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  •  There's nothing I find more repulsive (2+ / 0-)
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    Ray Pensador, protectspice

    than the line "get over yourself".  The arrogance, the assumption of one's own superiority, the easy dism,issal of anotgher person's very humanity, I find repulsive.  It also tends to be used wioth much more frequency by those with an authoritarian turn.  I know it was repeatedly used against me in the run-up to the Iraq War by its advocates, seeking not just to dismiss my arguments again st that was, but to dismiss me as a person.  

    "You may very well think so, I could not possibly comment." ~ Francis Urquhart, pragmatic political philosopher

    by ActivistGuy on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:30:23 AM PDT

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    •  I was using the line very specifically. (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, Aquarius40

      You see, once in a blue moon, I'll make a critical comment in one of Ray's diaries.

      Ray, for whatever reason, assumes criticism of his work means I'm "obsessed" with him.

      That's why I told the diarist, as I've probably told him before, that he needs to get over himself.

      I don't feel superior; nor am I dismissing his humanity. I'm merely challenging the diarist's opinion, and he takes offense.

      How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

      by BenderRodriguez on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:36:39 AM PDT

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