From: Douglas Brooker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 22 Dec 2003 - 19:39:18 GMT
Othman Mohamed wrote:
> There is something about censorship that gives me the creep and I just
> don't like it. Althought the moderator has come up with some solution to
> keep Joe around, I still consider that a censorship and I don't think it is
> really needed.
it's not usenet. it's a moderated academic list, with an academic purpose that
should be respected.
I don't agree that the decision represents censorship. The posts in question
will be available. they are metaphorically being put at the top of the
magazine rack wrapped in plastic.
> In fact we could look to what Joe was doing as a perfect case in which
> memes are caught in action. It provides a perfect example of how a certain
> meme(s) can control someone's mind and make him actively go out and try to
> spread those memes by trying, using all possible means, to infect as many
> other minds as possible. Of course it is all for the benefit of those memes
> and Joe's mind is just a tool they are using to propagate themselves.
I follow usenet groups for this: soc.culture.usa, soc.culture.israel,
soc.culture.palestine, alt.politics.british, uk.politics.misc, and
uk.current-events.terrorism - are good sources of data.
Expect something else from this list: its academic purpose presupposes a
certain professional distance from the "field".
The moderator decided, it's a good decision. other decisions may have been
acceptable, but alternatives would have been better put forward before the
decision was made, as was requested.
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