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GUEST,Pseudonymous Review: Walter Pardon; Research (498* d) RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research 17 Nov 19

Brian Peters wrote:

"It's getting quite tedious having to keep coming back and rebut some of the nonsense that keeps pouring forth, but it needs to be done in case gullible readers are taken in."

Brian, I am with you on some of this, though I feel you might have expressed yourself with greater courtesy.

May I refer you back once again to the opening post in this thread:

"A basis for discussion.

Walter Pardon: Fact, Fiction, and Ideology.

Walter Pardon (1914 – 1996) was a carpenter, singer and melodeon player (largely self-taught) from Knapton, Norfolk.

Let us try to sort out a few facts about Pardon upon which everybody might agree. This is more difficult than one might think. As soon as one starts to compare different sources it seems that material presented as ‘fact’ by one source is contradicted by another, and is, after all, not so much a fact as an inference. Therefore, what follows is intended as a first draft, to be corrected in the light of any further evidence."

That seems quite clear to me. I am happy that this sets out my perspective. Outlining the ideologies underpinning the way Walter Pardon has been presented is, perhaps, one way of preventing 'gullible' people from simply accepting what they are told, hook, line and sinker without critically examining the material they are being presented with.

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