GDG- In Defense of Peter

CWMHTours at aol.com CWMHTours at aol.com
Wed Jan 4 17:07:02 CST 2012


Is it "H.L." or "M.L."?
 
He was pretty rascist.  He actually made one rather  amusing comment that 
has become a bit of a Life rule of thumb.  I won't  repeat it here tho.
 
Where the heck is  26'11'56"N   81'48'19W"?
 
Your  Most Obedient Servant,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/4/2012 6:02:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
georgeconnell at mac.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
Oh, M. L. Mencken (sorry about my initial  misspelling) , the great 
Baltimore essayist and editor of the 1920s. He had a  very low, condescending 
opinion of the average American's intelligence,  education,and sophistication. My 
life experience (mostly in the Marine Corps)  gave me a higher appreciation 
of the average person's common sense and ability  to figure out things.

Regards,

George
26ª11'56"N    81ª48'19W"

On Jan 4, 2012, at 5:32 PM, CWMHTours at aol.com  wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> THNX Tom-  I  was afraid to ask in public about the  Menkinist thing.  I 
>  didn't want to be the first to ask. 
> 
> Your  Most Obedient  Servant,
> Peter  
> 
> 
> In a message dated  1/4/2012 5:20:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>  pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
> 
> Esteemed  GDG Member  Contributes:
> <Visitors Center, but accept that other people do.  At  Gettysburg, I 
don't
> want to be taught about causes; I want to  see as many  as possible of the
> park's vast holding and at some  level I resent anything  that gets in the
> way. Unrealistic? Sure.  Some context is vital, but we'll  never have a 
VC 
> big
>  enough to provide all the context some want and show  all the stuff.  So
> what's the balance?
> 
> I am also a little   uncomfortable with the thought that the NPS needs to
> "educate" the  American  public as opposed to just tell the story (though 
I'm
>  hard pressed to  explain the difference). There's an elitist,  Menkinist
> undertone here I  don't like.>>
> 
>  George,
> 
> This is essentially what I have been  attempting  to say in my earlier 
posts.
> 
> Tom Ryan
> 
>  P.S.   Please elaborate on the "Menkinist"  reference.
>  
> 
> 
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