I was puzzled when the statements that Kurt just replied to appeared in
my email awhile back. Puzzled, somewhat disturbed, and a bit
apprehensive, I decided to wait and see what developed.
I have just received the Summer 2020 issue of the ARSC Newsletter with
Kurt’s letter in it. I have just read that but have still not gotten to
the rest of the newsletter. Judging by the member response onlist so far
there are/were more than a few of us awaiting said developments.
Thanks for breaching the dam, Kurt. I may or may not agree with your
ideas but I’m glad you voiced them.
Bottom line? I feel that delineating the obvious and making it policy
may be a step in the wrong direction. In my experience we ARSC members
are not a bigoted lot. Or a sexist lot. Or an anything else lot except a
lot of record collectors, engineers, discographers, historians, etc.,
all of whom have sometimes wide differences but all of which have one
thing in common. Music and recorded media. All the rest of the hoo-rah
Who is ARSC attempting to impress? Are we going to suffer a declining
membership - which has been suggested - because we have no written
policy on such matters? Is an attempt to be politically correct in print
going to win the hearts of those out there who are not ARSC members and
gather them into the fold? I think not. What we do we may consider as
enlightened self-interest and requires no further justification.
You may think of me as a dotty uncle, an in-law or whatever you choose.
That’s okay with me. But I cannot help but note that there are a whole
batch of others like me in ARSC. I celebrate our diversity. Whether a
person rises or falls in my opinion of them as an individual depends
entirely on their actions, not in their prejudices or lack thereof.
In my not-so humble opinion ARSC putting this line of thinking on paper
and making it part of our /raison d’etre/ is absolutely unnecessary.
That’s it from me.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. Chet?
On 7/19/2020 2:24 PM, Corey Bailey wrote:
> Hi All,
> In the last newsletter, there was an open letter to the ARSC
> membership titled "Letters to the Editor" by Kurt Nauck.
> Anyone care to comment on that letter?
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering