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RE: Theos-World Fw: [nadervt] Warning: The present condition of the U.S.

Oct 02, 2001 09:12 PM
by nos

No Worries - Did you BCC him in so could read it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Meredith [] 
Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2001 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Fw: [nadervt] Warning: The present 
condition of the U.S.

Nos, greetings. My response is directed at the author of the 
piece. Sam Smith, I presume. As to your excellent question 
about hatred, see below.

> ----------
> > From: Pendragon <>
> > To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
> > Subject: Theos-World Fw: [nadervt] Warning: The present condition of
> > the
> U.S.
> > Date: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 8:11 PM
> > 
> > 
> > To define the possible solutions to this crisis as only those of war
> > and security is to admit defeat, for it is on this level 
that we are 
> > most vulnerable. Yet these appear to be virtually the sole 
tools our 
> > establishment understands. Thus not only has it brought 
> shame
> > and danger to this land, it proposes with unbridled hubris to
> > compound
> its
> > errors by more of the same.
> > 
> The establishment has made it clear that terrorism will be
> fought on all available fronts including economic, political, 
> and military. You choose to focus your hatred on the wrong enemy.
> > The rest of us, whether out of moral sense or pragmatic
> grasp, must no
> > longer enable such madness but tell those who have failed and
> betrayed
> > us that they may not, must not, damage further our lives, our
> > fortunes, and our sacred honor. SAM SMITH
> > 
> >
> You have failed and betrayed your friends, neighbors, and
> country. As I said earlier: You are free to leave so that 
> your life and fortune and sacred honor will not be damaged any 
> further by the country that you love to hate. I'm sure the 
> Taliban will welcome you with open arms. No, you will not 
> leave. You have never had it so good.
> Bill Meredith
> _______________________________
> Bill - A couple of points. This was forwarded to the group so who 
> exactly are you talking to? Secondly can I just quote this bit -
> 'You choose to focus your hatred on the wrong enemy.'
> So what - it's ok to hate as long as you choose the right enemy?

Not ok Nos, but better. We exist in degrees of grey. One 
choice can be better than another and still fall short of the ideal.



Moral relativism?


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