I think the answer to that is self-explanatory. To quote a non-GA, listen to the sounds of silence. (Marlin K. Jensen gives a hint in his interview, incidentally). And just so I'm not totally opaque here, I'm not talking about your specific claim that Castro was a Communist. I don't know why this is so difficult to get across, but I have never, from the very beginning of the thread, argued that Castro is not a Communist. I don't think it's proven that he started as a Communist, but I don't think it matters, either. That is not the question I raised. You keep answering a question I'm not asking. What I am talking about is this exact blindered approach of the ideologue -- as per the dictionary definition I've posted. It's a dangerous approach and can lead to cultism. Ironically, in the political arena it can also lead to results that are diametrically opposite to what is intended.
Steven Montgomery wrote: > At 07:36 PM 10/21/2002, you wrote: > >At 06:57 PM 10/21/2002, Marc wrote: > > > >>But I'm not the one quoting general authorities in an attempt to back up my > >>political and historical opinions. You are. Logically speaking, you are, in > >>effect, challenging me to criticize Pres. Benson. I'm not going to fall > >>into that > >>trap. (I take it that in your response you are the "messenger" and Pres. > >>Benson > >>the "sources"?) > >> > >> > >>-- > >>Marc A. Schindler > > > >ETB knew about Castro's communist connections because both the U.S. > >Ambassadors to Cuba and Mexico warned him about the connections. Okay, > >forget about the Benson quote. Forget I mentioned it. Perhaps it was a > >lapse of judgement on my part. > > > >What about the other evidence that Castro was a communist? > > > > > > > >-- > >Steven Montgomery > > On second thought, why should I apologize for quoting ETB? After all, this > is an LDS religious list, is it not? In your postings with the Subject > line, "Cult of Personality," you've made great noise about the fact that > sometimes even General Authorities can disagree on political matters. Fine, > I accept that, and believe it. Trouble is, where is the General Authority > who disagrees with ETB regarding this particular issue, that of Fidel > Castro being a communist? I haven't been able to find one. Perhaps there is > a general consensus then? > > -- > Steven Montgomery > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > "Nations are defined by their founders. George Washington set a standard of > selfless public service and heroic private virtue against which American > politicians continue to be measured - and found wanting - even today." > --Steven W. Mosher > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars” Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================