The terror in (horror) context

jay gee jgj23 at
Sun Sep 23 09:17:16 EDT 2001


 I guess I don't consider the term "peacenik" to be a term of
 derision.  After all, I was one of those peaceniks in the late
 60's and 70's and we prevailed.

 I guess I consider the term one of distinction.

 You are correct, neither side should engage in name calling.

 Virtually all comments posted to this forum are opinions.

 As for learning from the past, all of my comments are based
 on learning from the past.  The past includes not just our
 mistakes, but those of others, and the past predates this
 century too.

 To learn from history one must abandon personal POV
 so the lessons time teaches may be observed and
 absorbed.  If you study history for the express purpose
 of reinforcing your present beliefs, you will learn nothing
 and be misled by much of what you read.


PS  I did not save your original message.  My lack of a reply
to other parts of your message was tainted by your opening
toss of the gauntlet, which I quoted.  There seemed no point
attempting to reason with you because of the emotional
opening salvo.

On Sun, 23 Sep 2001 10:46:39 -0700, Hugh Jordan wrote:

Why is it OK for right wingers to use rhetorical name calling, and the other
side can't? Please look at the post I was replying to.


PS Also you replied to my statements with opinion and rhetoric and did not
refute my statements. You can't change the past but you sure as hell can
learn from it. We can avoid our destruction by learning from the past, not
perpetually making the same mistakes over and over again.

----- Original Message -----
From: "jay gee" <jgj23 at>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 4:38 PM
Subject: [market-farming] Re: The terror in (horrible) context

 Hugh Jordan wrote:
 Better to be a peacenik than a head in the sand
 ignoramus who is part of the problem.  <SNIP>

To which Jay Gee replied:
 Better still to be informed on on all aspects of the
 problem and recognize the difference between
 working for Peace as opposed to abiding your own

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