Robin Edgar: Injustice Collector?

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2010 at 2:01 am

We just received this as a comment, but thought it deserved to be a post in its own right.  Definitely worth reading and thinking about. Thank you to the person who sent it in.

I used to follow Robin’s blog but then stopped after I couldn’t stand reading all the bitterness.  He has it out for so many people, some of whom have even been trying to HELP him.  It stuck in my head, tho, what is WRONG with this guy???

Then I read an article by psychologist Mark Sichel, who points to a type of personality called an Injustice Collector.  His criteria fit Robin to a T.  Here they are, compare with his whole writing and acting out.

  1. Injustice collectors are never wrong. How is it possible that they are never wrong? It’s simple: They are always right. 
  2. Injustice collectors never apologize. Ever. For anything.
  3. Injustice collectors truly believe they are morally and ethically superior to others and that others seem incapable of holding themselves to the same high standards as the injustice collector does.
  4. Injustice collectors make the rules, break the rules and enforce the rules of the family. They are a combination of legislator, police, judge and jury to those they consider their subjects. They forever banish from their kingdom any subject they deem disloyal, and only grant clemency if there is sufficient contrition.
  5. Injustice collectors never worry about what is wrong with them as their “bad” list grows. Their focus is always on the failings of others.
  6. Injustice collectors are never troubled by the disparity between their rules for others and their own expectations of themselves. Injustice collectors rationalize their own behavior with great ease and comfort.
  7. Injustice collectors have an external orientation; the problem always exists in the world, outside of themselves, and in their view, the world would be an acceptable place if their rules and standards were followed at all times.
  8. Injustice collectors do not have a capacity for remorse or guilt.
  9. Injustice collectors scoff at the idea of therapy, therapists, self-help books, and other tools used by people who struggle to live with them.
  10. The phrase “walking on eggshells” describes life with an injustice collector.

Our only misgiving?  No answer about how to deal with an “injustice collector”. Any ideas?

  1. One thing I would not recommend is in engaging an Injustice Collector on any of the topics. Similar to a heckler at a sporting event they may occasionally get something right (“the defense needs improvement”, etc.) but actually talking to them about it won’t help. Indeed the heckler does not really care if the team improves they would just find something else to yell about, and won’t accept that their yelling is truly annoying and ruining the game for the other spectators. RE is basically a UU heckler. If the problems he finds are genuine (and the few meaningful ones he has stolen from other sources) then discuss them with folks where it will make a difference, discussing it with RE will not. My advice is that if you must engage him be civil and direct, but do not argue. If you can avoid arguing with him then that is the best course of action.

  2. The label “Injustice Collector” is interesting. It sounds sort of like one of the self-justified ones like “Freedom Fighter”, “Just War” or “Justified Homicide”. Each one seems to me to veer from the principles of dignity & respect & interconnectedness.

  3. Haul him to a psych ward!

  4. Just call the freakin’ cops and haul the sociopathic inferior psycho to the slammer. Sue him for whatever money he has! Put him outta business!

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