Re: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Nov 22 2001 - 20:48:48 MST wrote:
> <<How about simple decency? Too much to ask? Too confining?
> - samantha>>
> Well, your comments seemed to condone the groups that massacred thousands of
> American citizens. There are some people who take civility as weakness. Also,
> rather then just restrict reality to the realm of ideas or debate, the 9-11
> attacks force somebody to make real-world choices.

It would be a very weak reading of what I wrote to say I
condoned WTC. I don't and never did. But I also don't condone
the pretense that WTC came out of a vaccuum or the notion that
we can just by using enough force eradicate all anger and
despair in the mideast and thus make ourselves safe.

> Your comments were taken seriously, perhaps people shouldn't have taken what
> you have written, so seriously?

Perhaps people should bother to understand what I have written
before they fly into a rage.

- samantha

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