[linux-elitists] It's all the US linux users' fault.

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Fri Nov 2 06:33:34 PST 2001


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>>>>> "DM" == Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> writes:

    DM> Alan Cox seems rightly disgusted at the apolitical Linux users
    DM> in the US.  

As much as I agree that we need some revitalization in the movement, I
also think that Alan Cox is being a druidic ass.

    DM> Even Prof. Lessig chewed us out at LinuxWorld.  If we don't
    DM> care about freedom, we don't deserve a free OS.

Let's not forget that, as elitists, it is our right and perhaps duty
to shape public opinion. We should be careful not to fall into the
comforting delusion that, since our message of Freedom falls sometimes
on deaf ears, it is pointless to convey the message. This is
the path to suckerdom and apathy.

I am first among the guilty in slacking off on Freedom the last couple
of months. But we can't justify it by saying that our easiest
audience, those people who have already tasted the fruits of Freedom,
aren't listening. If they don't hear us, we have to say it again, and
again, and differently, and over again.

I dunno, I'm-a talkin' the crazy talk.

~Mr. Bad

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