Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Newest member of the banned
Botnst - 3/22/2005 11:21 PM
I don't think it's intellect, per se. The thing that interested me most about that website was the breadth of experience and knowledge of the people. It wasn't necessarily the smart people who got banned, it was us mouthy ones. There are lots of smart boys and girls over there. I don't think I ever saw a thread started that left everybody lost for long. And there were some extraordinarily interesting and occassionally mind-boggling threads started.
I absolutely agree. In the end, it was ruined by people who can best be described as "small". Gilly tops the list.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
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