1. I like how you throw in the fact that the "virtual monopoly" was held by Jewish doctors, as if it was some sort of character flaw. Religion has nothing to do with what we're dealing with, which is race. You could've spoken of the white monopoly, but the fact you threw in that they were Jewish I think reveals a little bit about you.
Oh really, and what is it exactly that it reveals, O Deconstructor?
1. The doctors were
jewish and it was well known in the area that being jewish was very helpful in gaining the 'proper' connections. The monopoly was not
simply "white" and religion was quite relevant. The area is predominantly Ashkenazi jewish, meaning white non-jews found themselves fighting an uphill battle just like everyone else. Inasmuch as you were not there when my father built his business, it isn't for you to tell me what factors were relevant to the story of his success. I'm the one telling this story, thank you very much, and I admire my father's ability to break through as a non-jewish, non-white.
2. "As racist as they are." You said you didn't speak in generalizations. But now every white person that goes to your father is racist? Pretty hard to believe.
2. Like another poster, you seem to have allowed your 'disbelief' to cloud your reading. I did not say that all
of my father's white patients are racist. I simply called out the racist ones to illustrate my point. Don't stretch my words and then serve them back to me as if I won't catch the distortion. If you really have an issue, then dealing solely with what I said should give you ample room to explain yourself.
And that in the balance of things, even though they "hate" he's black, it's still worth it to them because they are attention-whores. Unbelievable.
What's unbelievable, Mr. Deconstructor, is your inability to read thoroughly and catch the point without being bogged down in word choice. The quality of medical attention is at an all-time low to hear some people tell it and many doctors are simply too overworked or uninterested to spend a lot of time on patients. This isn't anything new I'm presenting, it's a well-discussed problem with medicine today. My father takes a lot more time than his colleagues, makes house calls when that's virtually unheard among doctors in our area, and goes the extra mile to interact with his patients instead of giving them the chat-diagnose-goodbye routine. That matters, believe it or not, and as I pointed out, I believe it is the secret of his success. The point of my post was not the word 'attention-whore' and for you zero in on this as if I presented it as a sufficient explanation is dishonest. Period.
Somehow I doubt that they, if they were truly racist, would want to see a black doctor, no matter how good he is.
And I say that even racists value especially high quality care when it's available. But see, that's just my opinion just as what you wrote above is just your opinion. So exactly what do you want me to do? I don't care to convince you if you "somehow doubt" my point. It wasn't written for your benefit, Deconstructor.
You call them all racists and back it up with nothing
So let me guess, this is my cue to now lay out evidence of racism over the years at your exalted feet so my point may be believed? Well, I don't take cues very well. I called them racists and they're racists cuz I said so. The End. If that evidence isn't good enough for you then don't believe me. Deconstruct that.
You talk of the Jewish hegemony, the white racist patients, their hatred of blacks, and their unwillingness to see black doctors. And then have the nerve to be aghast that anyone would dare question you. Yikes.Aghast
? Puh-leeze. More like a-bored
as hell. Everything you wrote can be summed up as "you pissed me off by mentioning jews then irritated me by putting your father's white patients out there and I don't like anything you said"...to which I would have said "Ha!" Wouldn't that have been much quicker?
You talk of deconstructing, disbelieving, and your unwillingness to believe my anecdote. And then have the nerve to offer one last exaggeration after the distortions you've already weaved through your post. Yikes.
Sorry to say, but this is a shabby attempt at "deconstructing." You should have let someone better qualified do the job. I'm sure you weren't the only one irritated by what I wrote.
Disclaimer: This post is directed at Dave the Poster not Dave the Moderator so kindly don't misuse your moderator status to viciously police my posts if my post pisses you off.