"I keep telling folk that one of my talents is helping folk make as big of a fool of themselves as they can. They don't believe me and then go about their merry way proving me right"<quoted text>I keep telling folk
That sounds like a disclaimer or deflection to divert attention from the fact you are looking like the biggest fool yourself.
I didn't think helping people look like fools should involve you looking like a fool too. It can be argued that anyone debating ot even conversing with you looks like a fool because they converse and debate on your level.