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Silence Sometimes Speak Louder Than Words
Dr. S.L. Lee,
On Wed, 7 Jun 2000 08:22:08 -0400 "S. L . Lee" <email@example.com>
> While I agree with your points in many areas, I have to put a halt
> on your heated dispute with Sherman in the forum.
As I said earlier (in a posting which complied to the forum policy, I
rubuted a hypocritical statement on "stereotyping" by Kelvin which you
deleted though his statement still stands): "when someone lights a fire,
only the wind can change directions". I understand because you are a
Hakka, it could be difficult to invalidate a fellow Hakka's unfair and
Per your invitation I've posted my message to the forum with a warning
that any unsolicited e-mail would be responded to the forum. Do you
remember that one posting which you told me to title: "Dr. Lau's
response". I'm now getting harrassment & hate mail from your "humble"
Hakka community because of your suggestion to post my message, but it's
actually my fault because I anticipated that to happen by following your
suggestion. I don't mind the hate mail because I believe I speak the
truth as it conforms to my beliefs of following the Way of the
> I don't think the narrow perspective of Hakka is going to help at all.
I agree with you but this statement applies more to your people than to
me. Ignorance is very hard to recognized when one is afflicted by it.
> I would like to see more of your postings to balance the view on
> province, which I think is impractical and close to destructive of
> among Chinese.
I know that you agree with me on many items, but, unfortunately, your
silence on the forum makes you a master at "borrowing another's hand to
kill". And my hand right now is getting tired. Balance needs to come from
within your community not from outsiders, however, I'm honored by your
> But please leave out emotional statements. Thanks.
I believe I've overstayed my welcome on the forum not by you but by
members of your Hakka community. Thank you for an enlightening
experience. I've gained new perspectives on our common history, and now I
understand the causes and effects of historical events. Only an outsider
can see someone else's blind spots but since these blind spots don't
affect me, I don't believe I should not invest anymore energy
enlightening those who can not be enlightened.
May the Way of the Bodhisattva Shine A Light On Your Path.
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