WHAT !!! .. you were young once..
Wow...is that considered subjective
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Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 7:26
Subject: Apology to the Newsgroup
When I was young, my father (a WWII
veteran of the Pacific, but too late to see combat) told me the difference
between the objective mind and the subjective.
The objective mind
examines every aspect of a question, both from the point of view of facts and
knowledge and the "what if" possibilites that may surround it. But in the end,
it goes with the sum of all data and selects the most logical answer and most
The subjective mind only sees the "What Ifs" and tends
to focus on its own tendencies and biases, and cannot accept anything which
differs with its selected course of action.
Essentially, the objective
mind sees the objective and subjective views; the subjective only sees the
This was his problem at the time, as he was dealing
with the rise of very subjective and liberal professors at SUNY Fredonia who
denied him a Masters' degree at 42 because he did not see things in the
subject way they wanted him to. In English Literature, this translates as only
seeing the symbolism in literature without grasping the plot or significance
John Kim is such a subjective type, and cannot grasp the fact
that not everything neatly fits into his views of the world or the Korean War.
He has repeatedly shown that he cannot grasp the differences or other facts
and explanations, nor realities which many of the members here cite on a
regular basis. Our recent exchange is such a demonstration of his
predetermined views of actions 52 years ago trumping any other explanation or
As a result, I apologize to the members for continuing to try
and discuss things with him, as it is not worth the effort. I will refrain
from such arguments in the future. (I keep promising this to Ed, but then get
baited into responses by the huge lapses in logic I see. ARGH!)