I love my friends, they are among my most prized possessions. However, everyone I meet is not my friend, and since I am mean to my friends, you can only imagine how I treat people I randomly meet. The following is something I stumbled across that describes the way I feel about other poeple:
If you are not smart, not funny, or simply don't add to the collective discourse, you will be beaten like a Russian bride and sent on your way.
This is not quashing dissent. This is the cold boot of failure kicking you straight between the eyes. Just because the American educational system has taught you that everybody is a winner, and that you have some twisted right to have your opinion not only heard, but respected, doesn't make it true.