RE: [ba-unrev-talk] NYTimes.com Article: An Uncertain Trumpet
Actually, in the end, I think the thread was started by me :o) I strongly
believe that there are some important points of interest coming out of the
results of the conference cited here. Gary jumped in with more material,
Aldo added some more, but, if I'm not mistaken, and I think I'm pretty wide
awake here, the only bashing and heavy-handed verbiage came from you. (02)
Since we are both offering opinions in a, what the hell, GOF
not-too-productive pissing contest, I would have to offer my own opinion
that your statements ring pretty knee-jerkish, right up there with mine!
"Nefarious tentacles" indeed. "liberal bile" and "Finnish ecoterrorists"
are terms I would have expected to come from Rush Limbaugh, who has a
entertainer's reputation to uphold. Those terms coming from the leader of a
forum on knowledge management, OTOH, are a rather unexpected, and
disappointing surprise. (03)
The really sad part about this particular pissing contest is that I think
you have some useful points to make. I think, however, that the protocols
you have chosen to apply to making those points are, in my own personal
opinion, far less than diplomatic, polite, or even useful to this forum. I
do not think I am at all qualified to be a "net-nanny" in this forum, for
I, too, have gone on outrageous bashing binges in the past. But, I have
chosen to do so now simply because, for me, your venomous rhetoric simply
overflowed my own buffers, and they are pretty deep! (04)
A point you make that I would argue with is this: (05)
"...bilateralism ... worked GREAT [for the US] for 150 years." (06)
I tend to think that one of the tenets of good knowledge management covers
the issue of forecasting, and, in light of the quoted point you make, I
tend to think that, from time to time, a good knowledge manager would take
the time to challenge past assumptions, of which the quoted point is an
instance. As the leader of a knowledge management community, one that
regularly hosts lively and engaging speakers on a range of topics, I would
think that you would want to hold that point up for a penetrating
examination, and I would think you would want to do that real soon now. (07)
At 11:41 AM 9/9/2002 -0700, John Maloney wrote:
>Thanks for your thoughtful message.
>You might have your wires crossed.
>This thread was not started by me!
>I reject the typical, knee-jerk response to anyone that might criticize
>the phony international organizations like the UN and it's nefarious
>tentacles of WTO, GATT, NAFTA and the ilk.
>These groups are deeply flawed. They are the cause, in large part, to
>the VERY problems Aldo was hinting too.
>To try an ameliorate some of the biggest barriers to unrev is a
>legitimate use of the forum.
>Illigetimate liberal bile from the NY Times and Finnish ecoterroists is
>US Foreign Policy works fine WITHOUT the consent of the UN. It's called
>bilateralism and it worked GREAT for 150 years.
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