Joined: Sep. 2009
|Quote (The whole truth @ Feb. 10 2012,06:47)|
|Pouncing on a weak EL would look like the way she's treated at UD, especially by the most arrogant assholes there. You may have noticed that some ID opponents are treated differently than others at UD. Bullies, which is what most or all of the IDiots are, are much more likely to pounce on what they perceive as an easy victim, and that's especially true when the bullies are part of a 'gang', like the IDiots at UD are. |
If someone (e.g EL) shows weaknesses, even though they show strengths too, the predators at UD, and especially the most arrogant ones, are going to pounce on those weaknesses. The weaknesses enable and embolden the IDiots, and it should be obvious that most or all of the IDiots need see only a tiny bit of weakness to trigger their pounce reaction. They are looking for weaknesses. The vast majority of their thinking and their arguments are based on their desire to attack, dominate, and destroy any opponents. That desire is the driving force behind their mindset and agenda.
Whether something is compelling, important, or significant is up to each individual. I used the word important because it's what came to mind at the time, and I still think that it's an appropriate word for my points. Debating the specifically applicable term seems rather useless to me. I realize that you or others do not or may not agree with the words I use and that I may not always choose the right words, but I stand by what I've said. I think that the overall points I've made are valid.
Well, all I can say is if the current behavior Lizzie receives from the UD denizens is the worst they can do as far as "pouncing" goes, she's got nothing to worry about. Neither does anyone else.
I think you're projecting too much ego into the outcome. Again, the fact is, Lizzie isn't approaching this with any ego. Their comments, rudeness, nastiness, vulgarity, double standards, and whateverelse have no real impact. They aren't wearing her down or giving her some complex. And frankly, I just think their behavior makes them look bad and makes Lizzie look all the more powerful. I'm betting that 60% of Gordon's mythical "Onlookers" see it the same way. Sure there's the cheerleading squad (like Joe, Gil, etc), but so what if they get off on that kind of behavior? I think it just reflects badly on them, not on Lizzie or anyone else.
I just don't see the "destroy" part since they haven't the wits to do that. They're arguments are vacuous. Maybe they become emboldened, but as far as I can tell, when they get emboldened they end up doing things that make them all look even more silly.
ETA: Ooo...bad grammar! Bad!
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The only reason you reject Thor is because, like a cushion, you bear the imprint of the biggest arse that sat on you. Louis