[FM] Political discussion -- can't we take it offline now?
Richard A. Danca
rdanca at ix.netcom.com
Thu Aug 19 15:27:18 EDT 2004
First, I *agree* with the people who say folk music often is political
in nature. So I don't necessarily disagree that discussion of politics
is off-limits for lovers of folk music. But still...
Second, everyone seems to be just shouting at -- or, more accurately,
*past* -- each other by now. As far as I can tell, no one has said
anything new for a long time.
Third, surprise, surprise: this is *not* a US-only list. Ahem. That
means much of the discussion (pro, con or just explanatory) is plain
boring and irrelevant to anyone outside the US. There ain't no First
Amendment on the Internet.
Fourth: Yawn! I don't mean to stop people from talking about this stuff;
I'm just asking them to please go outside, close the door and spare us
from the back-and-forth-and-back-and-forth... It's just not interesting
So...why don't those of you who have strong opinions on this, have at
it! Please give the rest of us some peace and quiet and take the
P.S. That loud scream you hear is me reacting to *yet another* of the
periodic discussions of who said what about folk music and folks.
PHU-leeze, ENOUGH. Unless someone can point to the *exact* quote (and
prove it) we're not getting anywhere. Thank you.
Richard A. Danca, Newton, MA
mailto:rdanca at ix.netcom.com
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