Subject: Re: What Lisp needs to beat Java, etc. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 01 Dec 2000 01:02:47 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Aaron K. Johnson | You're on to something, Erik. Yes, I said the clown has learned to parrot. Do _better_, will you? | I fully expect you, however, to retaliate with another lousy and | predictible round of delightful prose, rather than to even have an | iota of self-awareness. What happens when what you expect doesn't come true? Nothing? Or are you at least baffled and confused? | Has your philosophy worked for you, Erik? Of course it has. But amazing as it may seem to you, some people do not have to be convicted and jailed before they figure out that it's a very good idea _not_ to threaten to burn down people's homes, say. Despite that you may never have experienced it in your entire life, some people _are_ able to predict reactions from others based on what they observe when it does not match their expectations, not on what they _want_ to believe about others, and they are _not_ so amazingly retarded that they have to _make_up_ some demonization of other people and keep some stupid fantasies about them that they try to pretend are real by repeating them over and over to yourself. What would you say if someone asked the same astonishingly moronic question to a doctor if he has never smoked and urges him to quit, to a judge (who has to be unpunished) who reprimands him for drinking and driving or speeding, to a security guard who forcibly won't let him into a building he _wants_ to enter, to an anti-drug activist who has never used any drugs himself, etc? _You_ seem to be laboring under the impression that in order to see that stupidity is bad, you have to have _been_ so stupid somebody _had_ to punish you. This is so stupid a way to look at things you _should_ be punished for it! | Did someone come along and tell you that you had to be slapped silly, | and you thought, "Wow, marvelous, thank you!". No, I figured out that I, too, _should_ get slapped _if_ I let my mind wither and die until it looked like yours. I don't _do_ massively stupid things in the first place -- it is in fact _easily_ avoidable if you keep just a little bit on your toes. Engage your brain, keep exercising it, and most things that look hard to your average joe get a lot easier in general. (Except dealing with morons and watching most Hollywood movies and nearly all TV programs, and any advertising is just about completely insufferable, which means that some people will stop engaging their brain and not exercise it just to take part in what they think is "normal society" but which really isn't.) I made a mistake with you: You really _are_ an idiot, it's not just something you have chosen for lack of incentives to choose something better. Real idiots who discover Common Lisp are far and few between, so I hold this assumption that if you _act_ like a fucking moron, it's because you have never had anyone help you do better. People who hold as amazingly stupid ideas as you do and learn so slowly when presented with counter-information, generally _do_ learn pretty quickly that amazingly stupid ideas are _unacceptable_, but you have made the even more amazingly stupid move to _defend_ your stupidity through more and more of same, and you won't stop any time soon, either. My guess is you'll keep posting more and more stupid articles even though I don't say a word back to you, you'll keep attacking me for a long time to come for things I don't do, you'll keep attributing opinions to me that I do not hold, and you'll keep building that insane fantasy about me that you have made a pretty good stab at already, just like the very few other _actual_ morons whose minds have been blown to bits by exposure to more than they could handle. Considering the viciousness of your attacks on me, I don't regret your loss for a second, but I do hope you don't hurt anyone else before you go completely insane. Your actions here must be presumed to be the best you can do and the most conducive both to salvaging your pride and recovering from what you think is unfair treatment. This incredibly pathetic situation is precisely what made me conclude that you actually _are_ so retarded that there's no point in trying to tell you anything that would not be much more profitably communicated to a dog. #: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.