Microsoft Hatred FAQ

David Schwartz davids at
Fri Oct 28 21:58:24 CEST 2005

"Mike Meyer" <mwm at> wrote in message 
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> The quote about the mafia doesn't compare MS's actions to "actual use
> of force".

    I'm sorry, that's just absurd. I won't speculate on what motivates you 
to engage in such crazy distortion. Of course the quote about the Mafia 
compares MS's actions to actual use of force.

> It compares MS to people who are willing to use force to
> get their ends. But there is no "actual use of force."

    This is a gross distortion. What makes the Mafia the Mafia, and the only 
reason to invoke them, is because they actually do use and threaten force. 
They're not just willing to use force, they directly threaten it and use it 
to get their ends, and it's the only thing they do.

    The type of threatening force that the Mafia uses it the type that is 
itself force. When you say to someone "give me all your money or I'll shoot 
you", it's force whether or not you actually have to shoot them.


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