Hearing this in rebuttal to a statement of mine, I began to wonder what such a remark says about the speaker. After all, I think any rational human being would agree, I am not a moron. I may be wrong; my ideology may be misguided; I am out of my depth when speaking on some topics; but I don’t think I can rationally be called a moron.
If I am not a moron but I am called a moron, what is the speaker thinking? Perhaps he is not thinking and is simply resorting to his baser side in responding to my statement. In which case, he should probably learn what any 5 year-old learns and put a filter between his brain and his mouth. We can think what we want, but thinking adults know how to filter their emotional outbursts.
Perhaps the speaker himself is a moron and is unable to comprehend my statement. In order to compensate for his ignorance, he has to project onto me what he fears about himself. When he read my statement, it made as much sense as reading the periodic table, and he had a foreboding sense of fear that he was an idiot. In reaction, he lashed out at me by calling me a moron.
I guess he may just be unskilled in the ways of blogging and online debate. Perhaps he is uneducated and rarely interacts with actual human beings, being locked up in a dirty basement, driving a car that his daddy bought him, playing video games in his free time, showering rarely, and slowly losing touch with the human race. In which case, calling me a moron was probably the most intellectually stimulating thing he had done all day. Call it a form of mental masturbation.
It’s always possible that he thought he was making an intellectual point. He thinks that my point is so foolish on its face that he believed he was doing me a favor by calling me a moron. Of course, if I am as moronic as he believes, he should know that he needs to offer an actual explanation of my idiocy because, having written the original statement, I do not see that it is facially foolish. Since he didn’t realize this, perhaps he is the moron after all.
Who would have thought that calling me a moron could reveal so much about him? It makes me glad that I didn’t respond in kind.