36058Re: Raven-Dixon double act
- Nov 22 2:22 PMNo-one is obliged to read or reply to anyone's' posts, including mine
and Gould's. All appear to be agreed that this issue does not
deserve the attention that is being given to it. So do I. But it
has become topical because so many people have chosen to become
In contrast, there does seem a real reluctance to become involved in
serious discussion of serious issues; blogging seems to be regarded
as an end in itself, which should not be in leftist circles.
In her description of my posts, the (DSP) moderator is breaching her
own views on name-calling.
Most of my posts (I too would prefer it to be all) are about serious
issues, started by the dreadful standard of debate on East Timor.
Incidentally, not only did I seem to be the only contributor to make
positive suggestions, but also there was a total loss of interest on
this loop some time ago regarding East Timor's problems and
solutions even though it and wider island state issues are
It should be obvious from the left's complete inability to influence
events that there are very serious inadequacies in the way that the
left is doing things. To put it another way, the way that people on
the left whether contributors to this list, in the DSP or not - are
doing things is far from the ideal. If there was a general
recognition of that AND a determination to do better, my main aim
would be achieved. It would seem an important aim. It would also
seem in the best interests of the left.
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