[Note: certain parts of this post came from a PM which I haven't yet sent]
Regarding your thoughts vis a vis superficial characteristics of people we meet such as the color of their skin or where they were born or what they or their parents' religion or lack thereof is/was or their eye color or sexual proclivities or whether they prefer the Beatles over the Rolling Stones or whether or not the Genome Project does or doesn't tell us they have Neanderthal mitochondria on their motherfucking doubly helical DNA strands (which I definitely DO by the way and I hope that isn't TMI) -
None of that shit matters!
For fux sake, are we not fucking aDULTs here? Have we not each of us at Our Salon lived an average of 4 to 6 motherfucking DECades? Are the use of nuance in a discussion, and the ability to think on more than one level at the same motherfucking time, skills which we abandoned when we left the more intellectually rigorous environs of Open Salon or is it just an unfortunate coincidence that approximately a quarter of the active members on this site somehow never developed those skills at all? Why do people who are OBVIOUSLY dyed-in-the-wool, open minded, compassionate progressives from working class backgrounds get raked over the coals time and time again as supposed racists or elitists or whatever kind of "ists" a particular fucktard is having anger management issues with that particular day? A very nicely dressed black woman once walked on a bus in Kansas City and spent ten minutes screaming and spitting directly in my face about what a worthless, evil, murdering honkie Jew I am and how I and every one of my fellow worthless, evil, murdering honkie Jews need to all die ASAP, but you know what? I went ahead and gave her the benefit of the doubt that she had more reasons to be pissed off than I did as I rode that bus to the end of the fucking line, jumped off, and walked a mile and a half so I could spend 10 hours in a fucking barn at negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit feeding clods of frozen fucking dirt through a dirt grinding machine for $8.00 a fucking hour.
Do you think I'm making that shit up?
Well, I'll tell ya what then, bro; fuck you too.