Okay,usually I wouldn’t make a post like that but I want to help Americans understand why we Germans/Europeans are really fucking mad at them right now.
Imagine a school shooting in America. Imagine European Bloggers not saying a single word of condolences. Imagine us not giving a shit about your problems. Imagine a German Blogger saying: “Well, you know it doesn’t happen that often here in Germany so you should do it like us!!”
something that would make you angry? Of course. Why? Because this just makes it
about us and how superior we are to you because there might be things that work
better in our country. And it totally ignores the emotional damage the affected persons are feeling, it shows absolutely no respect for the victims.
And now I’m
gonna tell you something. This is exactly what we felt like because of you.
When the Plane crash happened I saw literally little to nothing about it on
tumblr, I went into the tag and there were few scattered posts of people
grieving and praying for the families/friends who lost someone dear to them. I told
myself, hey ok, this is Europe, and American media probably doesn’t even talk
about it. But then one or two days later, tumblr wouldn’t shut up about how
“European media fails to call the co-pilot a terrorist” and people started
trying to educate us Europeans about things that happened in our country. In
German we have a term for that and it’s called Gefährliches Halbwissen, which
basically means you know nothing/or just a little bit about a topic and act
like you know everything. Suddenly people from America who have no idea about
white terrorism in Europe/Germany tried to tell me, a German, how my media
fails to call the co-pilot a terrorist, how my country pities the co-pilot
because he was mentally ill, how we Germans probably feel bad for that poor
boy. Those people who did that were usually the ones who said no fucking word
the day when the plane crash happened. They did not support us. They did not
stand by our side. They did nothing. But when it went from “technical error” to
“co-pilot crashed the plane on purpose and is mentally ill” you fucking rubbed
your hands and decided that this is the right time to step in and educate us,
to make this all about yourself when it’s clearly not.
I’m so mad,
you know what European bloggers do when anything bad happens in America? We try to
support you, we educate ourselves about the topic, we try to stand by your
side, we sign petitions, etc. And what do we get from you? Nothing.
Absolutely nothing beside you scolding us because of your us-centric opinions
and beliefs. Thank you.