And people like Ed Daley and myself, are in it, along with every other Conservative blogger out there! And I tell you folks, I am damned proud to have people like Bob Belvedere on my side!
As many commentators in The Rightosphere have pointed out this is, indeed, a war we are in. The Left is seeking, in their own words, to ‘fundamentally transform’ America. Those who use such words, are saying that what exists now must be uprooted and discarded, that not merely the edifice, but the foundation must be torn down and something entirely new erected on it’s ruins. This has been the belief of every single Leftist since the modern Left formed in the mid Eighteenth Century. The only difference in approaches has been between two factions: those who wish to violently tear the existing regime down, like a hollow point bullet to the skull, and those who want to destroy from within, like a metastisizing cancer. The end is the same: the overthrow and utter destruction of the current government. This is why Revolutionaries often impose a new calendar, setting it to the Year Zero or the Year One.
Such a strategy meets the definition of war.
While Leftists are incredibly ignorant on so many fronts [one glaring example: economics], they do possess a low-cunning that makes them very well-suited to wrecking havoc and sowing Chaos. Add to that a rejection of all Morality, of a belief in The Permanent Things and Right Reason, and you have a potent force ready to do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to achieve it’s end: the bringing about of Heaven On Earth — Utopia, if you will, or the phrase I prefer: the Immaentizing Of The Eschaton. What you have is a group of people ready to commit any act, no matter how vile, on any person or any group that stands in their way. What you have is Pure Evil.
This is what we are up against. This is War.
One of the many, many fronts in this War has been on brilliant display in the Brett Kimberlin Saga. A group of well-funded thugs, including at least one convicted domestic terrorist / drug dealer / pornographer, have been viciously harassing a group of conservative bloggers. That these thugs have employed the technique known as SWATting is no surprise at all, given, as I stated, that all Leftists reject all Morality. Add into the mix that fact that some Leftists are Nihilists, which means they hate Life and themselves, and this means we are up against people who have no respect for Human Life. Of course, we know for a fact that convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin cares not a wit for Human Life, but the only question is, are the others involved with him of the same mind, will they be willing to go that far. For some the answer is a definite ‘Yes’ — any of those who have participated in any way in the SWATting campaign, where ‘Assassination By Cop’ is a distinct possibility, most certainly do. Those who have donated monies to any organization they know Brett Kimberlin is involved in do.
Go read the whole post folks, and get ready, because, our freedom is under assault, there is no other conclusion to draw here. This is what I meant when I said this election year would be very nasty. The Left will do everything possible to retain power, trust me on that! If you are a Conservative who blogs, posts on Facebook, or Twitter, then you have a bulls eye on you. So then, the question is not IF you are under attack. The question is, rather, will you fight?
UPDATE! Sister Toldjah has her boots on!
Kimberlin, a convicted domestic terrorist, is shamelessly abusing the legal system in an attempt to silence truthful critics in what law blogger Popehat appropriately calls “lawfare”:
3. Aaron’s arrest illustrates how well lawfare can work and how dangerous unprincipled rubber-stamping of protective orders can be. Imagine it: you write something about a dispute. Someone involved in that dispute goes to court in another state and accuses you of harassment and gets a “peace order” against you. That person claims that your writing is threatening, that it has led to threats, or that it constitutes persistent harassment. If you are very lucky, the judge denies the application because it is too vague, or because it seems to complain about protected speech — but if you are unlucky, the judge rubber-stamps it without even demanding to see the allegedly offending posts. (Note that here Kimberlin characterized Aaron’s posts, rather than submitting them all.) Now you’ve got a vague order against you forbidding you from contacting or harassing the “victim.” But what does that mean? Surely, you tell yourself, under a century of America’s First Amendment heritage, it doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post discussing the dispute and explaining why the peace order application is made by a convicted perjurer and notorious domestic terrorist. Well — maybe. Or maybe not. Again, it depends upon your luck with the judge. Here, based at least on initial reports, it appears that the court construed Aaron’s blog as a violation of the peace order. I’ve read all of Aaron’s posts on the subject, and none satisfy any principled or constitutional definition of unlawful harassment. None of them incited lawless behavior. If, as reports indicate, the judge jailed Aaron based on those posts, the judge did so lawlessly because Aaron violated a vague and ambiguous prior restraint on protected speech.
4. Kimberlin’s success in this regard will embolden other practitioners of lawfare, and allow them to chill and deter speech they don’t like. Consider Aaron’s dilemma upon being informed of the new and overtly bogus peace order: was he to cease speaking on an issue of public interest regarding a public figure, or was he to spend money on a lawyer to try to get the order lifted? Now imagine lawfare practitioners demanding such protective orders in multiple jurisdictions far from the writer. Imagine the costs and legal risks, and ask yourself how many people will be willing to incur them.
It’s insane. But it’s the world we live in. And while Popehat, like Walker and Patterico, have encouraged people to not be partisan about this issue because it can impact all speech both left and right, and because liberals have also been targets of Kimberlin, I find it hard not to inject partisanship in this considering the tactics Kimberlin and his allies are using have all the hallmarks of radical Occupy/Anonymous cyberterrorism/intimidation which they, of course support and are affiliated with. Nothing comparable exists on the right. Nothing.
Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it (hopefully) gets better. If you haven’t already, please donate to show your support of Walker, Patterico, Liberty_Chick, and others who continue to be harassed by way of ”lawfare” by associates of Brett Kimberlin. This issue is too critical to our free speech rights to allow to fall by the wayside.
This is one of the most agitating thing about what Kimberlin is doing. He is fighting like a damned coward, which of course he is, but it is frustrating. I will gladly debate ANY Liberal, ANY day, and I will win, not a doubt in my mind. But that is not what the Left wants. Debate is the LAST thing these weasels want. So, they stoop to this kind of crap! And do NOT expect Eric Holder’s “Social Justice Department” do actually do the right thing and stamp this out!
The high-tech Brownshirts on the left have now “swatted” Eric Erickson. Two things are certain. First, the United States Department of Justice could stop this behavior quickly because it almost certainly constitutes a federal crime. And second, the use of term “Brownshirt” to describe this swatting gang has not been used more appropriately since the Strumabteilung made their debut in 1921.
It is almost certain that the people engaging in swatting are violating federal law. Consider 18 U.S.C. 241.
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
The only reason Erickson and the others were attacked was because of their exercise of First Amendment rights. The only reason they were targeted is because of their conservative political speech, speech with which the swatters disagreed.
Why do I have a mental image of Holder cheering these acts?