From: Lee Corbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 20:54:47 MDT
Natasha had written in another thread
> [Somebody wrote]
> > This doesn't make sense to me. If we don't change the system, it won't
> > change. ExI is currently in control of the list, the rules, the moderator,
> > and the enforcement. Everything is happening exactly they way ExI's
> > moderator implements it. If we don't enforce the rules, they aren't really
> > in force. If we don't prohibit ad hominem, we can't claim ad hominem is
> > prohibited on this list. I don't understand how doing nothing will
> > institute change.
> I never said we are doing nothing. In fact, we are doing something.
So among other remarks, I replied (quoting Natasha)
> At 02:05 PM 7/20/03 -0700, Lee who doesn't get the digest wrote:
> > Okay, but that's not good enough now, is it? You and
> > Harvey (and I hope not Natasha) need to *reform*
> > everything, right? Alas, people like me usually end
> > up being the reformee, which all the activists get to
> > be the reformers, that lack the mental circuitry to
> > imagine the possibility that sometimes good things
> > should be left alone.
> Huh? Somebody say my name?
Perhaps I misunderstood. I thought that by "we are doing
something" some radical, sinister, and dire threat to the
list was under consideration.
(Typical over-reaction and paranoia on my part, evidently!)
> Look, the only thing I'm trying to *reform* right now is the frizzes in my
> hair which, I believe, is caused by the new hair color I'm using.
8^D Great to hear that, actually. One less weight lifted
from my terrible burdens.
Good luck with the hair!
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