Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 09:54:
It's interesting that some people here absolutely revile corporations for trying to get richer when it is something that offends them personally but it's ok when it offends anyone else.
This board, taken as a whole, has weird politics. Well, maybe just childish ones. It's almost like libertarianism, but it hates corporations.
By and large, though, this is a board unwilling to make any sacrifice and unwilling to admit anything it does is wrong. "I don't steal games, I copyright infringe, and it doesn't harm anyone." "I don't demean women or other minorities, I make jokes. They're funny and no one should be offended." Heaven forbid anyone do anything that you dislike, though, suddenly their last name is a euphemism and they should be shut down and burned at the stake,.
Stop and reflect for a second - the only thing most people on this board feel are holding them back and wronging them are corporations (or, to a lesser extent, others that feel they're being wrong.) It must be nice, then, to be that comfortable. Imagine if everyone could feel that way...
The next time you feel like spewing such a BS-filled diatribe, punch yourself really, really hard in the crotch. Maybe it will spare the rest of us the pain of actually reading it in the hope it may contain some actual substance.
You talk of "the board" as if it is some self-aware sentient intelligence instead of a collection of wildly different people with a wide array of opinions and values.
The board is not anti-corporation or pro-corporation. The people tend to fall on the side of "corporations are evil", but even then it's at most a 60/40 split. And that's not accounting for the majority of members who don't bother to share their views on such things.This comment was edited on Dec 19, 2011, 16:26.
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