Subject: Re: What Lisp needs to beat Java, etc.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

| Tell me how exactly it was that you became such an enlightened soul?

  Tell me how you came to believe that I am, and maybe you will realize
  that your own ideas about other people are _unfounded_ fantasies.

| It is funny and ironic, nonetheless, that you insist that _I'M_ a
| psychopath!

  Since I don't do that, I really _do_ wonder what your problem is.  The
  fact that you _keep_ confusing your own sick brain's imagination with
  reality is a pretty good indicator of something being seriously wrong,
  but it is a common trait with people who have no control over their
  emotions and therefore believe that what they _feel_ is also reality.
  I make a point out of exposing such people, because they are dangerous.

| Any rational person who has observed your responses would clearly see
| that it is you who have "snapped", and have very little control over
| your emotional responses.

  How would you be able to determine if somebody had acute control over
  their emotoinal _responses_?  Of course you see "very little control"
  -- that's the only thing you can relate to!  What you _observe_, as
  quite distinct from what you _believe you see_, is someone who is
  pushing _your_ buttons and you're out of control in response to that.
  You're swerving all over the place in your responses, with a near
  total lack of focus and accountability to your unfounded "opinions".
  You're fantasizing about me and describing that fantasy as if it were
  real, for crying out loud!  That _is_ insanity, specifically psychosis.

| Although its true that in an moment of boiling rage I had a most
| regrettable dark wish as to your home being engulfed in flames, in
| truth, I'm ashamed that I was affected by your provocations enough to
| stoop to your low level of discourse.  Never more.  I offer my sincere
| apology, regardless of how predictably you will still return a nasty
| future response.

  "It's your fault that I was bad, for which I apologize" doesn't quite
  cut it as an honest apology in my book.  By writing off your personal
  respnsibility for your very own actions, you have transgressed even
  further into amoralism.  Good job!

  It is really quite amazing that you can accuse me of threatening to
  burn people's homes down in the middle of an apology for your own
  actions.  I find this to be very, very indicative of how your brain
  simply does not work at all.  It was _your_ low level of discourse
  that embraced threats of crime and violence and bodily harm, not mine.
  That you are such an incredibly bad person that you think you had the
  right to do this in the first place is _not_ offset by your need to
  blame me for it by _pretending_ against all evidence that you stooped
  bo "[my] low level of discourse".  Talk about being out of control!

| ... it is, I must say, a bit entertaining.

  I thought I said that to you first.  The clown has learned to parrot.

| Oh, and I want to reiterate that I truly regret saying I'd burn your
| house down. You see, I'm not used to being called a "whining dolt" by
| total strangers. Kinda pissed me off a bit.

  Yup, that's just _super_ control over your emotions, but you can start
  on your path to recovery by learning how to quote news articles less.
  That won't leave such a bad impression of your general skill levels.

  Solution to U.S. Presidential Election Crisis 2000:
    Let Texas secede from the Union and elect George W. Bush their
    very first President.  All parties, states would rejoice.