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You all really have no idea how frustrating this is...

Oh well, so long as it spreads the gospel, I guess. :)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Fri Jun 2nd, 2006 at 12:28:39 PM EST
As the person attributed with finding this, I'd just like to publicly acknowledge that Poemless found this essay first.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 2nd, 2006 at 12:45:46 PM EST
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I'm not looking for attribution, just kicking myself for posting it when everyone was in Paris.  Idiot timing on my part.  Plus, I didn't have the brilliance to contact Ames and ask him if I could republish it in its enirety, which it deserves.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Fri Jun 2nd, 2006 at 12:55:29 PM EST
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I read your diary when I got back from Paris, and followed your link to Ames' full piece on a later diary, if that's any consolation.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 2nd, 2006 at 01:14:01 PM EST
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Right. I seem to have been treading like a bull on acid on this subject - and with your last post the penny finally dropped.

Let's see. 1) I read poemless diary some two weeks ago, but I should immediately add that I was skimming it and never followed the links. That particular weekend I was gone somewhere else myself, and the week after I wasn't allowed the time to digest new diaries properly. The eXile didn't register with me at all - I simply had not heard of it before.

  1. Even with several hints dropped when Helen brought up the essay as posted on Alternet (dated 1 June, which threw me off) I didn't make the connection that it had been covered by poemless first.
  2. Only now in this thread I finally get it.

So, my regrets for the frustration, if that is of any consolation to you, poemless. What can I say? I'm naive like that. I've added your diary in my introducing text as a meagre form of compensation...

It does seem to show that the essay is able to rouse people independently...

by Nomad on Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 at 07:05:01 AM EST
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это ничего...

I should be grateful; your work furthers my revolutionary aims of making ET "All Russia, All the Time!"  ;)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 at 09:57:29 AM EST
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