Kev has added many good things to this site, and I follow him and even upvote and give him positive comments from time to time. I do not receive, and do not expect or need, reciprocity.
As significant a contributor as CUKev is - imagine if you will Kevin’s Own words directed at a group of black men and women in a public setting. Any number of them would seem them as I do - racist words designed to exploit and divide. Those people - long the victim of bigotry and far far worse, have no duty to - in fact must not - turn the other cheek in the face of such vertipitude.
I confronted Kev with the history of his very own words. They are indeed ugly to many and Kev and others should, at the minimum, understand that. - Kev may very well not be a bigot - but he has no hesitation to play those cards on this board. Perhaps he is not a bigot - but only enjoys stirring folks like me up with the language of bigotry.
Whatever his intent - my intent was to confront - for all to see - Kev with his own words, it was a tactic employed by a Kev a mere week ago against Gateway - he and his colleagues delighted in confronting Gateway with her own history - her own post. But using Kevs very own rhetorical device against him today was viewed as an unfair manipulative act on my part.
If only Kevs supporters a week ago had not been so giddy when Kev outed Gate with her own words.
I understand the language of bigotry is going to be permitted on this forum. I would rather have Kev here than not. But few black men would ever let Kevs language stand without response. Nor do I.
To steal from John Lewis's already immortal words:
When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.