8/09/2005 1:54pm, #121Originally Posted by afronaut
You guys get off it, already!
8/09/2005 2:23pm, #122Originally Posted by Meex
8/09/2005 2:37pm, #123Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
she was feeling sorry for me. . .
she couldn't believe anyone could be so stupid. . .
it was working really well,
but, now you blew it for me. . .
You must pay! I will haunt you after I die!
8/10/2005 2:02am, #124Originally Posted by BugeishaKungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
8/10/2005 2:19am, #125Originally Posted by Olorin
Another problem I have with him is how he runs his forums. He says that trolling is not allowed but that only applies to people he disagrees with. He can troll against people; his friends can troll people, but if anyone fights back, if they will not bend or compromise, Phil bans them. The way he runs his forum is intellectually dishonest. In fact, he has turned his forum into a Phil Elmore admiration society by banning anyone who strongly disagrees with him.
However, the intellectual dishonesty does not end there. Phil sets himself up as an expert and then says that he is not an expert, and therefore you cannot challenge his experience. He wants it both ways. He wants to “understood” as an expert on self-defense but does not want the type of scrutiny such a title brings.
Before I started taking Judo, I had an intellectual streak of the Phil. I thought that a willingness to do anything in a fight would protect me against someone who was a real fighter. Once I started training I realized that there are people out there who are REAL fighters! The more I train the more I come to realize that I have a lot to learn. Phil does not think he has a lot to learn, he has convinced himself that he knows it all. He thinks that he can see threats coming and thinks that he can deal with them. He has combined ignorance with arrogance, which is a dangerous combination. So I do not hate Phil Elmore…I pity him.Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
8/10/2005 4:02pm, #126
Now that he's embraced self delusion and basically even denied poached sheh from WC, in his own words, I'm pretty much giving up on him.
The thing is, I even agree with him about a lot of second amendment stuff, combative mindset type things, but he's just . . . silly. Like his thread about bullying a waiter, or his threads about teh homeless menace.
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8/10/2005 7:40pm, #127
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Those type of threads are what's getting me in trouble there. I've pointed out that even though I agree with a lot of the ideas he spouts in principle, his execution of them is more akin to a schoolyard bully than a self-confident, assertive, grown adult.
I think I'm done there anyway.
I wasn't banned, but I don't know what it's called when you're driven away by sheer bullshit and stupidity.
Of course, Phil's guys would say the same thing about this site. The difference is that they'd be wrong.
The people here may jump on your ass and beat the hell out of you, and they may not be the most courteous while they do it, but by and large they're open to being convinced by well thought-out arguments backed with examples and sources. That's why I love you guys. :zlove:
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8/10/2005 9:36pm, #128Originally Posted by Bugeisha
No PDA please.
8/15/2005 8:18pm, #129Originally Posted by JohnnyCacheKungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
8/16/2005 5:29am, #130
Originally Posted by garbanzobean
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Damn, this thread suddenly got popular while I was away!