[lit-ideas] Re: Movie

I guess you mean extremism as in seeing the Palestinian point of view (they 
were thrown out of their homeland), the Israeli point of view (they were 
persecuted for centuries, etc.), the Iranian point of view (they made friendly 
overtures to the Americans), the fact that Iraq was an artificial state, that 
extremism?  That all humans are driven by repressed emotions and unconscious 
motivations?  Maybe that's what you mean by extremism?  I'm hard on the 
Americans, but given that I'm an American, I think that gives me the right, in 
fact the obligation, to criticize my country when it does wrong in the hope 
that it will do better.  Maybe you need to define extremism.  While you're at 
it, tell me what Absolute I subscribe to.


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Sent: 8/28/2006 9:52:20 AM 
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


If you don't (want to) or can't see the religious, political, and personal 
extremism being expressed on this list in the last month no amount of 
quotations will help.  I have more important things to deal with right now, but 
maybe at some point I will pull up Lit-id's archive and make you a nice long 
list of extremist remarks and quotations.  Do you not understand that 
everything is not black and white?  That there are nuances in everything?  That 
not everything is as it looks or is reported or seems?  That things people say 
are misunderstood?  That people speak one thing and the listener hears another? 
 That stuff -- theology, ideology, political stances, beliefs, are relative?  
There is an Absolute out there, I grant you, but I sure has hell don't have a 
corner on it. And I'm suspecting you don't either.  It makes most people feel 
better, though, if they believe they do.

Julie Krueger 
 Anxiously awaiting the movie "Babel".
 
-----Original Message-----
From: aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 8:33 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


What extremism?  Tell me specifically, with quotes, what you're referring to, 
specifics that can be refuted, or your comments are meaningless.  

----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: 8/28/2006 12:44:21 AM 
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


 I will, tomorrow, better.  I'm not feeling well.  But extremism that does not 
take nuances into consideration is ineffective if not false.  Hats?  Grey.  
Multi-coloured.  I don't care.  Just try to see that people everywhere are 
people and we are not alone bound by our cultural and religious and political 
fences.

 
-----Original Message-----
From: aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 8:15 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


What hat do you recommend one wear when one makes oblique little pot shots, 
such as your message below?  What don't you just say what's on your mind?   


----- Original Message ----- 
From: 
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 8/27/2006 8:31:16 PM 
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


I'm starting to believe this list needs to form a "White Hat/Black Hat 
anonymous group.   Is non-extresmist thinking a reqruirement for this list now??

Nuance is good.

Julie Krueger
 
-----Original Message-----
From: aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 3:35 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie


When someone presents someone with facts and resources for weeks on end,
only to have that person refuse to even consider that there might be an
issue beyond The Enemy Is Out to Get Goodness Embodied as Infidel, then
yes, it is apropos of nothing.  



> [Original Message]
> From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 8/27/2006 4:18:21 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Movie
>
> Apropos of nothing, Irene wrote: Talk to Eric, he'll tell 
> you about the do-no-wrong U.S.
>
>
> Following the death of Chaucer in 1400, the Do-No-Wrong U.S. 
> was founded on the moon, under harsh conditions, by a group 
> of Carmelite nuns, who stuck together in warm weather. Since 
> its founding, the organization has been responsible for many 
> of the good things we enjoy today, including compact 
> umbrellas, roller skates, tequila, indoor plumbing, and 
> scrapple. Irene has been a member of this organization since 
> 1962, when she finally emerged from the head of Zeus. That 
> she asks me, a nonmember, to describe the organization, can 
> only be taken as an act of subterfuge and extremely clever 
> misrepresentation.
>
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