Big Brother Loves rFactor 2

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I apologize in advance for the politically charged tone of this article.

PretendRaceCars.net was originally intended to be an alternative news source for a very specific set of auto racing simulators, operating in a completely different manner compared to the traditional lineup of websites regurgitating generic press releases. A hybrid of sorts between the personal thoughts of three extremely passionate sim racers, with the occasional pieces of news thrown into the mix, I’ve done my best to keep some of my admittedly abrasive personal views far away from a surprisingly large group of readers that quite frankly aren’t interested in hearing about them. Jokes regarding Justin Trudeau’s ineptitude in serving as the Prime Minister of Canada, or comparing developers to the fathers of promiscuous teenage daughters are merely punchlines to ridiculously long-winded articles ripping apart the finer technical aspects of modern consumer racing simulators. The idea was to never stray too far off-topic.

But with how ridiculously absurd the individuals which populate our community can be, it eventually led to the creation of the Internet Safety category here on PRC.net – a largely off-topic collection of articles just barely relating to sim racing. Online stalking, convicted rapists covering iRacing events, and developers bombarding my inbox begging for my phone number are just some of the topics I’ve had to cover, yet I was sort of hoping this aspect of running PRC would remain a bit stagnant, and never progress into much more serious shit. Honestly, I just want to sit here and bitch about virtual race cars because a lot of you guys seem to enjoy the content we put out. I am a shitty amateur race car driver working full time for a very prominent rental car company, and I’m not equipped nor educated enough to lecture y’all on world events.

Unfortunately, now I have to. Big Brother loves sim racing.

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Let’s not kid ourselves here – away from the plastic steering wheels and triple monitor setups that serve as the symbols of our favorite hobby, the world is not in a good place as we enter the second half of 2016. Acts of terrorism carried out in the name of Islam are now a common occurrence, and it is extremely difficult to keep up with the sheer number of profile filters Facebook hands out in the days following each attack as a way to show solidarity with the victims. Paris, San Bernadino, Brussels, the EgyptAir crash outside of Cairo, and now Orlando have now become mere tour dates on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s eternal quest for senseless destruction – with several more not large enough to warrant the paranoid obsession known as around the clock mainstream media coverage. I am no longer waking up to a Facebook feed full of Eddie Van Halen interviews and silly Instagram photos from Travis Pastrana, but instead graphic reports of a Radiohead listening party in Turkey ambushed by Islamic thugs, upset that people who didn’t share the same faith as them were simply existing and enjoying shitty indie rock during their own religious holiday.

As many people around the world are beginning to figure out for themselves, all of these violent and disgusting displays of humanity at its worst feature one very specific common denominator. However, due to how touchy of a subject one’s personal beliefs can be, world leaders, law enforcement, and even social media websites are bending over backwards to silence people who question the teachings of the Islamic faith. Truth be told, there are radical teachings in every book of faith, but none draw more justified criticism and are still accepted by most followers than the contents of the Qu’ran. As a result, rather than confront the very real issue regarding a particular religion’s outright incompatibility with modern society, most social media giants are basically opting to ban people and call them xenophobic for suggesting there’s a problem in the first place. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have all signed an agreement with the European Union to crack down on what they consider “hate speech,” which is really just individuals questioning the teachings of the Islamic faith in the same manner we question how any sane person actually enjoyed Project CARS.

Sometimes, this is done out in the open, such as right in the middle of a prominent Breitbart editor’s public speaking tour, and sometimes, this is done in private sim racing forums – among the closest of friends, and away from the public eye.

So if you’re new to the sim racing scene, or only really understand the community of dynamics of just one game, I’ll do my best to paint a clear picture for you. Before iRacing became this great monolithic entity in our little genre, Formula Sim Racing was the absolute pinnacle of virtual motorsport competition, running on the original rFactor platform created by Image Space Incorporated. And yes, in previous years it has regressed a bit after making the jump to rFactor 2 – the talented drivers flock to bigger platforms offering a higher prize purse – but the championship still exists, and continues to operate on a slightly smaller scale. And as a result, there are still rivalries between drivers, poor officiating decisions, and private discussion groups that treat this particular online racing league like a daytime soap opera.

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FSR Honestly Discussed is a closed Facebook group operating as a bathroom wall of sorts for Formula Sim Racing. The group contains just over one hundred sim racers, and is a random mix of shit talking the day-to-day operation of the series, and a collection of off-topic posts, not always pertaining to sim racing in the slightest. For the purpose of this article, it’s this completely random hole-in-the-wall sim racing community that nobody can even see unless you’ve been invited into it. As the content and writing style of PRC resembles the way Formula Sim Racing is discussed in this group, I was invited to join in on the action sometime last year. There isn’t much juicy gossip I can report on, aside from the generic banter that happens in every online racing league, and some off-topic posts that blend in with the rest of my Facebook feed.

Until I saw this:

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Precision Motorsports manager [REDACTED] returned to the Facebook group after a suspicious one-week period of inactivity, with a rather shocking revaluation: Comments [REDACTED] had made about the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida a week prior – comments written within the confines of the private Facebook group created to talk shit about some random rFactor 2 league – had caught the eye of Big Brother, who promptly issued him a one-week suspension from the popular social media network. This is quite terrifying, as the global popularity of Facebook – and sometimes demands from your employer – essentially require you to maintain an active presence on the network.

It’s obviously not a good idea to make extremely harsh anti-Islamic statements on the Facebook page of your local news station – as you’ll piss off the middle-aged moms who live in the comments section of each article, but [REDACTED] had expressed his views far away from the eyes of the public. This is a guy who went to his close online racing friends about a very real and imminent problem the world is facing, one we all have to face when we put our plastic steering wheels away from the evening, and was promptly given a nice big slap by his own government.

George Orwell’s 1984 was intended to be a warning, not an instruction manual. If the European Union will dive into private Facebook pages dedicated to shit talking rFactor 2 leagues in an effort to silence those critical of the teachings of Islam, is it really the Islamic terrorists we should be worried about?

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93 thoughts on “Big Brother Loves rFactor 2

  1. But isn’t Facebook just controlling things on their turf? Yes, FB is free, has ads, but you’re still publishing news, writing posts, uploading pictures on someone’s property. Your private group is still not at your home, is at facebook’s home. So anything you do on facebook with the idea that you can’t be controlled or censored is an illusion. You can’t make any real demands, is not your place.

    Is the same as James deleting a post he doesn’t like here on this blog, I can complain, but in reality if I really want to be free, I say my mind in my place; in someone’s place there’s always the danger the owner won’t like/want certain things.

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    1. Yes, but do you think facebook would admit this? Do you think if it was widely known that criticism of islam on facebook was not allowed, even in private groups, that this would not be bad for facebook’s image?

      You can argue that they have a right as a multi-billion corporation to do so, but then they should be open about this too. They won’t be. They’ll deny it. Just as they denied boosting stories, pretending they are trending, even though this was proven and they’ll deny throttling conservative stories, even though this was proven.

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  2. I for one will stop criticizing religion when I stop breathing. Pretend race cars is harmless fun for all ages. Pretend friends are supposed to be for little kids – when adults do it, it’s pathetic at best and terrifying at worst.

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    1. One doesn’t need to believe or stop believing in a god figure with or without religion. Religion is different than a god figure/creator. If we ever meet a god/creator, what is he if not an extraterrestrial. So all the people who are in a religion are in fact believing in extraterrestrials. And there is a lot of proof, or at least circumstantial, that shows many ancient civilizations were visited or helped by extraterrestrials (these things were discovered and presented by archeologists). And I don’t mean aliens with weird figures. If someone really created us, it was in his and hers image. Would be literally the same as Person A and Person B procreating a baby, and that baby grows up, procreates with another person, and the cycle repeats until you have a population over 7 billion people. And you don’t need religion for these things to happen. What is religion if not a mere guideline for living life. Unfortunately people control people through this religion mechanism, telling them what they can or can’t do, always with the fear of punishment. You should do things that you believe and want to do, but having some self control in not damaging other people or crossing their living freedom.

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  3. Nice to see someone from the other side of the Atlantic shedding light on. the absolute mudhole EU has become.If you want to help us consider supporting the male presidential candidacy. We have already suffered from the other candidate ‘s plotting…Thank you

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  4. “But it’s like somewhere along the line… the ‘enjoyment’ of sim-racing gave way to things the genre wasn’t about” – I feel this recent phrase of mine fits the article oddly well, politically-charged tone aside.

    That said, what car/game/mod is that in the last picture?, looks like something I’d like to try my hands at. (via plastic steering wheel ;))

    Also, I’ll put an “America~, FUCK YEAH!” from Team America in here, just for the laughs.

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  5. Fuck you, a million times. This has fucking nothing to do with the kind of shit I expect to find on PRC. I came here for new development in simulation games written in a much more critical way, but instead I’m getting greeted with bullshit? Are you fucking kidding me? Of course FB can see what we all post, we’re using their fucking website and we still need to adhere to their terms of service. Besides, I highly doubt “Big Brother” actually noticed this and banned him; he likely said something fucking terrible, like assuming all Muslims are terrorists, and someone reported him for being a terrible fucking asshole.

    Think of it this way: We all hated when Stefano called their customers mentally ill, as did PRC. So what in the everloving fuck are you doing spouting that same shit about a religion more than 1.6 billion individuals believe in? This article shouldn’t fucking be here. It’s literally the least relevant thing on this entire website; it is literally ONLY relevant because it took place in a closed sim racing group. If you took this anywhere else, like on someone else’s facebook page, this wouldn’t fucking be here.

    I want sim racing news without this political bullshit. Shots and jabs at Trudeau were fine because they were just that; they were there, and then they were gone. But this is an article full of it, and it makes me sick. Please, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, don’t become another jackass who thinks their shitty unfounded opinions matter; there’s only room enough for one of those, and Milo’s already stolen your spot.

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      1. well excuse me for expecting an article about another league doing shitty things and instead getting a boring, overblown Hot Conservative Conspiracy take that everyone and their fucking grandfather has heard already.

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        1. Here’s all you need to know:

          I can check IP’s.

          The comments in favor of this article come primarily from users in the European Union – the exact region affected by this ridiculous censorship.

          If the views and overall tone of the article is just a big conspiracy theory, why would people living in a region directly affected by said “conspiracy theory” agree with it? Either the link between sim racing and mental illness is strong enough to be the subject of a national study, with the comments section of PRC serving as ground zero, OR the world is slowly morphing into this weird semi-Orwellian state.

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          1. Alright, we heard it here first folks: 1.6 billion people on planet Earth are all bad, based on the religion they believe. Should we also add that Jesus is the one true savior and Dylan Roof did nothing wrong?

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            1. So just because people think differently than you makes it okay to censor them?

              You’re really intolerant.

              Btw your comments of 1.6 billion (it’s 1.7 billion keep up!) is funny because it reminds me of this video:

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          2. I’m in the EU (at least until June 24th), and I think this article is bullshit for the same reasons. Like seriously, we’ve already got Breitbart and /pol/, if you want to talk shitty right-wing conspiracy shit then take it there. I imagine the banned chap, like most banned folk who think they’ve done nothing wrong, acted like a shitty human being and got called out on it. People who think they’re being nuanced and fairly balanced often are instead ranting like a deranged person (dohoho who does that remind us of).

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            1. I’m with the above post here, I’m European and I’m certainly not approving of this sort of rant, especially two days after my (excellent) local representative was killed by someone influenced entirely by these sorts of views.

              Disappointed to see this on this site to be honest, I much prefer sim racing and gaming to be a relative freedom from the incessant political messages of life (BOP aside!).

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              1. Do you think pro-muslim posts should also be banned? After all a muslim recently did the single deadliest civilian shooting in the US for muslim reasons, a mere month after an imam said that death is the kindest, most compassionate thing thing to give to gay people.

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              2. Get ya facts straight you Moron,you slay the right off for pedalling bs but your silver spoon slimy left leaders put the story out about his right wing links straight after she died.

                Fact the man was severely mentally ill,had tried to get help the days previous but couldn’t due to your treacherous leaders being nothing but puppets for the 4th Reich.

                And the women was plainly a bigot,and a highly skilled bullshit spinner just like the rest of the lefts,it was her own side using her death to promote leave.

                The irony here is pathetic,can’t wait to leave the eu so the normal lower class can actually get a better standard of living instead of the silver spoons

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    1. How do you think Islam became the religion of 1.6 billion people exactly? Do you think they sat down to consider the pros and cons of each one and then, after much thinking, finally decided that the musings of a pedophile warlord were the ones that made the most sense? Or could it be that the religion itself was designed to go hand in hand with an aggressively expansionist form of government based on the subjugation of their neighbors, giving them the choice between conversion and death?

      Your ramblings also make it unclear whether you are defending Islam by appealing to the masses (“if Islam were so bad there wouldn’t be so many Muslims”) or by misrepresenting the critics with the usual “not all muslims” rhetoric. You useful idiots are always the same: people criticize a religion that calls for world domination under their god and to give death to the unbelievers, point out how, surprising nobody, said religion breeds violence and goes against the interests of every non-Muslim nation, and your responses are personal attacks and strawmen.

      There is absolutely nothing in Islam that makes a person better for believing in it. The “moderate Muslims” that progressives like to parade around are always the less religious and, more often than not, straight up heretics, believing in a corrupted version of Islam trying to make it compatible with the peaceful coexistence with other peoples and religions. Islam is like Everclear: the more you drink the worst it is for you, and the world would be a better place if it didn’t exist. Why, then, should we not insult it and criticize it at every chance we get?

      Look at this http://historydaily.org/photos-of-iran-from-the-1960s-1970s/ and then look at what became of the country after the Islamic Revolution. How exactly did Islam make Iran a better place? Same with Egypt: http://egyptianstreets.com/2014/04/05/egypts-golden-years-in-23-vintage-photos/

      The way I see it, Islamophilia is the most inhumane position anyone could possibly take on this argument. I want people in those countries to be able to live in societies as free and egalitarian as possible, and Islam directly contradicts that ideal. It also makes immigration from those countries a liability for obvious reasons. So fuck Islam and fuck their prophet Mohamed. I will never apologize for wanting Islam to disappear from the face of the planet, and my country free of its malicious influence.

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  6. Lol, I thought Stefano was going too far saying you are aiming to be the worst person you can be, but I guess you are happy to prove him right.

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      1. Stefano: “People putting my game on blast are mentally ill.”
        James: “That’s shitty, dude.”
        Stefano: “1.6 billion people believe in a shitty religion”
        James: “That’s alright with me, dude”

        inb4 James responds with “triggered libtard lol” thus coming full circle and forcing his head straight up Stefano’s ass

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          1. This survey was conducted on about 38,000 Muslims. That’s not even 0.01% of the Muslim community. But sure, go ahead and cherrypick a bunch of statistics to support your racist ideology. You can whine and cry about “MUH FREEDOM” and “MUH FREEZE PEACH” but free speech doesn’t mean you have the right to make false accusations towards more than one and a half billion people. If you really want to bitch about how we’re all being cucked by Muslims or whatever, go write for fucking Breitbart.

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            1. Did you just copy and paste that response from every other regressive leftist on the internet. You guy’s say the exact same thing.

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            2. Okay, I’ll just throw out all the knowledge we have from surveys with sample sizes of less than 40,000 since that apparently isn’t enough. I’ll also campaign to blacklist Pew Research Center, since they are obviously no longer the gold standard for social research since they found statistics that I disagree with and find racist.

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              1. listen, if you want to completely misrepresent an entire religion, be my fucking guest. i’m just saying it’s factually retarded to assume asking 38,000 Muslims a bunch of questions will make a decent sample size that properly represents 1.6 billion other Muslims. If you really wanna preach your racist ideology, do it legitimately with actual fuckin evidence.

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            3. Lol if you think 38,000 participants is low number for a study you’re really stupid and are always going to make yourself look like an ass when commenting on statistics.

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              1. 38,000 seems like a lot of people, and it sure as shit is a huge undertaking; I never stated it wasn’t. Perhaps I should clarify that I don’t think this study “lied” about the answers given by their subjects. That said, picking 38,000 out of 1.6 billion of anything is a comically puny sample size; sample groups have nothing to do with sheer numbers of participants. I learned about this shit in high school, and I’m constantly reminded of it because I see studies like this taken SEVERELY out of context or skewed way out of proportion for the sake of making a quick, snappy “gotcha” statement that has a lot more nuance than the graphic lets on.

                Get some fucking perspective, dude.

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            4. Only ten per cent of Germans were actually Nazis, that didnt stop the 10 per cent extremist did it? plushlabs you are full of it, dismiss legit statistics, and then tell an author of a blog to censor what he wants to talk about, or fuck off his own blog, cause you dont like it?

              Muslims arent the problem, its air head cunts like you lurking in our society.

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              1. nly ten per cent of Germans were actually Nazis, that didnt stop the 10 per cent extremist did it? plushlabs you are full of it, dismiss legit statistics, and then tell an author of a blog to censor what he wants to talk about, or fuck off his own blog, cause you dont like it?

                Muslims arent the problem, its air head cunts like you lurking in our society.

                Edit:forgot me name.

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          2. That’s poverty, not religion. That survey spoke to Muslims all around the world, and shock horror, people living in 2rd or 3rd world nations have shitty outdated views. Would be interesting to survey white people in Eastern Europe or folk in Southern USA on what their views on women obeying their husband and whether gays should be murdered is. You’d probably be surprised. People are shit.

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            1. I don’t entirely disagree with you, as education/general quality of life level definitely plays a strong determining factor in how backwards people are, but I do have to say that religion is the common thread that is planting these toxic ideas in these people’s heads (and giving them something convenient to point to when you try to get them to change – “oh, I can’t like teh gays – says not to in this here instruction manual” [points at weathered bible])

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            2. I generally agree with what you’re saying, but I’m sure the Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in the below image also holds the exact same archaic imperialistic views as the rest of the believers.

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  7. Look dude, we get it. You want to write for Breitbart, or at least have them take a nice loving shit on your chest. Don’t wank on for 1000 words about it next time. You could have easily said it in 200.

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  8. Well, not really surprised. Just glad those towel heads aren’t anywhere near here.
    I have heard however that for 76 cents a day you can help a lonely .556 find it’s home in a member of Isis.

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  9. I do think that, especially among young people today, there is a disturbing trend towards censoring viewpoints that one group or another finds disturbing or hurtful or insulting. I am quite a liberal person when it comes to most social and political issues, but I do think this attitude of “you can’t talk about x subject” or “I have a right not to be offended” is just ridiculous and repugnant to to the idea of a free state. We should all strive to be decent to one another, but the people who think that society or the state should demand that some viewpoints be silenced just do not understand how the world works or what freedom of speech and expression mean.

    As for the Islam thing, I am baffled that for some reason we can’t call Islamic terrorism…Islamic terrorism. I mean if they aren’t Muslim, then what are they? I swear, the problem is people seem to think the the public is too stupid to realize that saying “most terrorist acts are carried out by Muslims” means that you’re saying you think all Muslims are terrorists. Or they’re too dumb themselves to see the distinction. Of course the acts of terrorists are in no way an indictment of the whole religion.

    With that said, it is clear to me that Islam is in need of serious reform, as in my opinion, many of its tenants are fundamentally incompatible with a modern, western, democratic state. I don’t see a huge push in the Muslim community to bring about a modernization or a reform and I think maybe there should be a little more pressure put on them by the media and the public at large to do something about it.

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    1. 1000s of mass shootings in the US, 2nd time one is by a Muslim, people start saying stupid shit like “most terrorist attacks are carried out by Muslims?” That is racism my friend.

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      1. Well I mean most mass shootings are carried out by white men, for a variety of reasons, but if you’re talking religiously motivated terror incidents, I’m sorry but Muslims overwhelmingly are responsible for those. I tend to think of the two things as different problems.

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        1. I mean, this guy bought the guns himself, it wasn’t some complicated terrorist plot. It was just the usual “if you want to shoot people in America, nobody’s going to stop you”.

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  10. Agree with the politics of the article but if you are posting on Facebook even if it is supposed to be private then FB makes the rules and is allowed to kick you out.It is part of the reason I don’t use Facebook or Twitter.

    Look forward to PRC backing a Brexit,officially endorsing Trump and an artcle on a thriving sim racing community in North Korea who make do playing Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix 2.

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    1. You should still get people to know this. Why is pro-islam okay and nit anti-islam? Do you think they would even admit this?

      Twitter and facebook are giant platforms and too big to ignore.

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  11. Do i got this right? James want us to bomb mosques in the name of Lord ISI because Islam is bad and pCars has no simulation value? This guy is sicker than i thought.

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  12. Islam is the distraction… Islam is just another brother of Abraham, a version of history that many believe to be true… Written by kings and lords to keep the peasants in line and make it easier to send them to war…

    Right wing conservatism is the problem… The capitalist religion which is at the heart of the inhumane right wing agenda allows for the low education standards which breeds uneducated people ripe for the stories of the brothers of Abraham to be believed despite all the conflicting evidence within their own books, let alone what archaeology has found… This is the same the world over… It’s just worse where the empires plundered…

    The right wing anti-gay stances are called far right, or just part of their faith (doesn’t matter which brother of Abraham they are all the same) yet they produce the Juan Corona’s and Orlando shooters as people get caught up in right wing hate…

    The Orlando Shooting, the Britain First killer and the Charleston shooting were all born from the same hatred… Just like all the harm the Daesh in IS caused were born from the same hatred…

    Right wing hatred…

    When we start to realise this, the world will be a better place…

    If we keep bickering about which brother of Abraham got the story right, we will continue to be under the thumb of the 1% and never truly understand history…

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    1. In Europe, especially Germany media wants to believe us that we have a right wing hate problem. But leftwing idiocracy is the problem surging Germany with uneducated muslim men like the ones in the Paris bombing. If you don´t have a passport or anything to identify yourself, you get money and shelter in Germany and if you rob or rape, you probably can still stay (because you have no passport) and get parole.

      Now the EU-commission wants to open all borders to very criminal and poor countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey and Konsovo. It´s like the USA would fully open their borders to Mexico and Mexico to the rest of Latin America. Our political leaders does everything to weaken my country and do politics against their voters. What we call “right wing” are smarter people than this idiots and assholes like Trump and the rest of the elephants. I probably not vote for them, but i´m happy they get bigger and piss on the big idiot parties.

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    2. Islam is not just another abraham. You did not learn much about islam, that is clear.

      The quran calls rape chaste. Imams call killing gays compassionate.

      How are there countries that are 100% muslim? Why does this happen exclusively with islam and no other religion?

      Why does islam each time walk the same path that Muhammed did? To make islam seem palatable and nice and friendly when in absolute minority, to campaign for special rights and wield influence disproportionate to population when 5%, to silence opposition through threats of violence at 10% and so ever it climbs until at one point sharia is implemented and being non-islamic is financially penalised through jizya.

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  13. Islam mainly has a problem with itself. Look at who suffers most from the terror that IS, al-qaeda etc. inflict: muslims. The whole religion is extremely disparate and within Islam it’s therefore VERY hard to “establish” a common ground because a lot of self-appointed leaders rally their followers to go and murder those of the others. I have met muslims whom I wouldn’t even think of as actively religious, and also some who would want me to convert. It’s impossible to paint everyone with the same brush. Quoting bible and Qu’ran verses doesn’t help. Nutcases always find a way.

    The big problem is that most people see either no problem or the imminent apocalypse. Hence, here in Germany for example, there is almost no safe place to discuss it without triggering anyone. Letting everyone “in” is going to cause a cultural clash, shutting everyone out is going to delegate and delay the problem to the point where it becomes a barrel of blackpowder with a very short fuse.

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    1. You don´t have a clou about sunni islam. It´s pure fascism and there are no “moderate” muslims, only true believers and kafir, human trash.

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      1. Don’t get me wrong, I have no interest in defending any Religion that believes in a god. I find the concept alone insane. All I wanted to say is that we cannot judge a whole Religion because of a group of sick fucks (all monotheistic Religions are sick, but these guys just take the fucking cake).

        But as long as there are Muslims who accept the idea of a secular state, I simply cannot put them in the same box, because that’s a HUGE and very brave commitment, and they deserve respect, just like the people who gave us the possibility to NOT be fundamentally religious.

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    1. There has been a bias of males of fighting age in refugees early in the war but this hasn’t been true for the longest of times – even then, it makes sense: Family reunification laws as well as the simple fact that males of fighting age are, you now, pressed into service against their will. With the amount of soldier deaths in Syria going into the 250,000s whilst the amount of civilian deaths is near to 100,000 it’s far more deadly to be a soldier then a civilian. The reason why the war in Syria is winding down now is because there simply aren’t enough males of fighting age in the country left to *fight with*. They have either fled or have been killed.

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  14. PRC I like the part where if you are pro Islam, Gay marriage or literally any other half baked minority then that’s totally fine, but the second someone opposes it they are branded intolerant or arcaic by not only the members of the minority but also the endless hoards of sympathisers who thrice on getting upset about something that does not directly concern them. Fuck people.

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  15. Islam and muslims are the lowest form of human life in the history of mankind, actually the lowest form of life full stop.
    Not one country has been made better by their arrival, everything they touch turns to shit, all of their countries are shit holes, the product of thousands of years of inbreeding with their cousins and sisters, i suppose thats what you get.

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  16. Great quip from a TV show I heard a while back: “If you wake up, go about your business during the day, and you run into an asshole, you ran into an asshole that day. If you go about your business during the day, and everyone you run into is an asshole, you’re the asshole”.

    Have you ever stopped to think that it’s you? I mean, I’m on iracing, I’m on a number of leagues for Rfactor, RF2, AC, etc. I play public lobbies, I’m on forums I do all this stuff, and I’ve never had a single interaction like the multitude of horrible, weird interactions like you manage to. At some point you have to look around and realize that it isn’t everyone else.

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      1. There’s a time and a place where you take a look at yourself and realize that arguing with idiots on a hobby revolving around plastic toy steering wheels on a social media platform designed for 14 year olds is beneath you. Perhaps y’all will stumble upon it at some point. Sorry dude, getting angry at kids on FB and posting stupid youtube videos because you’re 20 and scared of brown people isn’t “changing the status quo”, it’s just being a dumbass.

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      2. It can go both ways. Are you also a sheep that follows the contradiction to the mainstream views/way of life? Or you think hipsters are less sheep than the common masses?

        Being part of the non-mainstream views/revolutionary doesn’t equal to good-true. It is a case by case situation. Which means the current mainstream way can be the good way and the revolutionary can be the bad way. For example the extremist muslims probably call the normal muslims as sheep.

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  17. Don’t forget that Islam is majorly on the poorest regions of the world, so they will commit acts of rebellion against betters country even without the religions, I think Islam has nothing to do with all that, its only a mere tool to justify this poor/vs/rich people war.

    If you read a little bit about the history of civilisations my dear James, the same things happened with the middle age europe when people used the religions for the same sort of acts, so it’s totally natural to see people on those country using they belief to release their frustration.

    I think Islam don’t need to disappear, but it need to evolve into something more moderne like European did starting from the “renaissance” period in Italy to the begining of the industrial revolution.

    In conclusion these acts of terrorism should be erased with the development of the Islamic lands, stopping useless wars against them and putting a limit to the israelit provocative politics is already a good start.

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  18. Knowing what Ondrej is like I doubt his critique of Islam was particularly intelligent or sophisticated. Here’s something he wrote about Lewis Hamilton on his blog:

    “If you ask how it is relevant to the weekend, I will reply that some people say he is british. Personally I don’t buy that. A) He is a nigger, nuff said”

    Ondrej, what a great guy, eh?

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    1. Of course… the media (PRC) only tells you half story. They make us have pity for this guy who got banned from facebook for extreme hate messages, without showing us the exact post facebook banned him for.

      You have the liberty to make extreme hate messages, but if you’re doing it in someone’s home then be prepared for the possibility to be kicked out.

      Most likely someone reported his post and facebook reviewed it against their rules/guidelines.

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            1. That has been one of religion’s go-to defense mechanisms for centuries – unfortunately, they are really effective at it.

              If I go up to some dipshit who walks around all day saying “2 + 2 = 5” and say “hey man, it’s 4” – everyone slaps me on the back for setting the record straight. If I go up to some dipshit who has conversations with his pretend friend in his imagination and say “hey man, you might want to get that checked out – hearing voices isn’t normal”, I am a bigot and the dipshit gets to wear the “persecuted” label.

              Time to grow up and evolve as a species. We already have PLENTY of dimensions to tempt us into creating divisions – gender, skin color, rF2 or AC, etc – we really don’t need whose imaginary friend would win in a fight to serve as one more.

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        1. Depending on the tone you say/write “fuck + something”, it is said with the hate sentiment. When people say “Fuck religion”, they are expressing hatred don’t they? You say that because you don’t agree with religion, or with a specific religion. But you are showing hatred with that sentence. “Fuck police” also shows hatred towards police (when they protect you, you immediately forget about it in that moment, but that’s another subject).

          To what “Fuck Islam” contributes? To hatred. You are not presenting arguments of disagreement with the ways of that religion or with the ways some people/groups interpret the religion and abuse in its name. In my view that sentence is the equivalent to a punch, but verbal.

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  19. These days, only religious fucktards..

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    1. As a nonbeliever, this guy is a moron. There is a way to be an atheist without sounding like a moronic teenager. Then again, that kind of thing comes with maturity and a sense of respect for others, which are two attributes Stefano has shown time and again that he does not possess.

      Also, I laughed at him bragging about his Fender amp like that’s some badass piece of equipment. It’s not a Mesa or an Engl, dude, so chill out.

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  20. There´s no God, but if there was I would thank him/her/it for being born in Europe.

    Multiculturalism instead of endogamy, road racing instead of oval racing, people appreciate Trump for his comical value alone, much lower chance of bumping into an armed idiot… life´s good.

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  21. “I am a shitty amateur race car driver working full time for a very prominent rental car company, and I’m not equipped nor educated enough to lecture y’all on world events.”

    So you actually really are the uneducated minimum wage without a life dude, that people do think you are…

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  22. Today I’ve learned, that you are explaining people how to find their way around the multi-storey, and handing them out car keys, on a saturday, and this seemingly is the only reason for you to leave the house. So, yes, for me, that pretty much fits the image of not having a life.

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    1. Which means I can hold positive relationships with both coworkers AND customers on a daily basis; a far cry from the overweight sperg persona some try to portray me as.

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