Re: Kicking Out Robert Johnson

Ian Mast (imast@SUN.CIS.SMU.EDU)
Sun, 12 Mar 1995 02:48:40 -0600

> Well, folks, I hope we're all proud of ourselves. Let me ask everyone on
> this list: how much trouble would it have been simply to press the delete
> key re Robert Johnson? Or, failing that, how hard would it have been to
> engage him in some sort of meaningful dialougue, rather than
> unceremoniously making ourselves feel good and him feel bad?

Dialogue? Have you been watching a different set of postings than those
which have paraded across my monitor. Dialogue consists of meaningful
give and take between individuals with different ideas. RJ decided long
ago how he felt about the world. His posts are simple-minded
proselytization. Many have attempted well-meaning enlightened dialogue
with RJ and he has yet to participate in any form of dialogical give and
take. If I had even the slightest suspicion that RJ had ever cared about
what any of us had written, I might be upset about his impending doom.
He had ample chance.

Ian Mast