Verily I say unto thee, that Peter Köhlmann spake thusly:
> Hadron wrote:
>> "Gary M. Stewart" <gmstewart1953@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:51:50 +0000, Homer wrote:
>>>> Of course apathy or malevolence tends to make certain people
>>>> "forget" the past; as they systematically shred the truth from
>>>> their own minds, and replace it with rose-tinted platitudes
>>>> [they pretend that] the issues people have with Microsoft are
>>>> based purely in irrational and unjustifiable "demonisation" (or
>>>> to use that common Americanism - they're just "Haters")
>>>> they're revising (or ignoring) history to delude themselves
>>>> that this is perfectly acceptable, and that those who decry
>>>> their support of Microsoft are "zealots" who "demonise" them.
>>> your obvious, deep hatred
>>> Zealots are rarely taken seriously.
>> Homer and his campaign of hate?
I rest my case.
> *You* and your dishonest ilk do a "hate-campaign". Against linux and
> especially against its supporters
One wonders why exactly they /hate/ Linux and the Free Software
community. I mean after all - at least any hatred against Microsoft
would be justified by, amongst many other (extremely well documented)
things, their sabotage of a charity for nothing more than mindshare.
But a Microsoft supporter hating those who dissent against Microsoft, is
like a criminal hating the police for catching him. It's nothing more
than knee-jerk reciprocation and mindless contradiction. Was the DOJ
engaged in a "campaign of hate" when they prosecuted Microsoft for
violation of section 2 of the Sherman Act? Well obviously they /must/
have been, since they dared to challenge the Vole's "right" to operate
like gangsters. Punishing criminals is obviously wrong, so dissenting
against the persistently unethical behaviour of those criminals is
therefore purely irrational hatred, naturally.
When such people are reminded of how Microsoft bribed ISO delegates to
support OOXML, and bribed Nigerian education officials to wipe Mandriva
from children's laptops, and any one of the thousands of other vile
things that Microsoft do as their standard business practise, does it
even register in their minds, I wonder, or is it filtered out by their
There can be only one of two possible explanations. Either they believe
that all of this documented evidence against Microsoft is a lie
(presumably including all the evidence provided by the DOJ; the EU
commission; Joe Comes; and countless others in court), or they fully
accept the truth of this evidence, but just happen to think it's
perfectly acceptable behaviour.
IOW they are either utterly delusional or evil bastards.
Take your pick.
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