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glueman 'Purist - a pejorative? (218* d) RE: 'Purist - a pejorative? 13 Jan 12

You credit the typical folkie with a lot more reflection than is the case SO'P. The whole point of reaction (Folk Music II, The Revival is the very utterance of the reactionary impulse) is to avoid self examination and put faith in The Text. Reflexivity is anathema and always was - look too closely and the doors fall off and you realise you're in the matrix. Some of us can accept the virtual nature of the revival and appreciate it on the visceral level, others want constant reassurance the four walls are where they were always told they were, the ceiling is in place and they're standing on something solid. If it works for them, who cares? So long as they don't impose their folk holodeck on the rest of us, it's a compelling soundscape and everyone goes home happy.

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