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Re^7: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly

by chacham (Prior)
on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:46 UTC ( #1124031=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly
in thread MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly

It's all about context and intent. In the context there is no intent to apply or relate the term retardo to anyone suffering from a mental handicap.

Yes, context is important. However, the "no intent" part is not true. The original quote (which, in the reply, was not put in quotes) is meant to deride a non-mentally disabled person to say that he was acting as if he was mentally disabled. That's the meaning of the quote and the oomph is given to it by the hidden disdain we have for people not as put together as us.

By seeking out offense, and choosing to be offended, on behalf of others, where no offense was intended, nor can be rationally inferred from the context, you don't help a problem -- you are the problem.

He did not seek out offense. He pointed out the offense that was already there. He did it by asking a question, which instead of answering, you attacked him, ad hominem. If you don't want to answer the question, or even if you think it is off topic, just say so, or don't answer at all. But don't attack him.

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Re^8: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:02 UTC

    I attacked no one.

    And you're intervention is unwarranted and unhelpful.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I'm with torvalds on this
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Agile (and TDD) debunked

      I attacked no one.

      From Re^6: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly "you are the problem" (amongst other comments.)

      And you're intervention is unwarranted and unhelpful.

      As the thread started because of a comment that i made and subsequently considered a reply, i feel quite involved. And, i refuse to stand by idly as you berate a fellow monk for asking a poignant question.

        I attacked no one. From Re^6: MJDs Contract Warnings - courtesy of Perlweekly "you are the problem"

        Is the statement: 'If you're not a part of the solution; then you're a part of the problem' an "attack" in your eyes?

        If so, then you've just condemned just about every motivational speaker on the planet.

        . And, i refuse to stand by idly as you berate a fellow monk for asking a poignant question.

        You're defending arunbear from an imaginary "attack". There is no "attack", only a discussion. A response to his question.

        He asked; I answered. You half read, took stuff out of context, and reacted. You made exactly the same mistake he did.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I'm with torvalds on this
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Agile (and TDD) debunked
        A reply falls below the community's threshold of quality. You may see it by logging in.

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