Tue Jul 18th, 2006 at 05:07:24 PM EST
[editor's note, by name] I've decided to erase the original article altogether. I think that the subject of psychopathy is worth exploring in its own right, but, for obvious reasons, Eurotrib is not the right forum to do this. More important, I don't think that the flamefest that ensued is worth it. Not for me and not for the forum. It was never my intention to provoke what happened and was said, and frankly I did not expect the level of unwarranted personal insults and calumny simply for posting on a 'controversial' subject - what is what political blogs are for, IMO until now.
Ultimately I decided to remove the whole post because of the apparition on scene by MarekNYC and the thread which followed his posting.
MarekNYC selected together some parts of my original article and from a subsequent answer to the comment from another user, and emphasized certain parts. From this he "concluded" that I was stating or implying that "all jews are genetic psychopaths" or something along those lines. Well, Marek is wrong. I never said something like that, nor did I intend to say anything near that. First, it would simply be wrong to say something that awful. Second, there is no factual basis to make such a statement. Actually, every person I've ever met who I've suspected of being a psycho, was not a jew. Third, I think that psychos have been sowed out liberally and equitatively among all peoples; I doubt very much that any special group has been given an 'extra serving' of psychos, so to say.
What Marek stated about me, his reinterpretation of what I wrote, is a calumny vile and malicious as they come. It would be in order if Marek made a retraction of sorts, but it may be too much to expect such a thing.