Levels of Discourse (was Re: Rape / apology)

Bjorn Conrad Fry (bear@USNET.US.NET)
Wed, 18 Jan 1995 02:11:59 -0500

Danny Yee,

The second part of that post was not an attempt to "justify" what happened.
It was more of an afterthought that coincided with a disgusted mood. I will
concede. The general lack of backbone among so many so called intellectuals
and educators doesn't bode well for either heuristic research or decisive
and effective strategies. Too many of us resort to name calling or
insulting language when our pet beliefs seem to falter under the onslaught
of other ideas. The exchange of just such ideas, no matter how off the
wall, ultimately represent part of a win win situation we should all
welcome and not fear. How else are we going to learn and advance? I really
wonder which heads WILL actually roll most over the next decade. Will it be
the restless and the brave or the spineless and opportunistic scratching
for power anyway they can?

Your moderating words are provocative and constructive.

Bjorn Fry