Well, everybody in the know said it was horrifying, and it is.
You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.
It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.
In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.
And finally, you will hear a comparison of one of those men’s voices to that of the man who made the call that sent police to my home. And you’ll read a declaration from a forensic audio expert comparing those two voices.
Read all of the incredible, sick-making story–which includes some perfectly typical and disgusting bile spewed by some of the violence-supporting left-wing animals who think things like this are just peachy–and gird your loins. Because it’s going to come down to shooting with these vermin eventually, if we’re to retain any rights at all. Patterico wouldn’t like me saying that, I’m sure; I don’t much like having to say it myself. But it’s a mere acknowledgment of current reality: we are in a cold war with neo-Marxists who are trying to steal our country, have already done enormous and probably permanent damage to it, and will stop at nothing–absolutely nothing–to see to it that our voices are silenced. That war must inevitably go hot, unless we’re willing to surrender to them.
Blogbursts are all well and good, and I’m pleased to participate in this one. But in the long run, it just isn’t going to be enough. These people are the face of fascist evil in modern America. And you know what they say about what’s necessary for evil to triumph. As Patterico concludes:
It is my hope that the support of the blogosphere will not melt away after today. Because the harassment will almost certainly live on.
It’s an important battle to take on. And I want to stress that this should not be a partisan issue. I believe Brett Kimberlin uses lefty politics as a tool — but he doesn’t believe any of it in his heart. He is looking for a buck. I have been heartened to see left-leaning people of all stripes stand up to this guy in the past, from Mark Singer, the author of Citizen K; to Ken Ashford, who refused to give up Aaron Walker’s identity; to the left-leaning lawyer who represented Aaron pro bono.
It is my hope that left-leaning blogs will recognize that this is not a partisan issue. It is a free speech issue.
Remember how I said one of my commenters was outed? And this crew started talking about his parents? And his divorce records? For being a commenter of mine?
What happened to me could literally happen to anyone. It could happen to you.
If you take nothing else from this post, remember that. It could happen to you.
It certainly could. And if the Left has their way, sooner or later, it will. Patterico may be right about Kimberlin’s personal motivation being less ideological and more financial greed, but I have to disagree with his statement that this is not a partisan issue. This sort of thing simply doesn’t happen on the Right; attempts to shut down free speech are entirely a Left phenomenon.
As Patterico says, there have been a handful of left-leaning types who have spoken out against these creeps, and good on ’em for doing so. But in the larger picture, this is a tactic owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Left. And as evidenced by the funding Kimberlin gets from supposedly “mainstream” Progressivist organizations, these people aren’t some obscure fringe group of extremists; the liberal edifice is shot through with this fascist rot, right to its foundations. As commenter Rob says:
But there’s NO WAY these thugs have protection, right? They’re just using the left, not being useful to the left, isn’t that the claim?
Until I see solid evidence that a lefty has faced equal harassment with as much studied disinterest from authorities, I will consider this an official Democrat tactic. There’s no other choice, given the funding and protection they’re getting.
Indeed. Even Colonel Haiku is driven by this up-close glimpse of purest evil to step out of character for a moment:
It is criminal that these cretins are allowed to roam free, to harass good, PRODUCTIVE people, and left to pollute the planet with their malevolent presence.
Yep. But that’s where we are. I’ll leave it to Ingemi to provide the final and perhaps most important thought:
The time has come to choose sides.
A person who supports this kind of action dishonors those who we are remembering this weekend who died to protect our rights.
Update! “Who he is,and where he’s been.” Mostly, the sewer.