that depends on your view of deviancy within the structure of society and what the symbiosis between socialized normatives, deviant behavior, and legislated cohesion is
An open letter to my dearest sweet PhillyB:
I'm quoting this because this is a pattern I've noticed about you for a while now, PhillyB.
There was a day when I used as many big words per sentence as I could in order to put up a facade of intellectual superiority in an argument. This typically would intimidate most people from arguing with me because they didn't want to bother with reading what I said twice or look up a term or two. This made me feel good about myself, but my arguments were usually sh*t.
Then I learned that it is easier to be respected when you put down the mental thesaurus and communicate your thoughts in the most efficient way possible. This also forces you to have a reasonable argument and be accountable to those you are having the discussion with.
Not saying you do this phillyB, or even that this happens on purpose. Just an observation that most people have to read a multitude of your serious-minded posts at least twice to decode what you post in the tinderbox because of your overuse of obscure and sometimes vague terms.
For example "socialized normatives" and "legislated cohesion" are exclusively academic terms that someone who hasn't taken a sophomore-level sociology class has probably never heard of. Mentioning these terms that are foreign to 98% of your readers without any supporting explanation is sure to garner a confused response. My guess is that you inserted it just so you could talk down to YML and therefore, look superior to him while avoiding a sincere discussion.
Like I said, I've been guilty of this type of thing in the past, and this is the only reason I am pointing it out now.
I hope you don't think me an assh*le. Cheers.