I have to say that this must cross some kind of line of accepted behavior on this list.

I support the expression of a wide range of opinions, even if I don't agree with them. But even if I agreed with you, I would take exception at this kind of language and the vitriol.

From a practical perspective, it also vitiates any point you might be trying to make.

Dean Anderson

On Monday, July 1, 2019, 1:47:36 AM GMT+5:30, Arnaud Fournet <fournet.arnaud@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

@ Antonia Ruppel

Obviously, you're a total leftist shithead.

To start with, Nazis were Socialists. They have nothing to do with the Right or even less with the Far-Right, whatever that means.

So you "mail" is nothing but allout Marxist crap.

So I would call the NiwBitch on your mail.

With Best Regards.


Le 30/06/2019 à 20:24, Antonia Ruppel a écrit :
It should also be pointed out that the discussion has gone beyond Godwin's Law to Niwdog's law (Godwin reversed):  this is when a discussion member claims Godwin's law in a case where the person called a Nazi for all intents and purposes is a Nazi, where someone called a right-wing extremist actually is a right-wing extremist, etc. This is the common name for what Hans pointed out in relation to the Godwin's Law Wikipedia entry.

And so I call Niwdog's Law on Arnaud's original email.


On Sun, 30 Jun 2019 at 18:44, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology@list.indology.info> wrote:
Thanks all.


On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:59:12 PM GMT+5:30, Arnaud Fournet <fournet.arnaud@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

yes, precisely so

IMHO, the issue is that there are authorized insults like "far-right" or "racist" and non-authorized insults like "asshole", "bastard", etc.

The first set usually escapes moderation censureship, while the other set is usually not accepted.

Best regards


Le 30/06/2019 à 19:25, Patricia Sauthoff a écrit :
Dear Dean,

It's a reference to Godwin's law, "if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Adolf Hitler or his deeds".

On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:13 AM Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural@yahoo.com> wrote:
Could you please clarify your point for us who are Godwin-deprived?



On Sunday, June 30, 2019, 9:57:21 PM GMT+5:30, Arnaud Fournet via INDOLOGY <indology@list.indology.info> wrote:

Le 30/06/2019 à 18:00, indology-request@list.indology.info a écrit :
> Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 13:45:23 -0600
> From: Patricia Sauthoff<sauthoff@ualberta.ca>
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Supporting each other in public
> Message-ID:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> For those who are unaware of the tactics adopted by the far-right,


>  you may
> enjoy reading this short article
> You'll see that Dr. Elst utilizes them all, from trolling and gaslighting,
> to victimization, to turning everything into a free speech issue.
> Make no mistake, there is nothing unintentional about this and it is a
> performance for those lurkers who silently agree. It is meant to bait those
> who do not agree into "debate" in order to try to turn their words around
> against them, as Elst attempted to do in his response to me.
> In his earlier email, Elst presents Pamela Geller
> and Robert Spencer
> as subjects who have had their free speech trampled. This is a dog whistle.
> Geller and Spencer are opportunistic far-right


> anti-Muslim activists.
> Spencer was banned from the UK in 2013 due to his extremism. A security
> guard was shot
> at a stunt in Texas in which they offered a $10K prize to the person who
> drew the "best" cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed.
> These writers, Elst, and many other far-right writers


>  were cited for their
> anti-Islamic views in the manifesto written by the Norwegian terrorist
> Anders Brevik. If that name isn't familiar, perhaps you'll remember the
> 2011 Oslo bombing and subsequent mass shooting of teenagers on an island by
> a "lone wolf" who killed 77 people in total. Brevik's manifesto
> is
> now canon among the violent far-right


> as it lays out tactics and strategies
> for online harassment and real-world terrorism. The Austrailian-born
> Christchurch shooter made reference to it as inspiration in his own
> manifesto.
> To me, the most worrying tactic of the online far-right


>  is its penchant for
> making lists of "leftists" in order to target them. Recently an online
> publication
> ran an article with a list of journalists they believed to be connected to
> the anti-fascist movement
> The article "was circulated approvingly on white supremacist forum
> Stormfront the day after its publication; a day later, a YouTube user
> uploaded a video of imagery of mass shooters intercut with images of the
> reporters mentioned by Lenihan under the heading ?Sunset the Media.?"
> Scary stuff. Turns out words on the internet aren't just words afterall. I
> worry that lurkers on this email listserv may build their own list of
> targets, i.e., some of us.

yes, I agree that jerks who overuse the word "far-right" should rather
create their own list somewhere else.

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Department of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Junior Research Fellow, Kellogg College
University of Oxford

Author, The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit