From: "daniel haines" <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 22:58:39 -0000
> > >--------- Hey there Daniel -- i am sort of surprised to
read your respones
> > >to
> > >the latest flutters in the list. re Palestine, Israel
and various other
> > >lines of discussion, polemic, lines of flight and
freexe-up; Would it not
> > >be
> > >better to ask why more people from the list have not
taken up any of these
> > >themes? And run with them instead of playing good guy
bad guy cop to you
> > >and
> > >cop to me?
i'm not trying to play cop. i was objecting to the way that
disinterest in mails about palestine/querying there
relevance had become a witch-hunt. the idea that chris's
opinions amounted to some form of anti-semitism seemed to me
to be ridiculous. and sad. it produced sad affects.
. And Daniel, how are you
> > >surprised, flaming in the list is age-old. - as for the
> > >--
> > >among whom I am sometimes numbered and proudly, well I
am surprised it
> > >bothers you so much. Why does it even get to you?
i don't object to performance at all - only to bad
performance, which i would define (loosely) as that which
doesn't call things into question but only asserts/justifies
ready-made truths? that is, it is predictable and safe.
How would like to see the
> > >list function? Have you any ideas, does anyone have any
my idea was: less about palestine. less bad performance.
that's all. and the list functions fine - i'm not addressing
> -- just to end this bit: lets not assume anything about
anyone or their
> super-ego. I think most in the list are pretty hip the
lingo and jargon we
> all use in our way.
> I dont mind if anyone says anything. Or if they choose to
remain silent or
> delete or whatever.
> Finally create some new lines or molecules milles....
i agree. what i don't see, though, is how bombarding the
list with palestine-related posts does this?
"A great problem, deserving acute attention.
I solved it by turning out the lights and going
to bed." - John Fante, Ask The Dust