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Posted by: Bill on December 09, 1999 at 10:22:42:

In Reply to: Barry, why alienate your friends? posted by MDG on December 08, 1999 at 21:18:25:

: You're not the only one here who feels passionately about social justice, you know. When you find common ground with someone, you ought to work to achieve it. I, for example, am very sympathetic to much of what you advocate, but instead of working with me, you've chosen to berate me for not sharing absolutely ALL of your convictions. Do you think that's the way to get me to see things your way?

This is what Sparts do! That's what I was talking about, and not just the Sparts buta lot of the left, too. They have lots of knowledge, but zero social skills. Like I said, Barry, I agree with you that the New York Times is fiendish, and even your comments about protesters being "naive" and "sensible" sensible people may be right, but using words like these in this forum illustrates an obstinacy that won't win any friends.

I'm going to take your advice, though, that you've given me twice, the one that tells me to beat it. You won't be hearing from me in this form again. But Barry, please don't cheer my departure on these pages. It would both be in bad form and would prove my point about the way you present yourself. And anyway, I'm wishing you luck.


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