Re: New X-humanist forums (was/is: Not all >H's areExtropians(was RE: >H S...

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 23:11:47 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
>Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > Aargh! Just as we're being accused of anti-Semitism, Mike goes and
> > blames the Jews!
>Since half my family is jewish, accusing me of anti-semitism is pretty stupid.
>LISTEN VERY CLOSELY: I am most pointedly NOT blaming "THE JEWS" for anything.
>There are liberals of all ethnic types, including many hypersensitive jewish

Oh, you're not blaming all Jews, just "leftist/socialist Jews."
Thanks for clearing that up.

Maybe I should have used a smiley in my original note. I didn't
really think you were being anti-semitic. Even though you clarified
which Jews you were referencing, the idea of attributing any problems
to any Jews while were are being accused of anti-semitism seemed
unwise. That was the point that I was trying to make.

>I suppose I could use your strategy against you and say that since
>you are purposely trying to alienate a reasonable view, then you are
>trying, in
>fact, to practice the strategy that I illustrated above, and are trying to be
>divisive and alienating, so therefore you must be an extremist, while my
>position is one of reasonableness..... Now, how does that feel?

Same as always, I guess. :-)

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