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Re: Remove fortune quotes attributed to or providing admiration of Adolf Hitler [pr bin/52735]
On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 08:48:41PM +0100, Rhialto wrote:
> On Sun 19 Nov 2017 at 18:14:06 +0000, coypu%sdf.org@localhost wrote:
> > I still think that we should remove offensive quotes, and if people
> > cannot agree on it, all of fortune.
> It isn't even so much that they are "offensive" as such. It is just that
> out there in the Real World, you Simply Do Not Quote Adolf Hitler, at
> least not without embedding it in proper historical context and making
> absolutely clear that we're talking about a really horrible person, etc
> etc. Those are all things way outside the scope of fortune(1), so those
> quotes have no place there.
I call this Bullshit. This is not even Political Correctness, it is part
of a large movement of intellectual mollycoddling that has been very
popular the last two or three decades. As I have said before, if you
need to be told that something Adolf Hitler said might be offending you,
your education failed. If you can't appreciate the intellectual
stimulation of possible offending input, you shouldn't run fortune -o.
Let me put my favorite Hitler quote here:
Words build bridges into unexplored regions.
I find it somewhat ironic that it is missing from fortunes, but I guess
it is too offensive to people that lived their lifes in walled gardens.
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