Hello All Merbites,
If you have been following what has been going in the last few days concerning my banishment and reinstatement, you will know that something was fishy. Every other time I was punished or received a short banishment, I accepted what I did and moved on. However, this time, I was completely railroaded, framed, set up around some type of IP-related conspiracy.
My so-called acquaintance EGB/LCS/Tony was clearly the user who created the handles TerePele, SirSamsung, and I Swim in Money. In fact, he admitted it. Those perceptive members will know that I don`t write like that. If I do ever have spelling mistakes, someone like Regnad kindly tells me to fix them.
I believe I deserve an apology from Mod 5, who railroaded me into banishment, without any proof. Banning me without any publicly acknowledged evidence is grounds for his dismissal. At first, I thought it was a member-turned-mod that had an ax to grind with me, but after my research this week regarding his identity, I now know who he is and know he has no past personal issue with me, just fabricated IP evidence that other Mod`s passed on to him. Here is the thread where he blamed me for the other handles, he changed it to reflect my innocence: https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...593#post139593
It was apparent to all that I was banned right after the closing of the Hamas thread, where I expressed poignant, controversial statements that were based on my facts and my perceptions. Mod 5 telling me and other posters to post both sides of the argument makes absolutely no sense. What is the point of a debate/political thread if everyone has to express both sides of the fence? It is clear that the Hamas thread touched a personal chord with Mod 5 and he should have repudiated his position as Mod for that thread and backed out.
There have been many egregious mistakes made by the administration here lately, regarding free speech and their own concept of how to apply it. This is a very upsetting future for MERB that I see, however, as a privately owned board, they can act as they wish.
As for me future, I will continue my avant garde, progressive approach to stream of consciousness posting that I have cultivated over my short, but tumultuous time on Merb.
Thank you to all the veteran posters who listened to me and understood my position. Some of you came forward and helped get the truth out. Thank you very much. You have proven that the people in this community are the true marvelous resource here, not the moderators, agency owners, SP`s or snazzy V Bulletin board messaging systems.