RE: rms: Stallman does it again

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From: Jim Whitehead (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 09:58:17 PDT

Um, was there a single fact in this entire tirade? I read it twice, and can
find none. Seems like pure slander to me.

- Jim

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> From: Robert Harley []
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> Subject: Re: rms: Stallman does it again
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> Stallman's whinges are not pedantic treatises expressing theories or
> extravaganzas dealing in fables or fancies. They are substantial,
> sober outpourings from the very soul of irrationalism. Stallman's
> personal interest in seeing his beliefs (as I would certainly not call
> them logically reasoned arguments) shoved down people's throats is
> pea-brained, but that's to be expected of him. Let's understand one
> fundamental fact: Stallman has two imperatives. The first is to
> distract people from serious analysis of the situation. The second
> imperative is to help condescending fugitives evade capture by the
> authorities.
> I must emphasize that forbearance and kindly deportment are lost upon
> Stallman. Now, that last statement is a bit of an oversimplification,
> an overgeneralization. But it is nevertheless substantially true. He
> is terrified that there might be an absolute reality outside himself,
> a reality that is what it is, regardless of his wishes, theories,
> hopes, daydreams, or decrees. I receive a great deal of correspondence
> from people all over the world. And one of the things that impresses
> me about it is the massive number of people who realize that
> Stallman's dotty activities utilize legal, above-ground organizing in
> combination with illegal, underground tactics to trick our children
> into adopting unconventional, disapproved-of opinions and ways of
> life. News of this deviousness must spread like wildfire if we are
> ever to convince the government to clamp down hard on his
> insinuations.
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> =:-)
> Rob.

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