October 31, 2003 - Dayton Daily News: Response to Carollo, ME, KL By El Salvador RPCV gvibe

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Response to Carollo, ME, KL By El Salvador RPCV gvibe

Response to Carollo, ME, KL By El Salvador RPCV gvibe

Response to Carollo, ME, KL By gvibe

ME, KL, you two have some great points. Offering your voice in dissent of the majority is valuable, but do it in a way that responds to what someone wrote, not in an open attack that provides some type of emotional outlet.

K L, nothing I have read says that you were less intelligent or less skillful because of what happened or that other PCVs were smarter, wiser, or more able because it didn't to them.

ME, your issue with PC security is definitely warranted. Probably the most flawed aspect of PC security, which I'm surprised no one has mentioned is that PC country circumstances are often determined by the composition of it's in-country staff. If you have poor country office workers, volunteers will be at greater risk of mistreatment and security problems.

However, ME and K L, your personal attacks and lashing out in anger serve no purpose than to relieve personal hatred you have, a hatred that distorts the issue, that wants others to feel the heat of your passion, but it does not heal your wounds or help further your arguments.

Mr. Carollo is a different character altogether. His is a mission of ambitious and irresponsible vituperative journalism. He intends to use Peace Corps' reputation as one of the few institutions that most American and international citizens are upbeat about. His goal is to tarnish the agency and be hailed as a champion whistleblower at any cost. Perhaps he'll land himself a job at a Rupert Murdoch conglomerate, but if he wants to actually become a respected journalist, he'll have to provide opposing viewpoints and their evidence, which he does not. Instead he blatantly takes the opposite extreme, fervently attacking family and friends with no respect to the victims or the many viewpoints of these stories.

Mr. Carollo (Ms. Hopgood included) is one of those people who will do whatever it takes to win at his game. As he peels away his own morals of journalistic integrity, he may actually cross the finish line first. But he does not realize, once there, stripped of humanity, he'll have to live in the personal hell he has created for himself.


-Gracias a los Amadores por sus palabras. Carlos siempre vivira en nuestras corazones.

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Story Source: Dayton Daily News

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