Maybe both. Or maybe it is just too complicated for little ol' me.So you ask him what he wants explained. He tells you. Then you say you won't be bullied? Are you bipolar and off meds?
I approached it rather sane to ask what he wanted explained and was ready to have a nice conversation -- perhaps agreeing, perhaps disagreeing.
I found him to be very condescending and I am not Sam. Sam would have taken the bait. I won't/don't.
Think what you want.