Re: dopewars do we need such a game in debian distribution?
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008, Matthew Poer wrote:
> By the way, I don't dislike the violence so much as the drug
> content. Violence happens, and I of the thinking that violence is
> "human nature." I consider drugs much more distasteful/inappropriate
> than violence.
It's interesting that this viewpoint gets expressed by people
occasionally, who then proceed to imbibe and inhale all sorts of
drugs. [Oxygen, sugars, lipids, proteins, etc. are all drugs (and
components of them), many of which are even regulated by the FDA. The
difference between them and "illegal" drugs is quite often a matter of
"I'm a rational being--of a sort--rational enough, at least, to see the
symptoms of insanity around me. And I'm human, the same as the people
I think of as victims when my guard drops. It's at least possible I'm
even crazier than my fellows, whom I'm tempted to pity.
"There seems only one thing to do, and that's get drunk"
-- Chad C. Mulligan (John Brunner _Stand On Zanzibar_ p390)