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Or I could observe that showing rabid defensiveness is the worst way to prove one's confidence.
So is acting like a snob. That and if you think I cared enough of what you think of me to get "rabid" you need to sign off your computer and go read a book, or anything else, and realize that this is a forum. I enjoy being on here but to actually care whaqt a faceless person thinks of me, well, no one cares what I think of them as well, so it'd be silly.
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.