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RE: List suspension - in defense of Wildwoman

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I'm not saying "yea" or "nay" to the controversy ongoing (I just hit the DEL key, most of the time), but I think it wise not to overreact.

There's no "First Amendment" on a private mailing list.  The listowner(s) can do whatever is deemed necessary.

So, instead of trying to ELEVATE this dispute to the level of social revolution, why not stick to the real point:  is this a proper way to behave between peers and colleagues.

Aim the quote, below, and the Clintonistas and their ilk, where it rightly needs to be pointed.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Nick Arenson [SMTP:arenson(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Tuesday, July 21, 1998 1:54 PM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject:	RE: List suspension - in defense of Wildwoman

"You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets
of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their
hearts their is unspoken - unspeakable! - fear. They are afraid of words
and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the
more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little
mouse - a little tiny mouse! - of thought appears in the room, and even
the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic." 

-Winston Churchill

Fight Censorship

Nicholas Arenson, PE