I read Mr. Krehm's letter to Steve Zarlenga and had to laugh a little bit
about it. I ran across Mr. Zarlenga several months ago in Kansas
It is evident that he is intelligent. His book is fascinating and its worth
the read. But in person in a classroom setting he isn't very
persuasive and he is definitely not into dialogue. He's figured it all out and
therefore feels entitled to dismiss people with other ideas out of hand as
being unworthy of any discussion at all. I was silly enough to mention social
credit several times in an attempt to engage him in personal
conversation and the attitude I've outlined was very much in
evidence. He seems to have treated everyone but his host that way, so it
was no personal slight toward anyone in particular. I feel that someone who is
trying to persuade an interested audience of people ought to respect their
audience by actually directly challenging competing conceptions rather than
dismissing the questions his presentation gives rise to.
He's also, in my opinion, near-dellusional. Mention of Bill
Ryan's name gave him opportunity to charge that Bill Ryan is a paid agent
provocateur. This was something he mentioned several times.
You might have guessed it already....I was pretty non-plussed with my
experience with Steve Zarlenga. It certainly was not pleasant,
stimulating or engaging in anyway and I felt that I had wasted
several hours of my time.
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