We’re all human, those of us who feel passionate about things we believe, well, we’re passionate. If getting ignored by the drone for too long and a fist pound on the table happens, so be it. So it goes, and it does silence and get attention, so now we can move on. Doesn’t mean we think that’s a good way to behave, simply that extraordinary circumstances often require extraordinary responses.
If you’re tired of slanderous insinuations and return with a little literary bitch slapping, it happens. That’s where a touch of humanity comes into (humility, capable of self-deprecation - after all in the end, we’re all just fools on this bus.). I can take the slap shots and usually ignore them. But I’m assuredly not opposed to jabbing back now and then, when the circumstance and temptation becomes too much.
But then there are those who use the bitch slapping and the baiting insinuations as a honed weapon. Thanks to the likes of the ruthless Seitz, Singer, Lindzen it’s been developed into a Marshall Art for power politics in the streets and on the web. Science by insinuation, distraction and willful ignorance.
They can practice it nonstop - but woes if you smack them back - they will cry and complain and distract yet more - after all that IS their number one goal: distract from what we are trying to constructively learn about. All they want to do is confuse and sow hostility, learning is nowhere in their lexicon.
Oh and pointing that out, will only result in more howls of victimization as they continue artfully playing their games of obfuscation.