RE: NANFA-- Re: nanfa V1 #1405 -- Swine Creek... the real swine

Crail, Todd (
Wed, 4 Sep 2002 00:23:25 -0400

I'm really glad that you've taken it upon yourself to use your time and abilities to collect garbage. It's never a fun job, especially when pulling junk up out of anaerobic muck. However, you seem to feel that your honorable deeds preempt the fact that the very same places you appreciate are, in fact, open season for whomever wants to do their thing there. I find it bothersome that the moment someone mentions that some jerk spoiled everyone else's fun in "x" activity, a campaign against their discrimination, and for their personal defense by anyone who felt remotely related is launched. This, in light of the fact, that NO ONE POINTED A FINGER AT ANYONE besides some generalizations about people who are agreeably substandard citizens, only living for themselves at any given moment in any activity they're participating in. The statements were benign in nature, general observations, never "ad hominy", ways of coping with the seemingly incouragable evil Casper saw this weeken
d. Yet in some way, I get the feeling that some people took any comment as a personal attack as comments were made.

I should have known better than to send that last post... I thought "oh if I smother it in smiley faces people won't take things the wrong way." How naive of me.

I'm not saying that we have to agree on anything either. We can completely disagree. But it'd be a much more pleasurable discourse if any comment could be made without someone acting like someone else is trying to change their way of life.


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