Flux wrote:Thoughts? Reactions? What do you think, aforceforgood?
Well, I think it's interesting that you've edited out the largest voter block to try and skew the results into what you'd like them to show. Do you work for the government? Just curious.
You rationalize in your own mind that YOU know EXACTLY why those choosing the "who gives a shit" option to vote for do so because they truly don't give a shit, ignoring the possibility that it might simply be the least inaccurate
option available to vote for what truly represents their feelings on the matter.
And I also think the sampling is way too statistically small to prove anything, even if it were possible to "prove" I were a racist or offensive by asking people whether they felt I was, especially while allowing them to remain anonymous and give no basis for this accusation whatsoever.
And really, I'm trying really hard to let this go, and I both appreciate and accept your apology Don, but I just can't resist twitting you on this, both because you deserve it and because it so beautifully illustrates a point;
Don Muerto wrote:AFFG, I think a more useful tack for you would be to say something definitive that refutes the misperception you seem to be laboring under. Rather than demand proof and cites, etc. why not just come out and say how you feel about race and culture and clear things up?
aforceforgood wrote: I like a lot about latino culture, their strong family ties, passion, etc.
And this was your response...
Don Muerto wrote:So the family ties and passion are good, but the laziness and theft are bad?
I can sense you're a little calmer than when you initially had your first strong emotional reaction to what I said, and are trying to reach out to me, and I don't want it to seem like I'm slapping away your hand extended in freindship, (which is not what I'm trying to do here, but I feel there's a point that needs to be made) but I can't help pointing out that the perception of me as a racist had a lot of help from posters who read a LOT into my statements.
In other words, I feel like no matter what I say, it could be twisted. Heck, I've been condemned for things I didn't even say, that were created out of thin air in someone else's mind.
Or to put it as someone else did in the other thread, and turn it around on you so that you (<--that's a collective you, not just you Don) might genuflect a bit more on your own postings here, it seems like no matter what "evidence" is presented to you, you will dismiss it, or ignore it altogether...