On 2/15/12 11:09 PM, <name withheld> wrote:
> Hello Redhuan,
> This is to inform you that the OpenBravoPOSGuide.pdf has been removed from the Adempiere SourceForge forums.
> I recognize and appreciate that you are a creative and colorful author, and find humor in many things. However, mass murder is not funny, it’s not a good tool for teaching about business or software. It is not welcome in public forums about business tools.
> I was in NYC on September 11, 2001. I watched humans jump from the 100 floors high to avoid being burned to death. I felt the heat of the exploding jet fuel of the second plane, and breathed the dust and smoke as the towers collapsed.
> If you wish to invoke such memories in your own forum, then you have that right. But please don’t promote that in forums where people must work and try to make a living.
> <name withheld>
If i am to make a response it will go something like below. But i am not making it directly because I know when someone cannot take some simple counter facts. In a way i kind of expecting all this nonsense to head my way, that is why it is quite intuitive that i reopen my forum and have my own SF space to breath in my own skin.
You should publish this statement in the public forum and allow some fair comment before removing something which has not received any undue objection from its downloaders. For us citizens of the world at large have always been harbouring equal regret over war and particular those conducted by the mightier weapon of mass destruction against those innocent unarmed folks. So how is an argument fair? You maybe an eye witness account, but then others bear many eye-witnesses too, in most circumstance unrecorded. Obviously you are deeply affected by the EFFECT. But aren't you even deeply affected in finding out the CAUSE? But i am not going into that type of argument because you started it, not me.
About teaching history using your tools of experience i will also beg to differ. History is a deep and long subject and not through the eyes of a set of people who happened to dominate the agenda and the media.
Now coming to my style of writing. I am a satirist by nature. Using humour did not hide the fact as it is meant for the more uninitiated to see the other side of things - which is actually about Software Disaster, you moron. And i do use caveat and the disclaimer stating the fact of the regret over human tragedy and do not wish history to repeat itself. My article does not side one party against the other but I am also equally critical of suicide bombing and as a Muslim abhors wanton killing of any sort. But then i guess you choose not to read nor appreciate the equal balance of treatment in the novel effort.
But not seeing a contrarian viewpoint punctuated in the opening quotations from leading figures and source that September 11 is also a debatable subject as to who is really responsible, leaves much to be desired of a US led uni polar global society that has been getting lot of bashing, if you follow the news and blogsphere not controlled by the West. And how nice is that to allow that to creep into an area where creativity rather than censorship is desired?
Also not all US citizens like the official version. Many look at the Homeland Security as another corruptive deal and Patriot Act as another unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
In the end, we have to ask the question, what happened to the right and freedom to express anything, if only one side can ditate what is allowed and what is not. That side also dictated who is to be deleted, removed and done in a most shall i say in a most 'wild-wild west' way?