What are you tallking about? I already acknowledged the statement was racial. I'm not blaming anybody. I just don't think my statement offended you as much as Howard's writing offended me.
I'm sorry, how exactly is that not a double standard? You being offended by REH justifies you being offensive to others on this board?
Finally, I don't deny Jews have been persecuted here and around the world. I'm fully aware of their plight in the South and how they joined with the Civil Rights Movement and actually seeded the NAACP. Whether we agree being Jewish is a race or religion is immaterial; I'm all for solidarity and am fully cognizant of their history, so we don't need to get into that discussion on this board; of all places.
That's funny, I wasn't aware that I was getting into that discussion. I brought up the matter of Belit's ethnicity in direct response to your comment, "Alas, Howard would never have envisioned an inter-racial romance with Conan as a true equal". So no, the issue of whether Jewish is a race or religion is not immaterial to what was going on in the mind of REH when he created the character of Belit. Obviously, neither is historical context, which you also brought up with this quote, "a common excuse for Howard's attitudes is he was a white southern male in the 30s and that's how they thought".
Edited by amsterdamaged, 16 December 2008 - 01:55 AM.