[Ansteorra] Was (a long time ago) Question 4/24 (change). Now: the "P" word.
gcom at po.okccc.edu
Tue Apr 27 11:03:14 PDT 2004
Come on Burke, you can go ahead and say the "P" word. You don't have to
hint around it.
H.L. Barat FitzWalter Reynolds
M.K.A. Stephen Pursley
Barony of Namron
Kingdom of Ansteorra
> I have sat and read all of the commentary on this question and a
> thought has occurred to me. The cost of living (here represented by
> the price of gas) has always effected how we collectively participate
> in the SCA. One of the basic tenants of this game is that we can and
> do travel to the different areas in the Kingdom (you can substitute
> region, area, barony, etc.). If the cost of travel becomes
> prohibitive (however you choose measure it) then it seems to me that a
> change in one of the fundamental aspects of the SCA may have to occur.
> At 12:24 PM 4/27/2004, you wrote:
>>> From: Jan Aarons loveofhalesworth at yahoo.com I would agree with
>>> most of your statement but I don't think the statement below was
>>> very fair. It >shouldn't matter if you are rich or poor, it only
>>> matters how you play the game...
>> I agree, it shouldn't matter. For some people, it does, and that was
>> my point.
>>> And yes at this point you could pretty much say he was poor. So, you
>>> shouldn't say that poor >people shouldn't play in the SCA...
>> I'm sorry, I thought you were responding to something I had written
>> (since you quoted something from what I had written). This was
>> clearly my mistake since you couldn't be responding to what I wrote.
>> I would never say that poor people should not play in the SCA. In
>> fact what you were quoting was pointing out that they do, and while
>> it's easy to dismiss them (the whole "maybe people who are poor
>> shouldn't be wasting their few funds on a luxury like the SCA" thing,
>> since this is an argument that has appeared in the past, during the
>> non-member surcharge thing, as I mentioned -earlier- in the same
>> message), the contrasting arrogant condescension in the latter part
>> of the sentance towards those people who DO have money (much less the
>> over all tone of the message) was a hint that the first part of the
>> sentance was not written as a criticism of poor people.
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