Monday Love wrote:
Perlman says Jeff Levine's mixing his roles as editor and contest administrator was a "mistake," and "mistakes" are "human." A mistake??
Robert Perlman, are you really such an ass? Were you born yesterday? A mistake? This is the modus operandi of the whole rotten system, you dunce! Levine's behavior is the worm in the apple--it is the very disease that is the rot that is infecting the tooth. A "mistake?"
Robert Perlman (a.k.a "rperlman," a.k.a ???) clearly doesn't understand that there are mistakes and there are mistakes!
1.) A Priest
who has a sexual encounter with a consenting adult in his bedroom may be forgiven, with a child, male or female, behind the altar or wherever, never--that Priest has betrayed not only his humanity but his divinity as well, and should be banned from his position forever.
2.) A Stock Market Regulator
who is overheard discussing insider information with a close friend in a bar after work may be forgiven, one who solicits money in exchange for the same insider information must be banned from his position forever.
3.) A Head of the World Bank
who has a dalliance in his office may be forgiven, one who arranges for the object of his affections to be given an advantage over his or her colleagues in the promotion and salary race should be banned from his position forever.
4.) A Close Aid to the President of the United States
who shoots his colleague in the face by accident may be forgiven, a Close Aid to the President of the United States who distorts classified information in such a way that anyone anywhere in the world can be shot in the face should be banished from his position forever.
5.) An Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of a Distinguished Press
who inadvertently allows a single ex-student or acquaintance to enter a fee-paying competition he or she is judging may be forgiven if there is immediate full disclosure followed by a public apology, the blunder is appropriately rectified, and the glitch never happens again. An E-in-C & P of a DP
who tricks 100s of fee-paying hopefuls with a form letter that pretends to be a personal critique, who tries to solicit an additional $295.00 from each of them in exchange for favors, and who then goes on to allow manuscripts he has personally improved to advance ahead of other fee-paying hopefuls should be banished forever--and even more emphatically if this E-in-C & P of a DP
has announced to the whole world that he is the fairest of them all!
And why? Because the leopard has revealed his true spots (venality, duplicity and monumental arrogance) for the whole world to see and can never be mistaken for a lamb ever again. By the same token Jeffrey Levine
has revealed that he is not to be trusted as a contest administrator, and should be barred not only from administering contests at the Tupelo Press
but from teaching potential contest administrators at the Crazyhorse/Tupelo Press Publishing Institute.
That's our position--that's what we're about...........
The more integrity is...............
the more absolute must be the retribution!
If anyone cares to argue against the finality of any of these cases, this is the forum for you. We're listening--we'll give you all the space you need, will attend to each and every word of your defence, and will acknowledge our errors if your reasons prevail. Indeed, we have nothing whatever to hide.
What about you?