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George Papavergis BS: Mudcat censorship - a proposal (314* d) RE: BS: Mudcat censorship - a proposal 31 Mar 05

So - one person's dream is another one's nightmare. Our ideals do not match. Not surprising really, and I suppose in that diversity lies part of the beauty of this world. Just as long as we allow each other the right to have our different dreams and different ideals. A little bit of tolerance goes a long way.

Yet time and again, I tried to focus this thread on a conversation about ways for a forum to govern itself, only for the thread to degenerate into a mix of mild abuse, not-invented-here kind of mistrust, peppered with liberal doses of posses and horse manure. Obviously, something around this subject gets people's goats. What is it? In the end, all I was trying to do is reconcile some members of this forum whose ideas on the subject were closer (I thought) than they themselves appeared to believe.

I wonder - I really do wonder: Would the same vehemence and effort have been expended if I had started a thread on, say, the merits of playing "Jimmy crack corn" in the key of F-horrible or B-awful? Something tells me that they wouldn't; talking about censorship is "sexier", it seems.

As for my dream, as this is a music site (as I am reminded)I''l just quote a refrain I once heard (as close as I can remember it):
"I will not give up on my dream
And if I fail I'll keep on trying
My head I will not bend in crying
Against the current I will swim
I will not give up on my dream."


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