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  •  I use that assumption as a weapon :) (21+ / 0-)

    obligatory disclaimer; 50 y/o white guy.
    I get accepted into the racist club on sight quite often; I fit the profile. So i often am gifted with the latest racist quip from someone who also fits the profile.
    That's when i throw off the camouflage and LET THEM HAVE IT.
    I recently threw a customer off the premises for sharing with me his nostalgia for the days when it was OK to kill black people (!!).

    To all of my generation; no, we aren't ALL like them. But think about it; how much of the angry RWNJ crap has come from the mouths of our generational peers? How much burden do our old schoolmates bear for the nastiness of the Right in the last decade or more? What generation embraced the simpleminded selfishness of Reagan and carried it forward to the faux-libertarian teabaggers?
    Yes, the internet is full of writing shortcuts and broad brush generalizations. But frankly, this one is closer to the mark than most.
    I know my heart and my mind. I know where I stand. It doesn't bother me when people use the angry old white guy shorthand, because I see the embodiment of that description all around me. So, i'd put it at a zero, too.

    Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013

    by kamarvt on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 05:47:41 AM PDT

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