Re: racism pollutes the extropian list

dwayne (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 16:04:31 +1000

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> dwayne wrote:
> > You addressed the topic by trying to point out how you were justified in
> > using the word. Any decent person would say "sorry, didn't realise,
> > won't say it again" but you continue to trot out claims to support your
> > right to be ruder to people.
> I NEVER said I was justified in using it on this international list after I was informed of its
> meaning in one region, and the only reason I brought it up was as a point of discussion, not as a
> descriptive term.

Okay. That is not how you came across.

> My point was that I think that the idea that everyone on the planet should not
> use a specific combination of sounds just because one small group in one region of the planet
> finds it offensive is rather ludicrous. Should I go tell my Native American freinds at the
> Athabascan Backcountry Outfitters that they have to change their company's acronym because its
> offensive to other indigenous people on the other side of the planet? They'll throw me in the
> lake in a heartbeat, and start using offensive descriptives of me at that point....

Sure, but this isn't what I was saying. Would you use such a term to people who find it personally offensive? I hope not.

> > Wow, selfless effort in pursuit of the common good, eh?
> Always, and, BTW, people who killfile usually killfile people who use rude, insulting and
> offensive language the most. Hint hint.

Like I care. hint. Hint. Hint.

In fact, if you did killfile me, you wouldn't respond to my posts and I wouldn't get sucked into these stupid arguments with you. Hmm, maybe killfiling me would be a good idea....



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