(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

don doggett kingwukong at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 17 19:05:00 PDT 2009

As someone who lives in the Wild West, I gotta say it ain't all it's cracked up to be. They say an armed society is a polite society, but mostly it's just a belligerently overconfident society.



--- On Tue, 3/17/09, Son of Witz <sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org> wrote:

> From: Son of Witz <sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org>
> Subject: Re: (urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
> To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
> Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 10:43 AM
> >Anyway, the "Wild West" is too imbeded, it
> seems to me, on the minds of the Americans. That's
> normal. Plus, there's the constitution. The conquest of
> the vast and wild frontier, frontier life, and the inerent
> dangers of such a setting, all this was pretty different
> from the european experience in the 19th century. I think
> this is something, together with your constitution, that is
> still pretty much alive in your minds. It generates passions
> regarding the whole "guns or no guns" issues that
> are completely alien to europeans.
> That's how I took your post, and I thought it was an
> interesting insight. I didn't take it as a dis on
> Americans.  Of course, not all of our families were even
> here during the wild west, but it's suffused into the
> culture, for sure.
> ~witz
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