Originally Posted by hungover
Are you ordinarily quite so rude and dismissive.
I am fully aware that this is an apple-centric forum, the name is a bit of a give away. I have read posts by intelligent fellow forum members but unfortunately there seem to be too many members that scan through posts and completely miss the salient points.
So please elucidate, which unwritten rule have I broken?
At NO point have I criticised apple and or any of their products. nor have I suggested that any other maker is superior or holds a higher moral ground.
I HAVE stated my revulsion at some of the language used when talking about dead people.
I HAVE attempted to answer questions put to me.
I HAVE NOT portrayed myself as a champion of the Foxconn employees. If you think that suicide is a joke then we have completely different moral compasses.
... in the final analysis, what one such as yourself would be doing perusing the threads of a popular forum enough to be drawn into posting in it, or in fact to feel compelled in anyway shape or form to defend one's posts, should they (as they have) occur.
Indeed, one might be likened to a snooty English don attempting to refute common banter in a Cockney pub after hours, when said population is in full season regarding the local politics, national governmental faux pas, or even meteorologic events of merit.
No, I think perhaps declining to be engaged would have been the moral high-road, and in fact one is inclined to consider that all this is merely a self-serving means of assuring one's sense of importance, learning, and the fact that one has not been able to be gainfully employed in a learned profession, nor in fact achieve any popular appreciation of the sacrifices a liberal arts education requires in order to be intellectually superior to the rabble, as evinced herein.
Thus personally reinforced, one could resume lesser employ, secure in the perception that , yes one is far superior than the rest of the would-be debators, that the forum is debased and far beneath even one's condescension, and that the lovely pearls so thoughtfully constructed, so magnanimously flung into the sty of common discourse, and so peccarily trampled and disregarded, are wholly unappreciated and the audience unworthy of such replete and splendid arguments dressed in their finest array.
(using my finest Cockney accent) Bugger off ya toad! I'll give ya QED right upside yer hatrack ya toff! Ewww, look at me mates, I got's me a dee-gree and I ain't afraid to flogg yew low-lifes wif it! I got yer purile right 'ere perfesser! Gif me a bleedin' break ya hoity-toity ivy-covered gull! I got's a heapin' helpin' of yer revulsion right 'ere me bucko! I'll gif ya salient elucidation right to the bleedin' curb I will!