People are telling me about a website called Monomakhos. I’ll simply say that it allows “username” posting. This destroys the cred of the entire operation. If someone posts under their real-world name, that’s one thing, but any “anonymous” post is only fit to be shit-canned, and that’s that. I’ve seen that Tikhon Fitzgerald and James Silver post under their own names… and they post the same sort of rubbish that they post on Indiana and the Forum (not the faults of the respective moderators, I’m sure). For instance, a nameless “Jacob” tossed darts at Garklavs… and insinuated that Garklavs and his family had accepted a dacha as swag from the Russian government. I’m all ears… but what’s their source? If there’s really a dacha… let’s have a photo! Most dachas are just izbas with a hook-up to the electricity, that’s all. I think that Garklavs is a Renovationist screwball (with ties to Waffen-SS Baltic Legion crud), but that doesn’t make him corrupt or dishonest. Everyone knows about the Tikhvin icon’s return in ’04… it sat in a bank vault for nearly sixty years (click here for an image of an 19th century copy). Bishop John Garklavs nicked it during the confusion in the final days of World War II… but he didn’t profit from it. He could’ve sold it, you know, but he didn’t. In short, it’s far less serious than than some pump it up to be. In fact, it’s far less serious than many of the nasty situations Syosset solved by using “confidential settlements”. Now, that’s something that I’d like to know… how many “confidential settlements” have they made over the years? A putative dacha is mere piffle compared to that.
Keep a simple rule in mind… ALWAYS listen to all those who sign their real-world names, even if they’re wrong-headed. They’re standing up and being counted… that’s always respectable and I’ll even pass ‘em the jug for a friendly jolt or two. NEVER listen to cowardly pond scum who post under “usernames”… and that goes double to lousy sneaks like Fester and Dreher who’ve been caught out at it (which torpedoes the whole lot at OCA Truth, doesn’t it?). I ALWAYS sign my name or post my initials. I’m not ashamed of what I write, and I’ll stand up for my beliefs any day of the week. If I tell you that His Holiness speaks against the Free Market, I’ll give you a source to check, I see to that. “Hey, ‘Jacob!’ … or whatever the hell you’re calling yourself now… as they say in Oz, ‘Get rooted!’ It may even put a smile on your face (for the first time in your life)…”
It DOES take ALL kinds… do pass me the jug, and take a hit yourself…
Friday 9 December 2011