go ahead and unsubscribe me. i get enough junk mail as is.
-----Original Message----- From: owner-lbo-talk at lists.panix.com [mailto:owner-lbo-talk at lists.panix.com]On Behalf Of Doug Henwood Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 3:05 PM To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com Subject: discourse
Yes, I want a democratic forum. My complaint was that lots of listmembers don't seem to agree - they don't want to hear from people whose interests, beliefs, or temperaments are significantly different from theirs. And they have the epithets to prove it.
Juan Jose Barrios wrote:
>it is precisely on crisis times when you must become more tolerant. Views
>are usually expressed under too much anxiety. Just let it go. Dont you
>wanted a democratic forum??
>Doug Henwood wrote:
>> lweiger at umich.edu wrote:
>> >Doug, would you please welcome him back? I'd hate to think that my
>> >most lasting contribution to this list was hastening (with Justin's
>> >help) the exit of such an open and unblinded mind.
>> He didn't leave, though he seems to be contemplating it.
>> I've been especially distressed - meaning I usually am, but it's been
>> worse lately - by the insularity of a lot of listmembers. They're not
>> interested in, or quite hostile to, people they deem too sectarian,
>> or too liberal, or too "academic," or too whatever. The major reason
>> I started this list was to offer a forum where people on the broadly
>> defined "left," whatever that is, could talk across disciplinary,
>> political, and temperamental boundaries. Sometimes it works, but in
>> times of crisis, like this, the fault lines really become apparent.
>> In my gloomier moments I think maybe I should just pull the plug on
>> the whole thing because it's all so fucking doomed and just
>> reposition myself as a writer of starlet profiles.