A week ago I got the following from a commenter identifying himself as "MotownVoice:"
What moron wrote this crap? If you could fit one more racial generalization or paranoid stereotype in this wad of tripe I suspect you would have.
He was responding to the post about how surprising it was that a cross country runner would turn out to be a murderer, since most distance runners tend to be studious, introverted types.
I didn't have the time to get into it when he wrote, so merely replied, "Motown -- As we all know, stereotypes have absolutely no basis in fact."
What I should have said was:
Ain't No Mountain High Enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough, to keep me from telling the truth!
I Heard it Through the Grapevine that football and basketball players run afoul of the law more often than cross country runners. Or is that Just My Imagination?
Mercy Mercy Me, I'm afraid it's the Same Old Song you're singing: willfully ignoring every fact that doesn't fit your narrative.
(But, as usual, I thought of the correct response too late.)
The thing is, Motown music -- including the songs I reference above -- was great. And back in the 60's, the civil rights cause was a just one: an end to segregation, an end to voting disenfranchisement, etc.
Today, the "civil rights" cause is all about the opposite: affirmative action, racial set-asides, and an end to any realistic talk about racial differences. Fittingly, the music that now comes out of the black community is rap.
What emanated from "MotownVoice" sounded more like rap.