Though unorthodox, Herr Doktor’s admission into the DSC was not in error and we regret any implication otherwise. Decisions at the time were necessary to ensure the valued contributions of this important writer. The DSC sponsored investigation concluded that Herr Doktor acted in good faith, regularly paid membership dues, contributed to the overall culture of the DSC and was understood as a conscientious and caring member.
Though we shall not release details, as there may still be some legal fallout, the DSC wishes to reassure the readership that Herr Doktor will again take a significant role in the growth, development and direction of the DSC. We look forward to rebuilding.
The investigation into Captain Conspiracy and the former Speaker of the Downtown Parliament (the earlier version of the DSC) has yielded contradictory evidence and will continue throughout the summer. Rather than hold Herr Doktor accountable for actions beyond his control and, more importantly, in the face of declining readership, we eagerly anticipate Herr Doktor’s submissions and presence.
Herr Doktor has been given an opportunity to respond and we welcome those comments and insights. We can expect his statement soon. The DSC regrets its actions against Herr Doktor and has reimbursed the fines levied against him. Additionally, we have supplied him with the materials required to support his well-known addictions. That, for us, is good business.