Re: There is no room for Elitism on this forum!
posted at 4/27/2013 9:17 AM EDT
In response to J-BAY's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Paraphrasing certain philosophers, charges of elitism is a form of socialism. It is an attempt by the unsophisticated thinkers, like Frank, to create an even playing field with the more robust thinkers, like Moonslav. It is a constraint on the free market of the mind.
Of course, from Frank's perspective, it makes perfect sense. Since he cannot compete with Moon intellectually, he would rather have Moon be vanquished.
it's not Frank...but it is a Yankee fan.
Sorry, then make that 'this version of Frank' or the 'real Frank's imposter'.
Still, the correct response to someone posting something that is intellectual should not be to ask them to dumb it down.
I'm not sure if y'all remember 39-something, aka Valentine? I think he might've been a math teacher. He'd post things that were just about on the edge of my intellectual capability, and I would continually feel this mixture of frustration and jealousy that I just couldn't quite come to the obviously correct conclusion that Valentine had reached.
Still, I'd rather go the route that acknowledged Val was better, than asking people to dumb it down. I'm just busting Frank's chops, since I assume he is kidding, but there always seems to be a delineation in here between those that try to keep up, and those that deride the statistics they don't understand.