Re: is imperialism the right term

From: john grigg (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 05:05:47 MST

Robert, thanks for taking the time to share those thoughts with me. I can
see how it is important at times to avoid language that inflames the
emotions and slows or stops the process of making real progress in
understanding the true nature of a matter. Though I will say that this list
is not a forum as formal as a judged debate.

you wrote:
Without putting words in your mouth, or suggesting anyone use vapid
euphemisms, in fact "cruel" could be replaced by "insensitive" or
"unfeeling", "exploitation" by "utilization" and "poor" by "underemployed"
or "low-income" without loss of information-content and without inflammatory

Have you ever done corporate public relations work or political
speechwriting? lol! I just had to ask.

you wrote:
Doesn't "an insensitive utilization of low-income workers" convey your
meaning perfectly well...

Nope, cruel describes things just right as far as I'm concerned.

you wrote:
...assuming it is NOT your deliberate intention to be oratorically

Being provacative is my intention.


John Grigg
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