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Thread #54636   Message #848512
Posted By: CraigS
16-Dec-02 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Folkies already are an ethnic minority, in that UK folkies live in the UK (ie., are ethnic) and have different cultural values to the majority of the population (ie. a love of traditional music). Anybody got any ideas how to utilise this without having to utilise distinctive features? Unless we all wear fluorescent blue suede shoes on Wednesdays, or paint our faces with woad, I can't see how to draw attention. I knew a man 30 years ago who I thought was always a bit scruffy until he told me that he was a devout member of the Sealed Knot, and always wore clothes in keeping with the period. The point is that unless we go around wearing badges or something there's nothing to distinguish us from anyone else.