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Thread #165660   Message #3983819
Posted By: Vic Smith
22-Mar-19 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: UK 60s Folk Club Boom?
Subject: RE: UK 60s Folk Club Boom?
As I haven no idea what the posting was, whether I was to responsible for it why it was removed, I am not even prepared to discuss an undefined accusatuion such as this

Search your memory, Jim. Just try and remember who you insulted and why you did it. If you cannot even remember it, then the situation is even worse than I feared. Perhaps you could email Joe Offer and ask him to remind you who it was you insulted and what the insult was, because I remember the insult and the victim. I also remember insults in previous threads against myself and against Bryan Creer (both also removed by the moderators.) Perhaps you can ask for reminders of those at the same time.

Could I remind you of your silent acquiescence of a statement that writes off the music we are discussion (??) as "unsuitable long ballads" and "sepia rural"

Please help me with the meaning of this? I don't mean just the grammatical error; I am after the intention of what you call my 'silent acquiescence'. Does this mean that if I do not approve of all your statements, I am somehow in the wrong? I reserve the right to respond or not respond as I see fit.

We protest about only the things we care about, it seems

I think my continuing record of sixty years involvement in folk music, song, dance, stories and drama speaks for itself so I regard it as self-evident that I care about the tradition.
Even more than this, though, I care about the respect that all individuals have the right to expect from others, that they can post an opinion on a message board without having a response which is demeaning or deprecating or insulting or defamation of character and in my opinion you have been guilty of all four at various times on Mudcat. You have strong opinions, most of which I agree with but some I cannot go along with. What I cannot go along with is you blatant intolerance of the opinions of others.
Then there is your hypocritical attitude towards this. You write opposing insults and when it is pointed out to you that you are a known perpetrator, you conveniently forget and ask to be reminded.