I've watched this thread build for the last couple of days, but until now decided to refrain from comment.
First of all, thanks to the supporters who are able to see right through the hypocrisy and double standards exhibited by certain factions here. I won't mention names, but we all know who they are. And they aren't me or anyone in my "fan club".
We all know they are doing it, it's been spelled out time and time again, yet they deny it. This is especially true of TWFirst who is so set in his opinions, couldn't care less about what anyone else says, spews hateful rhetoric, and then denies it, or accuses whoever is calling him on it a bigot or intolerant and needs to be exiled to the back hills of Pakistan...In other words...everything he accuses me of doing. But see the difference is that he's gay, so that elevates him to some kind of grandiose protected status that says it is ok for him to have a double standard. Or so he thinks. I've asked him numerous times and I'll ask him again: "Are you practicing a double standard?" I have yet to get a simple yes or no answer out of him. Why? Because this is a loaded question that no matter what he answers, he only digs a deeper hole. And he knows it. His refusal to give me a direct answer says he does. He just won't admit it. If he says no, he'll be branded a liar in addition to a closed minded Liberal freak. If he says yes, then he's going to have some apologizing to do, and he'll be trounced just the same. He's not an idiot. He knows what he is doing and his aversion to this question is no accident. But still, watching some of his posts is like watching him walking down the street and pausing every few feet and him giving himself one good swift kick in his own ass. It's funny, but also, you feel sorry for him because he is inflicting that kind of pain on himself. But more importantly, you are begged the question of WHY is he doing it?
Frankly, I'd rather just go over and offer to assist with a few extra kicks to the ass and groin. I'd be more than glad to practice my soccer skills on his midsection. Hey, anything to help.
Now it's time to respond to some of the charges here.
First of all, someone equated me to being a "pied piper" of sorts to the younger folks. Hey man, I didn't coerce, fool, or persuade anyone to put me on their respected list. Each and every one did willingly and of their own free will. So, if this is now an issue of who has the biggest following, and who follows, then I must be the Pied Piper, and TW and Brissie must be vying for leader of the Jonestown compound. So don't drink anything he gives you, especially Cool Aid.
Second, I've briefly discussed this issue with Johan personally. Since this is his web site, and I do enjoy using it, and more importantly, I respect his creation. I've agreed to tone down a bit. I promised him, and I'm promising you that I'm going to make an honest effort at being a less abrasive. Doesn't mean I'm going to stop posting, or change my position on anything, it just means I'm going to be putting a little more thought into what I say first. Of course I know that someone out there will think that ANYTHING posted by me, even if it's a blank page with nothing on it is offensive. If you are that person, then too bad,you have some issues...and it ain't me.
Now, I want to dissect Mr 757's post for a minute. He accused me of the following:
Mr. Mattie made statements such as:
"Blacks have poor work ethics,--this is a fact,"
I never said that conclusively. I said that all but 3 of the one's I've worked with over the years had poor work ethics. That was a fact. You can call it what you want, but the bottom line is when you are late every day, call in sick your first week, and so on, THAT'S BAD WORK ETHICS. Now I left this open for a loophole. It is a possiblity, albeit a very remote one, that there are only 47 or so Blacks in this country that have bad work ethics, and I was unlucky enough to have encountered all of them. By no means are they any indication of what the Black community as a whole is like. That could very well be true. But given what I encountered over the last 10 years, I find it hard to believe that what I've seen are isolated cases, and that there's some truth to what I say. I'm sorry if it hurts your feelings, but hey it's all about the facts, feelings are a very distant second.
"...Blacks simply cannot exist in our white world--look at East St. Louis which is 98% black",
This is slander, libel, and heresay plain and simple. I never said this. I've never even been to STL, so how the hell can I comment on it?
"...Blacks need to just stick to doing things they're good at such as basketball and rap--they're simply not good at white collar jobs, this is a fact."
Again, Mr 757 this is a blatant bold faced lie, and I'm surpised you even have the balls to say it. You know g**dammed well I never, EVER, EVER said this.
Anyway, enough of this for now. Someone did correctly suggest that I laugh my ass off everytime someone starts and engages in a fight over me. I do.
I really do appreciate everyone that sees the truth, or is at least willing to examine both sides objectively.
Now I'll post this, and see what sparks fly now.....hopefully, none.
Talk to y'all later...