From email@example.com Sun Oct 20 09:43:34 PDT 1996 Article: 75797 of alt.revisionism Path: nizkor.almanac.bc.ca!news.island.net!news.bctel.net!noc.van.hookup.net!nic.win.hookup.net!news-out.internetmci.com!news.internetMCI.com!newsfeed.internetmci.com!cpk-news-hub1.bbnplanet.com!www.nntp.primenet.com!nntp.primenet.com!feed1.news.erols.com!howland.erols.net!news-peer.gsl.net!news.gsl.net!portc01.blue.aol.com!newstf01.news.aol.com!newsbf02.news.aol.com!not-for-mail From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ehrlich606) Newsgroups: alt.revisionism Subject: Re: Blackmore: Denier (was Re: Hoess Memoirs) Date: 17 Oct 1996 22:05:36 -0400 Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Lines: 87 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: newsbf02.mail.aol.com X-Newsreader: AOL Offline Reader In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com writes: >What are you implying? > >rb RB - What is being implied here is that I am you and so forth. But this is not true and this is well known. The counter-assertion is only made for trolling purposes, mainly because I think boredom is setting in. BTW, that is a clue for the function here. If I may recap -- and, what the hell, I can say whatever I want -- I came here back in April because I had been away from this subject for ages and I wanted to find out what was new and also have my say. Having had my say -- getting it off my chest, so to speak -- the next question is, what next? What everyone has to understand that this is not a forum for persuasion or even the honest exchange of views. While I am sure there are lurkers here -- largely for entertainment, but I will return to that notion -- any 18 year old college student can access the Web, type *www.codoh.com* and get the revisionist slant unaltered, and also get direct hot links to several other revisionist sites, including the Nizkor site, where they can read about the Holocaust as much as they want. If they are so enfeebled as to not be able to do that, merely typing *revisionism* on the feeblest search engine will still do the trick. Look at the digit counters at CODOH or IHRGREG sometime. They seem to be turning over at quite a respectable rate. What I am arguing is that because of the phenomena of websites a newsgroup such as this really has no utility for revisionists or revisionism generally, unless it be as a kind of commercial platform. But I am also implying by that statement that the only reason why someone would post here would either to (a) get some things off their chests, or (b) carry on the message to others. But once (a) is fulfilled, then only (b) is left: and it is questionable whether we really want to devote our time and our lives to _this_ kind of co-dependency. All complaints come down to details. The conventionalists believe. The revisionists do not. Have you ever tried to persuade a Jehovah's Witness who comes to your door on Saturday morning that Jesus did not rise from the dead on the third day? Probably, you agreed with him so he would go away and you could get back to sleep before the kids got up and put on the cartoons. Why should this obscure board be any different? My advice is: get it off your chest, and then find a more positive approach to the issue, or something else to get into. Or maybe both. For all that, RB, I respect your efforts a great deal. Eyeballing something like 6800 messages at once after a six week hiatus was quite a strain. I picked a few interesting strings and dumped the rest. I did, however, draw a few conclusions. 1) For those who think that their postings here are so determinative to the lurkers, I can only say that with new eyes most of the posts here are boring, repetitive, and predictably insulting and obscene. 2) I am beginning to think that there is an almost physiological addiction involved with this board, which may explain why some people here are such frequent posters, aside from the rather obvious ideological reasons. However, the rush one may feel by delivering a broadside, or receiving a compliment, or even taking an insult, is rather pale compared to either the tactile warmth of one's own family or the genuine rush of intellectual discovery. 3) Time spent composing messages that are ultimately *for the Lurkers* is time that could also be spent on a dissertation, a book, a translation, a new language, or in expressing cameraderie and love for those you know who deserve it. It would tend to follow, I fear, that posters who continue to post after having had their say here lack either the intellectual imagination to do one of the abovementioned or else lack the social graces to do the other. Having too much time on your hands leads easily to having something else in your hands. 4) Revisionists are like fallen Christians: once they believed, now they doubt, and, boy, are they pissed. Conventionalists are doing all of this as an act of love to some poor soul who got screwed in WW2. The act of love they do here is well intentioned but frequently quite ugly all the same. Back in six weeks, maybe.
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