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RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Fwd: [issues] News from Johannesburg (2)

Stephen,    (01)

Thanks for your message and concern.    (02)

I like the tax code bait, we could really go round and round with that
one. Won't bite, though.    (03)

'Can comment on the parochial thought remark though.    (04)

Parochial is one of those loaded words that has intrinsic negative
connotations. Sort of like religious in 'religious right' or
conservative as in 'conservative think tank.'     (05)

(Q: Why aren't there any 'liberal think tanks?' Is liberal neutral or
just vulgar? Also, where is the 'religious left?' Are lefties simply
un-religious? I don't think so...)    (06)

Anyway, the genius of the Internet, for example, is that it enables
tight proximate focus, in a global context. Remember that old bromide,
'think globally, act locally?' Glocalization is quite a new thing, and
has not been mastered yet.    (07)

It is highly paradoxical because in order to information to be useful,
it needs to be group-wide, for it to be valuable, it needs to be
enterprise-wide, for example. Indeed, parochial thought is critical --
just ask anybody that has tried to deploy a corporate 'best practices'
program. (Or tried to build an empire!)    (08)

The problem today is too many people see the USA as the cause AND
solution to all the world's problems. It just ain't so. It causes a lot
of grief both domestically and internationally.    (09)

Pop psychologists could probably call it transference. It is a real
problem that could be solved by much higher levels of local initiative
and independence or in your view, parochial thought.    (010)

Meta-government defeats local and personal responsibility and
consequence. Same is true of innovation, collaboration, community,
computing and communications.     (011)

Believe me, it is not my intention to sway anybody, and strictly do not
originate unrev threads that are partisan, provocative or otherwise
off-topic.    (012)

Finally, it probably would make sense for people that originate threads
containing bellicose political editorials and crackpot off-topic
opinions to find a group more suited to their particular interests and
leanings.    (013)

Cheers,    (014)

-jtm     (015)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
[mailto:owner-ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org] On Behalf Of stephen white
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:20 PM
To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
Subject: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Fwd: [issues] News from Johannesburg (2)    (016)

On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, at 08:11  AM, John Maloney wrote:
> Every president on Mt. Rushmore was severely ridiculed by phony 
> intellectuals and smarmy globalists for being 'protectionist.' In 
> fact, all they were doing was putting America First.
> Do you have a problem with that?    (017)

Yeah, coz I'm not American and America has been putting itself first 
for so long that it's the world superpower with no checks or controls 
to prevent it from being a Rogue Nation.    (018)

Have you looked to see how often your own Constitution is regularly and 
repeatedly violated with illegal amendments? Have you wondered why most 
changes are made through the Tax Code rather than direct law?    (019)

Nothing is going to stop this, other than a paradigm changing 
(un-)revolution. Not the boring kind that's happened in the past, but 
the kind that happens when people have new tools that create new 
capabilities.    (020)

How about focussing on technology to help _PEOPLE_ work together 
instead of this pointless attempt to sway us to your specific brand of 
parochial thought?    (021)

   spwhite@chariot.net.au    (022)