My great grandmother was Cherokee. I applaud the CMA for creating this ride and raising awareness of this dark time in U.S. history. My great grandfather married my grandmother in Oklahoma then moved further west to escape the prejudice and persecution that existed then.
Please dump bigdix. Should you choose not to do something about this sort of commentary, I will be dropping my subscription. I hope others will follow. I'm a registered Republican living in a Blue state and I do happen to be of native-American ancestry. I was born here. And mini-pecker you need a few hundred sessions with a shrink. I am most serious.
I don't believe that censorship is the answer, and I doubt you do either. I don't believe leaving the board is the answer either, but do what you must. MO doesn't rate your comments, but the other posters do. Guess who probably ranked yours? Stay and use your voice.
Censorship has nothing to do with it. His bit was said and needs to be addressed by the MO staff, IMHO. I'd not censor him, I'd drop him from the board. To me, there is no distance between half-breed and ******. Both are highly inflamatory. And this board routinely censors words like *****, *****, etc. that are not. Thanks though, for encouragement.
SRMark I would encourage you to stay also. I am sure many feel I have it coming to me. However, I definitely think bigdx crossed into territory which I don't think anyone else has gone.. i.e. the sick feeling in my gut is new. SRMark you always have something of value to say. I am sure if I withheld my political opinons, even when pushed, it would probably help set a different tone on MO. I will try to do this. Debating motorcycles is more fun anyway and more educational to me. I always learn something from longride, Buz and serazuwa and others.
You may differ from me idologically and politically but you rarely cross the line, IMHO. We have bumped heads before but I never got that sick feeling you discribed earlier. And don't temper your views. It's what makes you the loveable nutjob that you are. And where else can we get such afforable target practice?