I could not disagree with you more if I tried. Respect is NOT something that is dependent on race, income group , geographical area or anything metaphysical.
Respect is simple common human decency. I strongly feel that there is no place for disrespect on the WUG, and believe me, I will not stand for it.
An Example if I may.
I am sure you have been travelling on Cape Town's roads lately, and I am SURE you have, like most of us, thought to yourself; "Jeesh people drive like tools these days"
You want to know why? TAXIS. A number of years ago when Putco and GA bus services gave way to Taxi Cartels and informal operators, the Drive for money meant that anything goes, and these guys drove like hooligans (they still do)
For a short while the average Joe was disgusted by this and tried to make their lives more difficult, but soon we were told " Why get angry, just accept that they are taxis and let them do their thing and get out of your way."
Fast forward a decade and road hooliganism is now common practice. By EVERYONE. It seems its now ok to drive right by long queues of cars, so you can go push in in front of the line. Its ok to make your own lane in the yellow line, because the traffic is slow and my turn-off is coming up in 3km. I could go on an on. Hooliganism has now become common practice.
My point is that society degrades BECAUSE WE ALLOW IT TO.
Please remember that in no way am I advocating any form of censorship whatsoever. It is perfectly ok to disagree with someone elses point of view, even strongly, but
then I have a problem with it , for sure.
I hope I dont come across as a fuddy-duddy here, my motives are holistic. I have recently tried to recruit several new wuggers, and at least 2 of them have , after going through the forums a bit, have come back and said :Nah not for me - looks like politics and drama"
Remember that EVERY wugger is an (A)advertisement, (B)business card, and (C)ambassador FOR the wug and your words and actions are very important.