From: Fred Moseley (fmoseley@MTHOLYOKE.EDU)
Date: Fri Nov 16 2007 - 09:12:36 EST
Dear Comrades, I herby resign from the OPE-L Advisory Committee, because Jerry ignores our decisions and does what he wants to do anyway. In this most recent episode, and in several other episodes, both Allin and I objected to Rakesh’s suspension from the list, but Jerry suspended him anyway. Thus the “advisory committee” is a farce, and a huge drain on my time, with no effect. Jerry argues that Rakesh “violated the January agreement” in this recent episode and in other episodes. But in our Januray discussions, I objected to the prohibition against responding to or mentioning Jerry and Ajit, because I think such a prohibition contradicts the comradely nature of our list. And I especially didn’t like the extension of this prohibition beyond explicit comments to “innuendo”. But I accepted this prohibition, at Jerry’s insistence, in the spirit of compromise. But I had no idea that Jerry would interpret “innuendo” so broadly. In the recent episode, started by Ajit, “innuendo” has been stretched to “second order innuendo” – Rakesh is not allowed to respond to Ian who was responding to Ajit. This is not what I had in mind in our “January agreement”. Also, on several recent occasions, Rakesh has been suspended for trying to respond on-list to charges made against him, including Ajit’s recent flame. Rakesh’s attempts to defend himself on-list are interpreted by Jerry as a “violation of the January agreement”, and he is suspended as a result. I think this is unfair treatment of Rakesh. If charges or flames are made against Rakesh on-list, then he should have the right to defend himself on-list, at least once, and that doing so is not a “violation of the January agreement”. I hope this can be resolved peacefully, but I am fed up with the waste of my time. Comradely, Fred ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
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