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I'm not MBM's or anyone else's shadow. I'm not in every thread that you guys are in. I'm not affected by or offended by everything that you guys are, either...
And that's exactly what I'm talking about. You don't get all spazzy over all stereotypes and other such things in threads where you are present, trolls or not.

So what makes it worth your time to point out "stereotypes" to MBM or the select group of those you do while not doing it to others?

Now, our friend AMERICA was the impetus for this thread. Indeed, MBM tailored his post, even stereotypically, in his honor to some extent, it would seem. But since you feel it's a waste of time to respond to trolls? Why are you responding in such a way to this thread which is, at least in part, a response to said troll?

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I respond when I am moved to do so.
Yes, that's the crux of it. What moved you here? What offended you here? Why were you offended by something that was more or less a response to a troll? I mean, I hesistate to think that you have some affection for trolls but you do seem to have this thing for wanting to call the dogs off of trolls and other people who use plenty of stereotypes, etc. when they register their views.

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It actually is. There's an elitism behind it that disturbs me and IMO clouds the issue.
HUH?? Elitism, present or not, indicates more than just the "stereotype."

So, yes... It's about the Elitism you perceive which goes above and beyond the stereotype. "Hillybillies" and "rednecks" use the same stereotypes in jokes, etc. - i.e. in non-elitist ways. So it's not all about the stereotype - if "elitism" is the very thing that's driving your issues here.

I don't know why it would take this many posts and so many questions for that to come out. How come you couldn't say that upfront?
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