[DEBATE] : Re: Rape & the Men on this List
p.waterman at inter.nl.net
Mon Apr 24 17:02:41 BST 2006
I am increasingly bored and irritated with Peter Mahlangu, who appears
on this list only to respond, in a conventional bourgeois liberal
patriarchal mode, to serious issues raised by those identified with or
exploring alternatives to such.
Although response to him might conceivably sharpen our own arguments, my
increasing feeling is that we can better do this amongst ourselves, or
with conventional bourgeois, liberal, patriarchal people who are capable
of responding positively rather than simply stonewalling. He should
really take himself off to some such site as those represented by the
Oxford Union (a student debating society where performance was more
important than beliefs or values). In so far as he has clearly abandoned
any such identities or beliefs that might have been associated with
liberation struggles, he will do well in his career and probably end up
as an ambassador, a UN functionary or university vice chancellor (with
no understanding of vice).
In so far as he has not done this, but prefers to 'epater la
anti-bourgeoisie' (provoke the anti-bourgeoisie), I am obliged to
deploy my personal ultimate defence: blocking him.
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