Re: Provocation error - warning only

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 18 May 1999 15:01:25 -0700 (PDT)

Lee Daniel Crocker writes:

> Though I agree with little he writes, David always provokes more
> thought than anger in me, so I find his input valuable. Unlike many

Killfilling, despite the word, has little to do with anger.

> of the other left-leaning list dwellers here, he often has unique
> insights (though nonetheless wrong:) and is not just a brainwashed

Can you provide an example of such an unique insight?

> mouthpiece for someone else's agenda or cultural pejudice. And even
> when he is deliberately provocative, he is eloquently so and with
> purpose. Killfiling him reveals more about the listener's mental

He's eloquent, yes. Provocative, no. Boring, very much yes.

> fragility than David's value in the discussion.

Time/attention is one of the scarcest resources we have. Mental fragility has little to do with tolerancy to redundant egocentrical rants.