[OT] who wrote this
artur at eboundhost.com
Sun Nov 25 20:03:16 PST 2007
>Lets also remember that history is written by the victors,
>which means they LIE!
Wow neal, that's very nice of you. are you saying that hitler didn't do any of these things? I'm not even going to respond to you here, just going to re-post your words to show that there are still people like you out there...
And as far as your sage to the moon quote, don't think too much of your own sagedom, there is always someone younger and smarter. You would be better off being a little less "sagy" and a bit nicer.
Now to the rest of you who are for some reason turning this into a Censorship issue. It's not. I'm asking to replace the text on the HTML front page with a completely unnecessary reference to hitler. We're not talking about pruning the quotes database for controversial speakers. having hitlers name there does nothing positive for the project and polarizes the viewing audience because it offends the vast majority of people, 99% of whom are not going to spend an evening writing to a mailing list to have the issue fixed. They won't think about the deep philosophical reasons why this should be there in principle. They are going to read the page and think to themselves that the freebsd community are a bunch of jerks.
There are far better ways to express the thought than by simply saying "hitler quotes". For instance it can be replaced with "controversial persons" or something similar. He was not the only such person in history, so we should not be focusing only on him.
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