[Ansteorra] Mother of Ansteorra

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Sun Jan 17 10:56:21 PST 2010

On Sun, 17 Jan 2010, ksullivan6 at cox.net wrote:
> shunning only works in person and our silence only conveys
> agreement.

In my experience on computer networks, some trolls appear to thrive on
disruption and even negative attention, and making a huge deal out of
it seems to encourage them.  (I think a few reputable people
disagreeing very strongly, very briefly, and very occasionally works
well enough.)

> As Edmund Burke said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of
> evil is for good men to do nothing."

Actually, I'm afraid he didn't.  The closest quotation ever found was
the bad-men-combine quote, but it was "a call for politicians to unite
into parties".  <http://tartarus.org/~martin/essays/burkequote.html>
and <http://tartarus.org/~martin/essays/burkequote2.html> has
research.  But I digress from the purpose of the Ansteorran list;
Sir is the only Burke to discuss here.

Dankyn Lincoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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