Athenian: there's some underlying assumption here that the rest of us don't understand BW's perspective. We do. We understand it very well. It's just a stupid perspective. You just can't avoid taking sides here. Why not just say that you don't agree with him in the first place?
Anyway, I hope what I'm about to say isn't too personal, but here it is: you seem to feel a need to defend people who say things that others find insulting or mean. Well, in this case (as well as a few others) it WAS insulting and mean. Understanding his perspective isn't going to go anywhere to resolving the conflict.
Besides, if I wanted to UNderstand what's up with BW's perspective
to Bluewing: you seem to have some kind of unhealthy obsession-hatred of charismatic+ sociable people that includes a gross misinterpretation of thier behavior. A lot of what you wrote about real people could be 're-told' and make them sound much more fine. It's ironic that you have an obsession with propagandists, as half of your technique involves what most people would call 'spin'. Regardless of type, I would like to know what exactly you have against, say, someone who talks to several people in a short time, and is enthusiastic with all of them. What's your problem? (you do need to understand that it's YOU're problem, not thiers!)