I know it is JTT or whomever the name is. I get some of his or her anger over all this time, but find hysteric rage not useful. He or she was once kind to me in later years before he or she left, so I think there is a heart under there: I refused the offer, but took it as sincere,
There is no point in being angry over untrue charges which have repeatedly been proven to be untrue. There is no justification for JTT's anger whatsoever.
I agree that JTT's heart is in the right place, but he's a deranged lunatic.
and I'm the wary type re manipulation.
I don't think your self assessment is accurate. You often allow yourself to be manipulated by the lies of evil people, and thus become an unwitting force for evil yourself in some of these discussions. (And that reminds me that I wanted to post a minor update on the Amanda Knox thread. I'd almost forgotten.)
But on the other hand, I've seen you be kind in a circumstance when you weren't being manipulated, so there is a heart under there in your case as well.