> > <> wrote: > > > spinoza1111 <> wrote: > > > >And so she goes, not with a bang but rather a whimper. > > > "Whimper"? Whatever. You clearly don't recognize the literary reference, blm, Here it is: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. (TS Eliot, The Hollow Men) > > >(I *was* curious, and I find that the history goes back to .... 1988. > > >Good heavens. Some familiar themes, though, in those early posts.) One artifact of a universal medicalization of behavior, for example, Peter Seebach's failure to get a proper education being excused as a fashionable ADD, is that behavior that would be historically decent or admirable, such as using the Internet since one was at Princeton to define one's beliefs and defend others, is regarded as just another pathology. In a world in which right-wing radio talk show hosts boast of being ADD and alcoholic, there's of course no advantage in being a normal decent person who doesn't take shit. > >1925, ITYF. > Say what? The history I'm talking about is the history of Nilges posts Do me the courtesy, Ms. Enabler, of at least using the possessive case properly.