POSSIBLE FRAUDULENT POST (was Re: Accepting responsibility .)

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*lib.org)
Thu, 04 Sep 1997 00:52:37 -0700

Someone posing as Abraham Moses Genen wrote:

>As to placing responsibility, the responsibility is all ours -
>individually and collectively.
>Don't blame the politicians as much as you blame yourself for choosing to
>give them the power and authority that they can either use productively
>for the benefit of society or abuse to society's detriment.

I know I swore a solemn oath to only post regarding AMG's commentaries when
I agreed with him, but this communication is such utter bilge that I can
only conclude that someone has hacked his account or forged email headers
in an attempt to discredit him. In a comradely spirit, I rise to the
defense of the real Mr. Genen.

Mr. Genen, I suggest you contact your Internet Service Provider immediately
to see if they can help track down the malefactor.

Now, I believe that the real Mr. Genen might actually believe in
"collective responsibility"--a concept I personally have a hard time with.

Surely the real Mr. Genen would know better than to claim that _all of us_
"choose to give them...power and authority".

Add a checkbox for every elected position for "no award--don't fill this
position", and count every eligible voter who does not turn up at the polls
as having voted for same, and the spurious "Mr. Genen" might have a point.

But of course, we don't have that kind of representation in this country.
We certainly are lucky!


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