~ by Servetus on October 16, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Berlin Station, facebook, politics, richard armitage
I agree the US election effects us all. Canada is watching closely (riveted actually)
sparkhouse1 said this on October 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm | Reply
I second that. How did someone describe Canadians? We’re the child concerned about the doddering parent and the behaviour of our sibling?
Fatima said this on October 17, 2016 at 12:05 am | Reply
I didn’t raelize this when I posted it but it looks like he got a lot of grief on twitter for stating that he was feeling patriotic about the US. Tja.
Affirming the disjunct. The world needs to take a class in how to avoid this error.
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 12:13 am | Reply
I don’t know what disjunct means (even tho I looked it up I didn’t grasp what I was reading). I for one had no problem with what he said, I think it nice that he feels strongly about somewhere he has made home for 5 years and I don’t think it disloyal to Britain or impossible to feel like you have more than one home as I think many immigrants do or citizens of the world I am assuming RA is, living on two continents and working for lengthy periods of time all over the globe.
sparkhouse1 said this on October 17, 2016 at 12:56 am | Reply
I agree with you. Du to my work I moved to different places where I feeled home after a certain time. I name myself a European. I live now in France for a long time and I take a great interest in what’s going on around me in this country. It is possible to feel home in different countries.
Be66 Seltz said this on October 17, 2016 at 8:02 am | Reply
Absolutely. (Although I would argue how I feel about Germany, where I lived for so long, is different from how I feel about the US.)
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 9:18 pm | Reply
Affirming the disjunct is a situation where you argue based on someone’s affirmative assertion (“I like carrots”) that they have implied a negatie assertion about something else (“I like carrots” means “I hate beans.”) In this case, there was a whole crowd of people who assumed that b/c he said he felt patriotic about the US that he was now no longer patriotic about the UK. Elementary reasoning error. It’s a special case of something you probably learned about in school called “false dilemma.”
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm | Reply
Oh! The peas and carrots analogy was very helpful. Thanks!
sparkhouse1 said this on October 17, 2016 at 11:52 pm | Reply
I agree. Having moved abroad 20 years ago and being invested in the politics of my adopted country doesn’t mean I don’t care about the politics of my home country. Not least because my family still lives there and is directly affected.
Incidentally, I think this is another tweet that has bitten the dust. Unless I am missing something.
I wasn’t really sure whether he read fan tweets but he seems to have done so yesterday. I think the above tweet was a knee jerk reaction to a couple of British followers worrying about him forgetting his roots. That seems to have stung. My reading of his tweeting behaviour is that it is very impulsive when followers press certain buttons. You almost want to tell him to count to ten sometimes. 😝 I do wonder why he cares what some followers think. Why does he feel the need to justify himself? Interesting.
Snoopylover said this on October 17, 2016 at 7:40 am | Reply
He never tweeted this one for some reason. It was only on FB.
I agree that I don’t understand his twitter behavior very well. It consistently rewards certain behaviors that are probably not praiseworthy.
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm | Reply
Ah, thanks for clarifying. I’m afraid I didn’t check Facebook. Need to be more thorough! 😁
Snoopylover said this on October 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm | Reply
❤ My favorite idealist . Oh Richie ..((Richie)) how I wish you were right!
Joanna said this on October 17, 2016 at 8:51 am | Reply
I wish the US could be Canada, too, sometimes, lol 🙂
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm | Reply
I wish it for Poland,too. Just to be brave , kind and unprejudiced.
Joanna said this on October 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Reply
it’s so hard, apparently.
Servetus said this on October 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Reply
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