C'mon folks! Seems to me that:
LizWiz, Moshe and a bunch of others went to the trouble of pulling together a camp, arranging a bunch of activities, etc. (we all know that's not easy, it's a **lot** of work, and it's to be commended)
Their intent is to meet up with like minded folks, and share some of their stuff to others who may not have been exposed to it yet.
They were out publizicing it, posting their schedule, asking people in the community for additional things they may need like DJs and so on.
Yay!! and kudos to them, they're out doing their bit, participating and offering to do stuff for us.
Most of the discussion after that (sorry, DVD Burner et al
) seems extraneous.
Put it this way; let's say I went to the trouble of setting up Camp Spain
), posted it in the forums to invite the community (Spanish and non-Spanish) to come in for food, music, culture a grand ol' Spain experience.
If the response I got was buckets o' grief + assorted URLs
about brutality in Latin America, the Inquisicion, Franco, kicking out Jews &Arabs, etc. I'd be pretty damn dissapointed - pissed, too: most likely it would be "oh yeah? well screw you too, buddy". And downhill from there, which is pretty much what's happened.
I honestly think we owe these guys an apology. Or maybe just drop by & check it out. Hell, I'll probably drop by - are there any plans to bring lots of malawach for breakfast, & none of that awful Israeli Pop?
PD Idea for a theme village - Camps That You Can Have Kittens About
. Definitivelly camp Israel and camp Spain, also camp Germany? camp SouthernBabtist? camp China? Campbodia? camp Vatican? any other all-time favourites?