Guest wrote:> I strongly advise everyone to look at those articles of his on Big
> Peace, and read through the comments, especially the ones from
> You will notice that he challenges the woeful lack of basic
> historical knowledge, basic knowledge of current events, and
> egregious bigotry exhibited by John Xenakis.
> You will also notice the complete lack of rebuttal beyond feeble
> ad hominems on the part of John Xenakis.
> And, if you look carefully, you will discover that he knows the
> real name of BronxZionist, but just he fails to produce any actual
> quote from him to justify a comparison to Janeane Garofalo, he
> also manages to forget to include that name. What a joke.
I didn't know your real name at the time that I wrote the article.
There are two issues here with respect to the comparison to Janeane
One issue is your trashy and abusive behavior.
When I post a comment on someone's web site, I try to remember that
I'm a guest in someone else's home, and I need to respect the owner
and his rules. You act like you own BigPeace, and that I and everyone
else have to follow YOUR rules, or be punished for it with abusive
and trashy personal attacks.
The second issue is your racism. Perhaps you personally didn't write
that it's good for Pakistani mothers and children to drown since
they're Muslims, but you've been the principal and most vigorous
defender of people who make those remarks. Everything you write oozes
Even your latest comments on Friday are the same. You quote the
xenophobia article and tell other BigPeace readers that this is what I
think of them. This is not only insulting to the majority of BigPeace
readers, but you're defending by implication the extremely racist
remarks of the xenophobic fringe.
But maybe I'm wrong, so take the chance to correct me. I assume that
you would harshly condemn anyone who wrote that it was good for Jewish
mothers and children to drown because they're Jews. So here's your
Please tell me that you condemn anyone who says that it's good for
Muslim mothers and children to drown, or that all Muslims should be
deported, or that Muslims can't produce anything but mayhem, murder
and misery. Yes or no - do you unequivocally condemn those remarks
and the people who make them? I'll take any ambiguous answer or
non-answer as a "no."
And if the answer is "no," then you're just as much of a racist
as the people who make those remarks.
You have a number of good qualities. Let me list some of them
- You know a great deal about history. You probably do know more
than I do, although you don't know everything, and you certainly don't
know history from the point of view of Generational Dynamics. But you
know a hell of a lot, possibly more than anyone else I've known.
- You write very well.
- You're very intelligent.
- Apart from your attitude towards Muslims, you and I are not really
very far apart on most issues.
But to use a cliché, you insist on using your talents for evil, rather
than good. If your behavior were supportive and helpful, rather than
abusive and trashy, then we'd all be much better off, and you could
even contribute positively to Generational Dynamics.
Some of your comments are valid criticisms, or at least worth
debating. I've written thousands of articles on my web site,
totalling some 3 million words, covering dozens of countries at
possibly hundreds of times throughout history. I go to a lot of
trouble to avoid making mistakes, but of course with that volume of
writing there are going to be some errors. And I always appreciate it
when someone helps me by correcting an error, or in debating a
different interpretation of history.
However, you aren't interested in a debate. You just want to be
trashy and abusive. The last time I posted something in response to
something you said, you wrote, "I love it when you post down here
because you double down on your stupidity." Charming remarks like
that make everything you write look like garbage to be ignored. It
isn't worthwhile even bothering to pay attention to you.
You're going to do whatever you're going to do. So yes, you're a
xenophobic far right mirror image of Jeaneane Garofalo, spreading
hatred wherever you can. So I'm going to continue to assume the worst
about you, until I have a reason to believe otherwise.
On the other hand, if you'd like to have a different kind of
relationship, then I'm willing to listen.