I have a lot of time for DDM, but yes in this case, he did what any of us can and have done overplayed our hand. I also have a lot of time for Sorgo, he will always be one of the most interesting minds here. Well played Sorgo/Lost!
Bingo. He fully committed and said things that were wrong matter-of-factly. He thinks if he takes responsibility/admits it, it makes how aggressively confident he was look bad, which he would be correct about. However, what he likely doesn't realize is that the full commitment to the wrongness looks much, much worse.
It's pride and appearance. Trust me. I was like that years ago. Still got a bit of arrogance myself but it's nothing that self-awareness and transparency cannot ameliorate.
Your Lord knows very well what is in your heart. Your soul suffices this day as a reckoner against you. I need no witnesses. You do not listen to your soul, but listen instead to your anger and your rage.