I agree with Dust to Digital's choice. While we should make items like
these accessible for research and educational purposes, I don't think they
should be published for entertainment purposes and for profit. We should
never try to erase the past or destroy documents that tell us about the
past, but we shouldn't be celebrating or highlighting them either.
On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 1:15 PM Charles Reinsch <[log in to unmask]>
> Yes! We are in an era of incredible access. It is concerning that
> there now seems to be a popular movement to bury (hide, conceal) the
> embarrassments of the past instead of acknowledging them and educating
> the current generation how to avoid similar mistakes in the future.
> On 10/15/2020 10:42 AM, Steve Smolian wrote:
> > These types of records sell well on line. I usually call them "Ethnic
> > Without fuller cultural awareness, it's an easy step to feeling superior
> to our forefathers. History is to be studied, not suppressed.
> > My 2 mills worth.
> > Steve Smolian
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:46 PM
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> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dust yo Digital
> > Mel Brooks is probably the best descendent of George S Kaufman (with
> burlesque jokes added) who wrote a great deal of satire, but even he often
> went too far.
> > In 1927, his satire on war, Strike Up The Band died out of town, and
> didn’t become successful until three years later when his text was modified
> and softened by Morrie Ryskind. And three years after that, his satire on
> politics and Fascism, Let ‘Em Eat Cake was a bomb, hitting so close to home
> that it made people extremely uncomfortable and failed miserably.
> > DrG
> >> On Oct 15, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Gary A. Galo <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Right, and Mel Brooks poked fun at himself, as well as everyone else.
> >> Best,
> >> Gary
> Charles Reinsch
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