I'm glad that you can feel good about yourself while walking around the city in your wool pants, looking down on the street people (crackheads), dry cleaners (asians) and especially those small-town accountants driving minivans - unless of course you want to get a beer with them so you can feel superior. Honestly though, I hope that you are using the anonymity of the internet to play a role, because if this is truly the way you are in real life, I feel sorry for you.
First, I was joking about accountants as drinking partners, and as a former geek, I have many accounting jokes, as I do geek jokes. It's funny that you take offense, every accountant I have worked with had his share of geek or management jokes, and we had great fun harassing each other with them. My sense of humor can be overly crass and dry at times, but come on, do you seriously believe that I actually literally hate accountants? That is ludicrous. Second, when did I ever put down Asians? I just don't understand where you come off with the whole anti-Asian thing. My description of the dry-cleaner was added for color, and is accurate for the region in which I live. Does it make me racist that I note that the majority of dry-cleaners in my area are Asian? Come on. Get a grip. Are you really so sensitive that any mention of race immediately incurs some form of racial discrimination or prejudice? If you are looking to paint me as a racist, you're going to have to look elsewhere, pal. About crackheads, I have no idea what you're trying to get at. Do I think I'm better than crackheads? What the hell is that even supposed to mean? And when did I ever say anything to imply that? The entire idea that you are implying is just totally one-dimensional and absurd. I'm not even sure where to begin with it. Mostly, I think "crackheads" are people with drug addiction, and generally mental health, issues so severe that they have become completely disenfranchised. How is anything related to that topic simple enough to summarize on an internet bulletin board? And how could my feelings about the problem, to which I have been exposed my entire life, possibly be condensed into such simple dialogue. You have no idea, and your glaring ignorance about the topic becomes quite evident in your attempt to oversimplify it, and glean some form of emotional context from my words that were just completely not present. As for the burbs and its minivans, the exact reasons I actually DO hate it (and the chinos everyone wears there, which to me have become the 'burban uniform) are the very things you are trying to paint on my character. Racial prejudice? Get a f**king clue pal, I happen to live in an urban area where ethnic diversity is more than a fashion statement, and I prefer it that way. However, take a drive through your typical burb, and you will get an upclose and personal look at 21st Century racial discrimination - where non-WASP whites, blacks, asians, etc are allowed to be WASP, but only that. Let me ask you something: How many synagogues are in your burb? How many mosques? How many ESL businessmen and entrepreneurs? Do you even know what ESL means? How many authentic Ethiopian (a personal fave), Somalian, Phakistani, Vietnamese, or Ukranian restaurants are within walking distance of your home? How many Bosnian theater groups, or independent Albanian film-maker/documentarians? How many of your neighbors have lived in America less than 10 years? The fact that I prefer the city, and you prefer the burbs, speaks for itself. Urban areas are a mecca of bustling micro-economies, full of ethnic diversity and rich with character. It is beautiful, I love it, it is my personal Babel, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The cultural differences between myself and other citizens of my urban home is something I celebrate, that I LOVE, that gives me endless energy and adds infinitely to my own personal character, helping me define myself, who I am, what I like, and so on. The very diversity so present in urban environments allows us to discover our truly unique selves, and celebrate that uniqueness without fear of offending another. That was the entire point of my statement, however, I wouldn't expect you to understand because you are obviously a suburbanite. Only suburbanites become OFFENDED when you celebrate diversity. Only suburbanites are AFRAID of cultural uniqueness, and the beautiful freedom of being able to truly express oneself. That is why they choose to live in the burbs: where everyone drives the same cars, eats the same foods, wears the same clothes, goes to the same churches and worships the same god, feels the same emotions (or lack thereof, due to overusage of antidepressants), listens to the same music and has the same feelings about it, watches the same television shows and has the same conversations, I could go on ad infinitum. It disgusts me completely. And yes, I do see myself as better than these people, these WASP suburbanites (regardless of their skin color or nation of origin) as more alive and less afraid. And I do operate with that mindset, with a very strong hatred of suburbia and all that it stands for, as do the majority of urban people that I know. And if there is one thing that every urbanite I know just completely hates, it's when some racist WASP burbanite spouts off with their self-righteous offense whenever someone around them says anything regarding race, culture, politics, or any other subject which requires one to take a stand, or makes note of the fact, in some trivial way, that we are all different and unique. Because that is anathema to burbanites. And that is why they are anathema to urban culture, which is all about the beauty of being "unique" and the celebration of that.