"You know, I like to think that I'm a fairly open-minded guy. I can accept that people have different viewpoints, but I also reserve the right to tell you when you're being an idiot, and why."
And I like to think that the rich will stop trying to keep the poor in a state of desperation so that they can rely on slave labor. Unfortunately, liking to think something does not make it true. And my experience suggests that he thinks that anyone who has a different viewpoint is an idiot.
"I was actually polite for once - just used the phrase 'Ihre papieren, bitte,' and the Old Vet got all testy)."
Imagine my shock. Actually, you'll have to imagine it because it's not really there. Given that World War II is not entirely forgotten, I can see where saying "your papers, please" in German might elicit an adverse reaction. And this is what he calls polite. (It should be noted that I didn't see the original. I'm going by his own description, which is likely to cast himself in a more favorable light.)
At any rate, I probably wouldn't have seen his self-description here had he not linked to it in a warning about possible stalkers (on another blog.) And I realize this isn't very important; but I got a chuckle out of it.