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Re: Terry West's Playground Antics (SSDS Response)
This will be my last post to Mr. Alexander; his juvenile behavior is
not worthy of further discussion. I will note the following:
1) I have not engaged in name-calling; Mr. Alexander has done so.
Perhaps the reason some SDSS proponents wish to leave CEDA is not so
much the breadth of the topics, but their inability to construct
logical arguments without resort to name-calling. At any rate, Mr.
Alexander lacks the credentials or ability to engage in appropriate
argument, and the post below is evidence.
2) Mr. Alexander has "advanced" no ideas. He has merely whined for
what is already being done, and has provided no constructive support.
It seems clear that his "revolution" is really an attempt to create a
small kingdom where he might be able to survive.
3) You will note that the post below contains absolutely no
argumentation. Mr. Alexander has based his criticisms and proposals
upon a thorough lack of knowledge of what is going on in CEDA, and is
apparently embarassed by his own ignorance. It still strikes me as
remarkable that a person can essentially post an admission that he
has been out of the activity and isn't even aware of what is going
on, then make unfounded criticisms and claim he knows what he is
> Date sent: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 22:57:27 CST
> Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: BOB ALEXANDER <email@example.com>
> To: Issues concerning CEDA Debate <CEDA-L@cornell.edu>
> Subject: Terry West's Playground Antics (SSDS Response)
> Originally to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To those whose idease may differ with ours, but have expressed their differencesin an intelligent manor, I apologize for the vent which follows. It in
> no way applies to you.
> I tried to be civil, but this jackass just won't let me.
> Terry West signs his post from 20 July "I accept your unconditional surrender."
> This illustrates just how this jackass views our discussion as some
> ass-backwards game of Risk. Man, we (The SSDS) are not playing any freaking
> games. We have been advancing rational ideas with the intent of stimulating
> productive discussion and action. Your kneejerk responses and continual "us
> vs. them" mindset is all screwed up. My post was not only lacking an
> "unconditional surrender," but wasn't even based upon the concept of a battle.
> Initially, I mistook your posts for an attempt at intellectual discourse, but
> now I realize that they are nothing more than playground antics which should
> be discarded. I'm sure this response will be greeted with another of your
> rephrased versions of "I know you are but what am I;" but I refuse to reply
> to such idiotic commentary. Further, you continue to imply that I/we do not
> know anything about the organization we are "criticizing." I admitted that I
> did not know of your committee; but I am far from ignorant of what CEDA is.
> Furthermore, you're the freaking hypocrit that keeps referring to the
> "SDSS" who you characterize as a separate organization seeking to parallel
> CEDA. Man, that's the most ignorant base for assertions that I've heard yet.
> You can't even consistently get our freaking acronym right, yet alone what
> we stand for. If you want to engage in an intelligent conversation, you know
> how to find us. Until then, do us all a favor and shut the hell up with your
> Bob Alexander, SSDS
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