Re: Kicking Out Robert Johnson

Sun, 12 Mar 1995 08:08:56 -0500

I have been lurking throughout and IMHO William Bangs' suggestion
appears to make the most sense, be the least intrusive upon the
rights of all concerned &c. Are we all so time-constrained that we
would `squash' one person's voice, whatever our opinion thereof,
rather than `squash' the delete key? A sad commentary if such be the
-Ken Jacobs Anthropologie U de M

>On Sun, 12 Mar 1995, William Bangs wrote:
> > 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