Subject: Re: You know you're reading comp.lang.lisp when...
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 02:54:11 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Michael Parker <>
| Odd.  Here in Texas, most people I know tend to view the two parties
| as left wing and nearly identical.  Unless left-wing and right-wing
| have reversed meanings there?

  What is all this?  Clearly both parties have very much in common.  They
  are both political parties, or members of the American political party
  family.  People from both parties should just come together and discuss
  their common ground and be friends, not fight against each other.  Their
  internal differences are unimportant compared the commonalities.  For
  instance, they are both American.  That must count for something.  Both
  parties have symbols, and both parties have some concerns for some group
  of the population that are largely symbolic.  Seen from afar, such as the
  individual voter, there is no material difference between the two, and
  people who wish to learn about the politics of one party may learn from
  the literature of the other and from congretating with people of the
  other party.  After all, the sin taxes both parties favor are the same,
  and they both display the same antics.  So, why don't you Americans adopt
  a one-party system like several European, African, and Latin American
  countries have had so much success with?  Then, peace will break out and
  real and toy Lisps shall live happily ever after.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.