woodstock.72: The difference between Rawanda and Woodstock
woodstock.72.0: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:31 Only in America woodstock.72.1: Old Fart Rock and Roll (mikejs) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:34 There is a big fucking difference and it is idiotic to even compare the two woodstock.72.2: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:38 Watching the sea of humanity at Woodstock 94 on television, I drew a parallel between Woodstock and the images of Rawandans in the refugee camps. Obviously, the youth and middle aged are at Woodstock 94 by choice and are at least not at this point in time in danger of catching Cholera or Dysentary. But the visuals in a sense, especially those of the kids playing in the mud is sort of reminiscent of the footage of the refugee camps. At Woodstock you have a couple hundred thousand people gathered to celebrate, in Zaire, you have a couple hundred thousand people gathered to escape. Those of us who live in the United States are very lucky in many respects to be able to assemble in this fashion, rather than having the only choice of assembling as they have in Zaire! woodstock.72.3: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:40 I may seem like an idiot to you Mikey...but I think I'm ok! Therefore I say to you...fuck you Mikey in the spirit of Peace and Love and and Freedom of Speech! woodstock.72.4: Scotothane (wstock3) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:56 I actually think that Woodstock *IS* a lot like Rwanda. I figure that all we need is a serious lack of food and a few people who get antsy and angry enough to kill us for what little food we have and voila! Instant refugee camp. What do you think? woodstock.72.5: Mad Hatter (airman) Sun 14 Aug 94 11:03 One was started during war for peace, and the other was seeking peace from war. woodstock.72.6: [35m[5mfar out[0m (flanagan) Sun 14 Aug 94 11:17 nah, you guys don't know from hunger if you think rwanda is like woodstock. woodstock.72.7: It's RWANDA. 2 A's, not 3 (gary) Sun 14 Aug 94 11:52 woodstock.72.8: necro (wstock2) Sun 14 Aug 94 13:10 Learn to spell the country's name before you write...ok?! woodstock.72.9: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 13:21 Pardon me excuse me...it's the grammar police...Rwanda...ok? woodstock.72.10: jt/Al (wstock4) Sun 14 Aug 94 13:23 I see the correlation. try this one: Wood$tock vs. a giant soccer arena gone a little weird, with profit being top priority. Still, at 5:00 on Sunday night those Silly Ticketmaster Sheep are lining up to buy woodstock funny money at a $50 minimum exchange. Also, did the Green Day incident reach the media? Investigating X-er's need to know.. woodstock.72.11: Krusty Jr. (ershler) Sun 14 Aug 94 14:41 Similarities: Both have vowels in their names Differences: You name it woodstock.72.12: Old Fart Rock and Roll (mikejs) Sun 14 Aug 94 15:00 get real really....people are trying to hang onto their existance in Rwanda. Typical American bullshit to compare the two. woodstock.72.13: Old Fart Rock and Roll (mikejs) Sun 14 Aug 94 15:00 ...oh yeah really, I'm not trying to censor your free speech....just exercising my free speech to say your an idiot for comparing what is going on in Rwanda to this little white middle class shindig in upstate New York woodstock.72.14: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 15:19 Well my esteemed critic from America, when I view the television and see hundreds of thousands of Rwandans huddled together in a large encampment, it looked very similar to me to the hundreds of thousands huddled at Woodstock...they sure look similar to me! I believe that I did qualify the difference between the two in my opening post. And the DIFFERENCE is what I was alluding to...Mikey! woodstock.72.15: Mad Hatter (airman) Sun 14 Aug 94 16:13 childen...children woodstock.72.16: Are We Really? (really) Sun 14 Aug 94 16:44 Why...I'll just rub his face in the mud. woodstock.72.17: Ruler of the (cosmos) Sun 14 Aug 94 17:42 And now, a word from our sponsor... woodstock.72.18: George P. Mokray (gmoke) Sun 14 Aug 94 18:46 I felt the resemblance to a "voluntary refugee camp" at the first Woodstock. I also remember as article in a _Rolling Stone_ of the early 70's where the reporter took a returned POW to an outdoor rock concert in Texas. The ex- POW was aghast. "This is how the Vietnamese live! How can an American lowe - that's lower - himself to this level?" Lots of differences (the words from the sponsors, for one) but there are some similarities at least from the helicopter shots. woodstock.72.19: David Dalto (dd) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:38 Very very rich people v. very very poor people. White people v. black people people who have never watched their fellows hacked with machetes v. those who have people who drove there v. people who walked there people with lots of Pepsi v. people with a little disease-bearing water people moshing in the mud for fun v. people dehydrating to death people on MTV v. people not What have we missed? woodstock.72.20: (ernie) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:42 people who would never, never think of this comparison v. people who get upset when you point that out. woodstock.72.21: Puddnhead Wilson (warfrat) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:50 really, I must agree w/Mickey on this. Sure there are differences between Rwanda and Mudstock...Lots of 'em...but to point them out or even try to relate would seem soooo out of place for any one of us who will probably never be able to relate to Rwanda on the real level. Woodstock was... a celebration of peace a muddy, and fun mess a good time musically a very expensive (for those who paid) fun time accessible by car or bus something to look forward to a place to find good friends and little violence a place to get high, if that's what youre looking for ...etc, etc, etc Rwanda *is*... Not a celebration of anything depressing for those who are there an escape from violence an invlontary death camp a place with no music, beer or good dope a place with little or no hope ...etc, etc, etc. The differences are obvious, vast and incomparable. Why bother? Is there another place we can compare it to besides Rwanda? No offense, really, just seems to depress me to think about having such a good time here when so many people are dying over there. woodstock.72.22: David Dalto (dd) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:51 Excellent. People who think of Woodstock '69 as culturally significant v. those who don't woodstock.72.23: gimme an E! (kwinb) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:55 it is to laugh the mud slinging other similarities: over exposure, and media posturing woodstock.72.24: Old Fart Rock and Roll (mikejs) Mon 15 Aug 94 07:49 woodstock.72.25: Are We Really? (really) Tue 16 Aug 94 17:11 ...and now the site does look like a vacated refugee camp! <@#*hole>
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