Anyone recall Richard Seymour complaining about the Socialist Workers Party holding conferences that deny non-members full access to everything that is being discussed?
Anyone recall Richard Seymour leaking every single internal document of the SWP, including every document of Pat Stack’s faction which came with warnings that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES were they to be leaked to non-SWP members?
Anyone recall Richard Seymour leaking transcripts of internal disciplinary meetings to Islamophobic war-mongers like Nick Cohen and the rest of the bourgeois media in a manner that denies an accused individual his legal right to challenge his accuser’s version of events (in a court of law if necessary), presenting partial allegations without the full facts, precisely in order to poison everyone against him?
Anyone recall Richard Seymour denying that emails that we now know he did in fact write had been written by him, when he was caught red-handed professing his intention to disrupt the SWP regardless of how few votes he could win at SWP conference?
Anyone recall Richard Seymour attempting (unsuccessfully) to persuade the majority of Pat Stack’s faction that they had the right to make everything they wanted public to the class enemies of every socialist regardless of what the majority of the SWP members (including Pat Stack) deemed acceptable?
Well, how on earth do we now explain that Richard Seymour’s fan club are willfully denying SWP members (and everyone else) access to their own discussions? What on earth do these people have to hide?
Is it possible that Richard Seymour and co are shitting themselves? Is it possible they’re worried that the victims of their witch hunt may sue them for libel and slander?
Is it possible that Richard Seymour and co need to discuss how to justify their use of John Chamberlain’s website to get their message across despite having known all along that it defends the right of adults having sex with twelve year old boys and girls?
Is it possible that members of Richard Seymour’s network are now at loggerheads with one another as to how to justify their working so closely with John Chamberlain’s group from day one?
Is it possible that Richard Seymour’s group are at a loss to know what to do about the fact that their key base of support thus far is now challenging the witch hunt they have all spent the last few months whipping up?
Is it possible that this sectarian rabble does not want to wash its dirty linen in public? Is it possible that some of these people want to protest in the strongest possible terms about being kept in the dark about how Richard Seymour cultivated an unhealthy relationship with an advocate for the tearing up of every piece of age of consent legislation?
Is it possible that Richard Seymour is now having to cast a suspicious eye inside his network for agents of the SWP central committee who will be keeping tabs on all his nasty little shit stirrers, all the better to give him a taste of his own medicine?
I do hope so.