I didn't ask you about "people" or some general reason why people ask questions. Your question was clearly a rhetorical question with little bit of nothing innocent and mere fact finding about it.quote:what is the purpose of a question, you ask? [/question]I asked you what was the purpose of your question in the particular context in which it fell.
[QUOTE] people ask questions because they are trying to obtain information to achieve personal clarification or understanding.
Hmmm... Are you confused by your own inability to answer the very personal question about your own personal motivation for asking such a blatantly rhetorical-leading question that you and I both know has no basis in context?quote:typically questions are personal in nature hense my confusion why a personal question needs justification of purpose to you.
I guess it is when people ask non-following, tangential or otherwise irrelevant questions.quote:is questioning the questions of others your modus operandi?
And it was exactly your rhetorical and VALIDATION NEEDS that I was not going to dignify.quote:my original question may have been a bit to cryptic for your liking but nevertheless it wasn't posed to suit your needs but mine.
You trying to wax incredulously with the ridiculous. You have plenty of information of what I think about your "Indian Model." And you know the other part (the only part Kweli saw fit to dignify) is just absurd. Absurd for you to even try to frame such a question (just so you can feel validate... or vindicated).
Simple demonstration (the part Kweli addressed):
are you disagreeing that black people (as a whole) would be better off if there was a profound attachment to community?
Ummm... Yeah, it makes a lot of sense and logically connects with what I already said for me to say, "Yes. I disagree. I DON'T think Black People as a whole would be better off if we had a [more] profound sense/attachment to community?"
Yep!! That really sounds like something you can logically draw from what is clearly recorded with respect to my views.
If you're as academically accomplished as you say you are then you can do a whole lot better than to come begging me to agree with you with some pre-school level rhetorical questions playing on the incredulous "How dare you disagree with me. You can't be disagreeing with me. Are you disagreeing? How dare you!"... and bordering on the absolutely ridiculous. "My Indian Example..."
You're talking about the one in which you said:
if asians are so intelligent, disciplined and organized why is the continent of asia so screwed up.??????
LOL... How about demonstrating when and where I "stereotyped" you as a "conservative ideologue??"
Now that's too funny... Question one little premise of yours (one that you think is self-evident, when it is not... as expressed) and you go to grasping at straws... Desperately.
Please. Whenever you get finished, though... You or anyone else (CON-Feed) can start addressing this:
quote:If we're going to talk about responsibility, then where is the discussion of what it will take to realistically turn things around or TRANSFORM them, as CON-Feed would say, in the way people suggest?
See... I find that conversation lacking. So, IMO, the degree of responsibility sought by those concerned is questionable. And that, not as a mark against them questioning their Love of Black People, but questioning their (our) ability to go beyond emotional reactions to [some of] our "shortcomings" and [away from] the simplistic thinking [that hardly promotes] effective and practical solutions.
"Just Say No!" was an empty campaign. Likewise, "Value Education" hardly speaks to how to do that. How to maintain that. What it takes to do that, etc.