Subject: Re: You know you're reading comp.lang.lisp when... From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 02:54:11 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Michael Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 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.