Subject: Re: What I think (was: Re: Packages)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 01:10:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Erann Gat
| This, like much of Erik's rhetoric, is so ridiculous as to barely deserve
| response.

  I marvel at the psychological problems that produce your need to respond.

| Being lectured on arrogance by Erik is so funny that words fail me.

  I would much prefer they _actually_ did.

| Erik, you should really stop confusing not listening to *you* with not
| listening to anyone.

  You take the time off from your productive life to complain that people
  say bad things about you and you do not find _yourself_ ridiculous when
  you spend an _enormous_ amount of time badmouthing me to the point that
  people who do not even know me cannot figure out what I could possibly
  have done to cause your psychotic break and the scary monsters you see.

  What if you tried to understand what I say, Erann?  What dangers are your
  mind protecting you from when it shut down and you consistently fail to
  listen?  How much truth have I _really_ said about you that you need to
  pretend so much?  It is obvious that I have really freaked you out --
  into some kind of self-protective position where you _have_ to pretend
  that what I say is so "ridiculous" and "funny" that you do not have to
  look too closely at it.  These are quite obviously defense mechanisms.

  Just cut it out.  Get over whatever it was that hurt so badly and move
  the hell _on_, dude.  Whatever it is that I can do that hurts so much
  only gets worse every time you stupidly decide to attack me to feel
  better.  If not, it would have worked and you would have quit, right?

  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.