File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/marxism-international.9710, message 276

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 08:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: My protest to the moderator was Re: M-I: Cheap Trotsko..

Gary tells us:

>This list will not survive without some kind of commitment.  

I think the moderators, both past and present (including myself), have
demonstrated sufficient committment to marxism-international, which,
incidentally, celebrated its first birthday yesterday.

And, again:

>Theirs is the noble cause of categorising Castro as
>a fascist.  A cause which BTW they share with the CIA...

The moderators have no such "cause", nor does the CIA.  If I were the
anal-retentive, rule-worshipping prick you, apparently, wish prevailed at
m-i, I would kick your ass off the list for linking us with the cops.  But
I'm not, so I won't. 

The issue here is the freedom of the international Marxist movement to
criticize -- and to criticize freely -- the actions of an actually existing
socialist power.  Adolfo has done so, frankly and without apology.  His is a
voice that needs to be heard.

Louis Godena,

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