No Justice for Malfew Seklew


1845-1945, Events, Historical Work, Malfew Seklew / Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Malfew Seklew, author and subject of the Gospel of Malfew Seklew, is taken to task in this letter to the editor by R. R. O’Conner in the newspaper Justice for August 9th, 1902. We were already aware of letters to the editor warning of the impossibility of defeating the Sirfessor in debate–but here we have an accusation that it is the Sirfessor himself who is the author of those letters. Also found here is a notice for an upcoming debate between Seklew and a contender.

ANARCHISTS IN EDINBURGH.

DEAR COMRADE,
In your last issue appears a letter signed L. Vyner, Edinburgh, who expressed a wish therein that some representative of the S.D.F. might join issue in the Meadows with the “blatant egoist” named Malfew Seklew, who takes pleasure in ridiculing Social-Democracy, and take advantage of the big crowds Seklew gets to spread our principles. If I mistake not this is an attempt on the part of Seklew and his friends to draw attention to themselves and their meetings, and to get a bigger crowd by this ” draw.” Readers of JUSTICE possibly might infer from Vyner’s letter that the Social-Democrats of Edinburgh had been frightened into silence by the blatant and egoistic one. Now, as a matter of fact, on the night Vyner speaks of, Malfew Seklew got as unmerciful a drubbing from our comrade Doull, of the Edinburgh branch, as it was ever the fate of an Anarchist to receive at the hands of a class-conscious Socialist. I hope you will insert this and expose an attempt on the part of the Anarchists above mentioned to obtain a cheap advertisement and a further draw.

—Fraternally yours,

Edinburgh. R. R. O’CONNOR.