OK. Autumn, our admin, writes from time to time an article called "The Beat goes on", numbers might get to MCC or whatever once - hopefully :-)
I've been here for 3.5 years now, I'm not the first who joined, and not the last who will leave. And I'm probably the only lasting foreigner (means non-American) who has stayed so long.
I mean, I'm your special "ranter" about US policy, I've been insulted numerous times as a nigger lover, a European snob who looks down on Americans, a Russian troll, you name it. So what ?
I just say what I think from what I see. I'm getting 60, and I have a certain knowledge about what happens and why. At least I THINK I have it by analyzing world events and history. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe not. None of us knows the "truth". But some think they do. Like the ones who write articles about stuff and then complain when others don't follow their POV.
And then they get pissed off because some guy says bullshit, man, shut up about about that shit. But he might have a twinking eye on it or a between-liner....or a comment before missed.
Why is that ? Because these guys are so convinced they're "right" that they can't allow themselves people questioning them. Self-protection. In psychological terms it would mean an inferiority complex which is compensated by a self-overrated ego.
We all have our views coming from specific backgrounds in different cultures, and we all are influenced by that and the media which tells us this-and-that. And some seem to have such a "special" knowledge, and take it so dead-seriously that they aren't even able to figure that an "insult" with a twinking eye just means: Hey, ok, but think about it and consider other views - and don't take life so seriously - it's not !
Humour, or humor.
Why have we lost it ? Because humor is not a small thing. A humorous person is, at least to my experience, an intelligent person. Because he can read and/or listen between the lines. Many have to re-learn that. Because if they can they won't feel insulted for no reason. And it will help them in real life. When someone can't laugh, he's dead.
I have addresses for people having problems enjoying life. Contact me under Jesus, phone 00-00A-00B0Z. You can get to the answer to your question by yourself by listening to the dial tone for an hour and thinking about why you have to address someone ELSE LOL