«Neither did we - we think - give the gift of hubris to open source evangelist ERIC S RAYMOND, whose personal blog - "Armed And Dangerous" - uses logic and free thought to reach the same certainties that sixteen pints of "Ayn's Old Prejudicial" and a roomful of cab drivers might manage in an evening. Previous heated debates in Eric's head have included male homosexuality (they like little boys), the nature of Islam ("warlike and bloody", the lot of 'em), and dietary tips (meat and two veg: it's evolution, mate). But only this week, Eric has invented a way that Al-Qaeda could cripple America, sworn himself and his conspirators to dread secrecy, then reassured the world that should bin Laden's cronies try to torture him for his secrets, he will give them a "very short education in what the wrath of Allah is really like". Next up: following a politically motivated cop-shooting in California, Eric asks when *is* it acceptable to gun down a police officer? When, he argues, they come to round up all the guns, pornography, computers, or Jewish people in your area. (We're guessing that should they come for the homosexuals, Muslims, or non-Atkins dieters, get a second opinion before opening fire.) Oh, we'd like to think that it's just one big troll, but there's a real tone of desperate decline to it all. It's like watching Larry Ellison channel Charlton Heston; it's like Cliff from "Cheers" truly going postal; but most of all, it's like finally realising you no longer have to defend Eric S Raymond to anyone any longer. And for that, thanks for a true gift from God.
http://armedndangerous.blogspot.com/ - what all the best-informed terrorists are reading nowadays»