I have received more aggressively critical “tough love” from the same ignoranthropite who recently gave me my first real hate mail. Other than the name “Sulla Felix”, a reference to a second century BCE Roman general and dictator, I haven’t been able to find any identifying information about this individual, but because of the aggressive tone of his commentary I’m going to assume Sulla Felix is a man.
On the one hand I’m tempted to dismiss Sulla Felix as a troll, due to his anonymous, adversarial, and unabashedly ignorant stance toward his inane strawman misunderstanding of me and this blog. But on the other hand, most of my usual readers are far too polite to offer me anything but the kindest sort of praise and encouragement for what I write, and as much as I value that sort of thing and find it intensely motivating, the fact is that I’m also craving a bit of old-school criticism too, which is helpful in a different way. I think both kinds of feedback are important if one wishes to grow as a writer, and so for now at least, I’ve decided to welcome Sulla Felix onto my blog as a guest blogger.
I’m not making any promises here about the future. This is my blog (obviously), and I reserve the right to ban this clownard for any reason that suits me and without explanation or comment, but for now I’m going to cut and paste his comments into one or more separate “Guest Blogger” posts, along with my commentary, if I have any.
Yesterday I did this in A Me Problem: My First Real Hate Mail, Part 1. And now here are his most recent contributions:
Responding to No Fence-sitting Allowed, Part 1: A Second Open Letter to the Mysterious Mr. Phicks, Sulla Felix wrote:
How does that rule confuse you? Because you’re ‘autistic ‘? Get a grip. A victimless crime is still a crime. Except for maybe you because you’re autistic.
You’re a sad little man playing the victim card while continually breaking rules you don’t like.
Seriously, grow up.
And responding to A Me Problem: My First Real Hate Mail, Part 2, he wrote:
Dude, you entered an area you WERE NOT authorized to enter. How is that acceptable?
If I broke into your home but only took video, would that be okay?
The fact you think you going to jail is an act of aggression against you by MetLife, maybe you SHOULDN’T HAVE BROKEN THE LAW.
Your problem is, you’re NEVER at fault. Always the victim. The world is against you. Why? Because of your ‘autism’? Millions of autistic people function well in society, so that’s just an excuse for you.
You always have excuses, don’t you?
The only person that can stop all the ‘horrible’ things that have happened to you is *gasp* you.
You are the cause of all your ills. You kept harassing people about a director hijacking a meeting. You were told to stop. You didn’t. You were fired. Not for autism, for NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES.
You were arrested, not for autism, for not following the rules.
See the pattern here?
Once I figure out a good way to respond to the above, I’ll post a link to it here. In the meantime, your suggestions/commentary/etc. will be greatly appreciated.