You may remember Shahrazad from Panama. She has accused you of being a racist, based on what you wrote some time ago:
It may surprise you to know that on the KIR forum I have been defending you, saying that the passage expresses misanthropy, not racism. She isn't convinced and so we were both wondering if you could clear the matter up for us.You are all here having (yet another) inane conversation about 'the problem with women today'. Some of the most distorted and tendentious minds that have ever conglomerated in cyber-space! Along comes Alex (whose shtick fits marvellously here) and throws in some really outrageous statements about Panamanians (I lived in Panama for a significant amount of time). And so what the fuck!?
Human beings and human culture, said Aldous Huxley, when you really examine them without filters, is deeply disturbing, such that you will want either to exterminate humankind or put an end to yourself. They (we) are that bad, and this ridiculous badness comes in all flavors, in all races, in all cultures, and in each sex. Latinos, for various reasons, take the worst characteristics and bring them to new levels, they improve on the rat-like tendencies of human beings. They are wicked, but in permissive atmosphere no one can say anything about it. This investiture in the human rattiness takes on airs...it struts about...it decries criticism...it snivels! And one of their favorite activities is whining about their lot, and they do this with gusto and consummate skill. Additionally, (like Shah) they bitch and moan about 'imperialism' and the 'imperialist' and look for a figure to blame outside of their own attitudes, activities and choices for the misery of their present, but everything they have, which they never would have been able to attain on their own (they are quite capable of fucking up any enterprise they get into if there is not an outside force (foreigner) to guide them along) came from the work of that terrible imperialist. Their present success stems directly from taking over and managing an accomplishment they did not initiate. But they still bitch and moan though an extraordinary thing was laid in their laps. This one point (looking for someone else to blame) is a major stumbling block for Latino culture, straight across the board.
It is an erroneous vision of things that, on one side you have slobbering, irresponsible 'gay' men, and on the other intelligent, sensitive women who really deserve so much more. If the truth is to be told, you have to describe them (Panamanians, men and women) as startlingly mediocre, a culture that were it not for a collosal historical accident would still be living in bogs on a diet of yucca and platano. Almost everything they have has come from foerign influence, and the structure of what success they have from outside of their own sphere.