Re: (876 Views)
Posted by: HP
Date: March 05, 2002 04:40PM
Jerry, If you go back (2/26 "the last word") you will see the 'insults' Aly is referring to were simply good-natured jibes which I directed at Aly and Mall (who were locked in a tense battle). The title alone would indicate that there was some humor involved, unless you are as married to your opinions as Aly is. I certainly didn't say anything on the level of him being 'wrong' about anything. If telling him to drop Hegel is insulting perhaps his sensibilities are too delicate for this forum. There's no tough guy rhetoric either; I'm only pointing out that he wouldn't call me wrong, dishonest or stupid to my face.
Mall, who I called patronizing, got it in the spirit in which it was intended and joked back in return. Aly, who brought me into this in the first place, did not. I shouldn't have been drawn in in the first place, and I'll be careful before taking the bait from now on.
As for the importance of the subject(s), I didn't think they were that important either until Aly proceeded to lay on level after level of his own nonsense on top of perfectly simple and useful ideas.
I'm going back to work. Now I blame YOU for going to Florida, Mr. Self Indulgent. HP