Re: Electronic networks and democracy [cr-95/11/08]


Sender: Martin Janzen <•••@••.•••>

Re. Time/Warner's "Reinventing America" game, •••@••.••• writes:
>But where is the place to critique the basic assumption that a balanced
>budget is the ultimate good?
>And where is the place to critique just WHY it is ALL OF THE SUDDEN the
>ultimate good?

A fair criticism.  But then:

>Ritual mass participation -- the NAZIs had that one down.
>How is this exercise any different?
>Answer: It pretends to be a rational, critical enterprise.
>At least the Nazis were honest enough to openly proclaim their hostility to

Oh brother.  Much as I also dislike Time/Warner, I hardly think they're
Nazis.  Time to invoke Godwin's Law (

  Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies: As an online discussion grows longer, the
  probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

As others have pointed out, once this occurs no further rational
discourse is possible.

Martin Janzen           •••@••.•••

 Posted by Andrew Oram  - •••@••.••• - Moderator: CYBER-RIGHTS (CPSR)
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