[PRODOS] Public Apology & Clarification to ARI & supporters from PRODOS
From: PRODOS Public Apology & Clarification to Ayn Rand Institute and supporters http://www.prodos.com/apologytoari I wish to publicly apologize to the Ayn Rand Institute and its supporters for the offense and misunderstanding I caused by my comments in a recent magazine article. I wish to make it clear to all that I unreservedly and proudly support ARI, 100%, and consider the enemies of ARI and Objectivism to be *my* enemies. I abhor and take offense at ARI-bashing. When some ARI-bashing questions were recently put to me by a magazine interviewer, I sought to expose the utter absurdity of the interviewer's questions by responding with extreme farce and irony. Unfortunately I miscalculated badly. My over-the-top irony was *far* from clear. My comments could easily be read as if I was *joining in* with the the ARI-basher! Thus, I unintentionally offended the very people I admire and value. Furthermore, even Objectivist friends who know me well and understood my intent, thought my comments were in very bad taste and that it was inappropriate to use ARI in this manner - regardless of whether I thought I was, in some convoluted way, defending ARI. I now agree. I accept that I was wrong. I showed poor judgement. I am deeply sorry for the hurt and confusion I have inadvertently caused to those I have always, and will always, esteem. I have learned from my mistake, and want to publicly assure ARI and its supporters that I will never repeat an act such as this and that I will excercise more reserved and more scrupulous judgement in all future dealings. In conclusion: I welcome reasoned arguments and disagreements, but I repudiate and refuse to deal with any individual or group who I find to be actively, persistently *hostile* or insulting towards Objectivism or ARI or ARI people. Thank your for your attention. With Friendship and Dedication, PRODOS PS: I am happy to answer any more questions either by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or phone - + 613 9428 1234 (in Melbourne) - or I can phone you if you wish.
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