Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: List is useless
Re: List is useless
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 21:21:33 -0800
At 23:40 -0500 on 12/8/99, eddunn spake about Re: List is useless thus:
I haven't heard such complimentary language about an organization
since, having flunked JAG physicals for both Air Force and Army, I
passed a draft physical and wound up at Fort Polk and then points
somewhat further west. I was occasionally vocal about my disgust. But
I soldiered on with band aids and stitches, and also sometimes when
only kind words were available. The guys and I got along well,
because they knew that I did not scoop them into my bitterness about
being there at all, and I would bust my balls to help them. Indeed,
they all thought that my advice was as good as they might get from
JAG, and a whole lot closer to them than the 'real' JAG.
There were a few guys who were so busy bitching that they did not
function, and there were a few junior officers who were overnight
experts and generally thought worthless. You kind of sound like some
of them. Most of them did not live too long.
>OK, I'm convinced. After being uncerimoniusly outed and shafted by
>the Boy Scouts, your fearless leader John has cancelled me again! I
>will not tolerate it anymore...all this is bullshit anyhow, you
>don't need cencored-you do just fine for free. It is not in the
>best interest of Scouting or freedom of any kind and is clearly not
>in the long term interest of humanity.
Be glad that you are safely at the other end of electrons when you
bad-mouth several million good men, women, and youths. You should be
aware that every word that has come out of your mouth lately would
tend to convince many that BSA made a good decision in your case.
>You should be ashamed of being a partner in this, something that has
>so much potential for freedom of speech. to be helping con Americans
>into believing there is "Free speech" on the net. There is'nt and
>you are a major part of that scam. That's OK, I'll be heard.
You are perfectly free to say anything which you wish to say on the
Internet. But you have no right to compel us to listen. If you were
on a bench in Hyde Park lecturing the passersby, we would have the
freedom of our own to walk on. The law is clear that while people
have a right of free speech, it does not extend to all places, all
times, all manners, and all forums. Further, we are not the
government, and it is only the government which is not permitted to
silence you. In our home, you will behave or you will leave.
Asst Scoutmaster, District Committee, District Commissioner,
Lewis-Clark Trail District, Inland Northwest Council 611, &
'a good ol' Fox too'; Es Kaielgu Lodge 311, Tseminicum Chapter,
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