- Dec 2010
I think it does sound like I’m being mature…because my post is pointing out how James Z is misrepresenting my position. And if I’m being misrepresented, then surely it is reasonable of me to want to point that out….and pointing that out is the achievement and purpose of the post.
There’s a persistent pattern throughout all my exchanges with James Z…which is that I make a statement and then James Z creates a straw-man of it and then attacks that straw-man. It’s unfortunate that my position hasn’t been engaged with honestly, but such is life!
I don’t like being misrepresented, so in that sense I’m not having fun…but at the same time I do enjoy out-manoeuvring James Z to the point where he needs to misrepresent my position in order to have anything to say. I guess sometimes you’ve got to wrestle the pig and get a bit dirty just to verify that you are in fact dealing with a pig!
You are right that he is misrepresenting you. This post, to me, sounds a lot better than many of your posts. But is there a reason to bother with the banter when you know he is actually just messing with you and does not really care what you have posted?
Like, you are talking about outmaneuvering him. To me, it looks like he is entertaining himself and having fun and you are getting a little bent out of shape. So....I might question who is actually outmaneuvering who.
But, at least, in this post, you are addressing the actual issue that he is misrepresenting you without going through point by point when everyone can see that he has done it over and over.