|Philosophy, class and other sundry topics||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: kchiancone (kchianconenextel.com)|
|Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 14:49:28 -0600|
Hello: I am new to this list and subscribed to engage in intelligent discussions on cooperative housing, intentional families, etc, etc. What I am surprised(?) at in my limited exposure to this group is the rather discouraging flaming that seems to go on between the "Yuppies" and the "Leftists". Please, the idea of co-housing is to EXPAND the definitions of community not limit them. It takes a certain amount of different types of people to build a community. The act of labeling, while very British and American, is not very constructive to this dialogue. Can we please have a civilized and polite (yes, I know that the term polite is not in vogue nowadays) discussion between all parties. Tony can refrain from his explaining about his "obsessive" personal identification and worth with material ownership (why Americans pay that much money for a german taxi cab is beyond me - chalk it up to thirty years of good german advertising and american gullibility) and Scott can refrain from his leftist screaming fits would make a much better atmosphere in which to communicate. Maybe if we can all understand and accept the political differences between us versus harping on them would further the discourse important to this group. I am an American who grew up overseas and have been back in this country for 10 years. I still don't understand nor do I accept the rancor and nastiness that have gripped both the Left and Right in this country. Stop whining and get on with it. Stop sweating the small sh-t and start COOPERATING. The idea is to find intelligent and constructive ways to BUILD community composed of different types of people. The rich will have to find ways to support (why has this word become such a bad word in this country) the lesser or poor and the poor will learn to find ways that make their labors productive and equitably shareable in the community, so that the rich can see the fruits of their labor in returns they can relat to. Both sides will have to LEARN to give up certain dogmas and selfish and self-absorbed concerns in order to get along. Deal with it. Thank you, Ken Chiancone
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