who wrote this
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Sun Nov 25 17:33:45 PST 2007
On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 05:53:54PM -0600, eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
> I don't know any soft way to say this. The man, Hitler, was the most evil
> person that our generation has ever witnessed.
He wasn't witnessed by our generation & IMHO Stalin was worse.
> The things he did and what was done on his behalf are unspeakable
> and give him a special place in whatever hell you believe in.
I don't believe in hell - any sort of hell.
> As a society, we should distance ourselves and shun any imagery that
> puts any kind of human side to this monster.
Why should we stop putting any human side to him? He was clearly a
> Saying that he loved dogs and was an art afficionado is completely
> irrelevant if you know anything about his actions.
Because it shows him to be a human being?
> There are far more worthy quotes that can be put into FreeBSD and I don't
> think its debateable.
You don't think it's debatable, but I do.
> What really gets me is the fact that this is one of the examples put on the
> FreeBSD page. I'm all for freedom and libertarian ideals, but for petes'
> sake, have some compassion and understand where your liberty crosses over
> into the pain of someone else's family. Why didn't they put on that page
> along with "quotes about hitler", "jokes about cancer" and "funny rape
Good idea! Anybody got any good cancer or rape gags we can put in
> I don't want to outlaw anything, but have some good taste.
You *do* want to outlaw things on the grounds of "taste".
> Learn to
> moderate yourselves, this is what "freedom" is all based on, being good to
Nonsense. Freedom is about the right to voice disagreement with
others amongst other things.
> I would appreciate if someone would help me find the person who can help to
> modify the text on this page.
> I think it can be worded differently and get the point accross without
> giving any extra attention to this monster.
It's a good example and shouldn't be changed IMO.
PS. What should be abolished on the grounds of decency is top posting
& rehashing topics that have been gone on about ad nauseum, & on the
wrong mailing list.
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