Matt, I thought you knew me better than that. I am not trying to win here, I am trying to get to the truth of a matter, be it one message, one sentence or whatever. I wasn't misdirecting, I was trying to get you to hone your idea down so that it can be examined without ambiguity.
My Dad has told me, for the past 20 years, I take WAAAAAAAAY too long to get to the money shot of my argument. I am too busy trying to get to get the other person to see the argument from other positons I never make my own.
A personal failing. Mea Culpa.
No harm, no foul. Patience is a virtue, is an idea I have lectured myself on thousands of times and yet constantly need reminding of. I didn't think you were attempting to win, it appeared to me you were changing focus from whether or not your ascertion about girlyperks would also apply to members of EPD to who I guessed I would have to prove my ascertion to.
I interpeted your labeling of girlyperks as the LE enforcement tactic of establishing control in a conversation. The discussion had been about ratting and then moved to whether or not girlyperks was a quality citizen or not. It seemed to me, the idea was if you are against ratting you are riding coattails. Fair enough, but there is no dispute about whether or not members of EPD hide behind their blue wall and I don't see a difference between their blue wall and being anti-ratting.
The honed idea?
How about the criminal population will never take any interest in the preaching and labels that come from above as long as they can percieve a hypocrisy from the preachers.
I don't understand how one can have higher expectations for the "bad guys" than the ''good guys"?