(11-07-2011 12:35 PM)Julie Wrote: My dear Velleity, angry is not a word that has every come to mind in regard to you. You are a pretty even-tempered soul. I think I see the problem here....this guy is projecting. He's in the wrong regarding the teabaggers and may well be beginning to see it. I've got ten bucks says he's not the type to ever admit having been wrong on such a thing tho. Beyond not being wrong, he must find fault with those who are right and, like most with such traits, generally projects their own issues on to those with whom they disagree.
In other words you're dealing with a narcissistic asshole who will never be anything but a waste of your time.
Julie--who will never be mistakenly identified as "too nice"
First I thank you and Peacetrain both for your kind words for me. I appreciate that but I intended this thread to be both an exploration of my own attitudes, for lack of a better word, and our collective approach insofar as anyone else can get something out of this.
I own my anger Jule, and I am indeed as angry as I can be at the "conservative" ideology and at Republicans. I am not as angry at blue dogs and firebaggers, but I am angry at them too. I have not arrived at my anger on any whim. I am 51 years old and have studied this formally, informally, and even on a professional level. At the moment I am feeling not a twinge of remorse about my anger. I feel it is wholly warranted, appropriate, and properly directed for all of the right reasons. But that doesn't mean I feel I can take it for granted.
Here I got an opinion from someone with whom I share many beliefs and whom, frankly, I admire. So what can I learn from it? What can we learn from it?
The guy may indeed be projecting something because I think he has failed to distinguish between my anger on the level at which it is directed at ideology and pure stupidity, and my overall anger level. I tried in the opening post to note certain quirks that I have identified in this guy, as well as at least one of my own quirks. No one is perfect.
He is wrong regarding the teabaggers but I have found it useful to watch him in his efforts. He contacted some agency a few weeks ago and got a teabagger radio host whom the agency said was their most even tempered, reasonable teabagger host. The effort ended up being a catastrophe.
If anyone is interested I can point you to the podcast. It's quite amusing and this guy's producer is telling him all but "I told you so". a
Don't be too hard on this guy. He means well. These people are still of us, so it behooves us to cut them some slack IMHO.