Exactly. That's why I said I didn't think she was racist, just that what she said was a racist comment David.
And David, what's with the all Caps, bolds and underlined words? It feels like your screaming at me.
Cant you find a better way to emphasize your words and make your point?
HOW?? I don 't know how.
Its not "screaming"; its using available assets to explain the points
of my sentences as clearly as possible. We r not face-to-face and
therefore I cannot use vocal inflections, manual gestures nor facial expressions as means of expression.
In writing, some words mean a lot less than other words. For purposes of explanation, the more important words
shoud be stressed in ways that will be recognized and be remembered better.
The goal is to communicate ideas-- to make them known as effectively and as clearly as possible.
In some other fora in which I post, these assets r not available; that feels frustrating
Nothings impossible. I'm just saying that most racists [emfasis added by David] hate other races
because racists think they're better than other races.
Well, I don't know as much about it as U do.
I have not
counted how many racists hate other races
and how many do not hate. If u say it is "most"
I 'll take your word for it.
Thinking your better than other people isn't always a good thing dude.
When someone wins the Nobel Prize for medicine or the Nobel Prize for physics,
he knows for a FACT
that he is TREMENDOUSLY BETTER
than other people,
but he does not act in malice, neither by word nor by deed, so far as I have ever heard.
When people win Gold Medals
in the Olympics,
so far as I have ever known, thay do not speak nor act hurtfully
toward others; Gold Medals
do not turn winners into sadists
so far as I have ever heard. Maybe u know of winners who turned nasty? It coud be possible
If someone in school is a very fine, talented mathematician,
do u think that he must be nasty toward people who do not do as well??
I did not find that to be the case.
And thinking your better usually makes you treat other people who you think arent as good as you badly. Right?
No; not in my experience.
When I had a law firm, I found my employees to be of varying quality.
That was to be expected. No 2 people r equal to 1 another, not even identical twins.
There r always many differences.
Some of them were less intellectually gifted than other employees.
When thay fell into error, I was kind
to them in fixing problems.
That applied to both professional and support staff.
I wanted everyone to be happy, regardless of mental aptitude.
( Of course, some
mental problems required swift removal from the scene,
e.g., a clerk screaming at counsel on the fone; not in my
(Hey David, you know that I'm not arguing with you right? Debating is more like it.
Debate is one of the forms of argument.
I'm not getting angry, and I hope you aren't either.
There is no reason for anger.
I have no emotion. U have done nothing rong.
There is no rule that anyone has to agree with me about ANYTHING
I'm just telling you what I think Ok? We're not having a argument are we? Lol )
In law school, about 5O years ago, we were told that:
"argument is the piecing together of evidentiary fact
in combination with the ordinary rules of logic and rhetoric."
Arguments shed LIGHT
whereas quarrels shed HEAT
The purpose of argument is to figure out the truth,
whereas the purpose of quarrels is ego domination
In the 197Os, I took in a tenant, rented him an apartment
because I found him to be skilled in the art of argument; admirable
That betokens a good mind. I like good minds.
I was eagerly looking forward to arguing with him.
He became a good friend, Donald.
I believe that most of us who attend A2K expect to argue.
We get plenty of opportunity for it.