Fw: future language

From: Kenneth Van Oost (Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be)
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
    To: <kennethvanoost@myrealbox.com>
    Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 6:03 PM
    Subject: Re: future language

    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Scott Chase <ecphoric@hotmail.com>
    > Well, to make some crucial qualifiers to what I've said about diversity
    > preservation, I'd not lament the loss of cultural practices like female
    > circumcision, cannabilism, honor crimes or others of that reprehensible
    > Here in the U.S. we've managed to eliminate some of our more reprehensible
    > practices and institutions like slavery and added a couple good ones like
    > women's suffrage and civil rights though patriarchy and racism have a ways
    > to go before going extinct. Good riddance when (or if) they do.
    > But, I still think there's a lot to be learned and even more reasons for
    > maximization of diversity, as long as said diversity doesn't involve the
    > violation of basic human rights.
    > Hi Scott,
    > I think you are in the wrong here concerning that it is a good point to
    > rid of racism or whatever is being seen as " wrong " out there !
    > Don 't get me wrong me, though, I recognise that racism is no good at
    > all, but you can 't just eliminate it by making up laws ordering people to
    > do so_ that implies, involves the violation of basic human rights !
    > If, racism has a genetical or for that reason a memetical bias you just
    > can 't forbid people to be racistic, it won 't work !
    > If you do, you set up people against their inner themselves and that is
    > in my book perversive to the extreme.
    > In my country, Belgium, it is by law forbidden to express oneself as to
    > be anti-semitic, we have a few anti- racistic laws to, even a centrum
    > for equality and human rights. All for the best, I know and I presume it
    > is, but try to understand what went on in our minds in the period of the
    > Israel- Palestinian clashes. Pro- Palestinian demonstrations were beat
    > up, basically due to the anti- racistic anti- semitic laws, where do you
    > think my basic human freedom to protest was !?
    > What Israel did played up my emotions and there was no platform, no
    > public forum avaible left to express mine and our feelings !
    > Do you think that is good or right ! I don 't !
    > And concerning this thread, banning racism as a word can 't bann the
    > fact of it !
    > Regards,
    > Kenneth

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