[Milton-L] Sure...

Nancy Charlton charltonwordorder1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 14:46:45 EDT 2017

It seems to me that this brouhaha might have been avoided by the simple
courtesy of following the rudiments of documentation  and attribution most
of us learned in English 102, and later in Intro to Grad Study. Terrance
could have indicated Wikipedia as his source, and his authorship would not
have been taken as vainglorious self-seeking.

Nancy harlton

On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Terrance Lindall <tlindall at gmail.com>

> Logic is not the issue. You would not understand that. It is a matter of
> correct use of language.
> Explanation maybe:
> I do use Wiki a lot. Maybe that's "appropriation" as per my post.  So sue
> me! It is not copyrighted. In some cases I wrote the initial articles, such
> as the one for Glamis Castle or Dr. Arno or Robert Wickenheiser on Wiki.
> All I am doing here on this list is providing information on a subject to
> you and not publishing for reputation or commercial purposes like you. You
> are the ones we have to watch more carefully. Your reputation rises and
> falls on what you pump out, so better not do anything that is not ENTIRELY
> History will judge all of us. I do not need to make money, and I have
> great collections. I am happy with that.
> All of you have appropriated the English language in some fashion. Every
> time you use a word or expression it is an act of appropriation. When you
> quote Milton you are appropriating his words for your perceived benefit. So
> stop quoting him or writing about him. You are appropriating his reputation
> for your benefit...a sin for sure.
>  Today, if you are a white person and try to open a Taco restaurant and
> are not Mexican you are attacked for appropriating culture (that was in the
> news). White kids cannot go out on Halloween in an ethnic costume without
> worrying about being criticized for appropriating culture. Contrarily, the
> English LOVE to have their language appropriated. Ain't that curious? Not
> really. World rule requires a common language. It may be Chinese when the
> Progressives destroy the West.
> From the point of view of the Liberal Progressive Stalinist,  if you are
> teaching English or Milton and are not directly descended from the English,
> you should be fired. You are appropriating the cultural asset of the
> English. If you are an honorable Progressive, PLEASE STOP TEACHING IT. I
> think that  a lot of you might do just as well teaching Karl Marx or the
> virtues of Stalin. Or maybe do a class on "The Problem of Lindallism." I
> can provide the study material.
> "All stripes and colors!" Is that a virtue of your Progressive
> "diversity?" I do not necessarily believe that diversity is a virtue.
> Diversity of values leads to conflict. Look around the world...conflict!
> Seeing is believing, no logic required. Even Plato knew that Democracies
> will eventually tear themselves apart. But fortunately we do not have a
> pure democracy or we would have "perished from the earth" long ago. Oh my
> God, I stole from Lincoln now! Damn me damn me!
> Love your hatred of me. Keep it up.
> I think you should put in a request to bounce me from the list for
> plagiarism of appropriating Wiki!
> Best. Terrance
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