File spoon-archives/marxism-international.archive/marxism-international_1997/marxism-international.9710, message 324

Date: 	Wed, 15 Oct 1997 07:45:14 -1000
Subject: Re: M-I: Re: bombs away! (again and again)

D'accord Sid...Steve

On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Siddharth Chatterjee wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Gerald Levy wrote:
> > 
> > You want to see me "permanently expelled"?  Your Stalinism is showing
> > again.  
> > 
> > Where were you ... (on vacation? ... missing-in-action?) ... when a
> > certain listmember accused Bob M and others of being US government
> > agents?  Or am I being totally unrealistic in expecting you [sometimes] to
> > be consistent and principled?
> Louis Proyect, for all his faults and errors (accusing Bob Malecki of
> being an agent of the US govt. without any proof was a big mistake),
> is the one person on this list who contributes serious, well researched,
> and knowledgable posts. This is obvious to any one whether they agree
> with his argument or not. It is the redeeming side of his personality
> in comparison to which his faults and other quirks of character are
> minor and secondary. 
> In your case, as far as I can remember, you have never contributed any
> thing of substance to this list. Instead what you have done is flaming,
> provocation and disruption. And also dehumanization (e.g., your
> previous post). You also use reactionary terms like "Stalinoid" to
> describe your enemies. Faced with this evidence and since we are limited
> by this medium, what is one to conclude? For, I have not seen any postive
> features (and correct me if I am wrong) which can balance your negative
> ones.
> Of course, you can disprove what I have said above by writing something
> (anything - in which you feel comfortable) for the list. And please do
> not take this as a threat since you are prone to making wild leaps
> of fancy (e.g., reaction to Adolfo's  "iron broom" metaphor). In lieu,
> and if you continue to make provocations, I will stand by my
> recommendation to the moderators to have you expelled from this list.
> After all, you should grant that liberalism (especially that which
> encourages incorrigible behavior) should not be tolerated.
> S. Chatterjee    
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