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Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Why fascism is bad but not communism (was Re: New Nazi cityset attached...)
From: "SamBC" <sambc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 23:15:47 +0100
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reinier Post
> This is a perfect summary of the problem.  In Europe, a book that
> 'happens to have a swastika on the cover' is *inconceivable*.  If you
> read such a book in public, you are either a neo-nazi or a book-crazed
> idiot with a WW II obsession.

Not in every part of Europe, I assure you.

> > Although the US prides itself on the right of free speech, we currently
> > have a parallel situation in South Carolina, where, until only
> a few weeks
> > ago, the Confederate Battle Flag flew over the State Capitol.
> As a result
> > of massive protests by those who equate that flag with the support of
> > slavery, the flag has now been moved to a separate, nearby, monument. It
> > remains to be seen if this token concession will still the flames of
> > discontent.
> Interesting!  So having a Confederate nation in Freeciv would actually
> raise an protest from some Americans.  I didn't know that.

And some non-Americans as well, I assure you.

> > So, to those who seriously propose to add a swastika to
> Freeciv, don't be
> > mislead by the relatively civil responses which you may receive on this
> > list. People will hate you, and will curse your name.
> I don't think it's that bad.  The usual cliche this falls under is
> 'another stupid ignorant American'.  Americans did a lot to liberate us
> from the Nazis and help us recover, so feelings will be mixed, at worst.

And there will be some hate and some damnation, let me assure you ;o)

Freeciv is gaining more and more publicity. Version 1.11.0 was reviewed in
the UK mag Linux Format. It is well known, now. If this goes through (which
I doubt it will), the proverbial wossname will hit the proverbial air
conditioning... let me assure you!!


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