Re: mindfulness and freedom

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 01:07:48 +0000

Lee Daniel Crocker:
>Oh, please. That's not being careful, that's redifining what the man
>said into meanings less controversial--evading the issue, not dealing
>with it.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'the issue', and I hesitate to project
too broadly what I think that Richter thinks based on such a short
quote by him. Much of his work was in the visual realm (painting),
and I have not yet had the opportunity to read much of his writing.

>Let's not pretend that the enemies of "ideology" don't mean
>what they say; they do, and should be held accountable for their

Again, I'm not sure what you mean by 'what they say', and your use of
the term 'enemy' seems to cast anyone who does not agree with you as
someone who is somehow against you personally. I think that this
approach to dialogue or debate is one of the facets of ideology that
drove me away from those particular systems of thought--I might relate
to the actual system, but I don't find the conflict created by
statements such as the above productive to the kinds of exploration I


Kathryn Aegis