1. Watch international news
2. Get pissed off at something Nation A did
3. Ready pitchforks and torches
4. Drop by [insert social media] for fandom updates before joining witch hunt
5. See Hetalia
6. Realize that it’s not something Nation A did, only something done by shitty person(s) in Nation A, which every nation has because we’re just apes and we’re silly and have our lizard brain doing all our judgments and biologically scientifically we honestly don’t know any better. We’re not wired. Shitty Person A could be you or me. Nation A is just an amalgam of people, many of whom are cute, and adorable, and deserve as much love and happiness as anyone would wish on Hetalia Character A.
7. When everything boils down to it, our best and our worst are just people.
8. Finish tl;dr-ing
9. Put down pitchforks
Ideally I’d like to be able to get from 2 to 6-7 without the intervening steps, but hey, I’m a flawed human being.