Eastwind is giving me a strong sense of deja vu.
His irrational determination to maintain that Britain didn’t do anything useful to win the war reminds me of some other equally ill-informed and long gone US-centric f*ckwit poster with a similar outlook, but I can’t recall who it was. I think he might have been a committed re-enactor.
I’m with TG that Eastwind is entertaining. He hasn’t breached any forum rules (although his querulous responses to TG suggests that his paranoia that he’s being censored will induce him to commit forum suicide sooner or later) so I’m happy to let him run.
He demonstrates a bit of superficial knowledge and is reviving dormant threads, which might bring the forum up in internet rankings.
Whether his posts will encourage anyone else to post remains to be seen. I was going to respond to one of his more rational posts until I saw his farcical anti-British drivel directed to me in another thread and decided not to. I’m basing this on one of the few useful pieces of advice my father gave me: Never argue with a drunk or an idiot. As I drink a bit and Eastwind is an idiot, it’s bound to end badly.
We, as mature and responsible moderators, must ensure that we do not succumb to the temptation to amuse ourselves by provoking an idiot. Hopefully others will rise to that task.