Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I thought (my thought only) that my paraphrasing you which was not a quote but picking up on your idea which wasn't text from the dictionary or a scientific journal, but a thought that you had or had picked up somewhere (I don't remember exactly), an inspiring thought!, was okay.
BTW, when I 'misquote' "... had originally been communists", it is already clear that the different labels and their change, even if you had provided that text with citations, must have occurred over a long period of time so that you were probably not born, yet, when anybody would have considered it acceptable to come out as a communist (something along these lines).

I may have written too much in a short period of time and didn't pay all that much attention, couldn't find your quote in those 300+ comments and didn't want to go over it for three times.

To give you peace of mind, I will avoid quoting or paraphrasing you in the future, okay?

At any rate, from Monday on, I will have to cut back again drastically on writing here. No choice.

Why do I have to prove incessantly that I write in good faith?

BTW, when I summed up my diary, I came across a rather lengthy reply from you to one of my comments that I had missed before and I then replied to tell you that I had missed it. You may have missed that.


by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 05:05:39 PM EST
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Why do I have to prove incessantly that I write in good faith?

you don't have to prove a thing, only you can know for sure anyway.

your diaries have pushed some great buttons, i've thought about ET in a new way, as i do after any of these meta excursions.

i think the ET of the future should be famous for its broadmindedness, an example of how quality thinking can breed with itself and reproduce. i'd like to see molecular biologists, bishops, marine biologists, trades union members, coal miners and cosmologists, jesuits and jurisprudence experts, as wide as tent as good writing will shelter and unite.

where anything could be discussed without fear of offending anyone, because respect and good faith would be the baseline, and trolls ignored or re-educated to see how they could be contributing better quality.

ET could be a Way, in a taoist sense, meaning it evolves naturally, and models a wise and imaginatively respectful relationship with our environment, starting with one another. our opinions are only part of who we are, and can happily be altered when exposed.

i also really enjoy diaries that are from outside europe (though i know others would like to see more focus on our issues), because i never want to forget that we are never separate from the rest of the world.

europe may be where most of us are speaking from, but i hope we'll continue to cast our gaze ever wider.

scale 'er up, baby!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun May 31st, 2009 at 10:21:44 AM EST
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