I think you are being too sensitive with mika's last phrase and mine.Rick's "circle jerk" is more or less synonymous with Mika's headline "Jive Talk", and both these phrases are edgy with respect to the "inappropriate content" guideline. Or are they? I'm new to this moderation task, learning as I go along.
I was using c_rcl_ j_rk as a clever and artistic Shakespearesque euphemism for circular logic if no one was going to define a baseline for what exactly we are being culturally being debased away from. If we are constantly to be stampeded into one war after another, because our culture was never informing us properly in the first place, then what is the point?