One thing I have been fairly lucky at is dodging trolls since I started this blog four years ago. Not that I try to suppress my opinions, or anything like that, I have just been, so far, fortunate not to have too many nut jobs to deal with. Stacy McCain, however, is still dealing with members of the Brett Kimberlin/Neal Rauhauser Church of the Troll Train, as he describes today
In the laundry room of the motel today, a fellow let me borrow his detergent to save me the $1 it would cost to buy detergent from the vending machine. We got talking. Turns out he’s a Butler County resident who has already voted early for Mitt Romney and who will take Tuesday off work to volunteer as a poll watcher. My new friend’s cheerful kindness was a pleasant contrast to the incessant bombardment of menacing messages sent out on Twitter by Bill Schmalfeldt, one of the minor characters who have lately jumped aboard Neal Rauhauser’s Crazy Troll Train (see, “E-MAIL TO LARRY SINCLAIR“).
Once you know their motives and methods, these monsters aren’t nearly so scary at they’d like to be, and the real horror of their behavior is the soul-chilling realization of what sick pleasure they derive from it. Healthy minds do not delight in plotting evil against others, and wholesome spirits do not endlessly threaten others with harm they intend to inflict.
Among all the depraved characteristics Neal Rauhauser has displayed, nothing so marks him as a warped personality as his sadistic glee in threatening people this way. And the fact that Schmalfeldt and Larry Sinclair are now assisting Rauhauser’s perverse project speaks volumes, not only about their own innate depravity, but also their weak-mindedness, in making themselves willing henchmen of such a notoriously dishonest person as Neal.
You can check the sorted history of Kimberlin, and Rauhauser and their cult-like followers here I, like many other bloggers took a stand against the douche nozzles harassing and threatening RS McCain, and other bloggers last year. To me freedom of speech is too precious to surrender, and no one will dissuade me from speaking out, or speaking up. Especially when that involves taking the side of a fellow blogger, and friend.