Re: [CR]Re: Parting out bikes, greed, capitalism...


Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:24:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Parting out bikes, greed, capitalism...
To: Michael Schmidt <mdschmidt@patmedia.net>, Larry Myers <curmudgeon1957@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <C2C0D289.51B7%mdschmidt@patmedia.net>


I didn't get the racism comment. What racism? It was said that the Japanese collectors bought a lot of this stuff, sometimes parted out bikes that were the wrong size, and rarely sold stuff back to the US or to Europe. Since when is that racist? Seems we've become so politically correct these days, we are afraid to even acknowledge that national or cultural differences exist. Personally I think it would be a pretty boring world if every country and society were exactly the same as every other.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Michael Schmidt <mdschmidt@patmedia.net> wrote: Perhaps not because of race but because what goes to Japan, stays in Japan.

On 7/15/07 11:16 PM, "Larry Myers" wrote:
> why the all the resentment & thinly-veiled racism directed towards our fellow
> enthusiasts from Japan? An inquiring mind wants to know...

Mike Schmidt
Stirling, NJ
USA