Originally posted by LordBucket
Translation: I can get away with being ass, and I find it entertaining...I enjoy being an ass, so I will.
Come now...I've seen even you get on your jerk horse before in more then a handful of posts...are you as rancid and awful as scum like me? Heck
no...you need much practice.
Anyways...like I said...a snide reply is not below you.
Different motivations lead to different methods.
Motivation...THATS a huge part of this.
If the jerk/ass is out for blood because he just likes the taste...then the guy/girl/alien is a bad apple.
If his motivation is "truth" but his style is sarcasm or jest...sorry, ain't seeing the demon label there.
Adressing the original poster, I refer you to this post. Here is a person who is outright stating that they think it's perfectly acceptable to be a
jerk and to take pleasure it.
Since you are talking about me, let me congradulate you.
Yes...I am someone who thinks blunt and direct actions verses hoaxes and crazy folk is needed.
If the motive behind the crazy/hoaxer is one of treachery and deceit then he/she/it is being the jerk. Not responding with "bite" may be your
I kick holes in doors that conceal lies and tricksters.
I even bark and drool while doing it.
People who take pleasure in being a jerk, people who perceive ATS as a "filthy house" that requires cleaning by their asshattery...these sorts of
people are condusive to a very different environment here on ATS than people who perceive ATS as a discussion ground for sharing ideas.
Remind me not to ever share with you how I feel about society or our governments as well.
By the way...asshatery has no goal or purpose other then mindless giggles and stupidity.
I dare say sir, I have never shared such a thing with anyone in my life.
Not here...not anywhere.
And yes...ATS is crawling with trolls, crazies and hoaxes.
If you find me finding that "fact" apparent to be some sin, nail me up.
This is why some people are jerks. They enjoy it, and they believe it's well and proper and good for them to be jerks, since after alll...
Lets turn this around the other way to see what I think.
This world is filled with killers, criminals, junkies, pedophiles and con-artists because enough people don't kick their doors down
Yes I think its ok to bite the hand that poisons you.
Yes I find it ok to bark at the liar.
Yes I find it ok to be rude to anyone dumb enough to consider me stupid enough to fall for their made-up BS.
You are more of a peaceful person then I am...no doubt about that.
But there are places for barking madmen in pursuit of damaging the egos (and endeavors) of the criminal and/or dishonest mind.
You want to be all polite and open minded with a guy selling people his story on how he is the alien messiah...have fun.
In fact...its the moral high road you choose.
Me? I'm scum and I am a danger to all hoaxers in my path.
Just how I am.
"there is no rules against people being an ass"
Thank god... Imagine how many posters who are absolutely a RIOT (pure comedians) would be forced to leave if it was a crime to be ass-like.
ATS's audience would dwarf, and boy would that be bad business for all.
You live in a world of asses...I am sorry...but it is true.
If you are evolved above such stupidity, bless you.
I am not...nor would I ever choose to be.
After all, I find sitting nicely while a huckster prowls to be a cowardly thing.
Thats just me.
Not you obviously, because your reply to me wasn't "jerkish"...eh? EH?
Yeah...thanks for the reply, guy.
I guess we can all be a little jerky at times.
[edit on 20-2-2010 by Mr Mask]
[edit on 20-2-2010 by Mr Mask]