It was brought to my attention that there is a difference between 'complaining'[whining] and 'making an observation' and of course speaking in reflection of that observation. Is that true, or not true? Personally, I wonder if its just a mere exercise in semantics. Or is it a matter of ones perspective..., liking to the saying, that 'the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter depends on which end of the rifle one is standing on'. Are they different? Are they the same? What are some examples/hypothetical's that support one or the other? And in an attempt to leave fewer rocks unturned, support for both. ...Your thoughts. Note: "This thread is [a] contextual shift from the actions and motivations of a White person" assumed to have caused a considerable amount of distraction among black persons, to the willing participants' shared analysis on this so-called 'difference'.