Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to another blog entry at this site:
So Rob is there any chance you are going to take his advice and start behaving and communicating like an adult? It seems he is about the 100th person to tell you that you need to modulate your behavior.
You are correct that many people have offered me similar advice, Trebor.
No, there is zero chance that I am going to change the tone I use.
Please read carefully what Robert says. He refers to my “Sensational/scandalist” tone. He says that does not win people over.
He is right.
So why do I stick with that tone?
To understand the answer, you have to ask yourself WHY such a tone does not win people over.
It doesn’t win people over because most people know from experience that those using a sensational/scandalist tone are not shooting straight.
I am shooting straight.
The problem here is not my tone, which suggests a massive cover-up. The problem here is the massive cover-up.
We are looking at criminal acts of financial fraud.
We are looking at the most massive case of financial fraud ever experienced in our nation’s history.
I am speaking out AGAINST it. I am saying that responsible people should have begun taking steps back on May 13, 2002, or, at the very latest, on August 27, 2002, when Greaney made his first death threats.
I will continue posting honestly.
I will also of course continue incorporating charity and compassion and kindness in all my posts.
The rule that I follow is to be as honest as possible without crossing the line and becoming uncharitable while also being as charitable as possible without crossing the line and becoming dishonest.
I hope that helps a bit, my old friend.
Rob the Charitable (And Honest!)