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Re: the recent political discussion

Well Linda - you will be missed - do know that, ok??


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Linda" <lja@direcway.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:34:53 -0700

>Hello gardening friends--
>I want to thank those of you who have written to me asking me to stay on the
>list.  That was kind.  Pam suggested I sleep on my decision, and that I have
>When we started using this list it was understood that there was no 'off
>topic', and so I was prepared for that.  But nothing in my make-up prepares
>me to accept junk e-mail that fuels hate in the world.  I came of age during
>the civil rights era, and have worked my entire life to fight discrimination
>whenever it touched my family's life or a community I lived in.  I see that
>while I was sleeping, some have you have discovered, as I did the first time
>I saw this e-mail, that it is a fraud.  I guess it's good to reject it on
>that basis, but I would feel better about the future of our country if you
>had rejected it because it was obviously premised on fear and hate.  It's
>the same premise that prejudice has always had:  if some Saudis hurt us,
>then all Saudis are bad and deserve to be hurt by us.  Stereotyping to
>engender hate and fear of a whole group, then suggesting action to act it
>out.  Every step we take in the direction takes Al Qaeda closer to victory.
>So that is why I reacted strongly to the junk e-mail.  I agree with some of
>you who have said it is natural for a group like this one to want to discuss
>major events and air our feelings.  There is merit in that, but this went
>beyond the limits I can endure without expressing my feelings.
>I think I will still leave the list.  I am too busy and too grouchy right
>now to contribute positively.  Perhaps in the spring I'll decide to come
>back.  My best to you all.
>Linda in SE Wyoming
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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