Douche Misanthropy: recognizing you have a problem

Democrat staffer gets canned from his low six figure gig on the White House staff…because he couldn’t help himself from snarking up the Twitter.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/10/nsc-aide-admits-twitter-attack-on-white-house-175722.html

There’s no guarantee he’ll confront his culpability of course.  That’s I think a high bar from someone in the detached irony crowd.

I have many thoughts on douchebaggery and misanthropy.  I am, or was, a little misanthropic myself, certainly in the Holden Caulfield sense.  Combined with douchebaggery, this misanthropy variant is both an assertion of superiority and an inability to participate in a conversation in good faith.  Too much snark and overwrought wit sabotaging the discourse.  It’s a big problem, as you can see with Jofi.  I have every reason to believe they’ll be a diagnosis and therapy in the next 10 years or so.

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