Interesting blog post - comments anyone?
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 23:34:37 CST 2009
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Randall Reetz <randall at randallreetz.com> wrote:
> Yes, such a debate is natural and unavoidable and healthy (even when it gets nasty). Has nothing to do with the intent of my original post. I am simply and obviously questioning the integrity of the original intent of the original post in this thread (coming as it did from a paid employee charged with customer relations no less). But mostly my comments are general and concern the slow but steady disregard of integrity as a general concept and contract of social behavior. Which is, by the way, not in any way related to the far more common (and morally repugnant) stand-in... loyalty. Loyalty is just a cleaned up word that stands for fear of social reprisal. As example: witness the very personal witch hunt that followed my first post. Luckily, I am (almost) immune. Ultimately, it is truth that matters. We should be big enough to engage in the larger more meaningful debates that go beyond ego and tribalism. Courage.
Courage is an attribute that is becoming sadly devalued in the modern
world. I would be very upset to see loyalty going the same way, but
happily I believe that you are criticising blind loyalty, not true,
reasoned loyalty, which should never be regarded as repugnant.
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