Re: [elfscript] Re: OT: Raspberries [was: The "following Y" tehta: above or below?]
- On Aug 7, 2004, at 11:19 PM, Eris wrote:
> Nonetheless, my assessment of the reactions to that provocation remainSo you say. You seem to think that everyone in these forums has had
exactly the same history and experiences as you and must accept the
same received wisdom that you espouse. You seem unable to suppose that
your claimed "correct way" has been tried, and failed. I dare say I've
been in these forums considerably longer than most anyone else around,
and in fact, I was silent in the face of the endless taunts of Helge,
Salo, Star, et al. for a very long time, and you know what? It only
served to let them feel they could slander us with impunity, and their
lies became the received truth. Why? Because no one could be bothered
to question their assertions or to call an ass an ass. So your
assertedly superior way was long ago tried and proven to be a big fat
failure. Now I'm doing it _my_ way, and will continue to do so, so long
as Helge and his ilk keep up _their_ ways.
YOU could do some good by calling Helge an ass when he is being one,
instead of making excuses for him, which will IN FACT only encourage
him. So long as you and your kind continue to ameliorate the
environment for Helge's taunts and tactics, he will continue to avail
himself of it. If you and others would do as I do, or as Lucy has had
the discernment and sense to do, to see Helge for what he is and to
make the environment hostile to his provocations and rhetoric, then you
really might make a change for the better.
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
ho bios brachys, he de techne makre.
Ars longa, vita brevis.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such
a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
- Speaking of showing _ass_itude? [perhaps you meant _assuetude_,
I was beginning to think the great Carl had reformed and had taken
his vitriol elsewhere.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Carl F.Hostetter <Aelfwine@e...>
> On Aug 7, 2004, at 10:30 PM, Eris wrote:
> > You know what? He was right.
> Er, NO, he wasn't. And from his desperate attempt to
> for the rest of the world in order to _be_ "right" springs his