: : : I know now how interested you truly are in debating the issues.
: : : Someone posted in the Capitalism and Alt. sections, to just quit responding to Kevin. Well, I guess that's one way to do it. Or maybe he lost his job as an infiltrator. I'll have to check with my bosses.
: : : Yes, Quincunx you really showed old Kev'. Your gloating says realms about your personality.
: : No, Karen. It's not that simple even if your ego has tripped you up.
: Do I have to explain a damn thing to you? No. Thank you very much.
: For the onlookers into this forum I state:
: Kevin attacked in his postings and he should have been notified earlier so any comments I've made isn't gloating. And how does Karen know I am gloating? Is she doing my thinking for me or is she telepathic? It seems that many folks who have a conventional, Western,consumerist worldview have been so bent out of shape by other folks who use an unfamiliar jargon and state facts with evidence that your childhood dreams of America have been exploded and you can't handle the fact that you are confronted with your own conformity. My personality is irrelevent in all this and Karen (Ms.Anon) can't even see that.
: : : Maybe you should read Thoreau. You know, the one about following a different drummer. "However measured or far away". Surely you know this one. Does it make you choke on your tempeh to see a capitalist quote Thoreau?
: When an author such as Thoreau is quoted by someone claiming to be a capitalist I find it to be tantamount to spitting on Thoreau's grave.
: Quotes used by such people make subjects like Thoreau turn into caricatures and the truths imparted by Thoreau and others are watered down and cheapened in the process.
Actually, I believe it's activists who think Thoreau is for their use alone who do his memory harm. There were many groups he could have joined but preferred his solitude. He identified with the Transcendentalists only partly. He regarded many reformers with disdain. He believed the individual should examine his or her own life and find their own way.