[NR] Facts Redeux

Vortmax vortmax at mac.com
Tue May 22 18:55:01 PDT 2001

So, Ivar, where are the "facts" you were going to "redeux?"

Unless you actually have "facts" that many here are not privvy to, then your
assertions are merely wild speculation and personal opinion.  For example:

You state:
> "The fact that [Sir Barn] reacted in such a volatile way...."

I have no knowledge that Sir Barn reacted in a "volatile way," so how do you
know that Sir Barn's reaction was "volatile?"  I wonder why people aren't
asking what I consider the more important question:  why would a landed
Baroness want to run a fellow landed's name through a criminal database,
then contact a "friend" who just so happens to be the Kingdom Seneschal
about that person's past transgressions which have long since been paid for?
What was the motivation?  What if someone else in a position of influence
and "power" did the same? Who is checking into *your* past right now?

Why aren't you asking those questions?

You also state:
> ...instead of just saying, "Yes, I did do that.  I'm not proud of it
> but I paid the consequences and I'm not that person anymore."
> That was what he told me and that is why I had so much respect
> for him for so long.

This leads me to what I believe is the crux of the reasoning behind what
happened.  Many Crowns, Coronets, and Landeds before those currently in
power have suggested we take our concerns to the person with whom we have
issue with before spreading half-truths and personal opinions based on said
half-truths.  Even Sir Barn said that himself when he was on the throne.
Why didn't Baroness Sigen heed the advice and contact Sir Barn first and
foremost?  If she had done that and not had further issue, this whole mess
may not have happened.

If you have issue with the Crown, I suggest you take it up with them, not
scream on the list or in the streets about a percieved "war."

Your opinion on this hot topic is certainly clear.  Your fervent
presentation of such is only turning people away from your cause.

As an aside, even though I (and several others) would like to know the
answer to the questions offered above, I want to make clear that I *expect*
no answer to these questions.  I seek no political gain (since I hold no
office nor title other than my AoA), I just want this matter over with so we
all can get back to having fun (you know, Ivar, like we had at Norman
MedFaire, an event you helped run with such gusto and enthusiasm).

In closing, I offer a quote from "The American President" that seems
"He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of
it, and telling you who's to blame for it."

Lord Thomas of Weathershear
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher
regard those who think alike than those who think differently."
   - Nietzsche

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