: : Sorry old bean, I still happen to believe that past experience counts for something. As I've said in the past, I was an ardent Communist at one time too, and a Democrat. Where you are, I've been. I've forgotten, what is your occupation? Are you the one who was a trapper?
: Such a response is insulting in so many different ways. First, you have no legitimate expectation that Qx ought to tell you his job. that's his business.
Nothing wrong with asking at all. If he doesn't want to answer, that's his business.
By the way, what's your occupation? Do you support yourself, or do you live at home? I think those things are important because they give a glimpse into a person's life and his sincerity of his position. After all, Marx himself was a parasite subsiding on the beneficence of others while pretending to instruct others to the correct way to live life.
Second of all, it is the height of codnescension to wirite off his opinions based on his job, saying "teacher, intellectual, etc." and treat them as jealous rantings instead of engaging with them as reisoned opinions. Such fake-pyschological bullshit is one of the most insulting things I know.
Nothing more fake than a Marxist/Socialist/Communist.
Thirdly, you could have easily gleaned Qx's past history by taking the time to read many of the posts he's been posting to McSpotlight for years. That you did not shows that you didn't want to take the time.
It's a lot easier just asking. So I asked. Sue me.
Fourthly, your feigned failure to remember hsi job (hmm, are you the trapper?) is teh msot insulting of all. When someone tells you something about themselves, if you have any courtesy whatesoever,you ahve the obligation to remember it; ostentatiously foregtting what they told you is just a means of telling them that their opinion is worthless. Thanks a lot Frenchy. Qx ought to be extremely insulted right now, that he isn't is a testament to his patience. You owe everyone on thsi board an apology.
A little high strung today aren't we Nickel Jack? Rx; take two Midols.
OK, if it means that much to you; Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa, everybody gets one.
Seriously, I'd rather these conversations take a more serious tone but it appears that the only way that is possible is that I agree with your definitions and your premises in these discussions. An example is your baseless assertion that I have no right to ask others their occupation. Where is that written? Is this a new law or something? Are there other laws here that I should know about in regards to participating on this board? You, my fine feathered friend, are the perfect example of a budding control freak.
I've written many posts from credible opponents of Socialism/Communism, some even from former Communists.
Those posts have not once been given serious thought, rather I was attacked time after time, and by you too.
Shooting the messenger seems to be a sport amongst the Lefties on this message board, followed by alligator tears with charges that I'm mean-spirited.
If you want to pretend to be this boards intellectual master, fine, have a ball.