Mr. John speaks of growing up Jewish, being forced to convert to catholicism and as a result, selecting none of the above as an adult.
Mr. John talks about the formative influence of mental abuse
Mr. John presents a prelude of a series of stories on how to break a little boy. This is a pretty grandiose way of explaining a crap childhood.
Mr. John explains late mid-century racism. He was infected with it and came out the other side a more decent person.