Re: the waves of immigration that now plague this nation

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Oct 20 2001 - 20:17:54 MDT

Randy Smith wrote, testily:
> > "You must give up everything you are for what you might become".
> Did you steal that credo from the "Heaven's Gate" cult or did you make it up
> yourself?

Here's one I just made up: "Some acorns are afraid to become trees".

I know it's not comforting.

How about "you must _be willing to_ give up everything you are for what you might become"?
Doesn't mean you have to, just means you have to be willing. Sounds congruent with
pancritical rationalism from where I'm standing.

Just as annoying, I'm sure, but I think it's a tad closer to the mark Mr. Bradbury was aiming at.
You can twist any saying into a cult rubric. *Yawn*.

Annoyingly yours,


My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == 
diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.

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