Nice theory and appropriately said. In prinicple I agree with you, but in reality "that's entertainment" is what is order of the day. It'll be hard to convince the masses as the fascination point seems to attract onlookers (note that even Dutchy got drawn in).
Howevah, here's what I'll do in my own small way to help remove my own brand of tedium of potential incivility.
I hereby take the pledge!
Me and Osso? (sure sure). I will refrain from commenting to him or his threads. It won't be THAT hard because he asks all the same questions and we've all been to that dance.
He shows by his behavior that he's either unwilling or incapable of reform.
Also, it seems that he's not likely to go away as A2K (5 yr) history of repetition has so far shown. There'll be surges and gaps, but it'll continue. However, if people ALSO take the pledge, it'll subside.