[eDebate] Being blunt
Wed Jul 18 12:19:37 CDT 2007
Absolutely accepted, I totally get how frustrated you are....For once I am
not trying to fan the flames,
On 7/18/07, EMarlow at ucok.edu <EMarlow at ucok.edu> wrote:
> I want to extend an apology to Josh. I probably did try to burn you in
> effigy for a position that you don't necessarily represent. If you
> interpreted my statements as directed at your life experience, then you
> misread what I wrote. I said you had been privileged in debate and
> academia. Trust me, I know that both of us have evil skeletons in the
> closet and I wasn't trying to bring them into this. I think that I just
> have so much frustration with the status quo that I took it out on you and I
> am sorry dude. We have known each other too long for me to act like that.
> What I was trying to say is that I do not have any objective evidence,
> but, in my heart, I feel like we are going down the wrong road. I know that
> you disagree and I respect your opinions enough that I have thought long and
> hard about what you have said. I wish that I could point to one thing and
> say "there is the problem", but I can't. I know that you value objective
> evidence and I wish I could give you more than what has already been hashed
> out on edebate countless times, but I can't.
> I am already fully committed to the Iron Chef movement. Its funny that
> Jackie and I had an almost identical conversation with the same conclusions
> about political process change about 6 hours before Ede posted his list (you
> been talking to Mapes, Ede?). The bottom line for me is change. We have to
> do something to right the ship, and I am down to help in the process. I
> know that Jackie, Andy, Tuna, Ede, and I are not the only ones who feel this
> way. I was just hoping that my speaking out would encourage some of the
> others to come out into the open.
> I would gladly volunteer my time and effort to the creation and support of
> new areas of controversy and topics that encourage more people to join the
> activity that both Josh and I love so much. Again Josh, I am sorry for
> scapgoating you.
> Off to mold budding public speakers....
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