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Thread #121472   Message #2685313
Posted By: Big Mick
22-Jul-09 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism
Seems to me that you are mad at the wrong person, Bruce, my friend (sincere comment). While I may not agree with trying to reason with folks that have an agenda that includes propagandizing, proselytizing and recruitment, and veiled racism, none the less they are entitled in a public forum to mouth their views, even if they are objectionable. That is freedom of speech, which Yanks hold near and dear. Remembering that this is a public forum, one must keep in mind who has what obligation. It is not the obligation of the forum owner to censor objectionable opinion. That is the job of the listening public. It is your job to continue to point out the hidden agenda, the racist positions, and the false premises. This forum operates with very few rules, and that is by intent. It is a wonderful record of social interaction, debate, argument among peoples from entirely different social backgrounds and cultures. Our rules are simply designed to keep discussion of issues, and music, flowing. We only ask that folks limit their attacks to organizationional agendas, or individuals ideas, and we will not allow personal attacks. Joe and I, nor even Max for that matter, have any obligation to censor ideas. But participants here do have an obligation. That is to debate, or choose not to, and do so in a way that is in compliance with our rules, few that they may be.

As to Richard Bridge's comment of 9:34 AM, I would add that Joe and I are always available for private discussion through the use of PM's. But a forum of this type cannot be moderated by public consensus. You can reach me at mick@mudcat.org

All the best,

Mick