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On your Emotional Intelligence

Posted by: Quincunx on March 30, 1999 at 11:40:16:

In Reply to: On my netiquette posted by Joel Jacobson on March 29, 1999 at 16:12:35:

JJ: I fully admit my rudeness as I was pointedly attemping such.

Qx: Good for you. Now you can beg for forgiveness from the free market.

JJ: In the last two months I have been labeled evil, morally deficient, corrupt, anit-social, greedy, unable to distinguish good and evil, amoral, immoral, and other such forms of passing judgement.

Qx: Then you've been festooned with more stickers than a Chiquita banana.

JJ: My posts have been have been purposefully (I can only assume) been twisted by SDF and Qx to represent views which I both abhore and actively oppose.

Qx: Actually, that's stretching the truth a bit isn't it? Your postings speak for themselves and anybody with a living soul can see the amorality being made self-evident within them. It's a good dodge when you blame SDF and I of twisting yur own views that you've posted by yourself.

JJ: Additionally, without any sort of reason or critique "the School of Chicago" has been referred to as most of the above without any sort of explanation as to why they deserve these descriptions.

Qx: False. Here's the evidence to back it up.

JJ: In return I have questioned your reading comprehension, called you ignorant, proposed that you have substituted mere words for arguements, and pointed out that you continuously confuse your opinions/value statements with objective facts.

Qx: And lost your composure and credibility in a very short period of time may I add.

JJ: Please note (SDF especially) that I fully admit to giving my opinions;

Qx: And pretty subjective opinions at that.

JJ: the difference between myself and y'all is that I admit to my opinions while you try and show that your opinions are based on facts (even the highly esteemed Deathy).

Qx: It's better to base one's opinions on facts rather than go ahead and state opinions without much in the way of any forethought. Something you have continuously done.

JJ: What's the difference?

Qx: We back up our opinions with facts. That's the difference.

JJ: You have questioned my heart, my soul, my very being and reason for existence.

Qx: Ooops...this is projection isn't it?

JJ: I have quetioned your intellectual prowess and ability to follow an argument.

Qx: You have done that in response to counter-examples being shown to you that expose the faults in your arguments. It's called a crutch by many when one resorts to insults.

JJ: Vileness in all its ideal evilness (okay, I cant resist some dialecticism) is the complete denial of any ability to do good and, while sometimes using lack of knowledge, of itself contains nothing of any redeeming value.

Qx: Sounds a bit like a nostalgic urge for the days of the pre-Enlightenment here. Can you find any supporting passages out of the Bible to help you along the way?

JJ: Ignorance, on the other hand, can sometimes be, although not optimal, virtuous though we only might attribute it innocence.

Qx: Keep it at like this and you might even start to question capitalism and neo-classical economics.

JJ: So then, must I question my every action?

Qx: That's ultimately up to you.

JJ: Where does my allegience really lie?

Qx: The rich most likely.

JJ: Have I really sold out my soul?

Qx: Ask yourself. We're merely entities in cyberspace.

JJ: All my personal desires: of building up community, my fellow neighbors, the one's with whom I personally have repoire . . . I could go on.

Qx: Then go and tell them. They're probably more accessible than we are. At least you can talk to them face-to-face.

JJ: Make no mistake, until I quite seeing words like immoral, etc. I will continue to ridicule and demean people's intelligence . . .

Qx: How about Amoral? Ever heard of such a word?

JJ: but I will NEVER question their desire for the best for their fellow human beings.

Qx: And I will never question the desires of Hitler, Stalin, the IMF, and other criminals for the best of their fellow human beings either. Yeah right!

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