[ROVERNET - UK] Prejudice on the Rovernet..again (possible diatribe enclosed)

Nathan Obuch nathanobuch at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 21 23:20:50 BST 2006

    Well put, Glen. I, for one, share your sense of
embarrassment at our country's military actions
abroad. Political neutrality is undoubtedly the
easiest path to polite exchanges on the Rovernet, but
when >100,000 lives have been spent with arguably no
benefit to anyone, an occasional off topic aside
doesn't seem too out of line to me.  
    Bringing the topic back to Rovers, but with a
slightly political tie-in-- I've always wondered what
the demographic of Rover buyers in the USA was. In the
UK, where a Rover would have been a mainstream choice
of motorcar the demographics seem straightforward (if
split pre and post P6)-- but a Rover was definitely an
"off the beaten path" choice for an American
purchaser. What sort of person bought them when new? 


> Geff,
> Not so happy about being chastised for my political
> commentary in a 
> posting headed "Prejudice on the Rovernet" since
> your statements were 
> certainly much more political than my own.
> Individuals can apparently 
> differ about exactly where political commentary
> crosses the line into 
> prejudice and racism, but I'm not sure any forum
> needs to be COMPLETELY 
> without political commentary. A touch of commentary
> teaches us about 
> each other, while most diatribes just get ignored.
> What I said was:  "As far as the USA goes, it has at
> least become 
> statistically verifiable that most Americans don't
> like where we are, 
> what we've been doing or where we've been heading. 
> Considering that we 
> have operated under an unchecked one-party system
> for the past six 
> years, it's surprising that more damage hasn't been
> done."
> I speak up once in a while when it seems like the
> world is only seeing 
> one aspect of America. Unfortunately, the ones doing
> the most damage are 
> not individual private citizens. Saying that "both
> parties have much to 
> offer" is fine, but it is sort of a softball comment
> that implies that 
> it makes no real difference which party's policies
> become reality. As a 
> wise man once said, "You shall know them by their
> fruits."
> Not all Americans are happy with or complacent about
> what the United 
> States government has been doing in the name of its
> citizens. Tell some 
> Iraqi civilians that American politics has become
> "an accepted blood 
> sport" and they would have to be amazed at the irony
> in the choice of 
> words. The stakes are pretty high right now on the
> U.S. political scene. 
> What's going on is not a game or an intellectual
> exercise in civics. The 
> lives of real people the world over are affected by
> our political 
> machinations. Whatever one's politics might be, we
> all have a 
> responsibility to take a stand and do what little we
> can to steer things 
> in the right direction.
> Glen
> _______________________________________________
> rovernet mailing list
> rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
> To unsubscribe, go to this web page, look near the
> bottom and follow instructions:
> http://mailman.nipltd.com/mailman/listinfo/rovernet
> Back-up list and photos at:
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rover_net/

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 

More information about the rovernet mailing list