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John X. And David Y. You know?
Well, I put in the record myself, which is bad enough. I am
not proud of any of this, you know. It may be that my friends are
all right. It may be that everything that I am reading in the
newspapers, and the note of triumph that our commentators can't
conceal, even as they purport to be giving objective news reports
--it may be they're all right.
You know I've told you, probably many times, among the things
I suffer from is not that I am the only one in step. It could be
that I am terribly out of step. Certainly, as I look back on my
history, involvement in conflicts, I can't find one in which I've
been on the popular side. Really. I really can't, you know.
I can't tell you I enjoy this. I can only tell you what is.
I mean, that I-- and I'm stupid, because I don't have sense enough
to keep my mouth shut, or to make ambiguous statements about things
that I feel deeply about. It happens that this is one thing I feel
deeply about, because I think that there are dimensions and complexities
of this that are either being deliberately kept out of the
discussion, or there's something about the perceptions and the
thought processes of people who are charged with the responsibility
of communcating to other people that automatically blocks out, or
compartmentalizes or represses, what seem to me fairly obvious
factors that should at least be brought in for dialogue, you know.
For example, Waldheim ‘s original comments on this,
Suddenly now become confused and complicated, and being interpreted, or
castigated, rather than discussed, you see.
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