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Dear List Members, I really don't have time to waste on this nonsense. It seems obvious to me that List members should exercise some self-restraint and confine themselves to Iraq-related posts. Like many others I'm subscribed to more than one discussion list and receive hundreds of e-mails every day. If they were all constantly spammed with off-subject e-mails I would spend my entire day pressing the delete key. I have more important things to do with my time. Best wishes, Gabriel ----- Original Message ----- From: <VnStroope@aol.com> To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2003 9:48 PM Subject: Re: [casi] Andreas: Zarathustra's Prayer Call-feel free to delete > > [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > > In a message dated 07/19/2003 3:05:35 PM Central Daylight Time, > email@example.com writes: > > > > Could I reiterate my request that List members not post irrelevant, non-Iraq > > related posts to this List. John-Peter: if you want to send a message of > > this nature to Andreas, please do so by e-mailing Andreas rather than the > > whole list. I have enough e-mails to delete as it is (as I'm sure do many > > > > Gabriel, > your assessment of what is "irrelevant" is not necessarily the only > assessment. As this 'list' is not a monolithic non-organic chunk o' rock, perhaps you > are speaking for some, perhaps just for yourself, but certainly not for all. > I myself am non-religious and find the prayers irrelevant from a spiritual > perspective, but not at all irrelevant for one's soul. As we are all, at least > the people on this list who I know, emotionally weary and heartbroken the posts > of people like Andreas may not be irrelevant at all, in fact they may very > well be a highly relevant form of encouragement for some of our fellow > sojourners. > > Might I make a suggestion for YOU, Gabriel, why don't you exercise your > middle digit when deleting emails from me and the other bleeding hearts on the > list, and save us the time of having to delete YOUR testy responses, or worse, > respond to them. > > I respect your efforts on behalf of the people of Iraq, therefore, in the > future if I am going to post something with a heart, I will mark it with a > disclaimer which will alleviate you the consternation of reading it, alas, your > middle digit will have to massage the overworked delete key. Perhaps the rest of > you emotional liberals could do the same for Gabriel. > > I am speaking primarily for myself on this, feel free to delete or chastise > at will. > > Roger Stroope > Northern Arizona University > Flagstaff USA > > During the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, psychologist Gustave Gilbert > visited Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering in his prison cell. "We got around to > the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not > think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war > and destruction," Gilbert wrote in his journal, Nuremberg Diary. > > "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would > some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can > get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? ... That is > understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy > and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a > democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship > ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and > denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to > danger. It works the same way in any country." > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk