Subject: Re: source access vs dynamism
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/09/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Raffael Cavallaro
| Gee, I don't remember mentioning "the entire world history dating back to
| the first humanoid," just that your attitude displays a blithe ignorance
| of the frighteningly harsh reality that many people face.

  such harsh reality exists elsewhere in the world, where there aren't as
  many irrelevant issues as there are in the frighteningly impoverished
  third world countries.  the very strange focus on that particular part of
  the world actually baffles me.  what did you think you argued against?
  what the hell does your opinion that I display blithe ignorance of such
  people and their conditions because I don't consider them relevant have
  to do with anything at all?

| Please stick to what you know, (i.e., Lisp) especially in c.l.l. Your
| digressions into politics are offensive to the many millions of people
| who are genuinely opressed.

  it's more offensive to have someone bring them into a discussion that has
  never been about them in the first place and to use them as toys in an
  irrelevant argument.  quite often, these many millions of people who are
  genuinely oppressed are abused yet again by people who show them even
  _less_ respect than they accuse others of doing.  I also haven't seen
  them elect you to speak for them or behalf of them.  however, it's oh so
  easy to pretend to speak for people you are thereby denying the right to
  speak for themselves.  and that's something the do-gooders of Western
  world have been doing for many, many years, incidentally, mostly to the
  detriment of whoever they claim to speak for, and certainly not in any
  way improving their conditions.

  it's election time in Norway.  explains everything, doesn't it?