Fed up?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Sat Oct 28 08:35:49 MDT 2000

I have reconsidered the whole question of debating the Brenner thesis here. Just so
everybody understands my "petulancy", I should mention that this is not the first time
I have been in a debate around these questions. One go-round, I got thrown off PEN-L
for a week. Since my anger had once again reached a boiling point on Friday night on
PEN-L, I reacted on the Marxism list unfortunately. As should be obvious, there has
been no discussion here on the Brenner debate. What has been happening is that Yoshie
has been cc'ing this list with answers she is making on PEN-L. Since that leaves out
much of the context, I resented that style of intervention. Instead of calmly and
dispassionately calling her to order, I just blew up. If we are to have a debate here
on these questions, I would only ask people to follow the following groundrules:

1. Do not crosspost from this list to PEN-L and vice versa

2. Keep web-based material from the Encyclopedia Brittanica to a minimum.

------Original Message------
From: "Richard Fidler" <rfidler at cyberus.ca>
To: Marxism list <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: October 28, 2000 1:42:12 PM GMT
Subject: Re: Fed up?

Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that I am also fed up with Lou's Trot-baiting.

Original message:

<<From: Louis Proyect < lnp3 at panix.com> Subject: RE: Fed up?

<<Nobody is going to do your homework for you. I have a 35 hour job just like
you. You and Anthony and whoever else have to visit your local library, read the
important texts, and make up your own mind. Perhaps you are spoiled by the way
things were done in the Trotskyist movement where party leaders did all the
research and gave reports to the rank-and-file that they could vote yea or nay
on. Marxism can not be built that way.>>

Richard Fidler
rfidler at cyberus.ca

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