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Thread #106200   Message #2193696
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
14-Nov-07 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
Subject: RE: Anyone watching My Son Jack?
WLD - I know what RK did was pretty bad but on the other hand he did, to papaphrase, make exeedingly good poetry and often spoke out against the establishment.

I just think it is a little disingeneous of you to plead for the fair treatment of artists and then call one you don't happen to like a prat. But fair enough - It is your viewpoint and I will not argue that Mr K senior did not have failings. I think the drama we are discussing showed more than one.

I happen to dislike at least one of the people on your list but, because I know people can and do take offence, I have recently tried to avoid tilting at other peoples heroes. Maybe if we all did the same there would be fewer disagreements here?

Having said that, there are some peoples heores really worth tilting at! It is simply the marker between the ones who do and do not deserve respect that is the floating point of contention!