To appreciate Hard-up1, way more.That person should understand what I keep repeating so many times on different tastes on different subjects, like men, etc.: what I attack is never the particular taste, and that is something I am EXPLICIT about with words, like when I say that you can wear whatever you want and it is all the same because, like that person himself allows, "fashion is subjective"...
what prompts my attacks are posts of the sort of Bess', treating people like beggars for, allegedly, not dressing like "royalty", like the royalty he can represent when he attends some Gotha gathering. He works on his conviction concerining certain assumptions which he does not express as being merely "subjective", but as some true standard of superiority.
The problem with people like Bess is that they do not seem have a real sense of anything, in fashion like the rest, but just grab on labels and received opinions and prejudices and stick to them with a sense odf superiority which, being prevalent, not needing to fight its way because, no matter how hurtful, it already has its place even on the mind of people who do not agree with them, gives them a twofold sense of security: first, that they do not need to learn anything, at least not anything they consider important (which is just a milder, sneaky way of actually saying that there is nothing they need to be taught anymore) and, most importantly, that what they hold as an opinion is not just an opinion, but THE truth (no matter how sneaky and falsly humble they pretend to deny it) and, therefore, that they PERSONALLY hold a morally superior stance by virtue of that truth stuck to whatever they have left for brains after all that hardening.
And just like people who get so wrought up that they forget how they started quarreling, people reading me forget how all that alleged gratuituous trashing against the American in general was not such, but was a trashing against the prepotence of certain Americans, whose attitude is rejected even by those who only look at the one attacking an American, and not why is he doing so.
No wonder, then, that it is so easy to dupe people when the subject involves politics and international conflicts, when people get so easily misled under the strain of joining up to sentences discussing FACTS and IDEAS, and not reducing the discussion to a mere useless and disjointed quarrel about the association of the disputants FOR or AGAINST either of two given sides.
In his last posts, Bess is a perfect example to that reduction to a plain good or bad individuals according to two sides: first he quotes a maxim which substance is reduced to "the other people are foolish", and that serves to maintain his peace of mind without going under the strain of what exactly is accounted for under "foolish", which is nothing substantial in itself but a mere feeling of rejection that can be applied to one thing and its opposite without incurring in any contradiction, because they are not dealing with actual thoughts or sense, just mere "spasms" of the mind.
Then, he quotes another post which point is not so much to discuss anything, but express that same rejection that he considers of interest in supporting him, without further mental strain in any discussion about what he is feeling is fair or not: he is only interested in feeling his position to be perfectly justified... but the mere fact that he is STILL caring about this whole discussion, when he is childishly ignoring me directly, is that he is still addressing to me through others but, again, in the most comfortable way of reducing it all to I am bad, not because of what I actually say, but because of how I make some people feel, by misunderstanding or not and, most importantly, how I make HIM feel.
And to agree with johaninsc's comment above.
now where did i put those paracetamols.