Jode Posted February 10, 2003 Share Posted February 10, 2003 Every day I come here and there's some new political/current events thread. I can't speak for everyone, but I get tired of coming to a MUSIC website looking for MUSIC discussions about MUSIC, and I find contentious polemical political debates. Every other thread in the SSS forum has the words "Bush," "UN," or "Iraq" in it. I try to avoid them, but every now and then, against my better judgment, I get involved. This irritates me because I already have these sort of discussions at other websites. There are places dedicated to that sort of discussion, just like this one is (supposedly) devoted to the discussion of music. Why not have these conversations somewhere else? There are countless Yahoo message boards, for example, that deal with war and politics and so forth. Must some of you continually poop in the bathtub with a divisive political topic? This place is designed to bring people together to share ideas, not get in name-calling debates. I'd bet that most members did not come here to have their political beliefs, much less their very humanity, challenged. I know I'm probably arguing with the wall, but I respectfully request that we keep things friendly by leaving politics out of the mix. For God's sake, people can get excited enough debating Beatles vs. Stones or Fender vs. Gibson. You want to pour gas on the fire by adding war and death and religion and politics to the mix? "I had to have something, and it wasn't there. I couldn't go down the street and buy it, so I built it." Les Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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