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    • One thing that bothers me though is the Biedermeier like state of things,
      which I am supporting by not involving myself.

    I'm not familiar with this term "Biedermeier like". A quick google didn't clarify it for me.

    I hope it doesn't break your discussion rules, which I find very reasonable, to enlighten me on what this means.

    I have to agree. Blogs are a really bad forum for heated political and religious discussion. I try to refrain, but sometimes someone says something that I feel can't go unchallenge

    • I actually wanted to link to a definition, but I was unable to find a proper one, instead I found a lot of art listings etc.

      Here is a definition from a interior decoration site []:

      Many assume that Biedermeier is the name of a celebrated cabinetmaker of the time, but the name is more commonly attributed to a satirical cartoon popular in early 19th century Europe. The cartoon characters of the Biedermeier family symbolized the rich indolent German bourgeois of the day. They were depicted as fat, o

      • I guess this explains why all my Google references seemed to be to furniture.

        In the US, they might call that Ozzie & Harriet-like, after the '50s TV show that showed an idealized family where there was never really any real conflict or problems.

        There's something about arguing over the Internet that's so unproductive. People who have spent time on Usenet know this. Perhaps without a give and take that includes human faces and body language that the 'opponent' becomes dehumanized and positions are pol