Wednesday, June 28, 2006

No tolerance for intolerance...

I use Craigs List occasionally, for posting open positions at the store - or for viewing tickets for sale in the local area for concerts and shows. I very rarely venture into other areas of the board because there are most definitely some freaks that are out there. And honestly - I so don't want to know any of them.

But I was bored one night, surfing around - and stepped into the "rants and raves" section. What a bunch of lunatics that are out there. People who are so perverse - some of the things that people will say behind a veil of "anonymity" that Craigs List provides for them - just amazes me. And what amazes me even more - are the ones who post their photos around - and are looking for sexual favors. What is wrong with you people?!?!?!?

But what really disgusts me - is the racism. I have never seen or heard so many ignorant people say the stupidest things. It's disturbing to think that these people are actually walking around town. And what's so funny, is that most of it I've noticed has been posted of people who are of Middle Eastern descent, not so much Caucasian people. I disagree with racism period, and I couldn't resist responding to a few of the posts.

Alot of these posts were written about women. I responded to one such post. What I found so very interesting, is that while I didn't divulge my race or gender - this person I addressed assumed I was a man. And it was funny to see how ignorant he was when I called him out to challenge what he said. He couldn't post one intelligent arguement to support his views. And I mean truly intelligent - not just my biased opinon of what would be intelligent.

I got a good laugh out of it - and I'm anxiously awaiting his next response. But I have to tell you, I won't be visiting that section again once this conversation with my little "friend" is over. It's too easy for me to prey on the weak minded, and honestly - I find it far too disappointing to see that lack of humanity that is out there.

8 comments:

I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

It is sad to see the way people came to their views--perhaps parents modelled them or they (as you mentioned) are simply weak-minded and ignorant. It's simply a fact of life that, as hubby says, "Stupid people happen." It's sad though, I agree.

Hh

McSwain said...

Maybe you'll make the ignoramus think while you're having a little fun with him!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I don't know what Craig's List is but I sure do know about stupidity and ignorance. It boggles the mind.

Big Ben said...

good post. I think there are more morons out there than intelligent people.

Bougie Black Boy said...

I am SOOOO addicted to the NYC craigslist... you need to check that one out. . . hilarious.

JAX said...

i have never checked out craigslist.

I agree with you though. It's always very ignorant people that are racist. I have never met an intelligent bigot.

Laurie said...

I've never seen craigslist either.

People spout off behind a veil of anonymity because they are cowards.

Glitter/Aleka said...

I've done that before....and have fun at someone elses expense. Hee, hee, hee.