Me: Let’s talk about Cosmos‘ lousy history of the relationship of the Church and Science
Jerk: SEX ABUSE SCANDAL!
Me: Stick to the subject
Jerk: I AM BEING SILENCED!
Me: You’re welcome to comment as long as you stick to the subject.
Jerk: HELP! HELP! I’M BEING REPRESSED! NOW WE SEE THE VIOLENCE INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM!
If you are a member of the Jerk-American community, get help immediately. It may be that your friends and loved ones are too repelled by you to want to bother approaching you about your problem. But blog managers and other members of the Normal American community will be happy to tell you: “Stop acting like a jerk. There is help and hope. Begin with with the First Affirmation: ‘I am a jerk. Nobody is silencing me or covering anything up. They are trying to have an adult conversation and I suck all the oxygen out of the room with my psychodrama. Next time, I will try to demonstrate common courtesy.’”
You can do it, Jerk Americans. You can join adult society!