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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 07/25/2003 1:06:34 PM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > was I a cow, in my last incarnation? > My but we are a testy lot! Good folks with far too little patience for critical commentary and dissenting views. I wonder if a time will come when we will be able to reply to criticism without personalizing our responses? Bert, as to your philosophical query, do you find yourself sticking your head through fences gazing longingly at what is on the other side, do you yearn to chew grass, do you suffer from chronic digestive problems, take up too much space, eat too much food, require too much water, and provide too little in return? If so, perhaps you were a cow, or perhaps a Bull. In the immortal words of Rodney King, "can't we all just get along?" Hope you all are having a great weekend and perhaps next week things will look better. 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