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To: Per Inge Mathisen <per@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Germans and Adolf Hitler
From: Vasco Alexandre Da Silva Costa <vasc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 22:10:12 +0000 (WET)

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, Per Inge Mathisen wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005, Miguel Farah wrote:
> > Er... so what if someone wants to play with that name?
> Then we can't stop them. However, I do not particularly like that this
> comes up as a suggestion _from the game_, especially when a lot of people
> just press 'Ok' out of habit, taking whatever the game throws at them as
> default or by random.
> Why is Hitler any different than many others, you say? The answer is
> simple and obvious, and you know it if you stop to think about it for a
> moment. (Hint: It is about emotions.)

Not that much of a difference between Hitler, Stalin or Mao to me. They
were all totalitarian and bloodthirsty rulers. While Hitler used different
races as scapegoats, communists, homosexuals and others were also
persecuted. Even the leader of his own party's SA was murdered in
the night of the long knives.

The end is the same, these people will not allow anyone to oppose their
rule in whatever way and will use deadly force against them, even their
own countrymen. People are expendable items, something to be burned in the
fires to fuel their vision for the future of society, whatever that is.

Like Greg said, different people will be sentimental about different ruler
pics. At best we could allow a user to filter out the rulers they do not
like for their name pick. But this seems like feature creep to me.

Vasco Alexandre da Silva Costa @ Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa

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