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Thread #153529 Message #3623194
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Apr-14 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
Subject: RE: Obit: Pete Seeger (1919-2014)
The problem isn't trolls, Dick Miles, it's the people who indignantly respond to trolls. What Gargoyle said, be it disrespectful or not, generated an interesting discussion on Pete Seeger and Stalinism. Outraged comments like yours add nothing to the discussion.
Once this discussion of Seeger and Stalinism has run its course, I may move the Stalinism messages into a new thread if it seems good to do so, but for now I think it's best to let the discussion go on without the outrage.
It is duly noted that the comments from Gargoyle were crude and insensitive and disrespectful. But an interesting discussion came out of his comments, so gargoyle's message will stand as it is.
In a discussion forum like this, the discussion is far more important than being beholden to taboos about not speaking ill of the dead.