Re: The Nature of the Thingee

Pauline Shafer (pali@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Fri, 13 Oct 1995 09:54:42 -0700

On Thu, 12 Oct 1995 wrote:

> If we agree with you on the Nature of Thingee's is that organic, mechanical
> or knee-jerk solidarity?

Well, I guess for the sake of continuity, we'd need to consider the
Durk's def. So do "we" constitute a "community"? a social fact, neigh
should I say it?... a THING?!! If we are in fact, a THING/community, and
y'all were compelled by some effervescence to agree en masse on either
definition, then it would be an organic, mechanical, knee jerk reaction as
typifies such group reactions. Say like when the Gadfly is tar and
feathered (for disrespectful taunting of group icons!) even though some of
the group feel sorry for the poor Gadfly, they agree!

Does that address it?

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