Re: Sapir-Whorf on its head -Reply

Cal Eastman (shiva@FREENET.SCRI.FSU.EDU)
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 15:15:24 -0500

no richly, it applies to any limitations on accepting a persons point of
view solely based on teh language they use.
I am not promoting rascism or sexism or bigotry of any sort.
My parents were both in teh concentration camps duringWWII, but when the
nazis wanted to march on 5th avenue, they were among the 1st to stand up
to say they have the right to speak and march. Did they suddenly become
sympathetic to nazis, or did they understand that u cannot fight
intolerance with intolerance?
u cannot create freedom through restriction?
that its very diificult to not become your enemy?

u mistake my opinion of what is right, with my belief that everyone has a
right to be heard, regardless of whether or not i agree with what they say.
thats what freedom of speech is about.

so when i hear a comment ;like " i stopped listening when i ehard the
word "makind" or "nigger" or antisemite" " or whatever i think we have
lost the ability for open discourse, and i mourn its loss.

i may not agree with what u say, but have to defend your right to say it...


Boom shiva
mahalinga nataraj
(puffiness 4evah)