GDG- Polically Correct

George Connell georgeconnell at me.com
Wed Jan 4 13:51:46 CST 2012


Just so Tom. 

Regards,

George

On Jan 4, 2012, at 2:02 PM, Tom Barrett <tbarrett21 at cox.net> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I've tried to stay out of this discussion.
> 
> I could take either side...both sides have merit.
> 
> But you make a good point there.  The political correctness you are
> referring to is not unlike Affirmative Action...technically a fine concept,
> except that in practice it often goes wrong and results in unintended
> reverse racism.
> 
> "The Battle" has many back stories, one of which is slavery.  As long as the
> back stories are kept in proportion to their relevance to the primary
> subject, I'm happy. (The Battle really wasn't fought to drive off the
> hunters of escaped slaves - but the very existence of slavery was certainly
> one of the root causes of the conflict which led to The Battle.)
> 
> Same goes for Arlington.  Keep things in proportion.  People visiting the
> gravesites of their WW II family members aren't there to hear about the
> history of slavery on the land - but giving some background on the history
> of the land shouldn't be a problem - in the right proportion to the subject
> at hand! 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> TB
> 
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> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Apparently I am being criticized for using the phrase  "politically 
> correct".
> 
> It is a phrase that I don't like and about never  use.
> 
> I think it is appropriate in this case when a bureaucratically  entrenched 
> program of omitting important information from the public in favor of  other
> 
> less important information is actively pursued.
> 
> The people in here are usually pretty smart and  astute.
> 
> Is anyone in here understanding my point?
> 
> I am not rascist.  I don't believe in it.  
> 
> I think there is a policy of reverse rascism in the NPS to the  exclusion 
> of other minorities and races.
> 
> I have seen it.  I worked for them.  I  know.
> 
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter
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