File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/97-04-03.022, message 28

Subject: Re: M-I: Utica Rose, go away (redux)
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 22:16:02 +0300

A number of list subscibers have made similar comments in the past, though
not directed at the same political stripe and with various degrees of
hostility. I would like to remind everyone that this is an open list and all
revolutionary and progressive people are welcome, as long as they follow the
basic guidelines stipulated in the rules. Statements suggesting anything to
the contrary are not welcome here.


P.S. Some of you might remember this post. I had posted it on the 24th of
March, in response to someone else's suggesting the same. The political
identities change, the message does not. All those without delete keys on
their computer should complain to their supplier.

Someone says;
>Utica Rose, you are an anticommunist troll. You are the sort of thing that
>used to plague the old M1 list, which you once made an appearance on, if I
>recall. We were visited from time to time by "Ostrakha", "Sanjii" and you.
>What you had in common was an anonymous AOL tag and unrelenting hatred for
>communism. We also had libertarians who would drop in from time to time. You
>all represent the same thing. You are not interested in a conversation but
>in writing graffiti that nobody has any motivation to reply to.
>You are like the occasional white male student who takes a college black
>studies or feminism class. You slouch in your seat with a baseball cap
>turned backward waiting for the opportunity to argue with the teacher or
>other students. You want to show those "true believers" how wrong they are.
>Meanwhile, the women and minority students, and the sincere male or white
>students, are glaring at you. They wonder what the hell you are doing
>enrolled in such a class, if you think that the basic purpose of the class
>is questionable. You are a disrupter.
>It has been a couple of months since you have been repeating the same basic
>message each day in a monomaniacal fashion. You are not interested in
>discussing issues of Marxism, but in telling Marxists that they are not
>involved in a legitimate theoretical project. This, I believe, constitutes a
>violation of the charter of marxism-international and it would be a good
>idea for the moderators to expel you.

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