Re: [ga] Reform in the GA?
Friday, February 09, 2001, 9:00:39 PM, Joop Teernstra wrote:
> At 10:48 10/02/01 +1100, Dassa wrote:
>>Mistakes made on one forum and repeated elsewhere are relevant to all.
> Possibly. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from the IDNO
> experiment in open democracy and I am certainly one who is learning them.
> One is that constant personal abuse drives all serious participants off and
> leaves only those who, in the words of Alan McCluskey
>>what I then called "verbal terrorists" - those whose drive to be heard is
>>so strong that it drowns out any consideration they might have for the
>>common good and can sicken even the strongest democratic process.
Lest anyone think that this message actually described real events
that Joop is referring to, it is taken out of context, and in no way
represents what actually happened in the IDNO, such as Joop is trying
to make it appear.
In doing so he ignores the real reasons, which have no bearing on this
I really do not want to drag all of that into here, but if Joop tries
makes claims about the IDNO here, that do not match the facts or
actual documented history, they will be refuted.
That is not a personal attack, it is a refutation of statements made
by a person, not an attack on that person.
Something our co-chair needs to learn to understand as well.
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