So let me get this right...In an earlier post in this thread you made mention that we all have the right to comment and share. Now you question me about why I posted the link?
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I guess you consider yourself a bigger and better authority....as always.
No, I questioned why you posted the link...to what point?! To what purpose?
And yes, I do consider myself a bigger and better authority than you...on this subject or any other subject dealing with shoemaking. I don't care how many third party observers and pop culture raconteurs you've interviewed or schmoozed.
And I damn sure consider people like June Swann and Al Saguto--and others who have spent their entire lives...devoted, dedicated...their entire lives to researching, testing, validating, and understanding the intricacies and the histories and antecedents of shoemaking...and yes, again and again and again, getting their hands dirty-- in fact, not in fantasy...bigger and better authorities than all the kibitzers, contrarians, charlatans and outright bored-and-looking-for-a-fight poseurs who know nothing about the issues that they presume to pontificate and conjure phantasms around. And who, while having a right to comment and share, ought to have better sense. Or, at least, the grace to be ashamed of themselves.
[Fact of the matter is, I don't remember having said anything of the sort...my philosophy is that ignorance is never to be trumpeted, esp. without qualification, and have said so explicitly and repeatedly.]
There must be a better use of time than to spend all this energy actively seeking to refute unimpeachable sources like June Swann for no more valid reason than the sake of argumentativeness. Because if you comb this thread and particularly focus on the energy expended by all the usual suspects, what really stands out is the number (a small but avid number) of people who have, in all the blather, added nothing of objective substance except controversy and contentiousness.
All of it truly is "a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
And once you take away all the air...the oxygen...from the repeated oxymorons, contradictions, and argument for argument's sake, all that is left is the morons.
Edited by DWFII - 2/2/14 at 2:23pm