[ExI] hasta be a pony in here somewhere

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 20:51:36 UTC 2016

Spike, I've been thinking about saying this for a while, but I think your
use of the term 'prole' is presumptuous, overused, prejudiced, nebulous,
and extremely offensive.  I don't even have a huge problem with elitism but
I think the way you throw it around is very distasteful, not to mention
often unfounded--show me the part of the article that says this guy is part
of the working class.  Does being a goofball with a bike preclude one from
having a white-collar job?  Or is it just that having fun must mean you
work in a factory?

Seriously, I think you are setting a poor example as a moderator of the
list, and I think that a random transhumanist with an IQ of 160, but who is
the first person in their family to go to college, could join this list,
and upon seeing your usage of 'prole', decide that this was a hostile,
classist/elitist environment and decide to take their genius elsewhere.

I implore you to use greater discretion with that term.  Overusage dilutes
semantic content, anyhow.
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