Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
You have the right to behave as you wish on your board, but you do not have the right to misbehave on someone else’s board.
I see it as my job to see to it that every citizen of this country feels 100 percent free to post honestly re the last 36 years of peer-reviewed research at every investing discussion board and blog on the internet. No exceptions. Not one. Not ever. Not anywhere.
If you don’t think it can be done, please feel free to watch events play out as time passes. Elvis Presley said in the song Mystery Train, that: “If you don’t believe I’m going, you can just count the days I’m gone.” That’s the spirit re my conviction re this matter, Anonymous.
I wish you all good things. I wish you the best of luck with things from your end of the table. None of this is personal. I like you and I care about you and I look forward to the day when we can get together and down few cold ones and laugh about the old days.
But it would be cruel of me to understate the level of my conviction re how things are going to end up. If it means you ending up in prison, I can live with that; that’s how the laws of the country I love stipulate that a matter like this will be brought to a successful close for every single person concerned and I defer to the wise judgment of the smart and good people who wrote those laws — if prison sentences are what it comes to, then prison sentences are what it comes to. I will never do anything to increase the length of your prison sentence. All of my energies will be directed to keeping your prison sentence as limited as it is possible to make it given the circumstance that apply. But I accept the laws of the nation I love as they were written. I certainly am not going to violate them myself, and as much as I would like to keep your prison sentence somewhat limited, I think that I have to accept that others of the millions who have been hurt very seriously by this massive act of financial fraud may have some other ideas that need to be taken into consideration and respected.
That’s where I am coming from in any event, my good friend.
My best and warmest wishes to you and yours.
I look forward to having those cold ones when we are able to talk things over in more friendly circumstances when we both are standing on the other side of The Big Black Mountain.
Hang in there, man. It gets better. A lot better. I am sure.