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Humanist Archives: March 2, 2022, 6:21 a.m. Humanist 35.562 - courage to stand against

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    [1]    From: maurizio lana <>
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.559: courage to stand against (45)

    [2]    From: Jan Rybicki <>
           Subject: ODP: [Humanist] 35.558: courage to stand against (18)

        Date: 2022-03-01 10:03:38+00:00
        From: maurizio lana <>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.559: courage to stand against

i mentioned the nomadic reindeer herders as persons difficult to
grasp, so to say. while a professor is much easier to put in jail.
me too had the heart pounding when at first try the link in the
message gave an error...

Il 01/03/22 07:14, Humanist ha scritto;

Date: 2022-02-28 08:34:08+00:00
From: Dr. Hartmut Krech <>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.558: courage to stand against

Dear Maurizio Lana,

May I add to your statement that deserves support from all well-intended
persons that I have personally met many true philosophers and orators
among the 'nomadic reindeer herders,' whom you cite by comparison, and
too many cloned idiots imposing themselves to 'co-operate' in academia?

Date: 2022-02-28 11:49:14+00:00
From: Jan Christoph Meister <>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 35.558: courage to stand against

I am awed by the braveness of our Russian colleagues - Maurizio, thank
you for bringing this open letter to our attention!

When I first opened the link Google drive told me that the file no
longer insisted; my heart skipped a beat or two, then I realized I
hadn't copied the full link into my browser. And the reward was doubled
by then finding out that the number of signatories had already risen to
one hundred and thirty nine!Уважаемые российские коллеги, я восхищаюсь и
приветствую ваши смелые действия и честность!

Maurizio Lana
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università del Piemonte Orientale
piazza Roma 36 - 13100 Vercelli
tel. +39 347 7370925

        Date: 2022-03-01 06:59:44+00:00
        From: Jan Rybicki <>
        Subject: ODP: [Humanist] 35.558: courage to stand against

Dear All,

In a way, our Russian colleagues are hostages of their kleptocratic oligarchs:
they can be accused of treason and they will bear the brunt of our necessary
sanctions. Since we cannot help Ukraine with force, the solution to Putin is in
the hands of the Russians. A new generation is on its way, as we can see in the
street protests around Russia, but this will take years.

Meanwhile, Hitler is nearing Warsaw; his armies have suffered some casualties on
their way there, but the siege is imminent. If he triumphs, he will flatten
Warsaw and, after a few days, imprison and then kill its heroic mayor, Stefan
Szarzyński. Now replace these name entities by those in the present crisis (the
shoe fits perfectly), and you will see where we are.

With impotent rage,
Jan Rybicki

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