Re: Big Brother
Ken Schneider (sk@RPCI.DEMON.CO.UK)
Sun, 2 Apr 1995 19:50:33 GMT
In message <email@example.com> Settamanque writes:
-= David Brown <dbrown@PCUG.ORG.AU> writes: (deletion only for space)
-= >As I said I am totally shocked by this use of power and am unsure of how
-= >to react.
-= The same way many of us in the States feel when we are stonewalled by
-= those in authority at our National Office about usage of Scouting
-= resources to share information and to "get the true story" about
-= issues out to "the field". Our National Office in Irving, Texas, is
-= silently and curiously "monitoring" the "effectiveness" of such forums
-= as this one and Rec.Scouting. I get about three inquiries a week for
-= "transcripts" of our conversations here from local Council Executives.
-= Our National Office is *not interested presently* in getting online
-= with the rest of us and could really care less in MOST cases what we
-= have to say about them, the program, or issues raised here.
Actually, BSA National has repeatedly produced transcripts from on-line
Scouting fora to use against those they choose to terminate for life
from BSA membership (put on "The List" of undesirables): eg., to show
the expression of views not in accordance with the party line, such as
acknowledgement of agnosticism.
P.S.- I have seen various Scoutmaster's Minute versions of "The Starfish"
parable many times (including here), but it is always referred to as having
been "adapted" from a poem by Irv Furman -- and every time it's a different
"adaptation" altogether! Does anyone have the text of the actual poem?
Best regards: Ken Schneider
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City