Subject: Re: the naggum-mine claims another victim From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/11/30 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * "Coby Beck" <email@example.com> | I'm sure he is the single largest force impeding a diverse and friendly | newsgroup, but don't give him that much credit! (see below) Really? I think Raffael Cavallaro is one instance of that force. Not the least because he does _nothing_ but post his usual shit, and like most of the _very_ few other recurring idiots who never learn have made up their mind that they are not to blame for anything at all, especially not what they _continue_ to do. They neither can nor will change their ways and insist on doing the same old idiotic stuff that got them flamed to begin with. These are so few in number that they are insignificant in the grat picture, but they _do_ cause other worms to crawl out of the woodwork to join the latest "idiot support group", but what do you know? They don't help eachother in any constructive way -- they just do _worse_ than I do: Their flames are self-defensive and completely pointless apart from their personal need to vent their spleen and feel better by attacking someone they don't like. That is pure hostility, with nothing whatsoever that could "tame" the fuckers and cease their hostility or cause them to mature, except the physical pain that they would have met in real life if they were equally idiotic around _any_ actual people. Mine is different -- it doesn't take more IQ than most dogs have to figure out precisely what I am castigating people for and how to avoid further castigation, which means that the refusal to get the point is intentional for anyone who doesn't _actually_ just bark and growl in response to everything they experience. | We all start out not knowing much and even "unimportant" people have a | right to be treated with respect! People are treated with respect. It is because I respect people that I do not respect their right to hold insanely idiotic opinions and _not_ be criticized very harshly for it. If I did not respect people, but only laugh and snicker like Aaron has begun doing on his way to the insane asylym, I would not react to them at all, only put up their idiotic rants on a wall and try to find the funniest possible picture of them to ridicule them. People who can't figure out the difference between themselves and what they have chosen to think or do or say, but feel personally disrespected because their chosen stupidity is not rewarded with the generosity they think they deserve for everything they do, are likely to cause serious damage to both themselves and others through their alarming carelessness and arrogance. ... which is also what we see that they do as soon as they are criticized for it. | But must it be so? And is that right? The second worst thing we do to eachother is to be too lenient. The worst we do is to accuse and prosecute eachother of what we have not actually done. The two go hand in hand in the most despicable form of injustice there is: That which pardons those we like for any ill and accuse those we don't like of any ill we feel like. People-oriented justice like that is the root cause of all evil. (That is not to say that the first task of anyone who finds something disagreeable is to make sure he understands _why_ it is disagreeable to him and why he who commits the disagreeable does not seem to agree.) #:Erik -- 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.