Re: Ideology distorts reality, and absolutist ideology distorts absolutely.
- Subject: Re: Ideology distorts reality, and absolutist ideology distorts absolutely.
- From: "Dr. Leo Casey" <LeoCasey@AOL.COM>
- Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 13:53:50 EST
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James Powell writes, with respect to David Stratman's "contribution" to this
<< I don't know what this emotional diatribe has to do with testing.
It may have something to do with mental health.
Jim Powelljepowell@jps.net >>
There are some folks who, if they were on the train leading into the
concentration camps, would be yelling not at the camp guards, but at their
fellow prisoners, denouncing them for being "sell outs" and advocating
wretched "reformism." ["It is not enough to stop this train; we must
overthrow the whole system."] That is what we have here. It is a stock
response to all who do not embrace their political adventurism, a "fill in
the blanks" tirade, and not very particular care is even given to that. If
anyone had the stomach to read the whole thing, they would discovered that I
was being denounced as a "hired gun" for an organization I don't even work
for. But take so much care for the facts as to scroll down to my signature...
now that would be asking too much.
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Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never has, and it never will.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who
want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and
lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters.
-- Frederick Douglass --
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