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Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Guest Contributor, Media, Politics | 3 comments

Screaming on The Day of Silence

Absurdly, the hatemeisters, stalkers and sneerers of the internets wring their hands in terror:

Telling the truth on the Internet shouldn’t mean risking your job or your life, or the well-being and safety of your loved ones. Make your voices heard if you agree.

“telling the truth”???!  I’ll tell you who said that at the end. First, let’s listen to the Kewpie Doll of Hatespeak™, My Shrill Merkin:

Michelle Malkin:
Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog? —  My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs.  In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called …

Earlier, I told you about the manufactured scheiss-sturm about somebody nobody has ever heard of by … THE ENTIRE RIGHTIE BLOGOSMEAR. (“The Ghouls of May“)

And now, we find the interesting spectacle of no major media having picked up the kerfluffing of a self-manufactured kerfuffle, so the Breitbarts, the Malkins and the rest of the flying monkey corps have pressed two members of congress into service, and one phony “ACLU” founded by and located on Pat Robertson’s “university” campus. The grammar may be skewed, but you take my meaning.  Lookie the giant headline:

U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant:
Marchant Stands for Free Speech and with Conservative Bloggers Under Attack —  Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) today issued a statement in strong support of free speech and conservative bloggers who are being targeted in dangerous “SWAT-tings” and asked Attorney General Holder to investigate …

Kenny Marchant: A proud member of the
Tea Party caucus
, in congress since 2005

And, today marks another designated day of internet brownshirt calisthenics, as rightie blogs SHUT DOWN in protest of something or other.

Seems rather counter-productive, considering that them SHUTTING UP for a day is not so much an angry protest as a Godsend. Here’s the beginning of the email that Eric Odom (first tea party website up) just sent out:



Fellow Patriots,

Today we shut down to bring awareness to a story that is sending shock waves across the internet and beyond. You can view our temporary message here. You absolutely must view the entire story here.

Most of you have probably never heard of Brett Kimberlin. That’s quite understandable because most of our team had never heard of him either… until this week. You see, Brett Kimberlin, also known as the “speedway bomber,” recently began organizing coordinated attacks on conservative writers. Kimberlin is using the legal system to shut down free speech and he’s doing so effectively.

There is another sinister angle to what Kimberlin and his eThugs are doing. They’re now organizing SWATtings against bloggers. In essence, someone calls the police to report a shooting in a conservative blogger’s home, then a SWAT team shows up and arrests the blogger at gun point.

This harassment is illegal and is aimed at completely shutting down opposing opinions. And unfortunately, there are judges willing to go along with it…

If it’s “illegal” isn’t there the LAW? Is an electronic lynch mob of e-vigilantes REALLY necessary, or is this wind-sprints for a coordinated truncheon to wield in October and November?

Nipper gets his marching orders

Yup. The teapot grows ever more tempesty. But WHY this. And WHY now? This question has perplexed me, but, if one sits in the data stream long enough, patterns begin to emerge.

And we now have a possible  “key” courtesy of that same Odium:

Next he [John Stacy McCain, who has infamously moved with his family into the middle of the night, claiming to fear for his life and soliciting contributions for his hejira from Maryland]  reminded us all who first warned us about Brett Kimberlin:

Less than six months before Andrew Breitbart died:

Ahhh. Now it becomes clear.

There is this whole “vetting” thing going on, that Breitbart was bragging about before he keeled over dead of heart failure (appropriately enough).

Clearly, it was a planned, coordinated campaign for the fall. Breitbart and Tucker Carlson executed a deception to have lunch with Bill Ayers (guilt by association “palling around with terrorists”), and there is a continual drumbeat about being “intimidated” by leftist thugs, which, as anybody who knows leftists in America knows, is a JOKE.

The morlocks accuse the eloi of dark deeds. The Nazis complain about being brutalized by Jews. The lion bleats in terror about the horrific lamb.

Breitbart evidently identified whatshisname as a target. And now, we have a target.

GET him!

On successive Fridays, massive coordinated efforts take place to get the rightie blogs into lockstep.

Do we believe that this is about some guy intimidating rightie bloggers?

Hell, they’re pressuring the Justice Department. They’ve got Crazy Republican Senator (I know, redundant)  on board — using the official U.S. Senate server — Saxby Chambliss, who, as the fellow from Georgia who defeated a paraplegic Vietnam veteran by morphing him into Osama bin Laden, knows something about intimidation.

Saxby, Chambling

And there’s Michelle Malkin leading the cheers, as she is wont to do — and did last week, keeping the Jerry Lewis Telethon-style board of conforming con bloggers (with this priceless headline):

Free speech blogburst: Show solidarity for targeted conservative bloggers; Update: It’s Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day; Donation fund for targets By Michelle Malkin  •  May 23, 2012 05:59 AM

(Although, as Jeerleader In Chief, she probably ought to use pom-poms, rather than Portuguese Man O’Wars.)

Does this person look intimidated to you?

And consider this telling story about media manipulation:

Breakthrough: Fox covers Brett Kimberlin/ Patterico SWATting, bloggers continue pressing the story
May 30, 2012 04:06 PM by Michelle Malkin


[Pat Robertson’s doppelganger of the ACLU, the ACLJ, get it?]

But they haven’t managed to walk the story into the mainstream media (who, when they finally capitulate will give a “wots all this, then?” and obediently repeat the gist of each and every slur with a minor nod to giving an opposing view.

The allegedly “liberal” mainstream media on the job

ABC news briefly broke through the firewall.* But, without a compliant Howie Kurtz at the Washington Post (to walk the story from Bill Kristol’s office to the New York Times, as he did with the Private Beauchamp Affair), the “blogburst” has not quite breached the firewall between right wing media manipulation and insanity, and actual news that means something to sane people.

Which indicates that this is what you would call a conspiracy. A conspiracy involving two congresspersons, an army of rightie bloggers and, seemingly, planned by the dead hand of Breitbart. Whether he wanted a “high tech lynching” — in the immoral [sic] words of Clarence Thomas at his confirmation hearings — or not is a matter of conjecture. The fact that it IS ought to be cause for alarm and analysis. Instead, the rest of the mediasphere remains either comatose or glibly dismissive.

And that’s what’s screaming on the day they go “dark.”

By dark, evidently, and “silent” they clearly mean that they’ve turned their blog pages dark and are screaming louder than ever.

Or, as the insane projection cited at the beginning notes:

Telling the truth on the Internet shouldn’t mean risking your job or your life, or the well-being and safety of your loved ones. Make your voices heard if you agree.

That was Eric Odom of tea party fame. Which ought to tell you something.

Not Eric Odom — just a fan



A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog

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