Having discovered Twitter, Robin Edgar has used it to pursue Unitarian Universalists with manic, obsessive abandon. The response of many UUs has been to block him from further rants and harassment.
His response? Indignation, if not outright rage. How dare anybody ignore Robin Edgar, aka The Emerson Avenger!
So once again he spirals into another blast of manic posts, lashing out at UUs refusing to indulge his immature need for absolute attention.
But here is the most pathetic – and hypocritical – part of this never-ending cycle in the life of Robin Edgar. While he decries UUs, especially UU ministers, of allegedly being insulting and rude to him, he goes out of his way to behave in even more rude and insulting behaviour, then acts as shocked as Claude Rains in ‘Casablanca’ that they would respond the way they do.
Yes, of course, he has repeatedly tried to distance himself from his actions, often by claiming that it’s not really him who is so obnoxious, but his supposed alter ego, ‘The Emerson Avenger’. Read this excerpt from a comment on his blog, dated Sunday, July 12th, 2009:
‘The Emerson Avenger is something of a “persona” aka an “act” and is often quite deliberately rude and “in your face” offensive’
The cycle continues. He doesn’t like what a Unitarian Universalist says, either about him or anything else. He considers it a deliberate insult to him, so he now considers himself justified in insulting, attacking and harassing the UU in question. When called on the carpet for his behaviour, he attempts to distance himself: ‘That wasn’t me, that was my persona!’ And the reason for this ‘act’? The big bad UU was mean to him, so that justifies his even worse behaviour. When the victim of his obsessive lashing out realizes that responding to his juvenile antics only leads to more of the same, and decides to break the cycle by both refusing to respond and denying him from hijacking thier Twitter account or blog, guess what? Robin Edgar decrees that this is another ‘reason’ for expressing his rage. How dare UUs ignore him!
Respond to him, and he lashes out. Ignore him, and he lashes out. You can’t win, break even, or even leave the game.
This is Robin Edgar’s ultimate hypocrisy. He demands that UUs be perfect, and when they are not, then he proclaims them evil, stupid, and every other insult he can throw at them – while he, conversely, is blameless and righteous in all things, and more importantly, deserving of attention if not outright adulation and submission to his will.
You can’t have it both ways, Mister Edgar. You can’t demand of others a standard which you yourself refuse to live by. And no matter how many times you try to rationalize your ‘deliberately rude and “in your face” offensive’ behaviour, there is simply no excuse for it. Even your pathetic attempts at distancing yourself from what you do is meaningless. After all, you created your so-called ‘Emerson Avenger persona’, and are thus ultimately responsible for everything you attribute to that ‘act’.