you have it all wrong about me, Parhad

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Posted by me from ? ( on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 6:00PM :

In Reply to: Method In Madness posted by pancho from ? ( on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 8:28PM :

: What we don't need is people hurting for hurting children...hurting just enough so at the end of the day they think they REALLY got hurt and need to take a break and go grab a beer and get gloriously laid. You ain't done nuthin lady...not a damn thing.

: Flourishes of wit and tears satisfy you...and no one else. No one can eat your tears...or get bandaged with them...or swallow them for medicine. They only satisfy you.

i don't give a damn how you paint me on this forum or for what reason. all i can say is that you do NOT know me, except through 2 measly phone calls, a brief exchange via email, & whatever i feel like posting on this board. you have NO clue about my life history beyond what i say, & you have a very weak, biased opinion of me as a person.

the truth is: i'm a helluva lot stronger than you think or will ever think about me. my request to you did NOT stem from personal discomfort over the thought of these children, but RATHER from a personal discomfort in the way that you portray them: as if they have no dignity - to you, they are mere beggars that "hug knees." i think of these children & i realize that if it weren't for the powers that currently be, they would make wonderful friends, husbands, wives, lovers, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers besides incredible & talented teachers, thinkers, doctors, lawyers, musicians, artists, scientists, etc. DO YOU SEE THEIR POTENTIAL? DO YOU SEE THAT IT IS LOST WHEN ANY CHILD DIES OR IS HURT IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE THAT IS DONE NOT ONLY TO A "NATION" BUT TO EACH INDIVIDUAL, EACH FAMILY, & EACH FRIENDSHIP??? HOW MUCH IS LOST WITH EACH DEATH, EACH INJURY, EACH TRAUMA??? NOT ALL OF IT CAN BE "REPAIRED" OR MADE BETTER, NATURALLY OR WITH THE HELP OF MODERN MEDICINE.

to CONSTANTLY speak of their "knee hugging," even as a joke, to make them into pathetic caricatures, strips these children of their DIGNITY.

THAT is why i do not wish to be your acquaintance anymore. your behaviour disgusts me whenever you make flipant remarks about "knee hugging." make whatever sorts of guesses about my character that you want - i don't care.

arguing with you is a waste of my time if you refuse to acknowledge me as i am, as a unique individual. instead, you have done nothing but project your (biased) perceptions of other people on me & attempt to define me according to whatever it is that you think that i am.

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