Re: Informal Discussion: Identities of Voters Casting a Particular Ballot are No Longer Public
On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 10:42:43AM -0800, Felix Lechner wrote:
>All of them were condemned by later generations: the Salem witch hunt;
>McCartyism; the cultural revolution in China; collectivisation under
>Pol Pot in Cambodia; and perhaps most infamously the many attempts
>over time to expel or eradicate the Jews from various territories.
>The collective condition that leads to such madness is now well
>understood. It is a group form of splitting and projection  that
>affects entire societies. The phenomenon is easily recognized once you
>understand it. Because of the extreme danger, Orthodox Jews teach it.
>One of Germany's great insights after World War II was that all calls
>for social upheaval are in themselves barbaric. The country now has
>special local and federal police agencies to monitor such corrosive
>In 1949, Arthur Miller wrote the play "The Crucible" about it. He won
>a Pulitzer and many other accolades. In 1954, William Golding dealt
>with similar group dynamics in the novel "The Lord of the Flies." He
>received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
>I am embarrassed to read the statements above on a Debian mailing
>list. It is hate speech, pure and simple—and should be grounds for
>expulsion from the project.
Please, for everybody's sake, calm the fuck down. This kind of
inflammatory rhetoric isn't helping anything. It does not belong here.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance like no one's watching. Encrypt like everyone is.