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Re: Merry Xmas and a... OMG, what did you just say?

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Merry Xmas and a... OMG, what did you just say?
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 14:24:36 -0500

   From: "Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson" <address@hidden>
   Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:51:52 +0000

   I get annoyed when people think the world is limited to the United
   States of a certain continent.

you can generalize your annoyance to all sorts of shortsightedness.
*that* is what politics is about (and how to conceal that truth).

because human beings are not omniscient, you cannot avoid politics: you
may be able to sidestep some of the uglier manifestations of politics
for some honeymoon period, but in doing so you engage in ignorance, and
in the end practicing ignorance is what will bring politics to your
doorstep whether you like it or not.  nobody can avoid practicing
ignorance.  the best one can do is to choose what to ignore wisely.

if you wish to truly "avoid politics" you must avoid people.  i don't
recommend that course of action, personally, although i understand its
common motivations and sympathize (more often some times than others :-).

basically, creating sxemacs is a already political move.  you know not
yourselves if you maintain otherwise.  if you know not yourselves, will
wily hackers be ready to partake in this deception?


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