[META FORK] Diversity or Desolation? Why Fork is more human than
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 17:08:41 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Bill Humphries wrote:
--]Right now, FoRK has the feel of early 1990's Sarajevo: snipers in the
--]buildings, and mortars in the surrounding hills. Let's get back to
--]being cosmopolitan and glorious.
Civillity is one thing, facade fakery is another. Glorious cosmopolitanism
is usualy a empty eletist shell that seeks to cover banality with a
I would rather open honest opinoins than superficialy crafted soundbytes
aimed to please the masses .
This, I hold, is simply one of the many problems that face many
multifaceted communities. The need of a forced zietgiest over "messy"
openeness weakens the power of the groups IDIC.
Its US magazine over The Thresher. Its Barney over Teletubies. Its Avril
Lavinge over Patty Smith.
A Fork has more than one tine; this is why it can grasp things better than
a single pointed stick.
 or in the case of many Algonquin wanabes it is a forced eletism to
cover the fact the participants are incompitent converstaionalist who eek
out occasional sound byte quips between che che indulgences.