I want to inform you and warn you about Eric's posting.
Lately I have noticed that Eric has been twisting the truth, posted lies and failed to respect other members on this forum. This has been going on in the thread about Norway and most recently the thread about England burning. I believe this kind and style of posting has been going on for years and little has been done about it. I for one know of several members leaving the forum due to this behaviour being allowed.
Being a Dane I find it a lie and down right offensive when Eric writes about the terrorist in Norway, Breivik, who has killed about 80 people and makes out that this has happen because right-wing parties are in parlement in countries in Scandinavia. The truth is that we do allow right-wing parties working according to the law and that the terrorist in fact found these kind of parties to be too soft etc.
Eric has accused a Danish newspaper of setting out to make people in the UK look like nazis etc. which is obviously a lie.
I could carry on and I am sure if other people taked a closer look they themselves could find details in Eric's post which are twisted and lies.
I have reported this and made a complaint about Eric. I find it to be a shame that he is allowed space where he can produce such posts and nothing is done to stop him. The way that he argues is very often without reason, facts or truths. He simply produces assumptions out of thin air, twist the truth to suit his purpose, regardless of what and who he offends and what kind of information he is spreading.
I for one are aware of how heated a talk about different topics can get but I also believe that one should correct one's mistakes in public and try to clear misunderstandings and be good enough to "shake hands" and let by gones be by gones if needed.
The problem is that no one is stopping Eric, there are no boundaries set for how twisted the truth must be and how offensive apparently. Several people have become tired of trying to reach out to Eric and get him to see his mistakes and I can understand why a moderator cannot be his babysitter and check every post his makes.
We are all adults here and I had hoped that Eric himself would change his style of posting in the more political threads. That the way we debate here at least could have a rule of sticking to the truth and facts of a topic. In short have better standards than we have seen before.
I trust that everybody will check Eric's post and see and think for themselves and make your own judgements as to what the truth of the matter is.
I hope that Eric will stop this behaviour and stick to what he is good at and that is language.
Take care and show respect and keep posting folks!