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Response to cyglet (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 10:26 PM

22. NO! They were pets/property then. NOW they are charges, companions,...

 

...members of the family. Back in the day, only sad, laughable old spinsters coddled their pets the way most us treat them today. Attitudes change with time, and that was exactly the point I was making.

What you're doing is indulging in historical revisionism.

I grew up alongside people who now swear black and blue that they never said/did the things they said/did, because it is no longer generally acceptable: to say (or agree that), "The bitch deserved it"; to comment on the fuckability of passing schoolgirls; to wring the necks of/drown an unwanted litter of kittens or puppies; to attend cock/dog fights; to go looking for poofters (or ethnics) to bash.

I'm not saying these past behaviours were good or acceptable. What I'm saying is it's wrong to behave/react as if 20, 30, fifty year old events occured 5 minutes ago.

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