Re: The Disposable Father
Robin Galbraith (robin@ROBINSG.DEMON.CO.UK)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 19:46:00 GMT
In your message dated Monday 3, April 1995 you wrote :
> you wrote (in response to Claudia)
> >Surely Scouting is about development not censorship. If I
> >removed everyone from my life who _offended_ me, I would be a very lonely SL
> >without a Troop.
> Perhaps YOU also missed this lovely bit of garbage. It was apparently
> blasted to every listserver he could think of.
> I am also offended.
> Yes, Scouting needs to be about development -- pray tell me precisely what
> you believe THIS will develop! Do you REALLY think this will benefit
> anybody in any way??
I think you missed my point. Yes I did read the rhyme and saw possible satire,
possible irony and probable hyperbole. I also saw something of a comment on the
abuses of _political correctness_.
I could be entirely wrong but when I experience a strong negative reaction, I
believe it is time to examine the motive behind that reaction. That _may_ just
_possibly_ be _development_.
The reason and point of my posting was to suggest that asking for someone to be
removed from a list because they offended you seems to be contrary to the
essence of the list and contrary to the open spirit of Scouting.
12th./15th. Newcastle Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City