Re: [DNS] fairfax article

Re: [DNS] fairfax article

From: <auer§>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 09:48:52 +0200 (MET DST)
Hi Tony.

I have to take issue with this (re auDA):

On 26-Oct-99 Tony Barry wrote:
> Right! It's a representative body with open membership. If you didn't join
> do so.  If you did join and lost out on a vote then don't winge outside.
> Organise instead.

The idea that you have to join a body or lose your right to complain about
it an attitude that is quite indefensible, but seems to be gaining ground here
and in similar forums - we hear it regularly from (and about) the IIA, for
example. Would anyone say this about the One Nation party? About the Ku
Klux Klan?

If someone doesn't like an organisation for any reason, they have every
right to a) not join and b) whinge as much as they like. I agree that
organising (inside or out) is more constructive, but that isn't the point.

If I don't join a body, then that body doesn't represent me, even if I happen
to passively approve of its position. It is improper and a lie for any
organisation (or anybody else) to say it represents anyone other than its

Regards, K. 

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