[From Rick Marken (2001.09.21.1240)]
You are assuming you know what the US is doing that is making the
terrorists mad. I think you have absolutely no idea.
You are mistaken in your speculation as to what I think.
Sorry. You said things that suggested that you knew that certain US
policies were making the terrorists mad (angry). My mistake.
You have described the "terrorists" as psychotic, and in other unfortunate
Unfortunate terms? My god, I don't think there are terms to describe
these scum that are unfortunate _enough_!!
Based on the information availible to me, clinical interviews with
"terrorists" indicate that they are well with a normal range of
Based on information available to me -- that they hijaked planes full of
innocent people and drove them into buildings filled with innocent
people -- I would say that they are well outside a normal range of
functioning . Indeed, from my point of view they are very far off on the
_bad_ side of that range.
When we confront them it would be prudent to keep this in mind.
When we confront them I think it would be wise to keep in mind Sept 11
and the quickest, quietest way to remove every one of there system level references.
As for my "having absolutely no idea."
You had said that US indifference to human misery is the policy that
leads to terrorism. I said that I thought you had "absolutely no idea"
what US policy actually leads to terrorism. What I meant was that I
think you have absolutely no way of knowing that "indifference to human
misery " is the US policy that led these jerks to drive planes into
buildings. I have absolutely no idea either. We have no idea because no
one asked these terrorist scum why they did it and they didn't tell
Attacking your counterpart as so lacking in intelligence, competence,
etc as to having "absolutely no idea." is one style. It is, however,
not one that believe contributes to the sort of CSG community that many
of us would wish to construct.
I was not attacking your intelligence at all. I'm sorry that you took it
that way and I am also sorry I expressed myself that way. I should have
said it differently.
Wouldn't it be better before dismissing me, to first find out what I
think rather than mistakenly attribute to me opinions that I do not hold???
I was not dismissing you. I was just arguing against your point and for
mine. I'm sure I could have done better. But I will say that you are
handling what you perceive as my bad behavior far better than the
terrorists handled what they (according to you) perceived to be the bad
behavior of the US government.
Richard S. Marken, Ph.D.
10459 Holman Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024