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trying not to sound too self-righteous - Because Nobody can eat 50 eggs
April 2007
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nyarhotep
nyarhotep
-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Wed, Feb. 21st, 2007 06:33 pm
trying not to sound too self-righteous

no time recently to do much of anything outside of work (of course, i've overcome these time constraints by not sleeping - weee). lotsa early morning meetings. was able to hang with some good friends though, saw Smokin' Aces with two awesome ladies, Sun's Sis and Accountramatrix. it's really good, Piven was fricking AMAZING (as was everyone else). also was taught the foxtrot by the graceful Maestra - forgot how much i less than three dancing (in direct opposition to my skill). when i have time, will expound on both further

but first, i've been trying to write a succinct declaration of my stance on the situation in Iraq, in terms of military occupation and administrative activity. here's what i have so far, what do y'all think:
The path to peace, not only in the Middle East but across the world, does not lie in military superiority or self-righteous declarations, but in building a pattern of problem solving through local and global unity. If the intention of the force in Iraq was to truly unify the region and not to disseminate the ideals of a nationalistic, expansionistic policy, I would support the occupation. But, as I believe the current administration has repeatedly made foreign policy decisions which do not build a progressive policy toward peace, I can neither condone nor support their military actions in Iraq.
it's supposed to be more of a mission statement than a solution, something to solution around. it sounds so hollow and pretentious, that's not my intention. ¿thoughts?

Current Mood: rushed rushed

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somerled
somerled
somerled
Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)

The problem is it's a bit grandiose. I've never seen you lean so heavily on adjectives as here. Maybe keep it simpler? Don't try to reach so far.


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nyarhotep
nyarhotep
-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)

hmm, i was trying to be precise. ¿what do you see as the overt adjectives?


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ursandovich
ursandovich
Thu, Feb. 22nd, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)

It is always good to try to pin one's notions down yet know it should only be a snapshot of a evolving position. Detail: maybe you could add "continuing" before the word military actions in the last line since you don't reject the initial action, just the follow-up. Macro: your basic position is so general (though laudable) that it doesn't show that you grok the serious points of conflict that logic won't resolve. Folks won't negotiate in good faith (chuckle) when logic is not their main deal. Bow briefly to the hot buttons to respect reality.


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