The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111884   Message #2371344
Posted By: George Papavgeris
21-Jun-08 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Celebrate 'Folk'
Subject: RE: Celebrate 'Folk'
if I understand right, you say that anyone criticising a "popular" performer might be summarily put down for their opinion...

Well, in open discussion that risk always exists, you can't legislate for it, but neither should one hold back their opinion trying to second-guess how others might respond. Courage of one's convictions and all that. And anyone criticising the opinions of others (which is different from "dissenting") by lumping them into an easy-to-ridicule category in the end is shooting themselves in the foot.