Flaming the Clueless
camera_lumina at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 2 11:01:22 PST 2003
Jesus H....(I assume the 'H' was instered to avert the condemnation of
blasphemy)...quite a good post.
Heard and duly noted.
>From: John Young <jya at pipeline.com>
>To: cypherpunks at lne.com
>Subject: Flaming the Clueless
>Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 09:32:47 -0800 (PST)
>It's common for those accomplished in one field to believe that ability is
>confidently transferrable to another, in particular for social, political
>and religious matters -- and vice versa.
>Endeavors which require close, sustained concentration and logical
>methodologies seldom help with challenges which require noodling, free-form
>creativity, openness to disagreement, compromise. And vice versa.
>Disaster looms when a logical minded person gains political power and sets
>out to arrange a nation into a perfect society as if a machine for sharply
>controlled output. And vice versa when a muddled-headed dreamer sets out to
>design and manufacture physical structures.
>Yet again and again this happens: logical nuts get into positions of
>political power -- left, right and center, anarcho and theological -- and
>all to often millions suffer, and multi-thousands are murdered. Or an
>all-loving putz so narcotizes adherents to believe heaven on earth is at
>hand that mass suicide occurs, not least by letting a logical nut
>annihilate the willing victims.
>Cluelessness abounds, not only on cpunks but in all fields, almost as
>commonplace as clueless flaming. Flaming the clueless is perfect proof that
>flamers are no wiser than those they mimic.
>Never let an over-confident thinker run anything except bath water and
>never obey a beloved mush-brain calling for war. Yet here we are, flaming
>the clueless at hand as if whistling is courageous deep-thinking.
>Auto-didact, heal your ignorance, to be sure, a contradiction.
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