Levin: Do I Owe the Virginia Flaggers an Apology?
Following my comment, Patrick Young responded to me -- or rather, about my comment. He said:
BTW, I live in a black community and work in another black community. I’m guessing the folks who discern “a very real, observable obsession with SHOES in the black community” are the same ones who order up a nice big watermelon when a black family comes for dinner.This is a perfect example of floggerette deliberate misunderstanding in order to denigrate that ends up making their own intellect look less than stellar. (I posted about that pheonomenon here: Shrinking and Shriveling Intelligence and Integrity )
I'm certain -- or fairly certain -- a man of his intelligence and education knows there are multiple definitions of the word "community." He is pretending I meant it this way --
1. a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage....when, in fact (as I'm sure a man of his intelligence knows), I meant it this way--
3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists (usually preceded by the).He also commented --
"I love the fact that in denouncing fatherless homes, Connie uses stats from an organization of divorced men."First, I didn't denounce fatherless homes; I lamented them. I denounced the circumstances that have led to the existence of so many of them.
Second, I guess his "loving" it is supposed to convey scorn, as if there's something wrong with divorced men being concerned about fatherlessness in this country. If he knew anything about this subject, he would know that the stats on fatherlessness come from from an organization of divorced men because they are the ones who most often have their children ripped from their lives by divorce.
Perhaps Mr. Young also doesn't know that 65% to 70% of divorces in the US are instigated by WOMEN. The men's rights movement grew out of the fathers' rights movement. I would suggest that he Google "fathers rights movement" and start acquainting himself with this ... ah ... community.
I also recommend the following--
Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family
by Stephen Baskerville
Mr. Baskerville's Website
Perhaps before again attempting to ridicule somebody with a subject he seems to know little to nothing about, Mr. Young will educate himself first....