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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 11:28:47 +0000 (UTC)
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Snuffelluffogus <> wrote:
>> Where should courtesy come from except from YEARS of EXPENSIVE
>Basic human decency is an attribute of any normal child,

Ever read _Lord of the Flies_?

You have obviously not met enough "normal" children.

Children become decent not by nature, but by years of effort by
dedicated parents.

>and if society or industry or religion is removing that then these
>institutions should be changed first. Start by abolishing religion.

Religion is/was one of the single biggest contributors to a general base
level of decency (modulo huge warts like burning witches, stoning one's
women, starting wars).  Without religion as a context in which to raise
their child, many parents seem simply to let their kids do what they
like, be as rude as they like, and smile at it all as a "wonderful form
of self-expression".

>> Anyway, so you think it would be unethical for a paraplegic recovery
>> patient to help a little old lady across a busy road without payment
>> because it required YEARS of EXPENSIVE TREATMENT for him to gain that
>> ability, right?
>The purpose of his training was not helping people. He might be
>putting someone out of work who is trained to help old people.

So rather that *actually* helping an old person, he should do nothing,
because otherwise some other, unspecified and hypothetical person
*might* not get paid to do the same?

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