On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On 06/11/2013 08:16 PM, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> This is an exercise.  I can easily be more tactful (as evidenced by
>> other threads), but I'm choosing not to be.  I want you to focus on
>> the argument, and not the tone.
> I stopped reading your email here.

Yeah, you are ignoring the arguments, what a surprise.

> In German there is an expression "Der Ton macht die Musik": "the tone
> makes the music", by which they mean that the *way* something is said is
> at least as important as what is said.

I know you don't care about reality, but you are committing the
is-ought fallacy. You are describing the way things are, not the way
things should be.

Yes, most people can't handle rational arguments, or truth, and need
hypocrites to hide things from them. That's why politics is surrounded
by people who never say the truth.. not really.

That doesn't mean that's the way things _ought_ to be, specially not
the way *you* should act.

Felipe Contreras
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