That's hardly a strawman argument. It's very valid. And it's much less of a leap than the one you made when you said "Apple hates white people". C'mon. We can talk about this without stereotyping or implied insults. The comment about me being a "leftist" and taking the "moral high ground" while "hiding my face" is borderline confrontational. That's not necessary. And it's not even accurate. I show more of my face than you do. And if I don't show my full name and full face, it's because I'm new to this site and I'm rightfully cautious about making my image and information public on a site where it seems most (if not all) people are anonymous. Surely you can agree that's reasonable? (I know, I know. Don't call you "Shirley"
). I belong to other forums, and am well known on them. I even had members show up at my partner's funeral (which was incredibly nice of them). Looking at my avatar now, I'm still a bit worried I might be showing too much. We all know that there are people who can fixate and become obsessed on others. It's always good to exercise a little caution.
As for being "leftist". Yeah, I lean towards the left. But I only lean towards the left. I'm not some polar opposite. Few people fall squarely on the far end of the left/right spectrum. Most people are not at the ends of the spectrum, but in the space in between, with some falling almost in the middle. I'm somewhere between the middle and the end of the left spectrum. If you want to label me as a "leftist", that's your prerogative, but it's not very accurate. Saying someone is "left" or "right" breaks everyone down into one of two camps, and people can't be boxed away so neatly into just two categories.