Re: "total lack of understanding of that phrase"
Sadly, I do understand it. It translates as "I am an obnoxious git whose only tiny ray of joy in an otherwise miserable life is to denigrate others. I hang around on pickup-ar(se)tist forums thinking of myself as an 'alpha', mostly because I don't know the rest of the Greek alphabet. I also post anonymously for fear of someone connecting my selfish viewpoints to my identity because I don't have the courage to defend my beliefs in person."