Brilliant! Inspiring watch. Very sharp and very brave man.
Better to build then to burn. (unless your Kubrick adapting Clockwork Orange into a movie.)
"I thought they didnt like the scouts." Ha!
Since this is a travel forum, ode to a forerunner in speaking out on respect and acceptance of all races; Mark Twain on how travel effects racism-----
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness. Many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad ,wholesome ,charitble views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"
However (before I'm blasted for dragging this further off topic) I was impressed by this guy's tenacity pursuing something with no guarantee of reward - evidenced also by the fact he's a professional musician
You'd be surprised by how easy it can be to talk to racists. I'm bi-racial (black and white) and I conversed with a Klansman before. We joked around and played videogames. He gave me a cd with a copy of The Tuener Diaries.
We were never friends, but I didn't have a problem with him until he put a gun to my head.
It's cool if someone wants to try to talk racists out of their racism but personally I think my effort would be better spent elsewhere. In most cases, the best-case scenario would be to just become "one of the good ones" and not be immediately dismissed.
I've basically been "one of the good ones" my whole life. My buddy's racist dad, for example, seems to love that I can laugh at and participate in telling "nigger jokes". Racism is just so fucking stupid, that I have to laugh about it. Otherwise, it'd destroy me.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$0.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully this will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$0.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$0.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.