Skip to comments.JoeEveryman and the Anti-FReeper Attack on Free Republic
Posted on 08/10/2002 1:29:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
The anti-FReepers are on the prowl. As most of you know, there is a group of ex-FReepers who have been dogging us for the last several years. The anti-FReeper community was started several years ago by a group of disgruntled individuals who were banned from FR and then wanted to get back at us by damaging our reputation. This started out as petty name calling and rumor mongering, but they now appear determined to cause us as much harm as possible. Even to the point of attempting to get FR and FRN shut down and the owners and managers of the organizations bankrupted or jailed.
Some of the early members of the group include ex-FReepers Mojo, Aligyrl, Landshark, Z2, Headhunter, LindaM, and others who have come and gone over the years. The most recent additions to active anti-FReeping appear to be ex-FReepers Clarity, Clinton's a Liar and JoeEveryman.
There appears to be a certain love/hate relationship involved here. Some of these people hate FR and its PTB (that's "Powers That Be" in their lingo) with such passion that they cannot stay away. Some of the original members of the AF community have given up and drifted off, some have come back to FR, and some are as determined as ever to kill FR and have me and whomever else they can thrown into prison for whatever crimes they imagine us guilty. Their motivation is pure revenge. Their driving force is hatred.
Their current attack is centered around an attempt to break up the Free Republic Network and, through that angle, to cause as much damage to FR as possible. Unfortunately for all of us, there is a genuine problem with the ex-leader of the South Carolina Chapter. Apparently, there was some money collected for events that was never paid over to the vendors and the chapter leader is accused of taking off with the money. I am not going into all of the gory details here, but I understand that there is an official police investigation ongoing and the SC Chapter and the FRN are cooperating fully with the authorities. The anti-FReepers, led by JoeEveryman, are trying to gain maximum leverage from any fallout from this case and are attempting to use it to bring down FRN.
JoeEveryman ran an FR thread (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/728856/posts) last week on this subject. I eventually deleted it because it was turning into an anti-FReeper haven and I do not want that on FR. The anti-FReepers have plenty of their own websites to conduct their hate campaign. Those who are interested may find JoeEveryman (posting as "Panjandrum") on the LibertyPost.org forum, now appearing to be the latest home of the anti-FReeper community. I have undeleted the JoeEveryman thread for those who are interested in reading it, but have left it locked. I do not want any more anti-FReeping activity on FR.
JoeEveryman is now banned from Free Republic. It is clear on the thead that he ran here on FR and on this (http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readarticle.cgi?114+1485+0+1) thread on LibertyPost.org that his intent is to bring FR down and to cause us as many legal problems as he can. I cannot see allowing him to do this on my own website.
It appears to me that they are either preparing some sort of lawsuit and or are trying to entangle me, Bob J, FR and FRN into the SC case. None of us had anything to do with whatever wrongdoing may have taken place in SC. The South Carolina Chapter is an independent entity, as are all of the FR chapters, and neither FR nor FRN have any ownership or control over their activities. It appears that the anti-FReepers are trying to break that down. We'll see. FRN is cooperating fully with the authorities and I will too if they ask.
In the meantime, I do not want them scheming on FR so they are banned and will remain banned. I will also ban any other FR members who get actively engaged in this attempt to bring down FR.
A request to all. Please do not drag any of the anti-FReeper stuff to FR. I do not want it here.
Free Republic has withstood many attacks over the years, from both the left and the right and I am confident that we will survive this attack from this Free Republic Haters Association as well.
Thanks for your continued support.
I, of course, understand there are forces on FR trying to destory it from within. The most dangerous types, IMO, are not the banned freepers, but the DU plants and other liberal disruptors who PRETEND to be conservative and show up on the forum to try and persuade conservatives not to vote for conservative candidates (or to vote for liberal candidates). They are especially effective in the south.
They are also very hard to detech because the put on a great facade of being "disgrunted" 3rd party people (even regularly chiming in on Clinton bashing), when in fact their hatred of mainstream conservatives is because they are lifelong liberal Democrats.
Watch your back.
I would make only one small correction regarding your comments. The FreeRepublic Network would be more than willing to cooperate with the investigation in any manner should they be asked. Since the FRN was not incorporated until after the events in question and never had any control over the leaders of the SC Chapter, it has not been involved in this investigation. It is true that none of the FR or FRN leaders have anything to hide and would be more than willing to help if they could.
After having seen some of the charges made by the AFRers, and noting some of the non-factual private information regarding certain individuals they have placed on the internet, it would seem to me that they should be a bit concerned with legal entanglements themselves.
Talked to Trixie lately?
I've noticed lately, a lot of Unconservative like behavior, and it worries me.
We love you Jim, and we love Free Republic. Do all you can, because we are behind you! Thank you again, for giving us such a wonderful Conservative vehicle!
We used to have high-toned discussions on FR almost exclusively. But that has long since ceased to be the case, and as usual the vocal, radical minority--those who because of their radicalism are going to be the loudest and most strident voices--tend to make up more space on FR than their numbers would otherwise warrant.
IMO, exteme, radical points of view should be limited here. FR should not be the dumping-ground for every axe-to-grind that these pissant megalomaniacs have.
Politics....strange bedfellows....and all that.
How ugly and pathetic a turn.