The letters of our thoughts are the ideas present in our mind before they come to realization . . . Thoughts that are, yet not felt . . . The words of the subconscious . . . of the soul . . .

These are the LETTERS OF MY THOUGHTS.

Monday, July 12, 2010

In Response to the Open Letter to me on Crown Heights.info


For all of those asking about the Op-Ed on CrownHeights Info supposedly written in response to mine: I have no plans to respond to it at this time.

This new Op-Ed deals on tangentially with the matters discussed in my article. It needlessly attacks me in what results in little other then bombastic screed with a proclivity towards verbosity during the opening lines. The author seems to have failed to understand both my central thesis and conclusions as to how to best address the situation at hand. While my friendship with him, as of now, remains unshaken, I would recommend that he rethink the meaning of friendship - in my books it stands for something more then using the work of your fellow as a springboard for expressing your own personal agendas.

7 comments:

sarabonne said...

That truffle pizza line was quite the burn.

jewpublic club said...

Listen, I have posted another idea on my blog, if you so kind to look at it and tell me what you think. I think it is probably the only true halachic solution.The address is if you're interested: http://jewpubliclub.blogspot.com/2010

Thank you

e said...

I think he meant the personal stuff as a joke.

Mottel said...

The author has the right to his opinion (though I'm somewhat surprised he did so anonymously).

What bothers me is that, besides needlessly attacking my article in order to sensationalize his - he accuses me of slander (something he retracts on in the article - but has been left in the body of the post), being self-absorbed or at best naive.

This isn't constructive criticism or intelligent discourse - it's an attack.

I know the author didn't mean to upset me, though his words and overall tone seem to say the opposite, but he also has refused to see that he was overly insulting. He has refused to recant his insults to me . . .

I'm not bothered by attacks on my ideas, and his insults may have been in good humor - but they are unduly harsh and uncalled for. It is his stubborn refusal to act like a mentsch that has exacerbated the situation.

redsneakz said...

And the commenters on both of your pieces appear to be feeding gasoline on the fire, nu?

The Real Shliach said...

Reading too much into the actual post is one thing, but getting hung up on the comments?

Mottel said...

Of note: the author and I had a Beer Summit outside the shechuna - I had a Merry Monks Tripel from Weyerbacher, he had a Weihenstephan hefeweizen (and Shmelke the moderator had a Schneider - Brooklyner Hopfen Weizen).

We then went to Basil - the pizza was good (we recommend the White Asparagus Pizza) . . . but we all agreed the ambiance (when filled with a bunch of dweeby kids) sucked.