24644Another hot Christmas for the Australian left
- Dec 25, 2005By Bob Gould
This is the third holiday season when rather harsh discussion has
erupted on the Green Left discussion list between myself and Ed Lewis
on the one hand and DSP leadership loyalists on the other. Possibly,
the heat of these exchanges has a partly climatic aspect. We're in the
midst of the traditional Christmas heatwave, and so it has been for
the past three years.
Of course, this year the tension is heightened by the countdown to the
DSP conference, which will decide the future of the DSP as a
formation, rather spectacularly.
On the Green Left discussion list, Kim Bullimore, Norm Dixon, and now
John Tognolini, froth at the mouth about Ozleft being a gossip site
and Dixon introduces the rather novel idea that Bob Gould is
cyberstalking the DSP. Wow! Apparently it's all right for the DSP
leadership's Boyle faction to put the verbal boot into everyone else
in the workers' movement in an unbridled way, but the relatively
careful and cautious comment on the Ozleft site about developments in
the DSP is somehow illegitimate.
Leading figures in the Boyle faction behave like kings of old. They
have a clear concept of lese majeste: they can do or say anything, but
comment by any other socialist on their schemes and activities is vile
- Next post in topic >>