Re: virus: Manipulation 101 Lesson 10

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 08:38:07 -0800 (PST)

You're right, Tad, I did not respond directly to your "commie plot"
questions. I was hoping that, in my way, through irony and wit, I could
show that the framing of your questions bespoke a duality that I don't
believe is necessary. Alas, I fear I was too, too obtuse. Presently I
will address your questions, but first...

Tad, I owe you an apology. When I don't respond to something someone on
this list says it is often because I agree with them. If "right on
brother" or "ya, what he said" is the best I can contribute I'll often
refrain altogether (though of late I've been acting against that rule at
times in order to let people know how I stand). I made a mistake in
assuming you would behave the same way. And, in truth, I was baiting you.
I am sorry. My apologies to you.

Now, on to the business at hand. On Sun, 23 Feb 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski

> > How would you feel if you were part of such a group? What would
> > YOU say? Would you risk your life to fight for your ideals or
> > assume they are all just "dinky ideas" and there is no hope. The
> > only fun left is vodka and jokes about sex, work, and real life.

Well, Tad, I think I made the point that no ones lives are at risk here,
in this forum. But that wasn't the question was it?

I might, in such a situation, do what some of your more ballsy compatriots
did, THINK FOR MYSELF! Have a strike (you've heard of those right?),
stage a march, protest, force out the Govt and tear down a few walls. I
don't know if these techniques work. I can't think of any examples, off
hand, where it has worked to depose a Communist system, can you? (yes, I'm
being a smart ass here)

Unfortunately, I get the impression that you may be a bricklayer by
trade. You seem more interested in building walls than tearing them down.

Prof. Tim