Originally Posted by Florian
I had completely forgotten about that exchange on Israel and the Palestinians. The ignorance of history and illogic he displayed on that occasion were breathtaking in their scope. But what is truly remarkable about Ray in Seattle is his refusal to respond to questions and objections, but instead to turn them around into a moral indictment of the questioner---always with the imperturbable good conscience and smugness that characterize a certain kind of American.
Entitled condescending ignorance.
Entitlement is something one can deal with if it's, at least, backed up by some substance.
Ignorance is understandable. We all have it to some degree (and topic) or the other. It is our nature. It makes as humble.
But the combination of the two, entitlement and ignorance, with a touch of condescension, makes it dismissible.
Enough said, we've used more words than it's deserved.