are you mispelling 'Kant'?
--- mark dickinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> Subject: Cant
> > This is tiresome,Henry. You have missed the point,
> but I think you
> > to.
> > 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
> > means.
> > 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
> > Your
> > | But neither of these explains or justifies
> clandestine networks of
> > fanatics
> > | 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
> > murderers
> > 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
> > L
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