[Dixielandjazz] RE: "MARDI GRAS: MADE IN CHINA"

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 26 16:14:13 PST 2005

Hi Dave,

Thanks for resending the posting, I didn't know it was gonna develop into a 
full blown thread so I just deleted it.

You asked:

>Did you actually read the review at the link I posted?

yes I did and nowhere in the story did I see any reference to OKOM.  Only a 
sorry reference to Mardi Gras debauchery and flesh and bead tossing (not 
that there's anything wrong with that).

I regard the impact of the story to be a recitation of a gross social 
injustice exploiting Chinese workers in a bead factory.

Also, Mardi Gras beads are not a revered symbol of jazz, they are a revered 
symbol of Mardi Gras.

The link story starts out " . . . ready for a little guilt?"

I think I get my quota of attempted "guilt" inducement daily from the media, 
thank you . . . and I'm not sure how the English speaking reader of this 
story relates with feelings of guilt in anyway to the management of a 
Chinese bead factory.

My conclusion . . . this is not a posting about jazz, it is a posting about 
a perceived social injustice.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill "I know what's jazz and what ain't" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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