[WikiEN-l] Re: No more blocking people for who they *are*?

Rob Smith nobs03 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 22:35:33 UTC 2006

Careful you don't create a class of martyrs (shaheed) who wear as a badge of
honor their persecution, discipline, or punishment.


"Penalized classes generally respond to this challenge of being excluded
from certain opportunities and privileges by putting forth exceptional
energy and showing exceptional capacity in such directions as are left open
to them—much as the blind develop exceptional sensitiveness of hearing."

Toynbee, *The Stimulus of Penalizations, *from A Study of History

On 2/7/06, Ryan W. (Merovingian) <bigwiki at earthling.net> wrote:
> Although I think you're right, I don't think any admins blocked people
> just for believing certain things.  Those who were blocked were acting in a
> way that justified their I-hate-to-call-it-punishment.

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