Instead of believing you’re accusing me, Bob, I’d much rather think you’re asking me what inspired me to post that quote, and will respond as best I can in a civil fashion. What inspired me was “current events”.
It seems to me those hurling insults and threats at members of Congress need to let go of the language of violence and revenge. Stuck in the anger/hate mode, their wounds - hurt, disappointment, frustration, sense of loss/ helplessness, hopelessness/powerlessness, etc, will never heal - they keep their own wounds green by seeking revenge..
I was recently a victim of bash and dash revenge. The person who hurled insults and then ran off had wounds from some event. Since I don’t remember the event and he does, the mocking words hurled at me last night didn’t open any old wounds for me, but I think for him they did - he greened his wounds by seeking revenge.
Those are the “current events” that inspired me to post the quote, Bob. As to your question, “How's somebody to tell that sort of thing from a fresh provocation, after they've tried to disengage?”
(1) Ask - What inspired the post?
(2) Stop thinking the world is so small that everything posted is about them.
(3) Some people see provocation in just about anything, if they’re looking for it. Maybe they should just stop looking.