Annie, et al
I know this horse has been beat to death, but I'm
going to smack it again. The personal attacks and juvenile name-calling
has to stop. Yes, I'd like to know people's opinions on the ROC, etc.,
etc., but dammit, it's hard to wade though all the back-of-the-school bus
name-calling to get to the "meat" of the message. Things on this list
frequently remind me of political ads running on TV. I don't want to hit
the "mute button" on Ridecamp. I subscribed to this list to LEARN.
If I wanted to hear juvenile name-calling, I'd go volunteer to be a playground
monitor at the elementary school. THIS DOES NOT RELATE JUST TO THE
DISCUSSIONS OF THE ROC!!!
I've seen people time and again resort to this
behavior whenever a hot-button issue comes up. We're supposed to be adults
here (usually), and it's not setting a good example for the kids on this list if
we start acting younger than they do!
That could have a whole lot to do with what Steph
said. No way would I trade jobs with her -- I don't have the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 9:22
Subject: [RC] ROC/NC/Corruption thread
Hi Steph, Don't you think
that these are the kinds of things that we need to know about? You have no
idea of the level of corruption, backstabbing, arm twisting and total lack of
integrity that I personally feel is on the rise in the SW
area. It is PATHETIC!!!!!!! It spills over and affects the entire
AERC. If a person disagrees with the status quo or has any issues at all
with absolutely anything, they are called " liars" - "
neurotic" - "insane"- "stupid"-"uneducated"-" unreasonable"
uninformed"-"unworthy" - "ungrateful"- "insignificant" and far
worse, and are the brunt of some of the worst screaming cussing verbal
attacks I have ever seen in my life, bar none. I am sickened by the gradual
lowering of standard over the past few years at SOME of the
SW rides. And how SOME RM's are allowing us, the paying
members of AERC to be so abused. ( we still do have some of the best rides in
the US) I don't really consider what Karen said as some kind of empty
fly-by accusation. We need to know about these things, and discuss them.
Find out the TRUTH. Otherwise all the bad stays hidden in the dark, and AERC
and all us little "insignificants" will suffer, and what this
sport is supposed to be will be completely lost. If you allow
this thread to run its course, uncensored, the truth will eventually rise to
the surface. And we can see for ourselves who is, or is not in error. We the
paying members of AERC have every rite to know ALL the facts, ALL the
truth, and ALL the lies. I think we are all to often left in the dark,
you know the mushroom thing. Kept in the dark and fed ........well ya
know. So I ask you to reconsider, and let the thread
continue, let the "stuff" float to the top. Invite everyone
involved to state their case. Sometimes you just have to get down in the
mud and the blood and slug it out! I am convinced that what is rite and true
will win out. Thanks, Annie G.