Re: New web dance

Jody John Ramey (
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:07:39 -0700 (PDT)

> Jody, I think you misunderstood my point, which is really the opposite of
> the slavery situation you cited. In fact, it was because there were a
> brave few who dared to speak out against the institution of slavery that it
> eventually became generally accepted that this was not an acceptable way to
> treat human beings. The fact that racism in America still lives on
> (thrives?) is not really relevant, given that racism in general is not seen
> as an acceptable behaviour.

Sir, that was the point I was trying to make! ! ! ! It is when the few
speak out, attempting to change the enmasse perception that change occurs.
We agree. :-) Yes, I know racism still thrives, because many still
accept the behavior, as opposed to the no-tolerance view of slavery.

> Similarly, if there are those who claim some experimental form to be
> "dance", then perhaps the noun will eventually embrace these other forms
> in the general consciousness - or not...

In time it may.