bsa domination (was: Re: Canadian scouts-l (66 lines))
Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 12:03:34 -0500
I get so angry at being made to feel ashamed of where I am from in discussion
groups such as this one. Thank you Nathan for helping clarify (and harden)
my feelings. When you have two people from Bombast, and three hundred and
thirty times that many from here I do not need to feel ashamed of using this
wonderful medium to discuss what is going on here. That does not mean I am not
interested in what is going on elsewhere. I want to discuss international
scouting but I am sick of being told I may not discuss local issues when
the local scouting program participants make up more than three times the
rest of the groups COMBINED. This international syndrome is the "tyranny
of the minority" and its worst form is political correctness. Start
international-scouting-l just as girl scouting has its own group here and
limit it to non-US participants and then you will not be subjected to us.
The reason for my pent up feelings on this particular topic are simple.
I have seen almost nothing until just recently about the positive aspects
of YOUR programs, just criticisms of ours. Begone with you if that is how
you feel. I will not be made to feel ashamed of that which I love so much
by a minority comprising a gaggle of geese. If you have something constructive
to say about the positive aspects of your program, let us here it I am all
ears. Keep your opinions about ours to yourself.
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