioning correctly...
Also, I think the example you provided pretty clearly is racist. Calling someone a stupid "insert your country here" is not racist. In my travels around the world I have been called "a stupid white fuck", "dumb gringo whore" (yes you dumb Mexicano who said that, I understand Spanish) - neither of which I felt racially offended at.
The worst racism I ever experienced was not verbal - it was in Venezuala, when I was waiting for service, being ignored, and when a local came in he was served straight away.
Anyway, my bundy is empty - time for #4. If I misunderstood the context of your comment - I apologise!
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As to me protesting to much - well, all I care about is we ground the poms into the dirt. The poms are on our turf, and if they dont like the pressure of the local crowds then they can just forfeit and fuck off home and have a big crying session about the horrible colonial crowds and how they don't respect them as human beings while they are counting the cash from their endorsments.
Unlike when Au where back in blighty and the barmy army where saying things like "Jolly good bowl Warney - I say old chap, good show!". Yeah, right on.
India has the largest English speaking population in the world, btw. And there is no "Indian" language . . . either way, his English would have probably been a sight better than the announcer's.
. . . bloody 'roo screwing Aussie bastard.