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[casi] re: non-Iraq related posts

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,


----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>; <>
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,
> writes:
> > Could I reiterate my request that List members not post irrelevant,
> > 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
> > whole list. I have enough e-mails to delete as it is (as I'm sure do
> >
> 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
> 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
> the people on this list who I know, emotionally weary and heartbroken the
> 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
> list, and save us the time of having to delete YOUR testy responses, or
> 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,
> 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
> 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
> think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them
> 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
> ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked
> denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
> danger. It works the same way in any country."
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