From Guy Walker:
The crux of the matter to me is the handling of certain content of
vaudeville era recordings, Mr. Breneman, that deserve more consideration
than they did when they were first issued. It should be the job of every
collector and historian to carefully consider content without, say, humor
In an email I wrote earlier I used photography as an example. Nude photos
of children or lynchings deserve to be considered with great scrutiny and
seriousness. The direction of which wouldn't be traded as a commodity or
an object to be compared lightly.
On Mon, 20 Jul 2020 at 14:16, David Breneman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Having read Kurt's letter, I don't understand intensity of the opposition
> to it.
> Basically, he asks why it's necessary for the ARSC to have a stated policy
> racism and police brutality. No sane person supports those two things.
> So why
> doesn't the ARSC also have a stated policy on pedophilia, auto theft,
> kidnapping, narco-trafficing, or any other odious endeavor? Racism and
> brutality are topics in the news, and need to be addressed, but is
> anything of
> value added to the political debate to know that Dunkin' Donuts, Servpro,
> Steuben Glass, or the ARSC are among the millions of right thinking
> organizations that oppose thuggish behavior? Will the ARSC now feel
> to make statements about all political debates going forward? And at that
> doesn't it become in some way a political organization?
> - David Breneman