Why is discussion board participation down? in Culture, Race & Economy Posted September 9, 2012 · Report reply Well, the truth is the truth Troy.....ZANE oughta try it sometime. People like me...dying of brain cancer....are the types who will say any and everything. Facing death makes you feel as though you might as well just tell all. I tried to make friends with Thumper. He flatly rejected my attempts and was exceedingly hostile. In fact, our very last exchanges were about me trying to be friendly towards him. And for the record, people can look up the ORIGIN of our in-fighting. HE was the one attacking me and using my "African identity" to do so......in reality, he was JEALOUS of my charisma and the fact that people were far more entertained and into me. That's not my fault. I was gracious to Thumper and he was hostile. I gave it right back. Of course "Snooty black folk" (especially the book reading variety) are put off by bodacious "unruly" women like me. That take it too seriously and they don't even try to listen to anything that goes against their Snooty Attire. It's their own insecurity. Missing ABM is an understatement for me.