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unless action brings those ideas into the open.

Agnes, what ideas would those be, if we don't think about them? Action based on half-digested or hastily-assumed ideas will bring just what into the open, in your view?

And what action do you propose?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 04:23:43 AM EST
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I was not meaning stop thinking, just pointing out that over-digestion of ideas should not become an alibi for no action. This is a general comment.
At some point, you have to bring your ideas out on the political scene, that's the action I have in mind. That's were things are going on. And it's the only way to address the general public. Thinking never got one's hands muddy.

As for myself, and my areas of preoccupation, I go out on the streets and in circles where it is possible to have direct contact to prostitution, the "service providers" (I hate this expression) and the clients. I use my connections with the so-called French Grandes ecoles elites to get in touch with politicians, those who will be running for the next Parliamentary election. Does that answer your question ?

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill

by Agnes a Paris on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 09:24:48 AM EST
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I wasn't asking what you did. My question was impersonal.

As to your first point as to moving ideas out into the political sphere -- indeed the public sphere -- isn't it clear that is what we're talking about here?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 10:26:01 AM EST
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An example is worth a theoretical explanation, as least so I thought. Sorry if you were offended in any sense by my being personal.
As I was writing in another post, you will not be bothered a lot by me round here any longer.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 12:26:44 PM EST
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I was not offended, I was hoping to show I wasn't prying into your personal life. I'm sorry you say you won't be around much longer, but you'll forgive me if I feel somewhat mystified by the meaning of rather a lot of your comments.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 12:56:29 PM EST
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Meethinks Agnes's "political scene" is about action on policy (e.g. something with real-world not just mental effects), not just entry into publix discourse.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 12:34:37 PM EST
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I don't get your distinction between "real-world" as opposed to "just mental".
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 14th, 2006 at 12:57:29 PM EST
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