Posted by Den (184.108.40.206) on July 11, 2001 at 18:46:03:
In Reply to: My Opinion agree or disagree but I have as much right as anyne to voice it! posted by Elaine on July 11, 2001 at 09:25:15:
...ya done good lady...well spoken.
I only say "shut up" sarcastically to my best friends who know I don't mean it...to say it or infer it to anyone...in almost any situation always has seemed to me a violent way of handling a situation...killing communication instead of dealing with it.
Case in point that many of us can relate to...Todds skillful facillitation of our open discussion at the cornvention...Lesser folks would have found ample opurtunity to say "fine ...now shut up!" He showed respect for even the dumbest shit stuff...redirected it...He'd glance back at me after I made some of my stupid comments...and I would see no animosity in his eyes...not even the slightest hint of "shut up"...that makes one feel a part of something...empowered to join in...
1776...Continental Congress(sorry...our international Clusterbuds)...13 colonies...with extremely varied agendas...WITH freedom of speech...feuding?...bickering?...disagreeing?...Cliques?(insert Southern States here)...you bet yer ass....OUCH.
My point?...The how, when and wheres we are going to war this CH together...will cause within our ranks conflict...Butt "shut up"...should never be words spoken between us.
Don't tread on me.
PS: I'm not usually that patriodic...a tie-dyed in the wool anti Vietnam/Protester...Those night sticks and tear gas had "shut up" written all over them.
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