Posted by panch from pool0317.cvx25-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 9:53PM :
In Reply to: Here's something for you to read posted by Lilly from ? (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 8:04PM :
I don't think people who write like this want to be understood.
No...I am not allowed even to view their messages. I could get around it, or go to other places...but why? Is there something earth shattering going on? Will their "debates" and my comments...or my debates and no comments, make any difference anywhere, to anyone? No.
The point was to see for myself what these guys are made of...what drives them, what makes them tick. In and of themselves where do they matter for anything? Even if one felt they were distorting history for others of us and non-Assyrians alike...what difference does it make?
We had a chance with Ross to fight back...even though it changed nothing...changed nothing because we don't want things changed. Victims are really victims when they become chronic...it becomes a way of life, a way of defining oneself that although it changes nothing... nothing about being a victim, it still defines the person more clearly, tells the person just who he or she is, and informs others as well...more than any other definiton the victim could hope to come up with on his own.
Peter knows who he is, boldly and clearly, because of his one greatest defining moment...the grandson of a murdered grandfather...who has this "condition" to define himself with, forever...It would be as traumatic for a non-victim to completely change and become one...as it is for Peter and so many others to stop being victims.
I got what I came for.
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