In this here thread:
We have had a disagreement about the motivation behind Taliban’s recent decision to destroy ancient statues. That’s fine. Disagreements are needed for debate. I disagree with a lot of my favorite posters on these boards. But they are my favorite posters because they take the time to actually counter my arguements. I foolishly expected the same of you. When I countered your idea that the Taliban were destroying statues as a “show of force” by pointing out that the civilization that built the statues has long since gone and were hence unlikely to be affected by the “show of force” I expected a rational counter arguement.
Instead I got this:
How cute. Unable to present any arguements about why the majority of the present oppressed Afghan population would suddenly be intimidated by statues being destroyed (as if all those draconian laws and enforcement with stonings and machinegun fire just hadn’t worked) you simply go for the “Oh, I’m so damn hip I can get away with just calling him a nickname and making rolly eyes” defense.
First off. I hate nicknames. Calling me one gets you on my bad side. But if you want to call me Sparky, I’ll try to live up to the name. Let’s break out the lighter fluid.
Andros, you enfeebled little fuck if you are going to venture into the scary realm of Great Debates you better be prepared to actually fucking debate. “Whatever” is not a counter arguement dimwit. You might as well fall back to grade school ryhmes. If you are not interested in continuing the discussion, don’t post about it. I wouldn’t have taken it as a sign of concession. But no, you wanted to get the last word in.
I have a Master’s degree in International Relations. I have been trained to consider the motivation of nation states. I don’t know what your background is, but I find your understanding of politics, influence, and bladder control lacking. If you don’t think my position is correct fine. Great even. I like it when someone proves me wrong. It makes me smarter because it clears away a false understanding that I had. But if you can’t prove me wrong, cast doubt upon my arguement, or even bring up another point to consider then Shut UP! Keep your snot nosed, whiny, pathetic little “But I really am cool! Really!” snide remarks to yourself. I’m not here to help you with your self-esteem issues.
Take your rolly eyes stick em’ up your ass and take a look at your colon. Maybe you can figure out what’s blocking your thinking.