Thursday, 7 February 2008

Concerns about Ictopus

I have just posted the following on the Ictopus blog:

I await their reaction.

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Reassurance needed.

Could I please have clarification of the policy of the Ictopus team regarding the posting of comments on this blog?

Note: I shall be publicising your response outside this site at and beyond. If you remove this comment, I shall say so.

It would appear that it is the Ictopus policy not to allow the posting of any comment that is critical of articles in SGP or of the Ictopus policy itself.

I cannot believe that this is possible.

If it is, then this is a serious matter as the membership are prevented from hearing of the concerns of some of its members.

This would suggest that Ictopus could be regarded as an organisation with fascist tendencies which surely is not their intention.

fascism noun an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization. • (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.

The term Fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43), and the regimes of the Nazis in Germany and Franco in Spain were also fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach.

1 comment:

Geoff Dellow said...

Unfortunately I get absolutely no feed back from any of the Ictopus team.

I cannot believe that an educational group want to stifle discussion as they do!

Heather Govier, their editor,just telss me "Don't worry Geoff" -

which I find arrogant