dulcinea wrote:I don't care what musical knowledge I may acquire in rec.music.classical. Bad manners and bigotry are unforgivable, and life is too short to waste it in the company of boors and bigots.
You suffer at the very least from an over-literal mindset, - a failure to understand that much of the goings-on at rmcr is in the nature of deliberate theatre.
Do you similarly storm out of movies and plays or throw books against the wall with the same type of moral indignation in the face of dialogue your sensibilities may find vulgar and offensive? But you must inevitably in such case miss much of the tissue of life that is thereby being communicated.
Mistress Corlyss restricts the culture of banter and critique on the CMG site to the strictly smiley face variety (I suppose in keeping with her Mormon Country environs) that too often becomes mannered and saccharine, - while rmcr is more that of an inner-city (or even a hood) type environment that sometimes is vicious but reflects much more of the unvarnished human reality with its juxtaposed (and sometimes wonderfully fused) profanities and insights.
Choose your own poison.