Posted by Bill R on August 07, 2000 at 08:46:57:
In Reply to: Thank you, you prove my point exactly posted by Schoolmafter Chris on August 06, 2000 at 23:57:26:
: I never said that you were aiming your post at me. I am just tired of hearing descendants of indians complain about how whites 100+ years ago treated them so unfairly. It's kind of like the germans feel about the holocaust: How many guilt trips must we be put on, how many times do we have to apologize? The long and the short of it is, I am sick of hearing indian this indian that waaa waaa waaa! Look how many people rallied to your support after you criticized me for my response. You say you just wanted to show it from a different perspective, but the "poor picked on indians and evil heartless eurocentric white man" perspective is the one which is always crammed down our collective throats. I am sure you will all flame me for this because I dare to not simper and grovel at the word indian. And you will all say I have no sense of humor etc based on a few paragraphs you read posted by a person whom you never met. Flame on.
Chris, or whoever, you are welcome here, but if you think so little of us, WHY are you hear? You automatically assume you will be flamed, etc. Generally, we dont flame here. We may get a bit emotional about a point, or get long winded about a post, but we don't flame. I have been guilty myself of using emotionally charged words without thinking or in rising to what I thought was a slap, but I have not seen anybody "flamed" here by others, but HAVE seen outsiders or newbies come in and flame.
We don't do it, we don't need it, and if that is what you seek, seek elsewhere. If you want to discuss viewpoints, the themes this board represents, accept other's viewpoints and learn and grow, please, stay and enjoy. If flame wars appeal to you, then you should really go elsewhere as this place will not appeal to you.
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