I have to say that your writing style is incredibly hard to read; it seems to be designed to hide meaning behind voluminous use of long words.
Sarah Marr [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>Irony, as a method of addressing issues and consciousness-raising, seems to
>be more predominant in the UK than in the US, and given the demographics of
>this list's members, my choice of sarcasm as a communicative style may have
Actually I'd say that making a joke to avoid dealing with an issue -- as you seemed to be doing -- is a very typical American response; as though if you can laugh at it, it's not real.
This issue is real, and I don't see what your comment was supposed to add to the discussion. I would hope that most of us here are smart enough to realise that few generalisations are ever accurate but are often used as a short-hand for real truths.