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5581Re: [GreenLeft_discussion] Re: NSW Council election results (and Bob's geography)

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  • Ambrose Andrews
    Apr 4, 2004
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      ozleft wrote:

      >By Bob Gould
      >
      >Nobby Tobby accuses me of being a "fabricator of lies". Wow. I don't
      >much like being accused of lying by someone who shelters behind a
      >pseudonym but then half identifies himself as a member of the Sydney
      >branch executive committee of the Socialist Alliance.
      >
      >
      So how is 'sheltering behind a pseudonym' relevant? If you're not
      planning to sue your accusor, or engage in a duel at dawn, then it
      doesn't matter who it is, as long as its a consistent identity, which it
      is.

      You clearly do not enjoy being called a 'fabricator of lies'. Would it
      be more correct to say that you are not averse to making something up,
      if you don't know the real story?

      >Obviously, Zinovievist organisational arrangements don't allow him to
      >engage in a frank discussion of the events, so he falls back on
      >crude, offensive and inaccurate accusations that I'm lying. If I've
      >got it so wrong, tell us the actual sequence of events that supports
      >your argument, Nobby Tobby.
      >
      >

      'If i've got it wrong'.... also known as 'if I've just *made something
      up*, for purposes of provocation, then the onus is on you to correct
      me,' (but calling me a liar is out of line).

      I can make whatever outlandish statements I like on the basis of nothing
      but my own deeply held prejudices, and its not a lie, its an 'educated'
      guess... And its their fault anyway for not giving me all the details
      of their internal discussions (can't imagine why...).

      -AA.


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