After I got over being mad at him-who-shall-not-be-named, I got an email from Uncle Terry.
It said something like this:
When you look back at your career 10, 20, maybe 30 years from now, you'll have had many bosses. Each boss will come into your life for only a short period of time, like a visitor in your life. And while you choose what company to work for, you can't choose your boss. Given both these conditions, don't let one bad boss ruin your bright future with a company, unless you choose to change companies. Bad bosses will go away one day.
After reading this, the clouds parted and the fog lifted. I'm lucky to have all these wonderful people watching out for me.
Thanks, Uncle Terry!