|Guy Stanton wrote, "If we [Stanton and Wagner] were truly mindless you would be stupid to respond–and since you did, that means you hold us in higher regard then you are admitting to."|
I replied, "And if we were as Platonist and non-Objectivist as you imply, wouldn't you also be stupid to respond?" He replied, "There is a great distance between a mindless troll and a PLOD. Some of the most interesting people are PLODs . . ."
Earlier I asked, "So, why are you on this forum, Guy?"
He replied, "That is simple to answer. I have lots of affection for and interest in ideas that affect the world. I also love Rand’s work, and the heroism of her characters. Which, in theory, should make my time here pleasurable and rewarding. But, the reality is that a great many online 'Objectivists' are really Platonist standups in Objectivist drag." Which do not make your time here pleasurable and rewarding, correct? Yet you now say that "some of the most interesting people are PLODs." So, which is it?
I continued: And since you have [responded], does that mean that you hold us in higher regard than you are admitting to?"
Of course. At least, while I continue to post...and perhaps, even if I do not post anymore. What?? Then why are you criticizing us for being disingenuous, when you admit to being so yourself?
I wrote, "If you are intending to offer constructive criticism and not simply condescending one liners, then you need to be specific. Otherwise, you cannot expect us to take you seriously."
Who said anything about offering constructive criticism or to be taken seriously? Oh, so you're not writing to be taken seriously, but just to provoke and harass other list members? Thanks for letting us know.
Have a nice day, Guy!