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9603Re: [EKSouth] Changes to the Amror Standards

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  • Joel Doner
    May 2, 2010
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      I am not mocking you when I say, I feel bad that after 15 years you have not seen what I am talking about. That you do not know the SCA I have experienced over these many years.  We don't codify tradition and our values. We shouldn't have to because they are not laws. They are part of our culture. I cannot give you all of these ideas or do justice to these concepts in a few sentences or in this forum.  I will try to give an example.
      I was taught one of those unwritten truths is that Kingdoms were the heart and soul of the SCA. That each Kingdom is unique and should be allowed to express it's character in its own way. We as with other Kingdoms take pride in our culture. Eventhough Aethelmarc, Atlantia and Drachenwald all came from the East, each of them was allowed to create their own traditions, customs and policies rergardless of how we or the others Kingdoms felt.  When each of these Kingdoms were created, there was never an idea that they would have to keep any of the Eastern traditions they had when they were part of our Kingdom. 
      I probably did not do justice to this idea, but I hope you get the general gist.

      --- On Sun, 5/2/10, Bob Davis <bob@...> wrote:

      From: Bob Davis <bob@...>
      Subject: Re: [EKSouth] Changes to the Amror Standards
      To: EKSouth@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 7:22 AM


      Bob Davis wrote:

      >>I agree that it is no longer 1968, 1998 or even 2008. But, that does
      >>not mean we give up the ideas that are at the heart of our Society
      >>and Kingdom. Some truths, even unwritten truths transcend time.
      >>Perhaps that is why were are anachronists to begin with and try to
      >>preserve the best ideas from times long ago. I don't think my
      >>understanding or definition of what our society should be are no
      >>longer applicable as you suggested.
      > What ideas are these, then? Perhaps I'm too new (I've only been in the
      > East for 12 years, and in the SCA for 15), but I can't seem to find them.

      I forgot to expand upon this before clicking "Send".

      I'm seriously asking. It seems that every time a discussion comes up
      that involves increasing accountability for material culture someone
      pipes up with this argument.

      And yet I've never seen a codified answer. I've never even seen two
      people - who are arguing on the same side - coincide with what they
      consider those "truths" and "ideas" to be.

      Somebody help me out, here. What exactly are these truths? Why aren't
      they codified, or at least more readily available?



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