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Re: [GreenYes] Free Speech and the Environment
I see both sides of this issue.   I'll side with Roger though.  It seems to
me that ridiculing someone is generally a cheap shot.  Furthermore it makes
antagonists of those whose opinion you can't ignore.  I suppose if this was
war and your intent was to annihilate those who disagree with you, then the
strategy might make sense.  It's not war though.

Earth First! wages war.  We're mostly bystanders.

Mike


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Guttentag" <rgutten@concentric.net>
To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Free Speech and the Environment


> C. William and readers:
>
> Name calling is uncivil and unprofessional; its use reflects badly
primarily
> on the name caller and does nothing to advance the name caller's
arguments.
> Passion and professionalism are not antithetical qualities - they are a
mix
> found in all good-willed,  public spirited citizens.
>
> Insinuating arguments are also primarily polemical, not constructive in
> nature.  To insinuate that opposing opinions must be voiced by mercenaries
> strikes me as an unwarranted and unsupported accusation.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Roger M. Guttentag
> 610-584-8836
> rgutten@concentric.net
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: C E F G :-) <hither@qwest.net>
> To: GreenYes <greenyes@grrn.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:20 AM
> Subject: [GreenYes] Free Speech and the Environment
>
>
> >
> > MUNA and readers,
> >
> > Perhaps by following the "Money Trail" one would get a clearer
> > understanding of why certain members of this list are always wanting the
> > world to be "politically correct" according to their definition.
> >
> > Too many self-proclaimed environmental experts, etc. are nothing more
> > than "self-serving (choose a word) ______s at the feeding trough."
> >
> > It will take lots of heated discussion and perhaps MORE name calling to
> > draw attention to and hopefully fix many of the worlds environmental
> > problems.  If those with the overly sensitive ears/eyes choose to leave
> > this site it will be their loss.
> >
> > Muna, keep the debate going, there are readers who need to hear more of
a
> > world perspective.  What do the Europeans have to say?
> >
> > Regards, C. William
> >
> >    #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #
> > "Everyday should be an Earth Day."
> >
> >
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