Re: : Hodenausaunee Egalitarianism (was: Re: WANTED: A good (fwd)

Bret Diamond (diam9018@TAO.SOSC.OSSHE.EDU)
Mon, 29 Jan 1996 17:52:27 -0800

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Subject: Re: : Hodenausaunee Egalitarianism (was: Re: WANTED: A good (fwd)
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Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 17:37:04 -0800 (PST)
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> On Jan 29, Van Smith wrote:
> > I agree with much that you say, but the sophomoric insults that you
> >and your adversary toss at each other is convulsively embarassing and
> >grossly unprofessional. The inability of you both to meter your responses
> >win you nothing but dishonor, and shines an ill light on those in this
> >profession.

And then Lief Henderson replies:
> Someone practicing to be pompous before the crowd? The post is highly
> inappropriate to the context of the referenced comments. Van must be
> new or simply not notice the number of times EACH DAY we have to use
> our delete key because of all the Ruby message pollution.

For the record, I did not intend for my original message chastising Ruby
and Ralph to be distibuted to the entire list. I apologize profusely to
them if that's indeed what happened; or did someone else forward my
private post??? Nonetheless, while I am tired of the petty bickering and
arguing, I in no way meant that either Ruby's or Ralph's contributions to
the list were not valuable; I just wanted them to take their battle to
the realm of private e-mail. I for one, agree with many of Ruby's
observations relevant to sexism on this list and in our
the words of James Baldwin, "Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced." While I may not always
agree with Ruby or Ralph, at least they stand up for what they believe in.

Bret D.