[From Rick Marken (2003.04.07.1355)]
Kenny Kitzke (2003.04.07.1500)–
I wish you could come to grips with
constraining your personal political and religious reference perceptions
to forums whose declared purpose relate to such perceptions.
What you perceive about the “war, Bush
or Israel” is of no particular interest to me.
So don’t read what I say about such things. My subject heads are pretty
clear about what’s in the posts.
What you discover
or percieve specifically about explaining human behavior is very valuable.
Aren’t politics and religion human behaviors?
It helps me understand
myself, what I perceive and what I do with my life and time.
Are politics and religion not part of yourself?
I believe Dag has
quite forcefully expressed his frustration with your need to offer your
opinions on the “decency” of other people or their life-work (agendas,
you might call them) on CSGNET when they are not solicited by anyone.
Yes. That was Dag’s unsolicited opinion. Which I replied to magnificently
(kindly and substantively), in case you didn’t notice.
But, I can assure
you, that your last two posts are of no interest to me.
That’s too bad. I thought they were pretty interesting.
I think the instances
where people have left the group (like Marc) in part over accusatory and
judgmental dialogue with you have come from this need of yours to express
your unsolicited opinion about what is good and bad in the world we experience.
Actually, Marc left because he hated my (and Bill’s and Wolfgang’s)
opinions about the war. No one accused him of anything or made personal
attacks (actually, the only personal attack I can recall was Marc’s terribly
insulting attack on Wolfgang).
Please, pretty please,
consider this and come to grips with this relatively simple concept Rick.
Post your head off on Bush or Israel or religion or RTP or the purpose
of public education on some forum wanting to debate that issue with you.
That would be mutually enjoyable and profitable.
PCT is a model of all human behavior. It applies to Bush’s behavior, Israel’s
behavior, religious behavior, RTP teacher behavior, public education behavior
and the behavior on CSGNet, among other things. Therefore, I personally
don’t think anything you mention in this paragraph – including the fact
that you mentioned it – is off limits on CSGNet. If you think what I say
is wrong please feel free to try to point out my errors. If you are offended
by what I say please feel free to point that out (as you have). But I don’t
plan to come to grips with the self-censorship you suggest. I think
it would be much easier for all of us if you could come to grips with the
Richard S. Marken, Ph.D.
Senior Behavioral Scientist
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