[MUD-Dev] Re: Is There a There in Cyberspace?
J C Lawrence
claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Fri May 15 13:52:42 New Zealand Standard Time 1998
On Thu, 14 May 1998 01:38:22 -5
Jon A Lambert<jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On 13 May 98, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> Ahh, the problsms of growing and fostering a culture. There's
>> actually a decent analysis of the formative forces in there too:
> I'm sorry JC. I had a lengthy reply to this article but deleted it
> because it was rather inflammatory. Lets me re-phrase my response
> with a simple statement from which I base my disagreement upon.
<<And people still figure I post these things because I agree with
them! Sheesh! What do I have to do to get them to realise that I
often post such specifically because I disagree?>>
> Diversity is an antonym of Community.
Community defines a quality of "sameness", if only on the simple score
of, "He's one of us!" Diversity defines qualities in which identities
are not the same, and are thus "other".
This is a direct comparison to the basic characters of thought:
similarities, differences, and identities. Raise any one of the
triumvirate out of proportion (and that proportion interestingly
enough is often culturally defined), and you start to define insanity.
Its a balance. Too much one side, not enough the other and you have a
tight knit even fanaticly zealous community. The other way you have a
bunch of lonely folks.
> There, that would seem to cut to the heart of the matter without
> making references to Pol-Pot, marxism, doublethink, globalism and
> the long term effects of hashish.
> I feel better now. :)
And the bile drips on...(tho my gall ball seems happy enough of late)
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