- McLibel -

I read you. It wasn't hard. Just dull.

Posted by: Gideon Hallett ( UK ) on April 28, 1997 at 14:19:25:

In Reply to: read-me, Gideon posted by just me again on April 27, 1997 at 10:31:12:

> If you are really the big shot scientist you lead people on to believe,

I'm no great shakes. The only time I've brought up my scientific training is when it was a matter of "the scientific method" or a dispute about the mechanics of global warming. Since I have received high-level lectures about it, I would consider myself more informed than the man in the street on the subject. That doesn't mean I consider myself any "better" than the man in the street. The important people here are the McLibel Two and the McSpotlight and McLibel Support Campaign volunteers. The rest of us are largely kibbitzers who hang around to debate and show some support. If I have led people to believe I was a "big shot scientist", it was entirely unintentional.

> than why do you spend so much time spouting off your annoying so
> called "educated" mouth to harmless people like myself.

You just answered your own question. If you believe that your way of life is "harmless", then you need to take another look at it. I find it a bit depressing to find a student using the term "educated" as an insult. And if you find my spouting off annoying, well, ignore anything I write. If you can't do that, ask yourself _why_ you find it annoying. A twinge of conscience, perhaps?

> I think you just turn yourself on listening to your swelled head : babble.

The grammatical term for it is "egotism", I believe. I restate: I AM NOBODY. The issues and the Two are the important things. Personal insults have no place here, and I would have responded to this by @mail, except that you didn't have the nous to leave a mail address or real name. I've included my address above, and you can find it using Altavista or Four11.

> Go buy a dog to complain to, at least it can't understand
> you so it won't be offended.

Sorry, I'm more of a cat person myself. I've never liked the slave nature that dogs [1] and humans are prone to display.


[1] Not that I have anything against them. I just prefer cats.

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