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Poster: firstname.lastname@example.org (Terry Buyers)
J>Actually, today, it IS safe to walk most city streets at night.
Hoo! What planet you from? Some places are safe. Most are not. Some the police
won't go - even with backup.
J>What is different about medieval society vs. modern society in J>terms of
J>is that medieval communities were more intimate than ours today.
J>knew what their
J>neighbors were up to due to lack of privacy. When someone was J>punished,
J>it was generally
J>when their actions were no longer tolerated by the community at
J>It didn't have so
J>much to do with being armed.
So how do we bring group pressure to focus on the rude individual? Can we give
out a 'toad of the day' award?
J>Carrying daggers won't help the problem. I think the way we can
J>the problem of SCA members forgetting what the SCA is
J>about is reinforcement of ideals through education and actions
J>sort of behavior
J>will NOT be tolerated by anyone, regardless of rank. We have to
J>new people coming
J>in AND re-learn our own ideals of courtesy within the SCA.
J>the new people
J>coming in learn by example of the others who have been in for a
No argument here.
J>Oh, I believe (not sure though) SCA law prohibits smoking in the
J>area of an event. I'm
J>sure some corpora junkies can look this one up. I think we should
J>those who are responsible for upholding
J>SCA law should enforce this one.
J>On another tangent, a Professor of Medieval History at Univ.
J>once said that the "US is going through it's Middle Ages."
J>There is a lot of validity to this comment. Medieval society was
J>of differences, was pious and hedonistic at the same time, where
J> great works of art and a new low of ignorance at the same time.
J>is very similar
J>to our own American culture today.
The society of the Techno-Barbarians...
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