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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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