I think he 's afraid of us, in terror of the humiliation of public exposure.
I disagree that folk of this sort are capable of humiliation. It's possible at least in this one case that he has simply skipped the remainder of this thread for OP's of greater interest and significance
It looks like he high-tailed it. Wud u attribute that to a character flaw?
In the Big Picture I've long wondered about the wisdom of baiting, provoking them. Wouldn't we contribute to the remote chance of their eventual metamorphosis--if not epiphany--simply by setting a more tolerant example