Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 16:48:16 EDT
Try and avoid this kind of thing, both of you Quoting Jerry Levy <Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM>: > > his deranged view of events, > > Levy's madness, > > BASTA! > > I've had enough of Rakesh's bullshit. > > (You might want to delete this post now, Gary). > > Here's a quick chronology of the most recent events: > > 1. On April 21, Rakesh sent a post to the list with Mark > Neocleous's "Bloody Capital and Dead Labour Cultural > Studies" paper. > > 2. Neocleous's paper said "Electronic copies of this > paper may not be posted on any other website > without express permission of the author". Accordingly, > I sent Rakesh an off-list message (in which Advisory > Ctte members and Hans were cc'd) asking if he had > Mark's permission to post the paper. > > 3. Rakesh replied that he did not. > > 4. Shortly afterwards, Rakesh hurled malicious and > libelous accusations against me off-list. I asked for > proof for his vicious charge -- which was stated in > a declarative way. He could give none. > > 5. Rakesh asked the Advisory Committee to > investigate. I said that was fine by me. > > 6. Rather than waiting for a response from the > Advisory Ctte, he took the issue to the list with > hints at his real charge on 4/24. After many > vicious insinuations and ad hominem attacks on his part, > (hoping to save the list from this stupid discussion) I wrote > on the 25th: > > ===================================== > "***If there is anyone on the list _other than Rakesh_ > who believes that there has been even an iota of evidence > put forward that I have acted improperly, _please_ > speak up" > ===================================== > > //////Not a single listmember came forward to say that s/he > thought that there was _any_ evidence put forward > against what I had done.////// > > I thought that would have been the end of this matter. > That SHOULD have been the end of it. > > Instead, > > 7) Rakesh re-raises the issue and his ad hominem attacks > on May 2-3. Even though he said he "knows nothing about > vampires" he continued to pursue his aggressive and accusatory > tone with me. > > 8) On May 3 I wrote: "It's really quite simple: if you think > someone has done something improper or unethical, BRING > US PROOF OR SHUT UP". > > He SHOULD HAVE SHUT UP since he had NO proof. > Instead, > > 9) he hurls MORE ad hominem attacks at me and asserts > that I have no "credibility as an honest person." Indeed, he > taunted me with his claim about fabrication: "Should > we rehash for the list this whole incident? I would be happy > to." > > Well, I said "go ahead" and here we are today -- with him > STILL not having the courage to state in public the charge he > made on 4/24 _OR_ any P-R-O-O-F for that charge. > > ***Does anyone (other than Rakesh) blame me for being > pissed-off?*** > > I have done NOTHING wrong but this SCOUNDREL keeps > repeating his wild and malicious insinuations. > > He complains now about his name in the subject line. You know > what? I don't care. Let the list(and others) know what kind of > person he is. You should know what kind of vicious and totally > unsubstantiated accusations and smears he has made against me > over the YEARS. > > *AND* if Rakesh responds *I N A - N - Y W A Y* to this > post then I will interpret that as consent to inform you about his false > charges of May, 2004.* > > I've been WAY too tolerant with him over the years. That's about > to change. > > *BASTA!* > > In solidarity, Jerry > ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
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