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> I refer to Ashley's 'news item' advising that I should write, 'not
> impolitely' to US congresspersons opposing some proposed law.
> He advises that 'shit happens and that I should not let the US
> government ***********************'.
> I am not sure that AFRIK-IT should welcome such forwarded messages. I
> am of course not sure how to control it either and sympathise with
> the legislators.
> May we return to issues African. I must set my system to reject
> messages from certain sources.Sean Cawley, Head of the School of Science
> Carlow Regional Technical College,Kilkenny Rd,Carlow,Ireland
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Thanks, Sean, for that timely comment. This is just to add my voice
in support of Sean's very coherent argument.
Further, Ashley's piece did not give a clear enough picture for us
to be able to draw our own conclusions, but begged questions as to
the readers' views and loyalties, as if defying us to contradict
what evidently to the writer were self-evident truths. It all goes
to show how some even get away with fundamentalism as long as it
concerns a liberal, fashionable or "politically correct" stance.
I do think that there is room in Afrik-IT for reasonable
discussion on this issue; though it is US legislation, it will
probably have an effect on the rest of the world (precisely
because of the vast influence of the US). I, for one, certainly
need more material before I can come to a conclusion about whether
it would be wise or not. But ideologically determined
gut-reactions are definitely out.
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