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CHAT: bigotry

From:dunn patrick w <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 19, 1999, 3:16
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Jim Grossmann wrote:

> Gentlepeople, > > I would like to add my voice to those of some of the straight people on this > list; conlang is not the right forum for heated debates about the politics > of sexual orientation. > > There are plenty of mailing lists that provide appropriate forums for that > topic. If your remarks are not meant to illustrate the syntax of sentences > like "You don't know Ithaca," and "You don't know the GLBT community" as > they are rendered in languages that you have invented, it's time for a more > list-relevant discussion. > > Sincerely, > > Jim
I agree whole-heartedly, but I will *NOT* stand by while thinly veiled bigoted comments are spewed about. Consider, therefore, my objection registered, my killfile employed, and the matter closed. Keep in mind, JIm, that some of the gay people would be perfectly happy discussing conlangs, if certain other people could possibly refrain from comments about "thought police" keeping them from saying the word "Nigger" (how that must chaffe!) and the "fad" of bisexuality. Qu-omang-ha eng topake trle emHa kehehux zezOx ngatr pOdAktr? Pekmaxe trle! "Why should I flee in terror when a fool spins an untrue story? I will stand and fight!"