Multiculturalism: Gotta . . .

Willaim Thurber - MKTG PhD Student thurber at FMGMT.MGMT.UTORONTO.CA
Mon Jul 8 20:37:04 MDT 1996


On Mon, 8 Jul 1996, William B. White wrote:

>         Why do you try to call me a kook, insinuatingly linking me with
> so-called Freemen of recent Montana fame?  Too much substituting personal
> attacks for substantive discussion a la Al Franken? :)


Bill--

Your attempt to spin a celebration of the diversity of cultures as a
sinister plot to control people and promote a socialistic system seemed to
be similar to the thoughts of the freemen in Justus Township.  I joked
about it because I could not believe that you are at all similar to the
freemen despite the literal content of your last message.

BTW: With respect to Franken's book, my quick browse indicated that the
number of personal attacks were minimal, the largest being the title.

>         Why do you offer me as a candidate to be snuffed by an "ethnic" person
> you stereotype as someone who kills others without qualms and for trivial
> reasons?

Bill, you totally missed the point of my post.  Please re-read it.  I
offered the president of the local Italian Club as an example to refute
your point that multiculturalism is some sort of plot.  This particular
gentleman is about as right wing as you get, yet he revels in Fiesta Week
as much as I do.  My crack was meant to illustrate what his reaction might
be if you came here and accused him of fostering a socialistic state.

>         Really, Will.  Although you add on the sign of the jest, to
your barbs,
> you are missing the mark here.  Your comments exemplify
> the classic liberal mindset:  to attack, defame, and even kill the messenger,
> without so much as a tilt at the issue

My attack was meant to illustrate how you have taken a wonderful
celebration and tried to turn it into something sinister, as for killing
the messenger, gosh I might serve the same notice to anyone venturing to
Jamestown to call you a liberal.  If anything it was an attempt to help
not harm.

I am not really sure how to proceed from here.  Perhaps I will have to
read Horowitz as you suggest to be able to facilitate communications with
you, since the meaning of my first message did not get through.

--Will



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