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RE: [GreenYes] President Bush and the USA
Folks:

I just can not lurk any longer on this thread without adding my feelings.

Name-calling, whether or not the individual does so by intent, is malicious,
and derogatory by its very nature.  Words are fascinating tools and we
certainly have bent for making fun of our leaders, but we should try to
create verbal caricatures not appear to attack the individual at a personal
or human level.  Humor is found in what the leader does or does not do, not
in his or her person.  Even political cartoonists are able to focus on the
office or the action while respecting the person.

When we loose the ability to respect the humanity of those with which we
disagree, we gain the freedom to be inhumane.

JW


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
Of don hughes
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 10:45 PM
To: RJayW2@aol.com
Cc: greenyes@grrn.org
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] President Bush and the USA


Oh come now!  I find Muna's 'name-calling' rather amusing.  I believe it is
done in jest, not out of malice.  (There are certainly much worse names
that could be brought up!)  And, as an American, would like to affirm our
right, and indeed, anyone's right, to make fun of our political leaders.
It is a great American tradition, going back to the earliest political
cartoons.
D Hughes
 At 11:07 AM 01/16/2002 EST, RJayW2@aol.com wrote:
>I agree completely with Roger Guttentag that pet names for political
leaders
>should remain so in our minds but not in our words when addressing issues
on
>this listserv.  While Muna continues to make several interesting
observations
>on many topics, I have thought for a long time that the anti-USA bashing
>should stop.  It's disrespectful to those of us on this listserv who are
U.S.
>citizens.
>
>John Waddell
>KJWB Publications Inc./Refuse News
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