Mudcat Café message #2756171 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124666   Message #2756171
Posted By: Paul Burke
30-Oct-09 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Subject: RE: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Hah Joe, you think you won over Bush... we thought we'd won over Thatcher's Tories in 1997. And we are comparing Obama with Blair. I think you're partly right and partly wrong over the nastiness on Mudcat. Nastiness isn't new- remember those two guitars? And I preserve on my computer copies of PMs from certain members who like to pose as models of tolerant open- mindedness, just for fun.

I've posted here opposing crude antiFascism. On the grounds that it doesn't work. I sometimes think you (personal attack) have something of the mindset of the ACLU - allow them enough rope, they'll hang themselves. Probably true, but they'll also probably hang us first.

Over the Catholics, you're a child of Vatican II, and see Christianity as a community. Don't forget that the fundies hate you as much, if not more, than Muslims. You're the Whore of Babylon. As for child molestation, it's not exclusive to any organisation, but any organisation that hides it as an internal matter deserves a thumping when it leaks out.

I do think Mudcat has split badly in recent years, but the reason in my (absolutely unchallengable) opinion was the wrongheaded reaction to 911- a lot of people saw friendly criticism of the USA as treason or worse.

And Mudcat still has its good side of caring and supportive people who will rally round and give a leg up to the lonely, despairing or lost, and that is what a real community does.