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Re: [casi] Some Equestrian Wisdom.

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In a message dated 07/25/2003 1:06:34 PM Central Daylight Time, 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."

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