Consider this an open letter to all Dudes and Dudettes, from an author who has consistently pushed the boundaries of acceptability on this site…
Though it may seem ironic that I am the one to write this, please don’t disregard this or call me a hypocrite. Yes, I am no fan of blacks (as a group). And yes, I have posted stuff on this site that has drawn the ire of people far more polite and measured than myself. I have even had to redact my own commentary and posts because of it.
All this is to say: I understand your anger and frustration. It is totally justified and completely understandable.
It also must be noted that AWD is the last person on earth to tolerate the censorious tyranny of Political Correctness.
However, being non-PC does not mean being rude or outright mean. There is a difference. Again, I am not the authority on this difference as I often overstep the line. But there is a line, and I think it’s time to be clear on where it is.
There are two hard and fast rules on this site: 1, No f-bombs, and 2, no n-bombs. During the original close-knit days of this blog, those two simple rules sufficed. However, as the audience has expanded and race relations have further deteriorated under our “post-racial Messiah”, the spirit of these rules requires an expansion of the letters of them.
Namely, no n-bombs means not just n-bombs, but any disparaging commentary relating to apes, monkeys, chimps, chimp-outs, etc.
Again, the anger is understandable, but it’s not an excuse to resort to language that does nothing but give our enemies ammunition to use against us (not to mention offend readership that might otherwise be sympathetic to our cause).
We can be critical of blacks—or Hispanics, or Jews, or Muslims, or any other race, religion, color, or creed—without being nasty and ugly about it.
In deference to our venerable host, I will do my best to be reasonable and measured in my criticism of those groups who bring great injury to our once-great nation. I humbly ask that you do the same.