Because it's the Funny Farm Lounge. ;-)
On 10/22/2014 08:32 AM, j_alexander_stan...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
I'm still quite busy with real life, but when I see references to
"moderators should have blah blah blah" it's time for me to remind
folks that Rick already has the forum moderated as he sees fit. As for
Judy, unless I missed something, we don't know what's up with her or
why she left.
Personally, I don't understand why people would be drawn to engage in
the ego monkey bullshit that makes up the bulk of FFL's traffic, but
it is what it is. I do understand why people object to Barry's toxic
behavior, but that's who he is and what he does, and it has not
changed. So, why keep reacting to an energy creature who seeks reaction?
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :
? “..the role of principle Barry hater - and you have to admire the
No, we all rate posts as we may read them on spectrum; from posts that
make: Observations, to suggestions, to criticism, by negativity and
tone, to apostasy, thence to active anger and hating. In reading these
posts I feel Ann through reading the individual postings here simply
lost some faith more in Turq by her better understanding of his
writing and approach here after reading the Lenz book that was posted
here. It is that simple also.
I always read the Turq and feel he has a valid perspective from
having 'been there' at a time, by his contrast with spiritual
experience like Fleet's, and now I feel I have an even better
understanding of him as a critic from this recent Freddy Lenz/Rama
thread on FFL. Context often is everything.
That is something that is particularly good about the writing on FFL,
that it often can render down what is truth. Judy was very much part
of that process when she was here. Ann also helps with that by virtue
of her mind about things and by life experience as context about
things here. Some here have been pricks and Ann may be prickly towards
people at times. Rick seems to welcome almost everyone contributing
to the related topics of FairfieldLife. I thank Rick for that. Public
forum is often one of the best checks against theocratic tyranny.
There was an amazing open meeting last night in meditating Fairfield
where everything was on the table in front of a bunch of the higher-up
apparatchiks of the new TM movement. For upward pressures on the
organization being beyond theocratic control, FFL has long been a part
of the calculus of the meditating Fairfield communal culture.
There is a lot of change going on inside right now by virtue of the
attention of public forum. Turq in his way has been part of that for
years by force of his experience, personality and writing. I would
miss him if he gets entirely hounded or completely embarrassed off of
this forum. In the same way I feel it was really mean the way they
hounded Judy personally off this list and out of this community. Rick
and the moderators should have stopped that before the end.
I would hope we could all be kinder with one another in process.
Jai Guru Dev,
-Buck in the Dome