Dear Pamela, and Ray and others,
Have been at home for a few days, and missed the discussion about the post
I sent. Thank you Pamela for explaining better than I could myself my
concerns about the absolutist stance taken in the "patt-o" etc. posts.
Arguments about the politics of the situation are not what concerned me,
what did concern me were that some people in the discussion were advocating
blowing people up. This is not politics. With the incedent at Aintree's
grand national over the weekend - where over five thousand Irish nationals
were present - and continuing difficulties in relationships you might
understand why I felt such drastic views were unhelpful.
>A discussion (or a list) about American culture might address the KKK, but
>should KKK members or supporters lead the discussion AWAY from the issue of
>how the KKK affects American culture and into the SENTIMENTS and PROPAGANDA
>of the KKK, then that would be inappropriate, would it not? Those who were
>curious enough about that topic, who wanted to "have a problem out where .
>. ." it can be seen, might do best to join a list where that particular
>problem *is* an appropriate topic for discussion. Does that make sense?
>I want to know about the intricacies of these topics. But I am offended by
>extremists spouting their views and propaganda, and I think our listmembers
>who are closer to things Celtic than we in the US are as well.