A brief comment from an American...

Subject: A brief comment from an American...
From: Charles E Vermette <cvermette -at- juno -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 08:43:56 -0400


I am responding in a general way to the posts on the slave labor et al. I
apologize for continuing the thread, but I find one comment so repugnant
that I must respond:

To my fellow Americans: If you haven't seen the third world for yourself,
you have no idea what you're talking about -and it's blatantly obvious.
Get a passport, go see the town where my wife grew up in the Philippines,
see what she became, and then we'll talk about "relative skill levels"
and third world/first world interaction. If you haven't done this, your
comments are the equivalent of an eight year old lecturing on world peace
- and valued as such.

To the international writers on this list - I apologize for the
insensitivity of some of these comments in this thread. When travelling,
I've seen "ugly Americans" and been mortified by their behavior. It's how
I feel now.

Technical writing tie in? I hope some of these posters understand
software, networking, jet engines, etc. better than they understand this
topic. If not, I'm sure their writing reflects it.


Charles E. Vermette
85 Washington Park Drive, Norwell MA 02061
781-659-1836
e-mail: cvermette -at- juno -dot- com
web: http://www.charlesvermette.com

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