Adrianus wrote “And then you give a one-sided assessment of "many politicians". Yes, "much can be said", but you say very little and omit reference to possible reasons for the hostility of these politicians.” I presume though that referring to people publicly as bigots without providing any shred of evidence (which is actually slander), is acceptable to the people who have written and supported the views on this thread? Or is it permissible for some to write such comments without giving evidence, but not for others?
If someone wishes to accuse people of being bigots, he or she should provide evidence in the form of quoted passages complete with a (completely accurate) translation into the language used generally on the forum (in this case English). I say quoted passages because it is very common for people to completely subvert the meaning of comments by taking them out of context, and therefore ‘misquoting’ them for their own ends.
I have been a member of the Grex for about four years and quite frankly, I have read little there which could be viewed as ‘bigoted’; only strong views about topics which people feel quite passionately about. All opinions can be equally strongly rebutted, if someone should wish to do so (and they often do). It is not uncommon however, in life generally, to find people who, as soon as they are confronted with strong opinions which they don’t agree with, immediately brand the owners of them as bigots. Such people either cannot be bothered to put together a coherent argument against those opinions, or are incapable of doing so, and thus resort to name-calling.
I have no need to quote anything here to back up my arguments, since the original comments are still available publicly in this thread. I am very surprised, however, having come across this thread by accident (having seen one of the worst comments in Google) that the moderators of Textkit, which I had previously been led to believe was an excellent resource, should allow such bigoted comments to be posted. They do no credit to Textkit nor to the cause of Latinity generally. Thesaurus wrote “The quality and civility of discussion on Textkit is infinitely preferable to that of the Grex.” If this thread is genuinely an example of that quality and civility, I have no great wish to read further.