Jan 17, 2011View Source
On Jan 17, 2011, at 4:11 AM, Thorsten Renk wrote:
David Salo writes:
> 'Experts' sometimes get away with atrocious behavior simply because those
> around them, their friends and hangers-on, being blinded by the shine of
> 'authority' form close-knit, back-scratching groups whose function is to
> protect its members from responsibility for their actions, and to defend
> even the most outrageous instances of incivility, as long as an 'expert'
> is involved. This tends to distort expectations of what's normal -- some
> may think 'everyone else treats this behavior as normal, so I guess it
> must be okay when it comes from Expert X'. In other words, a double
> standard is applied which disguises the inadmissibility of the behavior.
This quite perfectly describes the moderation of Elfling, its moderator, and his prominent colleagues, as any review of the actions of same quite amply attest. Isn't projection fascinating?