Post by Philip
Post by ~misfit~
So it's just coincidence that you equate your cat's skills with the only
black guy in the series?
My comments are entirely related to the fact that Hamilton is, in my
opinion, an average driver who by luck managed to end up in the dominant
car on the grid. At leasst half the grid, gievn the same car over the same
period, would have equalled or surpassed his successes.
Post by Philip
However, the fact that YOU can only regard Hamilton as a "black guy", and
so can only envisage any criticism of him as being related to his skin
colour (rather than his very average - at an F1 level - driving skills)
says far more about YOUR racist view of the world than anything else.
So you're saying that Bottas is an extremely crap driver, far below average and far worse than your
cat - yet you ignore him completely and constantly deride Hamilton. It's hard to NOT see overt
BTW I don't claim to be not racist (however I do try to not be, either publicly or in my thinking).
Being racist is part of what defines us as a species. Racism / tribalist tendencies are the reason
why homo sapiens were able to displace the stronger, more intelligent neanderthals. Racism is also
how homo sapiens displaced the Denisovian and Heidelbergensis species. Neanderthals, Denisovians
and Heidelbergensians were more solitary, sticking to small family groups and so were easy pickings
for homo sapiens who banded together into larger groups. There's power in numbers and an "us
against them" mindset... It's shaped the modern world and drawn borders on the maps and continues
to do so.
So 'racism' is part of our evolutionary inheritance. However the more enlightened amongst us
recognise that it is no longer a desirable trait now that the whole of the world is inhabited by
homo sapiens and we all have powerful weapons. So we do our best to minimise or eliminate it from
our thoughts and actions. However some more primitive people hold onto it and display it against
other groups of h. sapiens that they consider to be weaker and not in a position to hurt them (or
Post by Philip Post by ~misfit~
Perhaps so. I've only been reading and posting to usenet since early 1994
when I got my first
Post by ~misfit~
modem. Back then there weren't a lot of public web pages, the 'www' itself was quite young so email
and usenet were about the only ways to communicate. I don't know of any web forums from that era.
My first Usernet posting (to comp.os.vms) was in 1985 or 1986. By 1994 so
many newbies and AOLers had jumped on the bandwagon that the noise-to-
signal ratio made it almost useless.
I wasn't part of the AOL Eternal September. I'm in New Zealand and got internet at home very soon
after it first became (affordably) available. Previous to that it was only available here in
universities, then large businesses (due to pricing).
Before the internet I only used computers for my own small business bookkeeping, I wasn't a geek
though by 1994 I was on my third computer (a 486 DX2/66).
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification
in the DSM"
This is not an email and hasn't been checked for viruses by any half-arsed self-promoting software.