Originally Posted by Kev Brigden
Instantaneously disregarding aforementioned quality of a guitar due to its birthplace is the same.
Would you do that with people? ...No, of course you wouldn't. I like this forum at times, but at other times people are so utterly "holier than thou" and up themselves I wonder just how accurate some of the info on jemsite actually is.
You must live in a world called, "Perfect" because, unless you do, you would have to see that people do that with people ALL THE TIME.
More so than with anything else.
And they take it many steps beyond that . . . disregarding quality of people based on birthplace/origin, RACE and nationality, (hence, predecessors origin/birthplace) even if said, 'lesser' person was born in the same place they were.
I used to listen to a co-worker all day talk about, "Those damned ni****s, Polacks, drunken Mics . . ." (no, not me, he was talking about people of Irish decent) and many more derogatory terms for many more peoples . . .
I got to the point I would just tune him out, couldn't believe how ignorant one man could be. He was Archie Bunker in the flesh, only worse because Archie even came around when he got to know people . . . this guy . . . if you weren't of German decent he didn't like you, no matter what. . . didn't like me at all because I'm a "damned WOP, Ginker, Greasy Italian" (and he pronounced it, "EYE-Tail-AN"
Okay, rant over . . . in case anyone missed the point, people judge people based on origin more so than they do quality of product based on origin . . . and they do it not only based on birthplace, but ancestor’s birthplace even more so . . .
Not that I'm condoning the practice . . . it's just a fact of life . . . sadly.