Here we go again...but this is my last post in this thread, and I would not even bother, but once more from the top, to clarify for all!:
I NEVER said who I think has succumbed...anywhere in any post! NEVER USED THOSE WORDS ("conservative" OR "succumbed") so I don't know from whence they came....but NOT from me.
Tit for tat as a discussion tactic, cheapens any good points one has to make, and negates any respect one is sincerely trying or perhaps feigning to show, when one continues, after being called on it, to resort to putting words in another's mouth. It does not show respect for self or other, so it is no wonder when that bad oral taste from words being put there inappropriately, create what may approach a hostile tone. Most people do not welcome the role of ventriloquist's doll.
My deepest apologies to everyone offended by me or my posts in this sadly degenerated discourse that has taken away from max's masterpiece of parody, perfectly juxtaposing and superimposing another view skillfully. Max your work is so effortless-appearing, yet so well-executed in the intricacy of the result.
And again max...my deep apologies for my part in hijacking your wonderful thread that was about your superior wordsmithing skills, that as Ilaria points out, "always hit the nail on the head".
If any offenses, real or imagined, are attributable to me and/or my posts...I extend my heartiest and most earnest regrets and apologies. I never intend that and I am not an aggressive person by nature. I just hate having words put in my mouth.
Please if appropriate, delete all my posts from this thread as seen fit by the gracious mods. And if there are any further comments to be made, please take it to PM.
Thank you all for your time and patience...Joyce in the mts.