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I am aware of the situation and while a more detailed and appropriate… 
20th-Oct-2009 01:28 pm
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I am aware of the situation and while a more detailed and appropriate statement will be issued shortly, it has occurred to me that I need to issue a brief missive to those who may be suddenly drawn to my LiveJournal.

I have made a mistake. I recognize that and I assure all of you, whether you know me or not, that I do not want to repeat this mistake. Where I cannot undo the past, I can change my course in the future.

I will not be replying to posts for a while. I will try not to read them either. Time can heal, and time can change.

Avery W. Krouse
known in the Society as Lord Tobias Morgan.
20th-Oct-2009 07:56 pm (UTC) - Payment...
The episode of learning and humility that you are referring to, unfortunately, is nothing new. It makes me remember an event that I, ashamedly, gave vent to a jewish-hate (as I saw it after being called on it) joke that I told my boss(hairdresser) and her client. Guess what... they were both Jewish.. (I was 17 at the time.. so the foot in mouth taste was quite new). Thing of this is... you stepped into something that unfortunately hurt someones feelings about something that took a great chunk of that person's life joy that they had previously enjoyed away. Did you do it to hurt that person, no. Was it in bad taste.... you already have come to the understanding that considering what you wish to be (to be more like your Peer) wouldn't have a sense of humor so base. Do I still act like that... it is what I am thinking about. It is something that I will have to address in my day to day... because I'm quite certain, that while I have made fun of supossedly intelligent people with the same thing that you did... doesn't mean that I wasn't putting someone else down inadverdently.

I understand that the individual hurt has openly chosen to chastise you. That was there choice. But it is now, that you have to look at the "payment" that you will have, if you react in kind.

I love you dearly and understand that this is a direct afront to you... but please take it as an opportunity to learn and become a better person.
20th-Oct-2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Honey, I've done it too -- I think that we all have at one time or another. "Come on over here and sit with the white folks" not realizing that there was a large table of african-americans behind me. I'd heard it *all* my life, and never given thought to what it *really* meant. I still cringe when I think about it.

It's what you do now, that will make the difference.

And I don't for a minute think that it was deliberate. Words are just as hurtful when they're accidental.
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