You're British, aren't you? If so I can understand your objection to my use of the word "spastic". I did a bit of digging and it appears it's slang for two different things, one in Britain, one in North America.
In Britain the term is essentially a substitute for "retard". In North America, it's used to describe someone who "spazzes out". Difficult to articulate what is meant by the latter, hence the use of the term itself, but I guess one could say it means to clumsily freak out. A disjointed temper tantrum.
USA: A neutral term to refer to clumsiness. Unlike its UK counterpart, this has absolutely no negative connotations
UK: An incredibly derogatory term referring to people with cerebral palsy, in a similar way retarded is often used as an insult around the world.
So that may aid in explaining my confusion with your reaction to that post, and the severity of your own.
Yes, people here are generally intelligent. This is the reason for my coming back for 20 years, because the potential for quality conversation. The problem, or frustration, I have is that with certain topics these same intelligent people throw their heads in the sand and are seemingly unwilling to look around and objectively look at what's happening -- regardless of other affiliations. A lot of intelligent people identify in groups, I guess it's part of natural human behavior as a social species, the issue comes in when these groups/tribes generate a dominance over a curiosity for the world and when necessary its criticism.
You stated that I consider:
...people with different views to you are either evil,subhuman or willing stooges to whatever it is you are standing for in that thread.
Look at how extreme your language is here in describing me. I have never said people are evil or subhuman for disagreeing with me - ever. It's not something that would even cross my mind.
A caricature of me as a poster has been hinted at, hinted at, and hinted at by a select few on the forum until some people start to generally believe it without any real foundation in substance. This is an example.