I don't know if tomorrow will go better or not, I do know that I support more than ever my belief that the world keeps getting smaller, and less and less different. I remember a conversation I had with an acquaintance who despite having no education past a GED felt the need to share his expert opinion and beliefs about Islam before I departed for Saudi Arabia. "They're all crazy over their Geoff, they don't even get along with each other, they all believe different sh%&, and think they're gonna get 1000 virgins or something if they kill you, you just watch, you'll see, only good ones a dead one, that's what I think" I offered the feeble resistance that as far as Religion went, Christianity was pretty fractured as well, you know with the Catholics and all their denominations, the 1st Baptists, 2nd Baptists, Freewill Baptists, Southern Baptists, Lutherans, Episcopalians, 1st Presbyterians, new Presbyterians, Mormons, Jehovas, and I'm not even going to touch all the strip mall churches that have popped up or the mega church televangelists that rob old ladies of their social security checks every month. I thought I had more to say, but the conversation pretty much ended here. I registered the look of disgust on his face, and realized I'd lost another facebook friend. he told me to be safe over here and walked away.
The point? If today's new friend and my old acquaintance could somehow correspond through a neutral medium, one in which they didn't know where the other was located, and they didn't have any insight into the others skin tone, language or religion, these two simple minded jackasses would be best buddies. It is a "small world after all" (very notably in the Magic Kingdom) and it's time for intelligent people to stop getting out of the way. Please make a mental note to stand up to one of the bastards in your life and just kindly tell them to give it a rest. I don't guarantee results, I'm willing to speculate that they outnumber us 2-1, but it's worth a shot.