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4.29.2005 

"i'm mad as hell, and i'm not going to take it anymore"


generate your own complaint letter about whomever you like in just seconds.....here's mine about Mr. Rogers:

My complaint about Mr. Fred Rogers

I would like to clarify some comments I made recently regarding Mr. Fred Rogers. Let's get down to business: I don't want to build castles in the air. I don't want to plan things that I can't yet implement. But I do want to get Fred off our backs, because doing so clearly demonstrates how I once had a nightmare in which he was free to put an intransigent, mudslinging spin on important issues. When I awoke, I realized that this nightmare was frighteningly close to reality. For instance, Fred's cause is not glorious. It is not wonderful. It is not good. A great many of us don't want Fred to justify, palliate, or excuse the evils of his heart. But we feel a prodigious societal pressure to smile, to be nice, and not to object to his malicious catch-phrases. When I say that his yes-men employ carefully developed psychological techniques to promote a form of government in which religious freedom, racial equality, and individual liberty are severely at risk, this does not, I repeat, does not mean that he is known for his sound judgment, unerring foresight, and sagacious adaptation of means to ends. This is a common fallacy held by resentful scatterbrains. Fred is scurrilous, juvenile, crapulous, uncontrollable, blasphemous, and depraved. Need I go on?

He does, occasionally, make a valid point. But when he says that the laws of nature don't apply to him, that's where the facts end and the ludicrousness begins. He has certainly never given evidence of thinking extensively. Or at all, for that matter.

If you observe some repetition in my statements, it is because such repetition is needed for clarity and emphasis as I shelter initially unpopular truths from suppression, enabling them to ultimately win out through competition in the marketplace of ideas. Notice the belligerent tendency of Fred's quips. Once it becomes clear that Fred's claims will pass off all sorts of rabid and obviously egocentric stuff on others as a so-called "inner experience" in the coming days, it becomes apparent that if Fred is going to talk about higher standards, then he needs to live by those higher standards. I was, however, going to forget about the whole thing when it suddenly occurred to me that if the human race is to survive on this planet, we will have to increase awareness and understanding of our similarities and differences. To wrap up, I'll just hit the key elements of this letter one last time. First, Mr. Fred Rogers has worn out his welcome. Second, we should exuberantly remind him about the concept of truth in advertising. And finally, it is morally unjustifiable for him to pit race against race, religion against religion, and country against country.

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