Re: (junk yard dog in) hidden place


Subject: Re: (junk yard dog in) hidden place
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Sep 13 2005 - 19:52:17 EDT


Another way to put this is, I'm here to learn, not to boost my ego or
prove myself.

On 9/13/05, Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> impressionable.
>
> On 9/13/05, bill thompson <innerd00r@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > hi morgan,
> >
> > i'm not sure if you mean what you're saying but here
> > are my thoughts:
> >
> > --- Morgan Sutherland <skiptracer@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > but
> > > 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
> > objectively.
> >
> > > 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 ;)
> >
> > b.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > www.billthompson.org
> >
> > ........................................................................
> > "The more you think about things the weirder they seem." -Calvin
> >
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