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From: Carl Backers <>
Subject: Re: William F Shaughnessy's naught bits, Bits & Pieces
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:43:11 -0800

> In a message dated 98-02-11 10:43:40 EST, you write:
> << don't think the SI have
> any corner on terrorism, secret societies, or agrarian violence.
> The patterns of agrarian violence which we find in NI today are
> clearly linked with Irish cultural pattern >>
> linda merle you are so right.
> Hope I have not been guilty of atacking anyone's government, and I don't think
> I have.
> It isn't governments to blame for th e troubles in N. Irelend, but ingrained
> attitudes fo people, so deeply buried they do not recognize them as attitudes.
> We outsiders smugly call it prejudice. I say smugly, because we do not
> recognize that we have some of the same attitudes and prejudices, only
> directed elsewher e.
> Someday we are going to learn it is love that makes the world go round. Love
> of fellow man, of self, of homeland, of other peoples, of freedom, of justice.
> All kinds of love.
> Until we can t into pracice that universal love that Jesus commanded us, we
> will have troubles, and wars and terrorist attacks and political upheavals and
> list flames.
> Meanwhile, how about we get back to genealogy and history lessons, huh?
> love
> joan

Well, said, Joan--you sound like a neat lady. We need you and Linda to
keep things tempered.
Connie Backers

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