Subject: Re: OT: Erik Naggum's Long-Windedness (was: (endp lst) or (null lst))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 13 Jan 2003 11:14:46 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* "Aurélien Campéas" <>
| I uncovered you, Erik Naggum.

  Huh?  I was covered before?  Are you covered?  Is this some French
  thing?  In my culture, openness, honesty, even directness is valued
  and respected, but it appears that in yours, duplicity and crouching
  under cover is so valued that removing someone's cover is damaging.
  I am unfamiliar with the French culture, but from what little the
  news media report from your country, you appear rabidly racist --
  and your deeply disturbing statement strongly suggests the mental
  workings of a person who searches for and quickly reaches a point
  where he knows /enough/ about someone else.  This kind of attitude
  amazes me whenever I see it -- because to be human is to be able to
  think, without having to tell everybody what you have thought about;
  the obvious corollary is that you can never know /enough/ about any
  other person.  But apparently this is not how French people work.

  Yours is truly one of the most insane comments this newsgroup has
  ever seen.  I can only marvel at the mental damage that preceded it.
  How much of your psychology and behaviour is tied up in preventing
  yourself from being "uncovered" by others?  What are you so afraid
  of that you think such a statement says anything whatsoever about
  any other person than yourself?  You revealed something disturbing
  about yourself with that comment, but I wonder how you can both be
  afraid of being uncovered and at the same time reveal that you are.

  I think I have "uncovered" you, too: Your need to feel in control is
  preventing you from being in control, inviting others to manipulate
  you, instead.

| You are not a human, are you ?

  I am not French, if that is what you imply with this very disturbing
  question.  I am sorry to see that your mental capacity has been so
  far exceeded that you have to resort to such incredible lunacy, but
  this is also quite consistent with what you have shown me up to now:
  When you cannot deal with a fact, you work very hard to deny it.  It
  is a pattern that I had only thought would be found in psychotics,
  and I do not mean that in the usual Usenet insult way, but in its
  clinical meaning.  How does it feel to be you, Aurélien Campéas?
  Are you able to process information or do you make up everything you
  need for your mental well-being?  It is because I jerked you out of
  your cozy psychosis that you have to react the way you do, right?

  But now I wonder, did you ever get as far in your erudition that you
  looked up "rule of law" and figured out what a jackass you have been
  in this forum and for what you will now be remembered?

  This newsgroup sure gets a large share of deeply disturbed people.

  Are there more like you at home, Aurélien?  Are there someone I can
  talk to, some more French people, perhaps, to learn what it means
  for someone like you to be uncovered?  It is such a deeply twisted
  thing to say.  Perhaps I should just conclude that you are insane?

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.