From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 10 Dec 2002 - 17:28:20 GMT
I would not characterize the discussion here on this list as anything close
to the dialogue that is needed, for several reasons:
1. There is no participation from third-world folks
2. There is little true listening and questioning. This may be a weakness of
email, and it has a lot to do with the interactional dynamics. Sometimes we
are better at it than at other times!
3. The subject of this list is memetics; the subject of the proposed
dialogue would be the issues that divide the species, and the exploration of
a view of the species that allows sub-components to avoid destructive
relations with other parts.
The levels of pessimism that those who responded to the proposal expressed
saddens me. There is so much potential for participation and contribution.
I hope that this pessimism is transient. There is a big and wonderful world
out there (despite the negatives that so easily capture our concern and
energy), full of resources and potential capability, of learning and of
joining with others to build better things than we can alone. It is to this
world that we should be engaging ourselves.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Jeremy Bradley
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 6:20 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Toward a new US-World dialogue
> At 12:27 PM 8/12/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >These last months have led me to conclude that a new dialogue between
> >Americans and the other peoples of the world is needed. It is
> clear that the
> >present course of things will result in an increasingly contentious and
> >self-destructive world, and that this will undermine both the
> well-being of
> >all and that of our children.
> >There may be the possibility to initiate a new dialogue around
> these issues.
> >The selfish reason to do so is to contribute to efforts to help
> the US find
> >a healthier role for itself in the world, and to create
> conditions in which
> >all members of the human species can thrive.
> >Are members of this memetics forum interested in participating in this
> >initiative? I look forward to hearing from you.
> >Best regards,
> I thought we had been doing that Lawry ;~)
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