Tue, 26 Aug 1997 21:58:00 -0400
> > So, where are my slaves? What, slavery is over? Says who?
>Says society. Society makes the rules, I don't. I just want to stay
>out of jail if I can help it. And do the right thing according to my
> > Public opinion and morality can't change!!
>Public opinion is always changing. The morality of society as a whole
>is dynamic, too. My own morality changes whenever I get better
>information, but I keep striving toward moral improvement.
> > If it is right and good now, it is always so.
>I'm tryin', Richard. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.
>Sometimes the "always right and good" is hard for a person to know.
>I do the best I can.
Since you de-contextualized my orginal message to the point that it looks
like I am actually lamenting the end of slavery, I will just say this.
The point was used to try to enlighten you to the fact that public
opinion changes, and just because it was once popular like Puff Daddy and
B.I.G., doesn't mean it will hold up as being a valid issue or retain
it's popularity. Usinbg sales charts or public opinion as a measure of
respectability isn't proper, since tastes and ideas of morality change.
No one in 1977 was wearing a "Disco Sucks" button- they were too busy
dancing to the really cool tunes that the Bee Gees and KC and the
Sunshine Band appropraited from 60's black musicians.