Let's celebrate Dlang on D day

Nick Sabalausky (Abscissa) SeeWebsiteToContactMe at semitwist.com
Mon May 27 05:34:55 UTC 2019

On 5/26/19 9:16 PM, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:
> On Monday, 27 May 2019 at 00:56:50 UTC, Nick Sabalausky (Abscissa) wrote:
>> in defense against the benign. So congrats those pretending to be 
>> anti-Nazi while utilizing that to build the NEXT new fundamentalist 
>> regime.
> I have to admit that I do use gmail, but I wonder if it is healthy that 
> NSA have access to basically all letters exchanged by millions or 
> billions of people across the globe…
> But then… gmail is so convenient…
> Convenience and a lack of principles is our weakness as a society. And 
> we are all guilty at one level or another.
I run my own mail server, but I'll admit that has more to do with my own 
unique approach to spam prevention, and my dislike of webmail 
interfaces, than it does anything else. (And I do have gmail as a backup 
in case of server failure.)

No argument here, I'm just as guilty of the occasional sacrifice of 
principles for convenience as any other normally-headstrong b****rd (I 
didn't used to be...but then my 20's ended, and most of my 30's, and 
wouldn't you know...I ran out of my double-dose of teenage angst ;) Just 
wanna get by now, like any stereotypical late-30-something... ;) )

It's extremely difficult in modern society to stick to principles that 
matter. It really does put you at a notable disadvantage, which, I 
imagine, is why most people never even give it a second thought to begin 

At least in the US, I've become convinced this is (at least in large 
part) a fundamental, inseparable, consequence of the legal guidelines 
ruling corporate entities (namely, the fact that profit is, by law, 
*required* to be a corporation's top priority).

I suspect our closest hope may lie with something like this: 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_purpose_corporation> Although, 
even that only seems a mere "step in the right direction", rather than a 
solution...(Under it, ethical/societal matters to be weighed must be 
spelled out during incorporation, otherwise they're still not legally 
permitted to be considered in decision-making, and there's apparently no 
requirement for even having any such clauses at all). But anything 
*better* than that (or even full-50-state-deployment as-is) is unlikely 
to ever happen in the US: Anything that doesn't directly facilitate 
"money is power, might makes right" just gets labeled "communist" or 
"socialist" and rejected outright by the nationalist rednecks we've been 
overrun by ever since 9/11. (Go figure, they attack us...and we respond 
by throwing away any credibility we ever had. Figures, coming from the 
same fine folks who brought the world such hits as "Puritanism", "Witch 
Trials" and "Shorten a War by Nuking Civilians - But Still Claim The 
Moral High-Ground")

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