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Re: Question for Sam Hocevar

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Sam Hocevar wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 04, 2007, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> On Sunday 04 March 2007 12:49, Sam Hocevar wrote:
>>> juvenile that piece of software may be, I will not accept criticism
>>> about it until Debian stops distributing software that encourages
>>> stoning women and children, cursing homosexuals or enslaving daughters.
>> What software do you have in mind? 
>    Our bible-kjv-text package, for instance. But Debian's honour is
> safe, because we do not ship hot-babe.

I agree with Sam on this point. The political correctness in some
communities has been overemphasised lately. To the point that, for some
definitions of "politically correct", the Bible would no longer be a
politically correct text. At the same time the same text in many cases
is the cornerstone of the religion in the same areas. This creates an
amusing paradox of morality.

For these reasons it is easy to see how some people could use any
shocking measures (including the GNAA and niggerspace.com) to emphasise
the paradox and try to "shock the people back to their senses". Or in
other words to lower the acceptable level of political correctness to a
level that is more acceptable for them, like it was some years ago or
like it still is in other communities.

And from such understanding would also come a conclusion that there is
nothing sinister abut this behaviour, at least nothing that people
should be punished about.

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