I think a lot of people are hurting on all sides, and that this is reflected
here. I personally am angry, upset and confused - with nowhere, and upon no
single party, do I feel solely justified to vent my anger and disapproval.
Somewhere a long the line, we all hold a taxable piece of the blame, I
personally (again) am sorry for the waste. Is their no sanctuary from the
maddening desert, other than the woods (without murders)?
A little bit of hippy love, with a hint of hope
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lawrence Upton" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 1:11 AM
> This is tiresome,Henry. You have missed the point, but I think you
> None of what I said concerned *your conspiracy theories, and you are
> an argument with yourself, a mythologising process where you will always
> in your own eyes.
> I commented upon a truly offensive remark, which had been made
> gratuitously: "psychotic scum thugs". And you would have us believe you
> interpret my offense at *that remark as being indicative of support of the
> people insulted.
> That's illogical and perverse, as was the earlier abuse of the language of
> psychiatry in using an often precise term as an insult; *and as is your
> coining of your own
> terminology "bile-mentality", which can of course mean whatever you claim
> Psychiatry is often abused in defence of corrupt politics. How easy to
> dismiss those you oppose as mad. If done in a "reasonable" tone it masks
> illogicality of the argument being smuggled in unexamined
> | But neither of these explains or justifies clandestine networks of
> | bent on massacring the civilian populations of their supposed enemies.
> is offensive, too, in its suggestion that I would seek to justify a
> massacre. How dare you say such a thing.
> I would not bother to distinguish between clandestine networks and
> networks that can be heard passing a hundred miles away; they're all
> But *you do not distinguish between explanation and justification of
> If you did make that distinction you might then find it harder to make the
> simplistic charge of anti-American bile. I take offence at that, too,
> in so far as it has any meaning, it is a false charge, kin to a widespread
> slander of your own citizens which shamed your country 50 years ago.
> If you have no argument, ok; but don't distort and insult