Re: Re[2]: Techno, ahem, Electronic Music
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 18:01:33 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-01-14 14:30:54 EST,Jde Lyser writes:

<< (Q)
>Now come on, george, that is such a total denial of other people's reality
No it isn't. It's his reality, it's my reality, and it's the reality of more
than half of the european youth today. Many elements of which will be
continued in mainstream culture for the next decades. Get used to it.

I think you may have misinterpreted my objection, I am *used* to everyone
doing lots of drugs, that is nothing new to me. What I am not in agreement
with is that everyone HAS to do them in order to have enhanced senses. Since
you snipped away the context, it will do no good to say what I was objecting
to but here it is:

Colorblindness is a condition that we have yet to find a cure for. Drug use
is completely voluntary. If someone is colorblind, we do not condemn them and
say YOU CANNOT ENJOY a van Gogh, that would be cruel. It is denying them
their reality. You can't tell them whether they get it or not, or that your
"color" way is better...

I am sorry to see you angry words "get used to it". It was not my intent to
disrespect you or suggest you stop doing X.
Yes, of course underground makes its way into mainstream, it always has, but
that is not anything new either.

Anyway, If you follow his logic, everyone who saw Van Gogh should be
suicidal, psychotic, and we would need absynth alcohol, in order to REALLy
understand what he was saying.