Re: Solidarity with Peruvian Guerrilla!

Charles J. Reid (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 17:36:30 -0800 (PST)

OK, Chris, let me ask you this, then: In a global system where the
wealthy control the means and weapons of force, and where leaders are
imprisoned and killed, often via black ops of the kind taught at the
"College of the Americas" by our own government, when people can't
unionize, can't criticize, can't organize, can't get access to political
power to make changes...what do you recommend, with your job and college
education, with your wisdom, what do you recommend that they do? What did
George Washington, and company do? ... Just asking.

-- Charlie Reid
"Salus populi suprema est lex" (Cicero)
The welfare of the people is the highest law.

On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Chris Rapier wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Charles J. Reid wrote:
> > Hi, Chris!
> >
> > Remember the terrorism of the 7th Calvary? Operation Phoenix? Ollie
> > North?
> So the killing of uninvolved people is justifiable then? What
> differentiates the peruvian rebels from ollie north? Ideology seems to be
> about the only thing. So basically you are saying that hostage taking,
> terrorism and murder is okay as long as they are killing for a good
> reason?
> So much for the moral high ground.
> > What do you do when 368 people in the world, most who go to
> > embassy parties, have more wealth than half the world's population.
> Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. However, you gotta
> understand that it just ain't industrialists in there. There were a group
> of teachers there as well. But they are probably guilty by association. SO
> let them hang with the rest.
> Wait hold on a second... The peruvian government receives support from
> Japan who receive support from the US. The internet is the offspring of a
> US military project... So why aren't you down there as well? Are you less
> guilty than anyone else? face it pal... you are a member of the
> technocratic elite. You have enough disposable income to have a computer,
> you probably have a job, you were probably college educated. The more I
> think about it the more you sound like those you are condemning.
> > You
> > are two emotional to deal with analysis of objective conditions.
> No, I'm not too emotional to deal with the objective side of this. I just
> look at the entire issue and not the little bits that appeal most to me.
> > SO take "your own action." Join the Rush Limbaugh club.
> Ahhhh... I see. I disagree therefore I must be some sort of right wing
> fascist bent on twisting the world to my own money grubbing desires. Oh
> what a wonderfully dualist universe you must live in. I must come to
> visit so i can shake all these shades of grey.
> Chris Rapier
> Systems Programmer/Cabin Boy 2nd Class
> Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
> 11EE