quote:Originally posted by Nmaginate:Your question isn't worth dignifying.quote:now please answer my original question...YOU CAN READ. Did you see disagreement? Logically, are you lead to believe I disagree? If not, then don't waste my time. If so, then please list what it was that I said that lead to your question.quote:are you disagreeing that black people (as a whole) would be better off if there was a profound attachment to community as my indian example?
Like I said, you don't need me to validate that idea. And I won't. Either you can ask a question or make a point on what I actually said or you can find something else to talk about.
YOU CAN READ.Don't come to me for validation. I don't do validation. You made your point. I made mine. Now what's the problem?quote:
But surely you know your observations are not universal. In other words, no matter how much "truth" there is to what you've said... it is hardly true in the way you've expressed it. All these sentiments, as "valid" as they are, are overburdened, overladen emotions that really communicates something other than "I want us to do better."
if my question doesn't dignify a response then don't bother responding to any of my postings. you are far to volatile for your own good. as for my ability to read, i'll put up my educational credentials up against yours any day of the week but in the final analysis what does that prove? i assure you, this blackman can read.
you may or may not have noticed but while you have chastised my posting for 'stereotyping' black americans you yourself have in turn ˜stereotyped' me. don't you think that is a contradiction? i've posted here roughly 25+ times and this is the first critique i've made concerning black people. if you can't tell by now that i'm not a conservative ideologue, then i don't know what to tell you. therefore, if i choose to spend 4% or 5% of my time here criticizing the negative behaviors or aspects i perceive of my community then i will do that. if this offends your sensibilities, i'm sorry for that but i will not suppress my opinions.
i'm not here to engage in fruitless verbal sparring, i'm here to exchange ideas with my people. if you disagree with something i say, that's cool, no one here is infallible nor has a monopoly on ideas.
from this point forward, if/when you disagree with a specific point i make, ask a simple question for clarification. going on the offensive or jumping to conclusions wastes a lot of time and gets us nowhere.