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by Skip
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: In defense of colonism
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: In defense of colonism

Colonism. Yes, indeed. Or at least anatomically close.
by Skip
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reading at meals.
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: Reading at meals.

Reading at meals is bad manners ? If one is sharing a meal with another person, yes. Share the meal. Pay attention to the food and the company. Especially if one of the people at the table cooked the food. But if both read and now and then interrupt and share an interesting piece of news then this ...
by Skip
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Reading at meals.
Replies: 46
Views: 810

Re: Reading at meals.

Newspapers are less popular morning reading than they used to be. I think it was a sort of 20th century common wisdom that a man going out to work had to be prepared to discuss news events with his colleagues to be considered aware, alert, promotion-worthy. For that purpose, radio in the kitchen, or...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

Still no counterargument. First the gibberish, then the flippancy. Bog-standard diversion. You must have been taking lessons from Walker :D Argument about what? Counter to what? Diversion from what? As previously stated, I attempt to add some clarification to the topic as presented in the OP. It is...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:05 pm
PC is like a cloud of ash from one of those American super-volcanoes, spreading around the planet and seeping into evey nook and cranny (i.e. just about any topic you can think of).
Volcanoes are American?
They should be removed.
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re:

"who holds the referendum" Who oversees the vote? The designated elected and appointed folks who oversee the process in any vote. In Acadia parish, in Lousiana (where I am), that would be the Clerk of Courts and Registrar of Voters. # "how do you insure their neutrality(?) How do you ensure neutral...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

Good idea. Plebiscite on each and every controversial public display, from flags to creches to sculpture. That way, there would be nothing more to argue about. Now, who holds the referendum, how do you insure their neutrality and do they get paid? You could set aside a special contingency fund for t...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re:

"Their removal, like their location, is the decision of a duly elected city council or state legislature" These statues and momuments are not an infrastructure matter, not a fiscal matter, but purely a cultural issue. Who donates and designates the space? Who designs, makes, erects, maintains and r...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

Deflecting the subject to other topics does not clarify the current issue under consideration. Any of those issues can be discussed under their own topic heading, with their own lines of chronology, logic and relationship. I can't imagine how one would go about constructing a table of comparisons of...
by Skip
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

In order to better appreciate the nuances of your post, I would like to know how you define PC and what do you mean by "that's PC, a mental illness' in the statement,"When someone objects to a Confederate flag flown on a government building, that's PC, a mental illness". I do not define the term: I...
by Skip
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

When they're bitterly aggrieved that someone wished them "a happy holiday" instead of merry Christmas, it's because their traditions are being eroded. When someone objects to having another culture's sacred symbols made into a commodity and a joke, that's "oppressive political correctness gone mad"....
by Skip
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Re:

That's understandable, reporters usually get a hostile reception. Eh! How would people know? Don't you get it yet? Whoever experiences the negative side of USA, USA, USA it's always their own fault. 'Odd' British reporters buy into fake news; Obama caused racial tension by refusing to stay in the b...
by Skip
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

I would think a better solution would be to leave Lee and put up another statue, one that symbolises how that society thinks about itself now. The juxtaposition would both change the meaning of the Lee statue and add meaning to the new one. The existence of the two monuments side by side would then...
by Skip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

I doubt if many people on the planet would be clueless about US race relations. Ah, good. Then you do understand that the problem is not just Lee or this particular statue. You understand why the black residents, as well as many white ones, object to the symbols of an unrepentant Confederacy being ...
by Skip
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Statue removal
Replies: 101
Views: 1601

Re: Statue removal

What does anything have to do with anyone? I wouldn't know, in most cases. On this topic, I've done no more than provide a little objective information. There is a longish explanation, background, plus link, above, in response to Sir-Sister-of-Suck, who appears equally clueless re US history and ra...