DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2005-08
Re: cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes fortunes2
IMHO Any historical person can't be just ignored. Does not matter was
they tyrants like Lenin/Stalin/Hitler or real peace makers like Ioann
Joerg, our grandpa's could been eventualy shoot each other 60 years
ago, but for me that was more Stalin-Hitler war than Soviet-German
one. Almost the same could apply to other non X-Soviet residents
(with Stalin replaced by their local leader).
My position: we should leave the cookies, but probably not include it
to the set by default.
2005/8/10, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 10:29:17PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> > On Tue, August 9, 2005 6:55 pm, Simon Schubert said:
> > > Log:
> > > Remove Hitler quotes. This for sure is something I don't want to see.
> > >
> > > Having entertaining quotes of somebody who was responsible for genocide
> > > does not honour the gravity of the incidents.
> > This sort of change should probably be discussed beforehand; Hitler is
> > only the most objectionable of a number of awful people referenced in the
> > quotes file.
> Actually, some of the moved cookies ARE CLEARLY NOT OFFENSIVE AT ALL.
> To quote one of the removed cookies:
> Everlasting peace will come to the world when the last man has slain
> the last but one.
> -- Adolph Hitler
> (ignoring the spelling of the person)
> This is deeply ironic, but doesn't have anything to do with the history
> of the quoted person. Would anyone really doubt that there is a big
> grain of truth in that? For exactly that reason I object this chance.
> And yes, I am German and I object Nazism. But I hate how many Germans
> deal with their own past, namely by avoiding it, just like I object any
> foreign country pointing to a German non-senior citizen and talking
> about that happend in WW II.