So moderation was (is) a form of un-acknowledged censorship that readers of Mondoweiss were completely oblivious to. This made me feel too much like living under communism. In Poland, on occasion, when communist censor pulled the story, defiant editors published blank pages. My numbering system is a bit like those blank pages. 171/186
yes, we know. your silent scream out to the world reminding us every time you post you've been censored. it never occurred to me it was for your own records.
Okay, maybe that is happening,
mooser, a moderator policing the system putting their own comments policy in place deviating from stated goals of MW and keeping it deliberately hidden? hmm. i dunno. it's fairly simple for anyone on staff just too click on the trash file and review the censored comments. one could even put someones name in search and read all of one poster's censored comments for the whole year.
Supremacism is such an alluring ideology –....They are tangentially related to the fact that I ... take on Polish-Jewish relationships in the last thousand of years in Eastern Europe. ....There were posts in Mondoweiss that appeared to have virtually no discussion in comments.
In reality, may people tried to get discussion going, but they were moderated out.
eva, yeah, back in the days we used to host comment sections about pre ww2/holocaust and sometimes they would run into the 1000 of comments. there are a lot of people who really like talking about the holocaust and pre holocaust and the dynamics of relations between the jewish community and the countries in which they lived. we often don't host those discussions. you being polish would not be grounds to make an exception to that. even if you really think it's important or relevant. this is not a hidden agenda, it was announced on the front page and there was a banning of a number of people at that time, including jeffrey blankfort.
there are a lot of people that got angry about that, many remain angry. there are also a lot of people angry at the blog for a lot of reasons. i so wish there was a place on the internet where people could go and write all the things they want to say here. ie i really wish gilad atzmon had a comment section on his blog so all the people who wanted to talk endlessly in 1000 comment long threads about jewish identity would have a place to express themselves.
people write comments such as 'yeah, i wanted to write about this so&so guy (jewish) involved w/such &such at world trade center right before 9/11 but they wouldn't let me'. well, MW doesn't host discussions of 9/11 either. they tend to get long and laborious and speculative and aren't there other sites for people who want to discuss 9/11 to go to?
often times MW doesn't host discussions about what MW doesn't host discussions about. but hey, if you think there are moderators here with their own agendas, not sure what to say about that. you could write adam and send him a copy of a comment (or a series of comments)that got rejected and see if he is interested in tracking down what moderator moderated it (not being a techie i don't know if that's possible but it probably is) but i can't really imagine a situation that would act in your favor.
nor do I mind one bit if Netanyahu gets his ‘wings clipped’....Netanjahu is not Israel, and Putin has no interest in causing any more instability than there already is in the region
i wrote: israel has had it’s wings clipped — by russia., so excuse me if you thought this implied netanyahu was israel, because that was not my intent. and of course i agree Putin has no interest in causing any more instability than there already is in the region, which is exactly why he sent S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria the first week of october, to prevent the little bully rogue state from spreading more havoc. for all i know it was ex defense minister liebermans's hairbrain idea.
Does Putin care about the Khahoggi murder?
i think you misinterpreted my "Khahoggi effect" comment. what i meant was, prior to Khahoggi's murder the saudi/israe/US/bolton/kushner anti-iran middle east plan, with saudi arabia as the "arab" face of that plan, was a tad more secure. note how israel was struggling w/how to respond to that event (dan shapiro wrote about it, lots of people did). now that plan is not so secure because associating with crown princes who chop up bodies is less popular than it was back in september.
so my comment re Khahoggi pertained to netanyahu, and israel, not putin. i meant that instead of just one geostrategic alliance going belly up (so to speak) he's now got sort of a 2 pronged diplomatics kershuffle going on. and putin has been coordinating quite well w/iran in syria. as i'm sure you know, russia is the superpower we compete with in the ME. so as the shining neocon anti-iran trifecta juggernaut (IS/US/SA and dubai to a certain extent) loses a little of its luster, it shifts the balance of power between russia and the US... favoring russia. so this is why israel may want to kiss up to russia right now and in contrast, likely why israel thought they could afford to shit all over this balance of power just a couple months ago.
Israel does not need the US. Their influence in the ME is also in decline. Netanyahu’s new favorite destination is Moscow
ah the trials and tribulations of netanyahu, if only he had foreseen the khashoggi effect before Syrian air defenses accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft killing 15 people in response to Israel airstrikes, on September 18th. because unlike the US stooges, putin is not a complete idiot flacky for israel and doesn't believe netanyahu claims it was all just a mistake.
Putin says no planned meeting with Netanyahu as tensions persist
Yet Israeli Hadashot TV reported on Sunday that Netanyahu told his cabinet that the “the crisis with Putin is far worse than we thought.” “Putin sees the downing of the plane as a personal affront to his prestige and this is an important component in his perception of power. Therefore, this is a strategic blow that made the crisis worse,” Netanyahu reportedly said.
published today: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/188756-181115-putin-says-no-planned-meeting-with-netanyahu-as-tensions-persist
more likely putin thinks israel is lying as they do routinely with impunity and he's not happy about that downed plane and 15 dead. so yes, netanyahu's relationship w/trump has probably been more of a liability, the kushner new deal is a flop, SA is not looking so great right now, and netanyahu finds himself on the outs with putin. so yeah, his favorite destination may be moscow because he's not welcome there right now. it might be awhile.
when you start physically deporting African refugees, who seem like the dreamers in the U.S., young people who by dint of their parents’ decisions, have grown up in this country, who speak fluent Hebrew– when you start physically picking them up and sending them over the border back to South Sudan and Rwanda, all the while you don’t do the same to Ukrainians and eastern Europeans who overstay their visas– Guys, this is not going to end well…
what a disingenuous coward! he prefaces this by saying "I’m going to say this and some people might not like to hear it, because there are strong feeling among the Israeli body politic. " but then he skips right over the part they won't like to hear, that this is straight up racist. he talks about "the optics" by which he means BAD optics but can't seem to spit it out, why is deporting black people and not ukranians bad optics? because we already know israel went out of their way to bring a million white people from russia, many of whom were not jewish, to change the demographics. because it's a racist country with racist policies, like trumps racist immigration policies.
and yet he has no problem denouncing the muslim ban as "plainly discriminatory, inhumane" https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-saddened-and-outraged-at-supreme-court-decision-upholding-muslim-ban but dare he say that to an israeli audience?
'guys, i know you won't like hearing ..... this is not going to end well'? total coward. or maybe he just doesn't recognize it's bigoted because israel is doing it. who knows. maybe it's his own racism he just refuses see.