[Reader-list] BLACK TUESDAY: THE VIEW FROM ISLAMABAD
Steef at CwaC.nl
Tue Sep 18 16:08:44 IST 2001
This posting of Rana has my full support!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: reader-list-admin at sarai.net [mailto:reader-list-admin at sarai.net]On
> Behalf Of Rana Dasgupta
> Sent: dinsdag 18 september 2001 11:27
> To: reader-list at sarai.net
> Subject: Re: [Reader-list] BLACK TUESDAY: THE VIEW FROM ISLAMABAD
> May I protest to the list and to Philip for this kind
> of mail (below).
> As Menso Heus suggested yesterday, I think the reader
> list is not the place for ad hominem attacks of this
> kind. If anyone suspects someone else of being
> "psychopathic" can they either keep it to themselves
> or advise the relevant person of their concern in
> private emails?
> My own assumption is that this list is for engaging
> with ideas and not the defects of its members'
> personalities. Moreover, it is a place that I come to
> because of a presumed openness as to what kind of
> ideas are deserving of attention and discussion.
> With the diversity of backgrounds and interests of
> people on this list it is quite likely - and desirable
> - that disagreements will arise. These are not to be
> erased in the name of the same sort of emotional
> blackmail that is currently jamming the mainstream
> media. There is no point launching an investigation
> of a situation of hatred and vengeance if I/we/you try
> to shut it down as soon as I/we/you feel your
> interests or your point of view to be offended.
> Sorry to waste members' time by stating what I thought
> would have been obvious. But (to quote another list
> member, this time in reference to the attached mail):
> >it undermines open and honest criticism and dialogue
> >concerning real human issues and a complete waste of
> >at least my time.
> --- philip pocock <Philip.Pocock at t-online.de> wrote:
> > Pradip Saha wrote:
> > > this is the last one:
> > >
> > > i actually recognise my numbness to be terrible,
> > and decided to be honest,
> > > rather than to be nice and do a lip service.
> > you appear to be psychopathic, with all options open
> > to be manipulated by your
> > character.
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