[WikiEN-l] New Post: Apology to Philip Welch

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Sun May 21 00:59:23 UTC 2006

Apology to Phil Welch from thewolfstar

>  notice how Philip Welch defends the Chinese firewall. Jimmy Wales
>  went up against Philip on this. My email concerning this was
> blocked
        That's a goddamn lie. I've expressed nothing but criticism and
       contempt for the Chinese government on this list.

          Philip, I owe you an apology. I miss read some posts and thought
          were saying that the firewall should be up and we should defend
           I am really sorry for making this accusation Maggie thewolfstar

This is what really was said:
 Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Tearing down the Chinese Firewall

On May 14, 2006, at 6:05 AM, Prasad J wrote:

> Helping people circumvent the Chinese firewall is tantamount to
> abetting a crime-and thereby unethical, unless a competent
> international body (like the U.N) officially makes a statement to the
> effect that China is a fascist state where citizens are brutally
> oppressed by the Government and denied any human right whatsoever.
>   J Prasad

I simply cannot understand this standpoint. First off with describing
the UN as "competent", but let's move past that.

The determining factor to you about whether to (non-violently!)
resist an oppressive government isn't whether it is, in fact,
oppressive, but rather whether or not it's officially designated
"oppressive" by the UN?

Did Gandhi wait for the British colonization of India to be
designated "oppressive" by foreigners before he began his resistance?
    Philip L. Welch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Philwelch

        Again I apologize for not reading those posts right and for accusing
       you of something that was just not true. Maggie thewolfstar

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