Subject: Re: (junk yard dog in) hidden place
From: Morgan Sutherland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 13 2005 - 19:48:41 EDT
Thank you for straightening me out. I'm still learning how this type
of exchange works. I've just been playing the devil's advocate
thusfar, including in my last post.
It seems that a lot of people have very definite opinions, but I have
yet to pour the concrete. I'm still open minded, receptive, and
On 9/13/05, bill thompson <email@example.com> wrote:
> hi morgan,
> i'm not sure if you mean what you're saying but here
> are my thoughts:
> --- Morgan Sutherland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I
> > think it's reasonable to make statements about
> > stereotyped majorities,
> > although perhaps disrespectful.
> you're kidding right? sorry, i DON'T. i don't think
> it's reasonable nor productive. mostly because
> statements about undefined 'theys' CREATE the
> stereotypes and then you're not talking about anyone
> real, but rather just some vague 'they' that no one
> can compare or check your comments against
> > My qualm however is, when you make statements like
> > this, they tend
> > to kill the conversation
> yep, that's what happens when stereotypes are checked
> against reality.
> and btw, i've never to date seen a conversation killed
> on this list ;) even the time that guy metaphorically
> mowed down the list with multiple swear words (which i
> admit at the time was a breath of fresh air for me)
> was allowed to persist for a few posts...so i doubt my
> little post has that kind of power.
> > whether the
> > conversation is kosher
> > or not, or whether there's even a point,
> > conversation is fun.
> and fun is fine, even preferable, but not at the
> expense of accuracy and fairness. i wasn't talking
> about being politically correct [kosher] btw, i was
> talking about being accurate. that shouldn't kill a
> conversation, unless there wasn't any substance to it
> to begin with.
> >I find
> > it's best just to play along, even if just to learn
> > how to compete with
> > pretentious scholars.
> why? take off the kids gloves son, and dig in! you
> won't learn to compete with those 'pretentious
> scholars' if you 'just play along'...
> [and errr, if all the pretentious scholars could
> please step forward]
> > Every conversation can be ended by the simple
> > statement: stop talking
> > about what's wrong with music and go make some!
> i like that!
> > Also, when you want to reply to a thread, make sure
> > you reply to the last
> > message in
> > that thread
> sorry if that caused you problems, but i did it on
> purpose because it was in response to something i
> sensed about the thread itself and not neccessarily to
> the comment made by the last person...that's also why
> i changed the subject line ;)
> "The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin
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