Re: I will shut up

From: G.P. (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 02:30:04 MST

You shoule not shut up.
I have read many messages of the recent threat of Afghanistan and
noticed that people, Samantha first, have been attacked for simply
stating fact. Blind denial of objective reality does not seem very
extropian to me. It is a fact that many in the underdeveloped
non-Western world DO hate us Westerners, our policy, and first of all
our culture. Of course we do not share this point of view, but by
simply reading popular press of, for example, Arab countries, one is
forced to at least ACKNOWLEDGE this fact. It is another fact that
current and past Western policies can motivate this hatred. Again, I
am just trying to state opinioins from a point of view that I do not
The real question should be: how do we take corrective actions against
these facts? Recent history shows that past corrective actions did not
work. Perhaps we should try something else.

On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 18:04:11 -0800, you wrote:

>I will say not one more word on this list about Afghanistan. No
>matter what I say or how carefully I attempt to say it it reaps
>little more than abuse and tigtening minds rather than opening
>ones. Choose someone else to be your scapegoat.
>- samantha

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