From: Malcolm Dunnachie Thompson <malcolmt@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 12:39:16 -0700 (PDT)
Sorry, one more thing occurred to me.
We are most emphatically *NOT* living in a liberal world in which the
"most rational argument* wins the day. Now are we living in an
enlightenment world in which "the truth will out". This, of course, has
to do with "perspectives on the present". From my perspective, we are
living in a vicious, bloodthirsty world in which force wins. Thus, it
behooves me to defend myself against people who would have me and all the
people I care about rounded up and shot - not with argument: with force.
Have you ever tried to stop a skinhead from kicking your head in by
saying "uh, excuse me Mr. Skinhead, couldn't we just talk about this in a
calm and rational manner?" Doesn't work.