From: Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 18:02:02 BST
--- Platt Holden <email@example.com> wrote:
> > [Arlo]
> > I use "conservative" and "liberal" when I am in
> dialogue with Platt. He's
> > made it clear those are his poles, and he's
> stickin' to 'em. I tried using
> > scarequotes with them, to show I was using them in
> a discordant manner.
> > But I think its important to note that its not
> that I don't "get" a
> > "leftist" and "rightist" political meter, its the
> absolute dichotomization
> > of "All Good" and "All Evil" that these labels,
> and those that employ them,
> > bring.
> Apparently Arlo doesn't see that his anti-dichotomy
> stance creates an
> equally severe dichotomy -- those in favor and those
> against dichotomies.
> Equally, his condemnation of party lines is itself a
> party line -- those
> who like to refer to themselves as independents.
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