False modesty becomes no one, it is just another lie. Many of the people I found that make a public display of false modesty are conmen, who use it to make their victim believe he has the upper hand. I have put everyone of them in jail that I could. Honesty may be the best bet policy but most are more comfortable with the lie.
“As Anatole France put it, if a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. That thousands of people (or so you allege) read your posts online is not evidence that there's any merit in your screed. Additionally, you don't know how many of those people read a few lines, laugh, and move on. It really is not relevant telling us about your athletic pursuits, but it's not more irrelevant than retailing your allegations about how many people read this drivel.”
Most people don’t realize that our eyes are designed as much as filters as sensors, our eyes see only a portion of the light spectrum and likewise our ears hear only a portion of the sound spectrum. But the best filter of all is the brain which can filter out any and all facts that are counter to the their particular world view. Personal reality is all that really exists as each of us experiences reality differently. Eight blind men were led to a elephant and asked to describe it. One grabbed the tail and said an elephant was like a rope. Another got a hold of its leg and said and elephant was like a tree. Another came up against its side and said an elephant was like a wall. Each blind man would have filtered out the other blind men’s view of the elephant because of their experience view the elephant from different perspectives but when we decide to filter out the fact that others have found we make a conscious decision to remain blind. None are so blind as those that refuse to to the dirty
If you believe the communist intellectuals did not exist or did not found the Modern Conservative Movement don’t take my word for it. Look them up on the internet, read their books, they were intellectuals and were extremely proud of being communists not one ever denied the fact, even though some wrote under their communist name. Most took communist wives, the communist party assigned you a wife in some cases to watch you.
The little Russian princes, Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, believed herself superior in every way to the dirty, illiterate Americans she found when she came to America.. Zinov’yevna was born and educated in mother Russia.
“Because they are a bunch of miserable children who struggle to remain alive, desperately and very badly, while I-- don’t even notice the burden.“
Zinov’yevna from her book “Atlas Shrugged
This is the Russian’s explanation for greed, that most Americans are nothing but miserable children that are taken care by the ungodly greedy. Much like the rationalization for slavery, that slaves are really just children and the slave master is doing them a favor to keep care of them. Everything old is new again.
Most people might read a time or two for amusement but not essentially one topic for three years. The conservatives organized a boycott and stopped writing thinking the readership would go down, so I more or less wrote it solo for a month. The readership didn’t go down it quadrupled until the conservatives returned to responding.