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Re: all this talk about leaders

Posted by Acheick on April 22, 2005 at 13:27:51

In Reply to: Re: all this talk about leaders posted by Jim LaMattery on April 22, 2005 at 12:32:17:

as long as you are convinced that what you are doing is right.

Jim - I thought you said (several times) that you wouldn't be discussing things on these boards, so now I'm getting confused.

However, I'd like to ask you, have you apologized to my dear friends that were deeply hurt by your actions and your statements to them?

Do you understand that this philosophy you state above includes the second generation also? They must live and die to themselves only and have no one to answer to, not you either. They and they alone must decide how, when, what, if and where they want to go about a - going after their abusers b - their parents - c - dismantling the F. heirarchy, etc. You cannot decide for them what, where and how they should or should not do these things. This is a great concern for me. I understand because my own children have suffered too and I have watched it, it doesn't pass by me. I am just concerned that you understand this concept.

Having said that, I also wanted to say that I liked your letter to Claire Borowick. I think you answered her in the language that she would understand. I doubt I'd ever welcome her as a sister, seeing the great amount of pain she has actively caused and participated in, but that's a matter of preference, IMO. Other than that, I think you did a good job. At least you got her out from under her rock and it appears to me that she's at least a bit frightened of the ongoings here - finally!