Exhibit Fuckwit :
Declaring yourself to be operating by "Crocker's Rules" means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information, not for being nice to you. Crocker's Rules means that you have accepted full responsibility for the operation of your own mind - if you're offended, it's your fault. Anyone is allowed to call you a moron and claim to be doing you a favor. (Which, in point of fact, they would be. One of the big problems with this culture is that everyone's afraid to tell you you're wrong, or they think they have to dance around it.) Two people using Crocker's Rules should be able to communicate all relevant information in the minimum amount of time, without paraphrasing or social formatting. Obviously, don't declare yourself to be operating by Crocker's Rules unless you have that kind of mental discipline.
"Crocker's Rules" are named after Lee Daniel Crocker.
Exhibit Douchebagi :
Radical honesty is a communication technique proposed by Brad Blanton in which discussion partners are not permitted to lie or deceive at all. Rather than being designed to enhance group epistemic rationality, radical honesty is designed to reduce stress and remove the layers of deceit that burden much of discourse.
The Radical Honesty technique includes having practitioners state their feelings bluntly and directly, even if it may be in a way typically considered impolite. Avoiding all "white lying" is said to lead to a more truthful relationship with themselves and others.
So now : as far as exhibit fuckwit is concerned, "crocker's rules" are not just older than they look, not just older than television, not just older than radio, not even older than feudalism : they are literally older than dirt, they were there before English was invented even, let alone a cocky idiot on wikipedia. They're not "cocker's rules", they're fucking Greek.
On the other hand, as far as exhibit douchebag is concerned, "radical honesty" is pared down and simplified Kantianism. There's nothing in there in any way related to some douchebag named Brad. At all.
And this brings us to the point of this article : the entire US of A these days seems to consist of mentally retarded juveniles, running around taking their pictures with other people's cars and then pretending like they're rich, and famous, and should seriously be remembered as human beings. I mean dedicating park benches to some random old douche nobody cares about is one thing, at least they made the bench or something. But to go around peeling the stickers off Chinese products and pretending like they were made by Apple, to go around sanding the serials off German or Greek philosophy and scribbling some cowboy's name on top in magic marker... it's ridiculous.
Get over yourselves, folks. You're stupid, you've never produced anything of any intellectual merit or spiritual value at all, you're the walking, talking, gum chewing definition of "acultural". We know it, you know we know it, why all the pretense ? Two hundred years ago some anon random tard "invented" what he could remember of the Bible by "reading" some stones at the bottom of his hat. Two hundred years later, some equally anon, equally retarded douches "invent" what they managed to decypher of ancient European philosophy.
Two hundred years to "progress" from Pohatcong to Bethlehem ? New York's still a while away, yo. Kinda sad, seriously. They don't got books where you're from ? Or you dun speak languages in Murica ?———
- I asked MacMillan for synonyms of fuckwit, this is the best it had. Other options were public nuisance, creep, loudmouth, horror, yob, know-all etc. MacMillan is a masturbationwit. [↩]