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Old 04-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #437
Tony Wagstaffe
Location: Winchester
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Re: Is your Aikido as a Martial Art up to Reality?

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Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
It would indeed be dull if all our posters churned out the same type of post day in day out...but...we don't.

Let's not particularize this to Tony, ok?

On the question of whether rants should be permitted...a lot of people think rants are just fine, as long as they themselves are not the target. When someone says that they think a bloody fray is just fine, and they themselves were not among those attacked, I take their view with a big grain of salt.

But incivility and diversity are two different things. Being a contrarian is not "diversity". Resorting to crude insults is not "diversity". Refusal to politely accept others' different views, or to argue with them in a respectful and civil manner, is not "diversity". If anything, it is the opposite. If your view has merit, you can argue it in a civil manner, with others who have different views. That's diversity. A din of blustering bullies is not.
Mary lighten up for what's is names sake? You sound like a school mistress too.....