Re: virus: Manipulation 101

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 21:18:51 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> David McFadzean wrote:
> >Well for starters you could stop calling people "parasites".
> Very clever, David (I hope you don't mind this irony, you get the credit for
> bringing it to my meme-ecology). What you in fact are suggesting here is to
> stop *talking* about parasites.

Then, from your own quote of yourself:

> >You raise a very good question. How can we deal with parasites
> >honestly?

Tad, please identify the subject of the second sentence. It is not
"parasitic behavior". You called the person a "parasite", Tad. What
David McF /is in fact suggesting/ is that you have been using ugly labels
for the other PEOPLE on this group and then, when called on it, claim that
you are talking abstractly.

No one is saying you can't talk about whatever you want. But stop lying
about your actions when someone calls you out. There's nothing wrong with
saying, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have made it personal. What I meant

I entered this list spittin' mad and kick-boxing with Dave Pape (I had no
idea what I was up against!), but when he called me on it (with good
reason) I realized I had gone to far, apologized, and now we're having a
lovely little bunkie together (It makes me all mushy just to think about
it!) That's the way humans interact, at least ones that value another
huimans opinion.

Prof. Tim