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Summary: Why Techrights is a friend of the United States, especially when it criticises what it considers to be rogue institutions within this country

NEARLY MOST of the readers of this Web site are American. This is not surprising given the site's language. I just wanted to clarify something, especially after posts like the previous one.



Many of the companies criticised in this Web site just happen to be based in the United States. Criticising them has nothing at all to do with nationality (they are multinational in fact). Some of our critics may try to characterise this site's stance as nationalistic* , which would be outright ridiculous as the servers which run this site have always been based in the United States, just for starters. It's one of those traps like "sexism" or "racism", where one dismisses an opinion only based on perceived discrimination in the messenger's mind. It's the same old game of labeling [1, 2, 3].

“It's one of those traps like "sexism" or "racism", where one dismisses an opinion only based on perceived discrimination in the messenger's mind.”Criticism of the USPTO is not criticism of the United States and criticism of any country's foreign policy is often a criticism of the government, which need not necessarily reflect the opinion of its people. The intention is to help the 'real' United States (the people) save itself from those affluent minorities/cliques who exploit it.

This is just a minor point which needed to be clarified and taken off my chest because some sentences can be easily generalised and thus be misunderstood. I have a lot admiration and a lot of family in the United States and sometimes the best way to show one's care is to criticise those who harm the population they purport to represent. _____ * Had I been based in the United States, the label might be something like "treason" and outspoken people like Richard Stallman may choose to clarify by stating in the front page of their site that "America Means Civil Liberties ... Patriotism Means Protecting Them".

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