vit·ri·ol: something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
Does the following sound familiar?
I am going to ignore you, and have zero dialogue. I will focus on the things about you that I do not agree with, and extrapolate that to paint a picture that is ugly and menacing. I will speak half-truths and twist things to my perspective, regardless whether it is true or accurate. I will make unrealistic demands out of the blue, and if you do not immediately respond, I will seek legal recourse. When you protect yourself legally, and a solution is put in place, I will lament on how unfair the system is and how you manipulated things to conspire against me. I will repeat this behavior over and over again, and hope for a different outcome.
Of course, the last sentence is the definition of insanity.
This attitude is in place today in our country; in politics, in corporations, in school boards, in relationships, entitlement, in __________ (you fill in the blank)...
I hope that as a country and a society, we can start to live up to the "We The People" philosophy.