And so yet another thread gets closed.
A subject which many of us have thoughts and feelings and areas of ignorance that would bear discussion - but dammit here we go again - unable to lend any governance to our tongues in the freedom offered us by cyberspace.
Actually - a thread getting closed is not the worst of it
The worst of it is the number of people , who just look over our shoulders and say - I don't want to be part of donnybrook like mudcat - I'm off.
A couple of times, I've disappeared for a few months, driven away by jeers, amateur Paxmans picking me up on my political correctness on subjects close to my heart, but folk music (or my vision of it) has been my life and mudcat is a place I have a right better than most to occupy.
The point is that a lot of people don't come back.. They piss off and that's it - the last we see of them. Good people with interesting and different points of view from our own - divergent thinkers.
Often they are people who don't express themselves like some guarded politician with nothing more than a gobfull of platitudes to offer. They have lived close to the nexus of a situation and they see it and express it in stark terms.
You have the right to demand blandness, uniformity, conformity to every convenient truism designed to paint the world in magnolia and pacify the hard of understanding. but i wish you wouldn't.
if you never listen to other people, and take in the way they express themselves. you will never understand any other point of view than your own.