CC: "Cary Treff"
From: "Buzz @CotoBuzz"
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:32:38 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [COTO] RE: Paul Young - FRE or DeadEnders
Secretary Rumsfeld calls the Chinese communist censors LIGGIT )League of Intelligence Generals in Generic Information Technology. The names he ascribes to the Islamic terrorists are Former Regime Extremists (FRE), although he prefers to use the term deadenders.
We like to say that truth has never killed anyone, but those in the dark react to it as if it had. So we know that our satire is hitting home when we in one message get a FRE, that the California Bar could use for its final exam – that is, a Fallacious Reasoning Explosion: Everything from a Red Herring to, Circular Reasoning, Ad Hominem, Ad Hominem Tu Quoque, Appeal to Fear, Straw Man etc. So, perhaps instead of FRE, we will follow Secretary Rumsfeld’s lead and use the term deadenders.
“The best satire does not seek to harm or damage by its ridicule, unless we speak of damage structure of vice, but rather seek to create a shock of recognition and to make vice repulsive so that the vice will be expunged from the person or society under attack or from the person or society intended to benefit from the attack (regardless of who is the immediate object of attack); whenever possible this shock of recognition is to be conveyed through laughter or wit: The formula of satire is one of honey and medicine. Far from being simply destructive, satire is implicitly constructive” (Harris, 1990).
Joe B: Paul Young was a nice guy used by people in Coto who weren't so nice. I don't believe that a non-CZ Member should have anything to do with the affairs of CZ no matter how well intentioned. It is just that simple. Joe Morabito