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- From: David Owens <dtowens(--nospam--at)cogent.net>
- Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 21:18:51 -0800
At 06:34 PM 2/4/96 -0600, Christopher Wright wrote: >> As long as you insist on purity of a population based on something as >>irrelevant as >>glandular status you perpetuate the very discriminatory practices you so >>stridently claim to abhor. > >Nigel's whole post sounds very much like the arguments against every >constructive change I've ever heard, from school integration to health care >reform. There are 3 main principles, all bogus: > >1. Everyone was happy before outside agitators stirred things up. > >2. The problem results from universal law and anyway, everyone else does it. > >3. Excuse inaction by assuming the victim vocabulary to gain sympathy. > >If history has one lesson, it's that people in power can either face a >problem and act responsibly or get shoved aside when others take action. >Discrimination exists; if we don't deal with it, we have no complaints when >someone else does. > > >Is it fair to say that you don't feel the system is broken and needs fixing? You don't feel affirmative action = quotas? Most people agree that discrimination does exist, but not at the level its advocates claim. And at what point do we stop paying for past injustices? I myself am 2nd generation. Am I "exempt" from reverse discrimination? And why is aa extended to all ethnic groups, no matter what or where? Liberalism, if left unchecked, will become a police state. If in doubt, look at the universites. For your own sake, wake up. > > > > >Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant from >chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com | this dist--" (last words of Gen. >Voice phone (612)933-6182 | John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864) > > >... ******* ******* ******* ******* >* This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers Association of California >* (SEAOC) email server. To subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to >* seaoc-request(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the body of the message type subscribe. >* To Unsubscribe, send email to seaoc-request(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the body of the >* message type Unsubscribe. You can type anything you like in the subject field. >* For questions, send email to seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org. >* Make sure you visit our web site at: >* http://www.seaoc.org/seaoc ****** ***** ******* ******* > > ...
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