[Marxism] Moderator's note

Jeff meisner at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 29 10:58:40 MDT 2016


At 12:47 29-04-16 -0400, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
>
>On 4/29/16 11:52 AM, Jeff via Marxism wrote:
>> You can't just start a discussion
>> and then shut it down when it's starting to get to the point
>
>Of course I can. Feel free to write whatever you want but tomorrow we 
>move on.

That's not ok, for all the reasons I listed before which you clipped (but I
restored below). What's more, the day's almost over here and I have plans
for the evening, so I guess you're saying that Amith gets the last word on
the subject. You yourself made some brief but sharp remarks on the subject
(essentially denying what I thought I proved in my post) so you should
either be willing to defend that, retract your erroneous position, or admit
that you're unsure. If you are unsure, then you should be soliciting
additional information and discussion, not preventing it. Pretending the
issue doesn't exist on this list does nothing to resolve the issue among
the other 99% of the left who face the same issues.

- Jeff


At 17:52 29-04-16 +0200, Jeff via Marxism wrote:
>
>At 11:29 29-04-16 -0400, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:
>>
>>I made a mistake by getting into the Allison Weir question. We spent far 
>>too much time on that originally
>
>Wait a minute! I spent considerable time compiling the information that,
>yes, I should have posted earlier when YOU permitted a "guest post" on your
>blog unjustly attacking the very organizations that brought the problem
>with her and her organizations to light. You can't just start a discussion
>and then shut it down when it's starting to get to the point. According to
>a leading and prolific poster on this list, all that I have written about
>her is wrong or misleading. Now if I'm wrong, I have the right to view
>replies to my mistakes so that I can correct my mistakes. I, like all, am
>here to learn (FYI I am not involved in any party that has a stake in the
>questions).
>
>So let us now "learn" why all the facts I compiled shouldn't justify the
>positions reached by Jewish Voice for Peace, the US Campaign to End the
>Israeli Occupation, and Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine.
>Obviously this isn't an unimportant discussion nor is it going away. If we
>have a fundamental disagreement about whether the far-right should be
>involved in Palestine solidarity, then we need to know that. But the post I
>was directly addressing asked for evidence of any such thing, I provided
>that evidence, and I expect a reply from any and all concerned quarters.
>Including the moderator whose (tentative?) position on right-wing
>involvement in support of Palestine is so contrary to his admirable
>positions regarding the right in Russia, the Ukraine, Syria, etc. that I
>can barely believe I'm talking to the same person.
>
>- Jeff




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