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Matt

I'm somewhat sympathetic but also concerned that this method perpetuates asshole behaviour. Belittling someone because of their appearance and manner of speaking IS asshole behaviour.
It might be an understandable case of asshole poisoning, but isn't all asshole behaviour is counterproductive?
What happens if this sort of behaviour becomes a part of the culture even after the original asshole leaves? It's entirely possible that a new, less deserving target will be chosen.
This tactic carries very real risks, and I'd argue it was counterproductive in the long term. Wouldn't breaking the asshole cycle, and encouraging an asshole free culture be more productive?

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