Re: racism pollutes the extropian list

dwayne (
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 15:49:11 +1000

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:

> Damien, you seem to repeatedly posess rather knee-jerk responses to mere words.
> I recall that you took offense once to my use of the term 'abo'. As someone who
> is not only Scottish and Swedish, but Italian along with some Jewish ethnicity
> in the family, I for one cannot afford to be a bigot, and take personal offense
> to anyone who would insinuate that I am in any way bigoted.

Right, thank you for parading your spotlessly white ancestry. I dare you, I double-dare you, to stand in the middle of a group of aborigines in Queensland or the Northern Territory and call them "abos"

But of COURSE you are not racist, and OF COURSE you mean the word as a term of endearment and OF COURSE they won't be offended.

Damn that Damien for being a nancy-boy kneejerker with no clue, eh?