Hate to break it to y'all, but, for me at least, throwing a public temper tantrum is just a savvy rhetorical strategy for online discourse. And, lemme tell ya, it took a long time for me to come to terms with that.
There are a lot of ethically bankrupt and intellectually suspect Tin Gods out there in cyberspace, and they have a following tens of thousands strong. So what's a Nobody From Nowhere like myself to do when I get sick and tired of their pretense, feel compelled to tell it like it is--and be heard? Do you really think anyone besides a half-dozen of my closest friends would pay attention if I said, "With all due respect, sir/madam, but I disagree?" Not a chance. Whereas the following, rather more direct approach, actually works (and as everyone should know by now, I'm a pragmatist at heart):