Re: Marcial Godoy Communications

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Tue, 14 Feb 1995 13:26:10 PST

On Feb. 14, Thomas Rimkus wrote:

>The anti-entropic nature of this list in the
>dissemination of reports from Mexico is syntactically wonderful.
>Unfortunatly, many of us cannot read Spanish.

It's becoming less "anti-entropic". The postings on this topic
are getting pro-entropic. There's getting to be an over-zealous
desire to emulate Paul Revere- as he supposedly yelled "The
British are coming" in his "midnight ride". We can substitute
"The Mexicans are coming" relative to Chiapas as the list becomes
an alarm service. Now they've arrived, so again spread the
alarm. Killing has begun, so again spread the alarm. Why is it
that some people just love to repetitively spread bad news to
others that are already aware of it? Is the event really a
surprise? The foreboding preview was when Rush Limbaugh and Bill
Clinton both agreed on NAFTA. The consequences have just begun.
Someone actually wanted to get anthropologists out of Mexico.
What about the international bankers?

Good point about language. Maybe the person that posted the
messages in Spanish was trying to achieve an effect rather than
communicate the contents to a predominantly English speaking