Jon W, on 05 October 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:
<grin> Did I actually call him a troll in the thread? I don't remember.
And if I did, it wasn't something to be guilty for, it was just an admission of facts as observed. I *still* think that BMW was a "reincarnation" of Leon the Pig Farmer.
And, sort of, the first post was sort of on topic - shouldn't there be 'more guns available' in the American South? That was a legitimate forum question, to my mind.
Of course, it didn't stay there for more than a few minutes....
I believe I called him "passive-agressive." I never really took BMW to be a typical troll. He struck me more like someone who had a narrow view of Americans, which, honestly, is understandable.
If what you know about Americans is what you see on American TV shows, plus what you see American politicians do, plus Donald Trump and Lindsay Lohan, plus news reports about mass shootings, we look like a bunch of assholes. Never mind that most of us never do anything interesting enough to get on TV or to base a TV show on. BMW struck me as someone who knew those things about the US.
Then, a bunch of us posted photos of our gun collections and well, the rest is history.