The cranks (of their variety found on soc.culture.soviet) feel the same all-consuming hatred to the world of well-adjusted people. Often, they start hateful campaigns of destruction against this or that (well-adjusted) poster. Even sharing the crank's hate to the world of Normals, I am disgusted with their methods. So I keep this archive to defend the Normals (even if I hate their guts) against the dangerous critters roaming the Soviet chapter of Usenet.
As I just said, Pruss was talking with his schoolmate Gustav Akk, about the elderly Jewish WWII veterans of Estonia. Latter were outraged that a monument built allegedly to honour their valiance in WWII does not bear their names in Russia, but in Estonian and Hebrew (I have to note that elderly Jews in backward regions of Russia are often anti-Zionist and pro-Soviet). Gustav said that Jews are too capricious: they don't like when they are massacred, and don't like when monument are built in their honor. I found this remark offensive, but Pruss took it as a joke and answered that
>Well you know if you ask 3 Jews a question, you'll end up with 4 opinions, >at least 3 of them being diametrally opposite. If that makes you >uncomfortable, then there's a patented way to make them feel the same: to >get rid of them. Monument-building is optional.Immediately, Vulis created the account of ``Shlomo Ruthenberg'' (who never existed, as Vulis admitted himself) for Alexplore. ``Shlomo'' posted in ~200 (**) Usenet newsgroups the article denouncing Pruss as an anti-Semite genocidal apologist.
From: email@example.com (Shlomo Ruthenberg) Newsgroups: soc.culture.ukrainian,soc.culture.baltics,talk.politics.mideast,soc.culture.soviet,soc.culture.african.american,soc.culture.romanian,sci.psychology Subject: Soviet-Nazi anti-Semite in Nat.Inst.of Health paid for with your tax $$$ Date: Tue, 4 Oct 1994 17:28:31 GMT Organization: Young Israel of Forest Hills Lines: 58 As a religious Jew I am OUTRAGED that my tax money is used to pay for Internet access for the notorious Jew-hating Russian punk - one Mr. Dimitri Pruss. This Soviet-Nazi genocide apologist may have the right to post his "kill the kikes" messages from AmeriKKKa Online or Delphi, but not from a computer that *I* and other American taxpayers have paid for with our tax money. I ask every Jew who reads this to contact Dr. Steven Bailey by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve_Bailey@nih.gov, tel: (301) 496-4823, fax: (301) 402-2190, USPS: National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 12B, Rm. 2N-207, Bethesda, MD 20892, and demand as taxpayers that anti-Jewish propaganda like this NEVER AGAIN appears on Usenet: >From: email@example.com (dmitry pruss) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^ >Subject: Re: Could Russia learn from Germany? (was: Ivangorod/Jaanilinn and ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >Petseri/Petshory) >Message-ID: <1994Sep24.firstname.lastname@example.org> >Sender: email@example.com (AMDS Postmaster) >Organization: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892 >References: <1994Sep21.firstname.lastname@example.org> ><1994Sep22.email@example.com>Americans, with their love of snitching, (*) immediately fell for this provocation and wrote to NIH demanding Pruss's immediate removal. Aleplore called a few times to Pruss' superiors with the same (he also wrote e-mail letters as Alex Thurston). No letters from the Soviet newsgroup folks were accepted, because, from the viewpoint of NIH, the Sovoks (even American citizens) were not real Americans, and un-biased American taxpayer like Alexplore must have a say in who NIH employs.
>Date: Sat, 24 Sep 1994 19:30:32 GMT > >In article firstname.lastname@example.org (Gustav Akk) >writes: >> Or in other words: if one massacres Jews he is not right, and >> if one builds them a monument - he is not right either. >> Makes you wonder what do they want.... > >Well you know if you ask 3 Jews a question, you'll end up with 4 opinions, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >at least 3 of them being diametrally opposite. If that makes you ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >uncomfortable, then there's a patented way to make them feel the same: to ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >get rid of them. Monument-building is optional. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Is 6,000,000 dead not enough? Time to add Dimitri Pruss to the list of hateful prominent anti-Semites in this country, like Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. You may want to send a carbon copy to your senators and congressperson as well. Please note that the Jew-hater Pruss is but one of several such Russian racists who openly post their attacks on Jews, Ukrainians, Turks, Romanians, and other ethnic groups in the soc.culture.* hierarchy. Their recent soc.culture.soviet traffic has only recently included paranoid rantings about some anti-Soviet Jewish-Ukrainian conspiracy on Usenet, lists of Jewish victims they claim to have "spanked" off the Net through forgeries and false denunciations, and even forged calls for a creation of a "Jew-free" moderated "soc.culture.russian" newsgroup. The proposed moderator of the latter (who has himself been publicly identified by Georgi Orlov and Ivan Dementiev on America Online as a well-known Pamyat' activist who used to "beat up" Jews in Moscow) has been heard shrilly defending Pruss's alleged right to post anti-Semitic messages on Usenet from a taxpayer-funded account. While there are many loud anti-Semitic voices on the net, in this particular case, support from Pamyat' racists seals Pruss's fate. NEVER AGAIN. Have a good Shabbos, Shlomo
Pruss's visa status in US was quite uncertain: he received J1 visa from his job in the National Institute of Health, and as many of foreign nationals with such status, was mercilessly exploited by the employer. Hence NIH decided not to fire Pruss, but prohibited his posting forever (from any account, even non-related to NIH) and put him through psychiatric councelling. The official argument was that Pruss is a priceless scientist, but his psyche is disturbed by the fall of SU (which Pruss (actually a dissident) presumably loved) so he cannot be held accountable for the damages he caused to Alexplore. Seriously, folks, this was the official point of view.
Pruss still exists on NIH, though his account is still mail-only. I don't think he is wise to continue living in this degenerate fascist country.
Simvlad account could be used (presumably) by everybody with modem, so Vulis can't be held accountable for its misuse. This is the main reason why Vulis posts as email@example.com. His style is unmistakable, so one can't doubt who is posting.
Another friend of Dr. Vulis, Stephen Boursy, claims to have filled a lawsuit against Peter.
(**) This must be an exagerration. At least 29 newsgroups received an article from ``Shlomo'', see the attached documentation, with a comment by Pruss.