Depending upon whether or how many responses I receive from The Peace Networks of the Ozarks, I am going to make an effort to dialog with them through email. They have no forum at their site and no way to comment, visibly, upon any of their posts, so I have been privately emailing them. :)
Last night I emailed them a cartoon from Cox and Forkum titled "Frontlines," click here to view it: Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons, this morning I sent them a reply to their posting titled "Interesting Facts":
I'm interested to know where you picked up the little tidbit of information entitled "Interesting Facts?" It smacks of coming from a leftist blog site with nothing better to do than sit around taking words out of context and inserting them into editorial style pieces intended to paint the hated and evil Bush administration in the worst light possible. Did you gather this information yourself from these various news organizations, or are you taking the word of a leftist blogsite? Are you the one who compiled this list of quotes with no links to verify their accuracy or was that the doing of another whom you failed to credit?
I do appreciate that you seem to be branching out into new territory these days in your news gathering, rather than relying solely upon truthout.org for all your information. That is, at least, a start in the right direction. Now, if I could only convince you not to be a strict Koolaidarian and venture into territories which disagree with your philosophy so that you may form balanced and fair opinions based on all of the news rather than choosing to educate yourself on misinformation, out of context quotes, conspiracy theories and lies of omission from the main stream media and left leaning blog sites. But, I'm satisfied for the time being that you have made a small, though not entirely adequate, adjustment.
The last response I received from them was the accusation that I only get my news from what they consider to be right-wing news media, namely, CNN and Fox. This is a common accusation when one has no counter for that with which you have confronted them.
Here is that response:
In a message dated 9/27/2005 6:01:01 A.M. Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Just stick with CNN and FOX, Jackie. It will obviously make you happier and you won't have to do any real thinking to process the information.
So, there you have it. If you would like to visit The Peace Network of the Ozarks web site and send them an email yourself, here is the link: Springfield Missouri Peace Group, Progressives in Springfield MO