Subject: Re: The toxicity of trolls
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Sep 2002 22:31:25 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Rolf Wester
| No surprise, I expected that answer.

  I am Norwegian and I am very sensitive to people from the Wehrmacht telling
  Norwegians what to do or not to do.  You tried that once and it left serious
  scars in the Norwegian soul.  Will you pay attention to my sensitivity or
  consider it my problem?  I think you should do the latter and that it is
  obscene to bring up personal sensitivities because of one's /nationality/.

  So your nationally induced sensitivity is your problem.  Keep it to yourself.
  If you do not, you very strongly communicate that your sensitivities are more
  important than every other sensitivity to which the author has already paid
  due respect.  Such egoistic behavior is typical of people who want others to
  feel bad because they perceive themselves as victims.  Cut it out.

  The whole world is well aware of the guilt-ridden German psyche, but I have
  one piece of /really/ good advice for you: Get the hell over it.

  "Untermensch" is defined by Oxford's excellent dictionaries of the English
  Language this way

    a person considered racially or socially inferior.

  Of course it is a strong term that should elicit emotions, but the arrogance
  and haughtiness of Germans who think their personal sensitivities should
  cause other people to curb their language and the things they can talk about
  is one of the most appalling cases of emotional blackmail and censorship
  around.  (Another most appalling case of same is how the Jews /milk/ their
  tragedy more than 50 years later.)  People who prey on the guilt that they
  want other people to feel should receive no sympathy whatsoever.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.