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Re: X marks the rot

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  • mary.jo11
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 26, 2008
      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "bhvwd" <v.valleywestdental@...> wrote:
      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "mary.jo11" <ophiuchus@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thank you, Bill. I respond in kind...and segue...
      > >
      > > Earlier today I spoke with an old friend, one who I often label
      > > affectionately as an idealist. What he said shocked me but runs
      > along
      > > the lines of what I've been independently pondering lately. He said
      > we
      > > need to start rethinking left wing utopian ideals of world peace,
      > > universal brotherhood, and one world government, as well as
      > > reconsidering typically right wing security concerns for national
      > > entities. A global corporatocracy would be totalitarian and less
      > than
      > > 1% of the world's population would rule. The left often speaks of
      > the
      > > 1 percenters now who often trample national and ethnic differences,
      > > but do they consider that our lofty goals could lead to something
      > > worse?! The right speaks of unfettered capitalism and military
      > > security, but what good is capitalism and democracy without national
      > > boundaries?!? These are not simple issues easily solved by left-
      > right
      > > rhetoric. If memory hasn't completely failed me, hasn't Louise been
      > > attempting this discussion? And isn't our national election about
      > > these very issues? Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir et al struggled then.
      > We
      > > struggle now with these same dichotomies.
      > >
      > > Mary
      > > Mary your post is full of questions which beg answers but bear
      > significant risk. I could identify a good many existing organisations
      > which would be changed by any attempt to alter our present course
      > regarding the issues you mention. Some of them could employ searching
      > software and I have no desire to get on their enemy lists. Most of
      > the issues you bring up will take decades, perhaps millenia, to
      > address. Leave it to be said the left are insignificant and
      > impractical fools while the right are entrenched and dangerous
      > adversaries. I am a single voice from somewhere in the middle who has
      > neither the resources or life span to affront major forces. You bring
      > up many great issues and if you wish to follow them up I applaude
      > your crushed bones. Bill[the chicken}
      > > "bhvwd" <v.valleywestdental@>
      > >
      > > Mary, My post to the newbie was in no way meant to insult your
      > > fine knowlegge of science. You also know post modernism much better
      > > than I and I respect your mastery of a subject matter I simply have
      > > little interest in following
      > > My post on the problems of gen X were exacerbated by the horrible
      > > multiple murder in Iowa City. I see the MBA degree as the ultimate
      > > flowering of post modernist ethics or lack thereof. Iowa city is a
      > > virtual battle ground of correctness and the multiple
      > murders/suicide
      > > of the embezzleing bank officer present an example of the complete
      > > lack of personal responsibility worthy of the worst sort of
      > > terrorist skum. I am appalled and may be guilty of overreaction.
      > > Certainly none of it was aimed at you who I have the greatest
      > > respect for. Bill
      > >
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