[LMB] OT: Is the world about to end?
paal at filker.org
Mon Oct 19 22:48:08 BST 2015
But I typed IS/ISIL short for IS which is the latest designation for what
had been using ISIL.
I did NOT type "ISIS"
As for calling them a name they hate, I try to avoid using the term
"fundies" for evangelical Christians of attitudes and behavior I find
detestable, try to avoid using terms such as "holy rollers," and try to
avoid using terms that groups consider derogatory--some are in such
detestation I won't mention them here (hint, consider deprecating terms for
ethnicities, etc.... Oh, here's one that's sort of offensive, but it's a
quote from 30 years ago, from Somtow Sucharitkul/S. P. Somtow: "He called
me a Gook! I'm not a Gook, I'm a Dink! [perjorative at the time for
It's not that I do not find IS thoroughly appalling, revolting, horrific,
abominable.... It's that however loathsome they may be/I regard them,
applying a deprecatory name, isn't ging to improve the situation anyone.
Disrepect does not make someone cease being offensive, sometimes it causes
them to be even -more- malevolent, it's waving the cape at the bull and
further inciting it to murderous furious mad attack.
From: A. Marina Fournier
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 12:32 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Is the world about to end?
On 18 Oct 2015, at 07:37, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> Star Trek Communicators are humdrum daily reality and can include sensors
> for monitoring health (e.g., Bluetooth link to Fitbits and such), have
> apps running on them, voice command capability--and the flip open part is
> somewhat obsolete, even!
I got that Motorola flip-phone just for that look! I can’t get an iPhone
cover with a top hinge.
> LDV's time is a generation past, there's not much that's a "dangerous
> vision" today which people haven't either thought up, or -implemented-.
Please call them DAESH—they really hate it, and that’s a good thing.
Some of us worship or revere the goddess named ISIS, and resent her name
being cobbled with an acronym for a hateful group of people.
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