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Postby Guest » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:42 pm

You even wrote that you've never read his book...

You must be talking about a different "guest" poster....

Not me, I own thousands of books on Carroll...

Maybe all those other pedo posts were not by ME, or directed to ME??
In that case why are you answering them you moron? You must know which guest you are even if no-one else does.
Because the original poster who did NOT read the Carroll books said his nickname was alzamiento

So where the f**k do they get off attributing the quote to ME, who as far as THIS thread is concerned, I AM the only GUEST!!

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Postby Justin » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:24 pm

Lenny Webmistress,

As I'm sure you can imagine I have a load of things I'd like to say to this man.

However I do appreciate that you have a very tricky situation on your hands here. This is one of the friendliest sites I have ever encountered and I wouldn't like to spoil it any more than it's been defiled already, or put you in a difficult situation.

Clearly this is not a situation that can be amicably reconciled even if I (or, I would guess, any of the pro-castration commentators) had any wish to be reconciled with a person of this type.

So please let me know, on or off list, if you'd rather this debate (if you can call it that) didn't continue, and I'll be happy to abide by your decision.

I'm posting this publicly rather than messaging you offlist just to let you all know that if no reply comes to PoorOldDad's latest it's not because there's nothing to say!

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Postby freelancer » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:40 pm

Pedophilia is an attraction. Child molestation is an action...there IS a difference.
From the dictionary:

ped·o·phil·i·a (pd-fl-, pd-)
n.
The act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.

There's absolutely NO difference! AIW:-o

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Postby Alyss » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:45 pm

You even wrote that you've never read his book...

You must be talking about a different "guest" poster....

Not me, I own thousands of books on Carroll...

Maybe all those other pedo posts were not by ME, or directed to ME??
In that case why are you answering them you moron? You must know which guest you are even if no-one else does.
Because the original poster who did NOT read the Carroll books said his nickname was alzamiento

So where the f**k do they get off attributing the quote to ME, who as far as THIS thread is concerned, I AM the only GUEST!!
I am going to clarify my earlier postings. To whoever is posting under the name anonymous: I'm referring to someone under the name "guest". I'm not directing my comments to you. :) There are more than one Guest's here. I am referring to the one who constantly puts down others on here, calling them idiots and condescending posts. Unless proved otherwise, I believe the original poster, alzamiento, and Mr. Guest are either the same person or two people here to rock the boat. Either way, I've noticed alzamiento hasn't responded since posting this, only Mr. Guest coming to call us idiots. Hmmm.... will alzamiento coincidently come back after this post? Let's see!!!

I think there should be a trial time limit for people to use "Guest". It seems there are more than one posting on the same topics. I am sorry if I confused all of you, and I was not talking to any of the others.

I would like to ask alzamiento/Mr. Guest, how would you think Mr. Dodgson would feel if he were to come to the 21st century to see that he has been labeled a pedophile, NO MATTER WHAT DEFINITION IS GIVEN? You, being so smart and all, should assume that the real world DOES NOT CARE what you consider the definition of a pedophile is. Everyone follows the media closely in this millennium, so they will follow whatever definition is given to them. Like I said, the meanings of words change over time. Gay no longer means happy. Here is an article about some of them: http://writinghood.com/style/grammar/ei ... over-time/ Do you follow the old definition? So, given that the average persons sees the equation:

Pedophile= child predator/child molester

Do you think Dodgson would like people throwing this reputation of him around so much? I don't think he would. I think it's dull and demeaning to put a label on someone who cannot defend themselves or give THEIR explanation on THEIR personal life. He's dead and he cannot do so. It's like calling Ernest Hemingway a rapist based on some heresay, biased biographies, and little evidence. Until something pops up out of the shadows, and proves otherwise, only Dodgson and the Liddells will forever know the truth. When that day comes, I will humbly reject everything I have ever thought, said, and written. But, until then, if you would like to continue thinking in the old word meanings, be my guest.

Also, Mr. Guest, if Alzamiento isn't your account already, if you are going to continue to call people names like Idiot and post on topics with a condiscending attitude, at least man-up and make an account.

I just hope someone doesn't do to you what the world has done to Mr. Dodgson. And learn to be a little more humble.

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Postby Guest » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:53 pm

Just to end this hopefully..

I apologize for calling anyone here a moron and an idiot, but how would YOU feel, if just by debating whether Carroll had those desires, even if he, himself suppressed them gets YOU labeled a pedophile....??

I am not, nor am I advocating, encouraging, or condoning, any sexual activity between an adult and a child.

But, if you read Dodgson's letters, diaries, and actions, you would at least admit that he was very preoccupied with little girls.
Many of his letters published in M. Cohen's The Letters of Lewis Carroll (and his bio) excerpt letters to little girls that can ONLY be viewed as at least romantic, and when some little girls do not respond in kind, he genuinely pouts like scorned lover...
Also, does someone, even in the 19th c. extend his innocent preoccupation of collecting child-friends, with the desire to see them nude, and takes nude portraits of them? If you believe that his enjoyment of seeing nude 8 year olds cavorting around his rooms and studio was purely innocent and artistic, and had not the slightest bit of suppressed, repressed, eroticism, then I really can't say anything else except does the image of an Ostrich with his head in the sand have any meaning to you?

Now, before you get all in a tizzy, I understand better than most, the climate of the era Dodgson was living in. And surely his actions were more the norm and tolerated in his day, though possibly more out of naivete, then anything else.

I also clearly state that (1) We can never know what was actually his prime motivation for his obsessiveness, not can we attribute any impropriety on his part. so I am neither trying to disparage his memory, nor look at him through rose-colored glasses. I am just pointing out the facts and circumstantial evidence. Dodgson was NOT a child molester.
I did say he had pedophilic feelings, and if you want to debate that semantically, so be it.

How can you criticize me for THAT!

(2) Which get to the other point of contention..the P word.

Freelancer wrote: Pedophilia: The act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.


So..as I stated, it is not only ACTION, but fantasy.

Some here will even argue that Carroll didn't have fantasies, or sexual thoughts concerning children. Here I agree that we cannot know what was on the man's mind, only that what ever it was...he didn't act on it.

But..if you INSIST that pedophilia MUST contain a sexual component whether in fantasy or action, then:

... if a male adult constantly surrounds himself with prepubescent girls, write "love letters," albeit in the guise of humour,
pouts when a little girl either rebuffs his attempt at friendship, or wishes to discontinue the friendship (which is the case in at least two incidents that are documented)

enjoys looking on the nude prepubescent form, and wishes to take more and more like photos until rumours fly...

.who wrote the most wonderful poems of love, and of disappointment about Alice etc. etc..

If not a person with pedophilic tendencies, then what would YOU like to call him..

If you want to be Humpty Dumpty about it and give his predilection another name, so be it..but history will not be denied...

Do you think Dodgson would like people throwing this reputation of him around so much? I don't think he would. I think it's dull and demeaning to put a label on someone who cannot defend themselves or give THEIR explanation on THEIR personal life. He's dead and he cannot do so. It's like calling Ernest Hemingway a rapist based on some heresay, biased biographies, and little evidence. Until something pops up out of the shadows, and proves otherwise, only Dodgson and the Liddells will forever know the truth. When that day comes, I will humbly reject everything I have ever thought, said, and written. But, until then, if you would like to continue thinking in the old word meanings, be my guest.

I don't think the issue here is that the man is dead, therefore he cannot defend himself..

IF that were the case, then no biography of any person who has passed on would be tolerated!
We might as well not discuss history at all, because, God forbid, we may have it wrong!

If I were just throwing innuendos around, then you may have a point, but all my statements, circumstantial as some of them might be, ARE BASED ON FACTS!

Re-read all my posts, read al, the GOOD biographies, and then say to yourself, "If it Walks like a duck...."

And please again, my reasoning is to not editorialize, just to bring out the facts..which have a habit of pleasing no one.

But just as I may discuss Osama bin laden, doesn't make me a terrorist, neither does believing that Mr. Dodgson was a harmless man who had a fervent attraction to little girls make me an advocate of such or a pedophile, so stop slinging my name as it were, in the mud!

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Postby Lenny » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:48 am

I seem to have arrived here a little late.

Guest, I appreciate the apologies, but the next time you (or someone else) call another poster a moron or something the like, you will receive a temporary ban from this forum.


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