23 February 2006 by Published in: General musings 6 comments

Last month, I dealt with the issue of neo-Confederate hooey here. I related the problems I had with a member of the Civil War Discussion Group that I own and operate.

Last week, this clown went off on rant about black Confederates. Although the guy denies that he has a neo-Confederate agenda, he clearly does have one. If you read his posts about black Confederates, it becomes obvious that he’s beating the neo-Confederate drum as loudly as possible. I called him on it. I posted:

“Time for me to put on my moderator/owner hat.

This site does NOT exist for the pushing of any particular group’s agenda. Mr. Tucker has apparently decided that this web site exists to promote the agenda of the SCV, and, in particular, of the radical wing of the SCV that is presently in control.

Here’s the bottom line, folks.

This stuff stops now. I am not interested in seeing another self-serving neo-Confederate post from Mr. Tucker or anyone else. The next time it happens, not only is the post gone, the person who posted it is gone, too.

And, to reiterate what I’ve said before: This is my web site. I own it. I pay for it. Therefore, I also get to make the rules. My rules are what they are. They are neither negotiable, nor are there any exceptions to them. Once a decision is made about whether the rules have been violated, there is no discussion of it, and there most assuredly is no right of appeal. If you don’t like my rules, Mr. Tucker, you are more than welcome to leave on your own.

I am a benevolent despot until pushed. And now, I’ve been pushed. That means it’s time for me to step in and end the problem.

I trust that I have made myself abundantly clear.


The guy then posted a lame apology that attempted to explain his conduct. I responded and told him that he would get one more chance, and the nect time he stepped so much as an inch out of line, he was history. He promised to straighten up and fly by my rules. It lasted exactly one week.

Today, he posted yet another neo-Confederate rant, trying to claim that slaves loved their masters and gladly fought for the Confederacy, blah, blah, blah. I dropped the nuclear weapon:

“Mr. Tucker has been warned repeatedly that this web site does not exist for the promotion of his neo-Confederate agenda. The last time that this happened, I informed him that the next time I got even so much as an inkling that he was using this web site for the promotion of his agenda, he would be excommunicated. He agreed to my terms, and I hoped that would be the end of it. Well, it lasted less than a week.

As a result of this post, Mr. Tucker has, in fact, been permanently excommunicated from this web site. We will not be bothered by him and his agenda any longer.

This thread is now being locked.

Let us speak no more of this.

The Management”

The fight against neo-Confederate hooey never ends. And I will always remain vigilant and will always fight that fight. Bring it on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Lanny
    Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 4:12 am

    Dear Eric,
    Well done. Excommunication has been fully earned. Like my Grandmother used to say, “Those who don’t hear, have to feel.” Or, as a rancher in Oregon once rather quaintly put it, “Some men learn from books; some men learn from observing life; and other men have to urinate on the electric fence for themselves.” Stand fast in defense of truth, justice and the American way! Best wishes, Lanny

  2. Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 7:50 am

    You just made my day!

  3. Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 9:06 am

    Thanks, guys. There is simply no way that I’m going to allow that sort of thing to stand. If I don’t enforce my rules, then I have no credibility.


  4. Dave Kelly
    Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 10:45 am

    Oh thanks a bunch Hon. Mssr. Wittenberg. You locked him out of your board and the louse has hopped over to my hangout, ACWMB. ;).

  5. Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 12:43 pm


    Enjoy. He’s lots of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And sorry about that….


  6. Cash
    Fri 24th Feb 2006 at 5:27 pm


    Good move. At some point we have to say that neoconfederate propaganda does not deserve the same respect we give actual history. The two are in no way comparable or compatible, and as we’re about history, we reject the neoconfederate hooey. Those who continue to try to push it can find places where people care little for actual history and welcome it.


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