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RE: [discuss] Individual representation

At 04:53 PM 6/27/99 -0700, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>Excuse me Randy, I have ALREADY made much action towards constructivism.
>You are coming to these efforts late so you may not know about it. My

Roeland, it's interesting that you are unaware of just how long and deeply 
and continuously Randy has been involved in these activities.  It 
highlights a kind of provincialism that pervades many of the individual 
discussion fora, each ignoring the others and then claiming that THEY are 
the one true forum.

>problem is that I am no longer wanting to expend large amounts of
>efforts when the processes I work with keeps getting hi-jacked. This is

Indeed, hi-jacking is common.  One cause, of course, is a set of people who 
really like to focus on bashing one or another OTHER group, rather than 
focus on the much more difficult task of hashing out constructive 
details.  Another is a set of people who like to spread fear, uncertainty, 
doubt, and misinformation.  Still more comes from folks with impressively 
simplistic opinions -- and equally impressive rigidity to those views -- 
not surprisingly including a lack of experience with public decision 

Most of the people in these different groups (except those who clearly push 
the misinformation) believe they are being constructive.

They are wrong.


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