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Re: technical terms overhaul

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:

On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 07:23:44AM -0400, Eike Lantzsch wrote:


Hi also,
Yep, it is true that working on the symptoms does not cure the malady.

Thanks for this balanced assessment. IMO the important thing is the
process. Of course, if we change language and nothing else then we
have won very little.

No. Not very little. Rather, nothing at all. Indeed, you have lost
before you even begin.

Lip service is never a win. It is a defeat. A self-beclowning.

The present navel-gazing, neurotic concern over a handful of terms in
common use is just "freedom fries" by another name.

The curtain has been opening wider and wider, turning a heretofore
open secret into an outright public fact, to reveal just how little
human life---all human life---is worth to the American Powers That Be.

When you now drop lit matches into tinder, to predictably spark a
distracting culture war, you play directly into their hands.

At least one person in this thread has asked "But why now, all of a

"But Citizen, look yonder! A FIRE!"

But talking about it, thinking about whether that language might be
offensive to people in ways we can't understand (because we haven't
their biography) is the important part.

Is this really the priority, of anyone who knows they're at war? At
war and losing ground so badly, losing lives, for so long? To argue
with their uncles about what to call a hard drive?

I beg you, think this over carefully.

@almightygenie 8 Jun 2020 | @Windex
  Thanks, Windex. That's a relief. Your drink is even more refreshing
  now that I know that it deplores racism & discrimination.

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