insults [default recourse of the ignorant]

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    this is a phenomenon i have noticed throughout my life.

    when faced with an opinion, position, argument, assertion, theory, or any form of reasonable communication of ideas that seem difficult or impossible to understand, what is the default position of the ignorant and the stupid?

    the default position is to offer insult.

    the default position is to 'name call'.

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    i had this happen to me quite recently; though this was certainly not the first time i have experienced this behaviour from the ignorant and ill informed.

    i have seen this behaviour manifest itself countless times.

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    and for me, the insults and derogations have had [and still have] a decidedly similar ring:

    knowall.
    snob [this offered recently, spelt wrongly ironically enough].
    highbrow.
    brains.
    bookworm.

    yadayadayada.

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    it seems to me that there are certain societal groups who actually take great pleasure in, indeed pride themselves for, not knowing things.

    how decidedly odd!

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    of course, what are the discursive options available to the ignorant?

    they are very few to be sure.

    though i do feel that when faced with:

    • an idea that you may not understand.
    • a view that you may not agree with.
    • language that may evade your available vocabulary.
    • an argument or theory that you cannot refute.

    you might be best served by searching for some learning process that might allow you to:

    • offer a different idea.
    • offer an alternative view.
    • improve your understanding of language.
    • offer a counter argument.

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    it has not escaped my attention that many of these aforementioned derogations [certainly in my country] have a peculiarly sexual connotation.

    the fact that you may be more intelligent, and more capable with regard to use of language, renders you somehow 'effeminate' in relation to those who may simply be much more stupid than yourself.

    cue the 'jock' versus the 'nerd'.

    once again, how entirely odd.

    [imho the questioning of 'masculinity' with regard to intellectual capability is simply one more 'name calling' stratagem of those incapable in terms of intellectual capacity or linguistic ability].

    i can understand this stratagem only too clearly; you can only use the weapons you possess!

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    i am entirely confident that many intelligent children the world over are even now being subjected to taunts and verbal abuse that result from the simple fact that the majority of their peers are quite simply incapable of understanding what they understand.

    moreover, these individuals are utterly incapable of the linguistic ability to explain their own intellectual inadequacy, ignorance and stupidity.

    hence the ire.

    fucking lowbrow knuckle dragging ass slapping shower sharing homoerotic jock cretins

    [and the female equivalent].

    there, i said it.

    rightly are the stupid thus called.

    fin.

    g

    ps - for all those who are not familiar with the term 'homoerotic':

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homoeroticism

    and [please read this}:

    www.salon.com/news/sports/col/kaufman/2003/01/08/homoerotic

    1. A Dharma Bum 41 months ago | reply

      all of this because i said to you 'fuck off' on facebook?
      heehee...

      anyway, bye bye flower image ;DD

      dragging ass slapping shower ... - great foreplay man.

    2. Julian Holtom 41 months ago | reply

      Thinkin's fer poofs init! Fancy a bum yer poof? I'm the giver so it dun't make me gay or owt, just you, you homo!

    3. A Dharma Bum 41 months ago | reply

      i think he does fancy a bum actually...
      ;}}

    4. nur_moo_* 41 months ago | reply

      This amazing work deserves an Award
      Nur Moo’s room Group (invite only)

      www.flickr.com/groups/nur_moo_room/">

    5. fireblаde [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      wanker, tosser....................... :))))

    6. theG™ 41 months ago | reply

      Thinkin's fer poofs init!

      :)

      if you make your second statement self referentially, you are correct :)

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    7. Julian Holtom 41 months ago | reply

      Actually if THE ONE THING that's come out of this thread that's homoerotic, it's the desire of a man to fuck a bird up the shitter!

    8. theG™ 41 months ago | reply

      who mentioned that?

      :O

      ps - linguistically decorous as ever chuck™ :)

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    9. Julian Holtom 41 months ago | reply

      Follow the thread from my initial accusation, Galia's confirmation, your response. QED!

      It's Sunday, I'm on my best behaviour!

    10. theG™ 41 months ago | reply

      confusion reigns!!

      within this comment stream, i am using the word bum with reference to the buttocks, not the [colloquial] act!

      confusion over.

      :)

      ps - i think galia may have been making oblique reference to her flickr name :)

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    11. A Dharma Bum 41 months ago | reply

      indeed i have been making oblique reference to my flickr name.
      and from reasons of humility and self doubt i added 'i think'...
      :D

    12. Julian Holtom 41 months ago | reply

      Ok, accusation retracted. However I think that observation still stands. While I'm on the subject, in some cultures a man can be considered as straight even when fucking another guy as it's the receiver that is deemed the homosexual. Interesting abuse of logic

    13. Eclectic Market 41 months ago | reply

      you've made a great point with this one Paul, I quite agree with you!

    14. Fabio Keiner 41 months ago | reply

      insult me, please! :))
      (my granddad, who was very experienced in the fine art of insulting, once told his offender calmly: I beg you to regard yourself now as insulted by me- tomorrow at 6 o'clock at prater meadows on pistols!' old duellants hadtheir manners...

    15. Groovyal 41 months ago | reply

      I blame it on Religion!!! hands down the most insulting hate loaded phenomena!!! Read the book and see for yourself all the hate that is between it's covers!!!

    16. A Dharma Bum 41 months ago | reply

      yes !
      strangly enough i was thinking about it today in a way. how you suppose to be and make good as a religious human being and you have all this sets of rules that suppose to turn you into a better person but all religion has done is create divisiveness and hate in the world.
      religion is warmonger.

    17. BklynCherry 41 months ago | reply

      Fear replaces intellect when people "do what they are told" and stop inventing, imagining and questioning at an early age. The death of inquiry and curiosity is filled in by the mudslide of fear.
      Doesn't make those voices any less responsible, just more like lemmings racing to the bottom of the cliff. Ya know?

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