I've NEVER EVER had to bail out/RUN from any thread on ANY internet message board, or been unable to address assertions/answer questions, even if I have ended up putting my hands up/conceding that I've made a HUGE mistake, my position, perspective, stance or opinion was totally wrong. A superb example was when I had to thank a SISTER on Blackvoices [which was the first and easily the best message board I’ve EVER posted to, which is why AOHELL bought it, and after consistently degrading its functionality within 6 years killed it] for opening my eyes/giving me a severe public SLAP [in a What are your 5 favorite films thread] as to why the COLOUR PURPLE shouldn't be my favourite film [it no longer is] whereas aren't most posters in general, on here specifically, very very fragile and egotistical at the same time [go into total evasion/denial/headlong flight from REALITY mode as opposed to even considering admitting that they are or got it wrong]? I really liked The Colour Purple due to the so spectacularly brilliant acting of the predominantly African American cast. How Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg didn’t get Oscars for their truly superlative acting in this film I do KNOW and so do YOU, don’t YOU? Luckily, I got the chance to personally congratulate Danny Glover when I met him at the “Rage in Harlem” premiere here in London as he was so believably HATEFUL/DYSFUNCTIONAL in The Colour Purple that I wanted to hit him, can an actor engage you more than that? However this SISTER on Blackvoices [Favourite Film thread] very calmly woke me up from my conscious/waking/coma/challenged my rational processing power with regard to factual information by asking me if I was aware of the fact that Alice Walker [author of The Colour Purple] was a lesbian? I wasn't. She then asked if I hadn't noticed and noted that all the African American male characters in The Colour Purple were fundamentally flawed and even comparatively physically weak whereas all of the female characters were vibrantly assertive and strong/as underlined by Operah Winfrey's character literally having a knock out right hand punch? I hadn't. For the coup de grace she asked if I had seen the Tuskegee Airmen [a film with Laurence Fishbourne and Cuba Gooding Junior starring]? I had. My tag came back to haunt me in that how could I as an allegedly conscious man of African ethnicity place the Color Purple’s fictional depiction of consistently weak, flawed consistently useless/dysfunctional Coloured, Negro, Black as opposed to intellectually and spiritually conscious African American men as genuinely my favourite film whereas the TRUE story of the Red Tails/Tuskegee Airmen/African American squadron whose spectacular exploits in White on White War II read like fiction [easily the best fighter pilot squadron in that war] was only in my top five/behind Catch 22? What choice did I have other than to publicly thank this lady for her so succinct/accurate WAKE UP call/correcting me, in that isn’t my tag a NIGHTMARE that we’re all living [I wish I was exempt, but KNOW, I’m constantly reminded by that sort of experience that I’m not]? However, wasn’t the SLAP I received from this Sister [which I’m still EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for] over The Colour Purple a far more fundamental WAKE UP/BE MORE ALERT with regard to the manner in which the mass media in general, Hollywood specifically used this film to undermine the prestige/stature of ALL African Americans in general, the men specifically as the price of providing them with the vehicle/jobs where they so superbly displayed their acting skills? My point to YOU all is THEY caught me, hook, line and sinker, I got it completely wrong as highlighted by me [going into BRAIN DEAD AUTOMATON mode] even publicly projecting and promoting The Colour Purple as my favourite film; but once this lady CORRECTED me, my preference was to wake up and publicly THANK HER as opposed to digging in/continuing to be a drugged, entranced by the Hollywood glitz CLOWN, whereas have YOU [or any of the posters on the Destee or any other message board] ever publicly admitted to being wrong about ANYTHING? Isn’t this point particularly relevant at the end of the week when Margaret Thatcher was so publicly laid to rest [as the UK’s longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century], in that isn’t it bizarre/somewhat confusing that her sound bite “The Lady’s not for turning” is still perceived by so many as an example of her strength of character whereas how happy would anyone be with that response from a woman/anyone driving a car that you’re in towards a cliff edge [a far too accurate metaphor for what has happened to the UK since 1979], cant a lemming rush end horribly for ALL of the lemmings? Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmedgraphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?