I am projecting nothing.
I am half Puerto Rican and half New Englander. My whole life I have been stuck between two cultures. Never really fitting into either. I and many family members have suffered extreme discrimination. To see me I would look like a stereotypical middle aged white guy. I have suffered discrimination and hate just because of what my last name is and where my father was born.
Not sure what being a self-made man means. I put myself through college. My parents helped as musch as they could. I worked full time while attending school full time. I went to a well-respected catholic school and received my B.A.'s in History and Sociology in 4 years. I started my M.A. at a major university, but did not complete because of burn out and the stress of debt.
After that I had multiple careers, from selling suits to being general manager of a small chain of convenience stores. My last real job was a business systems analyst for a major health insurance company.
I am 60 and have not had a real job in 18 years. I married well. At that time my wife finished her medical residency and we moved to a small town. We decided better if I stayed home and took care of things rather than work for a minimal wage. Then the kid came along and I still don't have a job. I stay busy. Take care of the house, cook, and clean. We have 40 acres and heat with wood. I am always available to help out friends. I volunteer a bit.
So yeah, I am a self-made man. I have made myself into the man I want to be and that my wife and boys can be proud of.
I am not afraid of people taking my privilege. I have been extremely privileged in my life and hope I can use that privilege to assist people to achieve a better life. I will not be a scared little man.
You and your friend do not know shit about me, so you can both go fuck yourselves
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What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?