Betsy Speicher <be...@speicher.com> wrote:...and vote YES!, whether or not they now use Usenet, or will use Usenet.
>> >Neo-Techers are also not pleased. Although nobody is supposed to vote
>> >more than once, the Neo-Techers are dishonest to the core, most use a
>> >variety of aliases and have several accounts, and we are expecting a
>> >lot of vote fraud.
>> so you have decided to try and combat it by doing a little
>> >We urgently need your YES vote. E-mail this to your friends and get
>> i have no interest in your proposed newsgroup. but i think
>Ooops! This was a misstatement on my part.
>I meant to say (and have since corrected this message) to say that
In her unabridged campaign letter to an off-Usenet Objectivism mailing
list, Speicher takes great pains to describe exactly what is a Usenet
vote, the history of this particular vote, the history of the Usenet
Rand newsgroups -- all in a tutorial style, clearly aimed at people
unfamiliar with Usenet and with Rand on Usenet, who are exactly the
type of people who should NOT be voting on a Usenet group. Speicher's
purpose is to use establish Rand mailing lists populated by like-thinking
people to recruit bodies in order to push this vote through. A pointer
to the CFV is given, with its own pro-newgroup language, which she
supplements with her own pro-newgroup propagandizing. She is happy
for the "con" side of the argument never to be seen by these bodies;
and this would only come to light by having a pre-existing interest
in Rand discussion on Usenet, previously being subscribed to the Rand
newsgroup which is engendering the newgroup, and having followed the
newgroup discussion on that group with interest. Speicher doesn't
care whether or not her recruits will be active participants in Usenet,
or even whether or not they ever use a newsreader again after going
through the mechanics of placing the "yes" vote -- she makes no
exhortations to this effect in her campaign letter, which, again, is
a streamlined piece of writing whose sole purpose is to extract
expected "yes" votes from people with closely matching ideology from
the Rand mailing list -- a rich mother lode of votes.
Speicher obligingly "oops!"es for us, but the character of her letter
I'll be submitting her original letter, along with my comments, to the
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