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Sorry, Israel, You’re On Your Own

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/07

We tried and failed. We on the Right worked hard to rid our government of the man who would deign to utter the words “The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”, in complete rejection of our First Amendment and complete rejection of Judaism and Christianity. We tried and failed.

And just as we Christians and the practicing Jews here in the US are having our Religious Freedoms stripped from us by the Obama administration are left further unprotected and unsafe and unfree, so are you, Israel. You’re on your own. For the next four years, you cannot count on the US to help keep you safe from the Mohammedan terrorists surrounding you who want nothing less than your total annihilation.

You are now “a nation of unwalled cities” and only Providence can help you now. You have no friendly nations to come to your rescue.

But you still have many millions of people here in the US who are praying vehemently to Adonai on your behalf. The US will fail you, and just did. But Yahweh will not. Even as the followers of the evil, genocidal, pedophiliac, burning in Sheol Mohammed redouble their efforts to destroy you, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph will be there for you. As He promised.

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Leftists Prove They Are The Disease … AGAIN

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/01

Robert Stacy McCain provides more evidence that the Leftists are not carriers of a disease, but are in fact the essence of the disease themselves. (Republished in its entirety, with explicit permission from RS McCain himself.*)

Democrat Troll Accounts Wage Hateful ‘War on Women’ Against Dana Loesch

Posted on | November 1, 2012 | 18 Comments and 33 Reactions

Evidently, the polls in the Missouri Senate race — which show Claire McCaskill at only 45% and Todd Akin within 2 points — have unhinged Democrats, who have adopted a “kill-the-messenger” frenzy against St. Louis-based Dana Loesch:

Surely, @DLoesch ‘s husband hate-fucks her – and she likes it – because she knows that she and her miserable vagina deserve to be punished.

Why does Twitter @Support permit vile monsters like @KognitiveDiss to use their service, and thereby make Twitter such a toxic pool of filth? This isn’t about “Free Speech.” The First Amendment imposes no requirement on commercial providers to allow their services to be abused in this digusting manner. Dana Loesch’s political opinions — she wrote about the Missouri Senate race yesterday — should not make her an open target for these kind of hatefully obscene attacks from troll accounts.

UPDATE: Here’s a nice video from Glenn Beck’s “American Voices” series in which Dana Loesch explains who she is:

What kind of wicked person — what kind of vicious twisted soul — would say the hateful things about her that @KognitiveDiss has said? And why would Twitter @Support not automatically delete that kind of troll account?

*Permission declaration. (And could someone explain to this neophyte how to do a proper twitter blockquote? I’m blockquoting RS McCain’s article in visual and not text, which I tried to do with the tweets.)

@rsmccain wrote abt @dloesh and the disease @KognitiveDiss . I want to repub it in its entirety. Can I have permission? http://tinyurl.com/bkgvxcj 

10:01 PM – 1 Nov 12 ·

Tweet text Reply to @TruthBeforeDis @rsmccain @Dloesh @KognitiveDiss

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@TruthBeforeDis Sure. Just give us a link.

UPDATE: I had a brief twitter convo with the Leftist disease. And I hate what 140-char limits do to writing.

John Hitchcock John Hitchcock @TruthBeforeDis 01 Nov
@KognitiveDiss FYI, U’r not from hum civ either. U love the idea of Conserv women being ravaged and brutalized. U’r a disease 2b vanquished.

Kognitive Diss Kognitive Diss
@KognitiveDiss
@TruthBeforeDis You’d be truly surprised at how many of those same conservative women want nothing more than to be ravaged. #50Shades ofGrey
11:22 PM – 01 Nov 12

Is there any doubt, any doubt at all, that Leftism is a disease?

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A dry straight razor

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/10/18

John Hitchcock has informed me that Lee DeCovnick of the American Thinker picked up and referenced my article, The Fort Hood Massacre victims: no Purple Hearts for them!, published on TRUTH BEFORE DISHONOR. It was published on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL as well, but the link was to the article on Mr Hitchcock’s site.

It’s interesting that that link came today; Sister Toldjah tweeted:

Here’s the story:

Army appeals court rules Fort Hood shooting suspect can be forcibly shaved before trial

Published October 18, 2012 | Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas – An Army appeals court has ruled that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his facial hair forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals’ opinion issued Thursday upheld the military trial judge’s decision to order Maj. Nidal Hasan to appear in court clean shaven or be forcibly shaved.

It also ruled that Col. Gregory Gross, the judge, properly found that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn’t give Hasan the right to have a beard while in uniform at trial.

Hasan has said the beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. His attorneys say they’ll appeal the ruling.

I wonder: do they have to use lather and hot water, or is a dry straight razor acceptable? :)

Of course, I’m sure that they will use an electric razor on this fine example of the religion of peace.

I suspect that Major Hasan’s insistence on wearing a beard is less “an expression of his Muslim faith” than it is of doing what little he can to spite the Army and the United States again. If it were truly his Muslim faith, after having launched a martyrdom attack, he would proudly plead guilty and ask for a sentence of death. Perhaps he thinks that he’ll be able to use his court martial to issue some kind of grandiose statement, but the presiding officer will quickly squelch that.

I don’t recall discussing the death penalty much on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL, but readers of my old site will recall that I am opposed to capital punishment. Major Hasan could be sentenced to death if found guilty, and part of me would like to see that, just so we could see how the brave Islamist warrior shrinks from such a fate and appeals the sentence. But, in reality, the best sentence would be life in prison, deprived of all of his religious materials, with a crucifix hanging on his wall, forever out of his reach, and a promise to throw his body to the pigs when he finally dies. Let him languish, remembering every day as he urinates and defecates in his diaper¹ that while he may have killed fourteen people who were better than him, he is really a small and unimportant man creature, headed only for Hell.
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¹ – Major Hasan was paralyzed from the waist down by fire from the security guards who finally stopped his rampage.
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Cross posted on THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL.

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Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/03

John Hitchcock:

The Kriminal Kimberlin Krew keeps piling up the false allegations, the defamations of character, and the attempts to steal people’s Constitutional rights from them. And, as a very wise man once said, all it takes for evil (the Kriminal Kimberlin Krew) to succeed is for good men (like Nice Deb and TBD) to do nothing. Well, we ain’t doin’ nuttin. We’re keeping the spotlight on the roaches.

Originally posted on Nice Deb:

Brandon Darby, the right’s “Hottest” new media star.

Psychological projection or projection bias:

According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychologicaldefense mechanism whereby one “projects” one’s own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. ‘Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are “split out” and then felt as being outside the ego…perceived in another person’.[4] It is a common process.[5] The related defense of ‘projective identification differs from projection in that the impulse projected onto an external object does not appear as something alien and distant from the ego because the connection of the self with that projected impulse continues’.[6]

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An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and by redirecting libidinal satisfaction by attaching, or “projecting,” those…

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Maryland Judge Helps Terrorist Perjuror Shred First Amendment To Destroy Honest Man

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/06/04

Brett Kimberlin who was convicted of more than 33 crimes, including setting off bombs that maimed people and led to a man’s death, perjury, forging Federal Government documents in order to acquire the bomb-making materials to create the bombs he set off and maimed people leading to death, drug-running, and more, has once again perjured himself in court. This time in Maryland, before a Maryland judge who lives not in Maryland but in the Caribbean (where the US Constitution is not the Law of the Land). And that Maryland Judge did everything he could to absolutely shred the First Amendment to the US Constitution in his endeavors to help a felon who was sentenced to 50 years behind bars in 1981 destroy Aaron Worthing, who only told the truth about Brett Kimberlin.

Patrick Frey, whose day job is as a Deputy District Attorney but blogs as himself (that would be Patterico) and not as an officer of the court online, has the audio. And a bleg. He is calling for The Army of Davids to transcribe the important parts of the audio of Aaron Worthing’s day in court, where Kimberlin committed perjury yet again and the retired Maryland judge living in the Caribbean who was called to sit in judgment of Aaron Walker (Aaron Worthing is his blog name) worked together to destroy Aaron’s First Amendment Rights and take away his freedom.

Calling all US Constitution and US Declaration of Independence lovers!

Do your part! Help Patterico transcribe the violations of the First Amendment, the perjury, and more! And if you cannot do that, do as Truth Before Dishonor is doing! Spread the word! Do not let terrorists destroy our Constitution and the people!

All that is required for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.
If not you, then who?

If you stand silent now, while someone else is being mercilessly destroyed, in complete opposition to our Founding Documents, who will remain to stand for you when the tyrants, terrorists, evil people come after you?

Patterico’s article, call to arms, and bleg:

 

Crowdsourcing Request: Help Transcribe the Best Parts of Aaron Walker’s Hearing

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:38 pm

Lee Stranahan has published the audio of the hearing where Aaron Walker was arrested for blogging about a public figure.

Ssshhhh. We’ll keep it under wraps for now. It’ll be our secret: just you Patterico readers and me. (And Stranahan readers, and Jawa readers, and . . .)

All I’ll say for now is: my report of the events of the hearing is completely vindicated, as is David Hogberg’s. This is a clear-cut case of a First Amendment violation — about as clear-cut as you’ll ever hear.

Always trust content from Patterico.

Our plan is to release a post on Monday morning with the audio and the best bits transcribed. Ideally, Lee will do a video.

I’ve taken a rough cut at a few passages, but I had to work on a trial before I could transcribe the rest. To save you time, I’ll give you the parts I partially transcribed:

At 9:58:

KIMBERLIN: Last week, he got all these bloggers all over the country to create Let’s Blog About Brett Kimberlin day. Over 350 bloggers blogged that I framed him. And that led to a number — probably scores of death threats. . . . They threatened my daughter, who is a preteen, my mother, they called on the phone and threatened SWAT teams –

WALKER: Your honor, I would like to object here. He is characterizing the statements of third parties –

THE COURT [to Aaron]: You got any clients?!

At 13:53:

WALKER: And you were known as the “Speedway Bomber,” were you not?

KIMBERLIN: I don’t know that.

He doesn’t know that he was known as the Speedway Bomber.

WALKER: You don’t know that you are known as the Speedway Bomber? Do you not know that you — you never read this before in your life?

KIMBERLIN: I’ve read a lot of things.

At one point, Kimberlin claims that the civil judgment against him was “thrown out” and is “considered satisfied.” Since these statements are false, I’d love for them to be fully and accurately transcribed as well.

At 40:30:

WALKER: It is my right under the First Amendment to talk about what this man did to me. It is my right to tell the world what he did to me. Galloway vs. State –

THE COURT: Within reason, my friend.

There is much more in this hearing that is gold. Listening to the audio, I am struck by how much more respect I have for Aaron, and how much less respect I have for the judge, than I did based on the published reports.

Again, leave your efforts at transcription in the comments. With luck, we can put all the best parts in a video to be released on Monday morning, which will be publicized far and wide.

I am not asking for a transcription of the whole thing. I am asking you to listen to the file, pick out the most outrageous parts, and provide an accurate and usable transcription, as well as the time when the notable passage occurs.

Make sure you read the comments first to see if someone has already transcribed your favorite passage.

This must be done quickly. Every minute that a judge’s order prohibits Aaron from blogging about a public figure, his free speech rights are being violated. This must end as soon as possible. Again, our goal is to get out a comprehensive post on Monday morning.

So get cracking!

This is a situation where you can truly advance the defense of the First Amendment in a tangible way. By accurately transcribing the most shocking parts of this hearing, you can help end this injustice.

Here is the audio:

Release the Army of Davids!

See Patterico’s site for the audio. Listen to it. Join in, however you can. Save this country from rogue Judges (like Maryland judge CJ Vaughey, who lives in the Caribbean) who trample the US Constitution under foot while protecting perjurers who lie in court to destroy honest people.
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#BrettKimberlin Associate Ron Brynaert’s Reckless Disregard for the Truth

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120528:

 

First as usual if you have not been following the Brett Kimberlin saga, start here.  But this post is for those of you who have been following along and want to learn more.  So it might be confusing to newcomers–hence why I recommend that newcomers follow that link.
Just the other day I told you about some of the nutty disinformation coming from former reporter Ron Brynaert.  Mr. Brynaert used to be editor of Raw Story but has no visible means of income and will not answer any questions about it, leading me to suspect (but I can’t prove) that he is Brett Kimberlin’s paid agent provocateur.
Certainly Mr. Brynaert hasn’t been acting as a reporter with even the slightest interest in finding the truth in this matter.  Instead not only has Brynaert repeatedly defamed me, but he has done so with “malice” as defined in the law.  “Malice” is one of those concepts in law that I call a “booby trap legal term.”  By this I mean that it is one of those terms that lay people might think they know, but in reality it has a technical legal meaning that can catch people unawares.  I mean if I started talking about “res ipsa loquitur,” “scienter” or “collateral estoppel” most regular people would realize that they are seeing words foreign to their existence and proceed cautiously.  A wise person would track down a law dictionary and look it up.  But malice?  Everyone thinks they know what “malice” is.
But in fact in the law of defamation the word “malice” takes on a meaning only tangentially related to its meaning in plain English.  Hence why I call it a “booby trap legal term” because a lay person would read it and have no fair warning that it was in fact a term of art.  So let me explain what it means.  Specifically in the context of defamation it means making a statement “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”  New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 280 (1964).  And Ron Brynaert has certainly shown “reckless disregard.”  And further he has also lied about having done so.
For instance, shortly after the January 9 incident and as Brett Kimberlin began to frame me for a crime in its aftermath, Ron Brynaert tweeted out to the world that I had been arrested.  I glossed this over in my blockbuster post proving how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me, but in fact they never arrested me.  Then later he corrects himself as follows on January 18:
I wrongly tweeted @AaronWorthing was “arrested” (which hoaxer @NealRauhauser lied about); It was a summons for 2nd Degree criminal assault
Mr. Brynaert had regularly denounced Neal Rauhauser as a “hoaxer” (anonymized link) well before this day and yet here he was admitting that he believe the word of a person he called a “hoaxer.”  Isn’t that the very definition of “reckless disregard” for the truth?  Reporting the claims of a person you know to be untrustworthy as a fact?

On February 12, I challenged him on this point:

@ronbryn why would you trust a man u call a hoaxer as a source?
He replied:
@AaronWorthing How and when exactly did I ever trust @NealRauhauser? In fact, he lied twice when he first emailed me about your assault.
So he lied about relying on Rauhauser.  On the same day, I challenged him on whether Brett Kimberlin had committed perjury:
@ronbryn btw, still waiting for your investigation into whether Brett Kimberlin obtained his injunction against Seth by perjured testimony.
His reply:
@AaronWorthing I never used Neal as a source & there is zero proof Kimberlin commtted perjury but Seth Allen vowed to leave him alone & lied
You got that?  He never used Neal as a source, except he did when he told him I was arrested.  Good to know.  And also notice that he claimed that there was no evidence at all that Kimberlin committed perjury despite the fact that he lied about having his parole revoked.
Brynaert also repeatedly tweeted with certainty that I had assaulted or otherwise attacked Brett Kimberlin, declaring me guilty without so much as a trial, writing for instance on January 11:
Any lawyers friendly with @AndrewBreitbart @Patterico who would cheer an angry lawyer/troll assaulting an imagined “enemy” in a courthouse?
On February 4, he wrote:
@AaronWorthing You attacked someone & face 10 years in prison, lying troll. Please stop distracting me from trying to help @CryingWolfeBlog
By the way, for extra loveliness @CryingWolfeBlog is Mike Stack.  Ron Brynaert is suspected in the SWATting of Mike Stack and in my unprofessional opinion it is his voice on the SWATting tapes.
Indeed, according to him, what I did was an act of terrorism.  Yes, really:
@AaronWorthing I would consider attacking someone in a courthouse an actual terrorist act but you can keep accusing me of paranoid fantasies
That’s from January 14.  So I decided to challenge him on that.  I pointed out that he himself was once, according to him, falsely charged with a crime and wrote on February 4:
@ronbryn @AndrewBreitbart what is your evidence that i committed any crime? or do you trust the word of a convicted perjurer?
His reply:
@AaronWorthing @AndrewBreitbart The evidence is you are charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Assault. I trust the Maryland Judiciary website.
My response:
@ronbryn @AndrewBreitbart so just to verify here, everyone who has been charged, is automatically guilty. is that your position?
His reply:
@AaronWorthing you let @Dust92 smear me as criminal for expunged arrest. You’re innocent until proven guilty. But Maryland didn’t frame you.
Of course they didn’t.  Instead Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me and Maryland authorities saw through it, albeit very late in the game.
And let’s compare that to the reportage Mr. Brynaert engaged in with Brett Kimberlin.  At his blog Hackers and Fake Newz, he wrote a post entitled The Ballad of Brett Kimberlin: Hypnosis, Levitation and a ‘pot bombing,’ (anonymized link) he engages in one of the most tired tropes of journalism: second-guessing a verdict years after it was delivered and many witnesses died.  So that is right, Ron Brynaert attempted to show that Brett Kimberlin was innocent of The Speedway Bombings—or at least there was not enough evidence to convict him—even after a conviction.  So Brynaert decides that Brett Kimberlin was not proven to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of being The Speedway Bomber, and thus presumptively innocent.  But I was guilty of second degree assault purely because I was charged.
Does anyone else see why we believe Brynaert is a Kimberlin ally?  We have evidence of coordination and stunning bias in his so-called reportage.
And we still don’t know how he makes ends meet.  Inquiring minds and all that.
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Free tip for other bloggers, reporters, etc. looking into this.  Use an anonymizer as much as possible when going to a website for Brett Kimberlin’s allies.  For instance, I regularly use this one.  Safe surfing!
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration! I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor! And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day? #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120522:

I admit I was close to tears when I saw this:
That is at Lee Stranahan’s blog, where he announces his idea to get everyone to blog about Brett Kimberlin, on Friday, May 25, 2012.
I can’t ask you to do this.  It’s not because of this peace order against me—Judge Johnson has made it clear that the peace order statute cannot forbid protected speech.  And this is protected speech.  But as much as we use the “I am Spartacus” concept in this situation I am the guy who really is Spartacus.  I’m Kirk Douglas, more or less.  Watch this clip again:
If you watch closely, the real Spartacus was ready to identify himself.  So he didn’t ask his fellow slaves to stand up beside him.  They just did.  So I’m not going to ask.  Perhaps the truly courageous thing would be to say, “No, don’t do this.”  But I won’t do that, either.  I’ll just say… decide for yourselves.

And if you are new to this blog and wondering what the heck this is all about, you can start here at this post in which I show how Brett Kimberlin attempted to frame me for a crime.  That’s where all of this started.  And then go to Robert Stacy McCain’s blog and see what is happening to him.

Update: A few more thoughts.  Obviously, the comparison is to Everyone Draw Mohammed Day (EDMD).  As you know, EDMD arose from the failure of the institutions that normally were supposed to stand up for freedom of speech.  First, our governments were supposed to intervene.  As our Declaration of Independence tells us, we have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  And it says something else that is crucial but often overlooked: “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.”  In other words government exists not for its own benefit, but for the purpose of securing our sacred rights, not the least of which is freedom of expression, and freedom of religion.

And when our government failed to deal appropriately with the use of terrorist threats to silence others–saying they would murder anyone who dared to draw Mohammed–this was a failure of our government to perform one of its most basic functions.  And I thought, “well, at least the press will probably stand up against this.  After all, freedom of expression is what they are all about.”  But instead the press did not.  They refused to show the cartoons in the Danish cartoon controversy, even though basic reporting almost demanded it.  Can you think of any other controversy over any other work of art (defined loosely), where they didn’t start by showing you the item that is creating all the fuss?  Whether you are talking about the infamous Piss Christ or the painting of the Holy Virgin Mary made with elephant dung, they always showed you the artwork in question.  Here is one example and here is another. But suddenly in this case, no one was willing to show the cartoons even in a news story.  I even saw a shameful article on Cnn, where they showed one of the Mohammed cartoons but blurred out Mohammed himself, which meant that they showed a blurry piece of paper on television.  I mean, why bother?  So the institutional press failed us.

So We the People had to step up.  But I always felt it was a second-best solution.  The best would be for the Federal Government to have done its duty, but it didn’t.  And the reason why it was a “second best” solution, is that EDMD necessarily offended the vast majority of Muslims who 1) hate terrorism, 2) love freedom of speech and religion, but also 3) don’t enjoy seeing their prophet insulted.  I said to them that the offense to their reasonable sensibilities was collateral damage that sadly we could not avoid as we secured our God-given (or perhaps Allah-given) right to choose what we say and believe freely.  It was a dilemma that led people of good conscience who probably normally would have supported EDMD to refuse to do so, such as James Taranto and Ann Althouse.  And if someone had another solution that didn’t offend those good Muslims and still protected our sacred freedoms, I would have happily done that.

(I mean I suppose vigilantism would have worked, but I am opposed to that.)

And that is the beautiful part of this current protest.  The only person who is offended, is the person actually attempting to suppress free speech.

And by the way, if you don’t currently have a blog, I will point out that Blogger, the interface I am using, is free, and easy enough to use that even a lawyer can use it!  I’m not going to ask you to do this, but I will point out that therefore anyone could create a simple blog that day, and write a simple thing.  Hundreds, maybe even thousands of regular people could debut their blog this Friday.  And maybe you will enjoy speaking your mind as much as I do.

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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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If you like what you read and you know Brett Kimberlin’s history, feel free to hit my tip jar found in my sidebar.

I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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#BrettKimberlin Bomb Maims Military Veteran, Kimberlin Song Mocks Dead Victim

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/28

Attention Brett Kimberlin shills and co-conspirators (You know who you are, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, Richard Symonds, Brad Friedman, Nadia Naffe, Jay Liederman, et al): You are supporting a felon with more than 33 convictions to his name, who maimed and caused the suicide of a US Military veteran in his attempts to distract from his other crimes, and then went to create a music video to mock that US Military veteran he maimed and caused to commit suicide. There is a special place in sheol for each and every one of you.

From Aaron Worthing:

 

Did Brett Kimberlin Mock His Victim Carl DeLong in a Music Video?

 

First off, if you haven’t been following the Kimberlin Saga® let me suggest you start here.

But this post is written for those of you who are following along.  As I have told you before, Brett Kimberlin is a convicted terrorist known as the Speedway Bomber.  I have quoted this passage from Kimberlin v. White, 7 F. 3d 527 (6th Cir. 1993) before, but it is particularly important to pay attention to the details this time:
 
Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called “Speedway Bomber,” who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl DeLong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.
 
So one thing I have known about but haven’t mentioned yet, was his work with the band Op-critical.  Stephen Gutowski over at MRCTV has a pretty good backgrounder on this band:
 
It appears that sometime around 2006, several years after Kimberlin was released from prison, he joined a band named Op-Critical. The band’s music can best be described as liberal alternative rock and they claim some of it has been featured at ACLU and Amnesty International events. Their music mirrors that of other little known liberal bands who trashed Bush in the later part of his presidency and would be unremarkable if it weren’t for the fact that one of the guys playing guitar and singing is a violent criminal.
 
Take, for instance, the Op-Critical song titled Fear. The song describes Americans being fearful and “thinking that the plastic bag maybe isn’t innocent” and how that undue fear is being used by Bush to control them. The lyrics mocking the fear of terrorist attacks would, again, be unremarkable for a late 2000s liberal band if they weren’t sung by a man convicted of setting off bombs in a small American town and the music video didn’t feature that bomber lurking around the Cleveland Park DC Metro station complete with shots of an unattended bag.
 
But when I looked at the video I saw something that Gutowski didn’t.  It wasn’t just a bag, but…

 

 
 
Do you see what I see?  Not just an unattended bag, but an unattended gym bag.  You know just like the one that maimed Carl DeLong.  So this man who placed a bomb in a gym bag—and by the way, left it at a high school football game, where children could have been hurt—is telling us not to be scared of unattended gym bags.  It is hard not to see that as a mockery of the crime he committed against Carl DeLong.
 
One of my favorite entries last Friday was by a friend of mine, Dustin (who has also been a victim of the Korrupt Kimberlin Krew’s harassment), who shared with us the suicide note of Carl DeLong.  If you haven’t read it, it is a must-read and genuinely powerful, as a father says goodbye to his family.

And Brett Kimberlin decided to mock how he took this man’s life, to mock the very fear that could have kept Carl DeLong alive.  If it had occurred to Carl DeLong that an unattended gym bag was a threat, perhaps he would have done something different and this wouldn’t have led him down a path that led him to take his own life.  Perhaps whatever pain the DeLong family has felt could have been avoided.  So the next time someone says that Kimberlin is reformed etc., remember that he actually mocked one of his victims in a music video.

 
Let’s watch the whole thing:
 
 
Of course this is far from the only example of Op-critical’s music videos taking on new meaning when you know about its guitarist and vocalist’s criminal past.  For instance, Op-critical put out a song called Exile, described on its YouTube page as “Protest music video against torture and rendition. Contains actual torture footage.”  At about the 1:30 mark, the video shows Brett Kimberlin walking along, minding his own business when suddenly a black SUV filled with apparent government agents pulls up and captures him in the image on the right.
 
And that is followed by extensive footage of Brett Kimberlin being tortured, waterboarded, etc.  And get a load of this at the 2:16 mark:
 
 
 
It’s blood.  Presumably fake blood.  Which is pretty significant given that I have suggested before that his photographs of his supposed bruises were fake, perhaps by using make-up to create a fake image of a bruise, and now we see concrete proof that he knows people who know how to create realistic but fake injuries.  And I am not going to put any recent pictures of his face up on this blog, but if you go through the video you will see images of his face with fake wounds on it and then you will see the picture on the right.
 
And I wonder if it would have changed the point of view of anyone commenting on the video about how infuriated they were by our treatment of suspected terrorist if they knew that the star of the video was not a suspected terrorist, but a convicted terrorist.
 
Let’s watch the whole thing:
 
 
Update: Lee Stranahan looks at the Exile video and sees something I didn’t: “he seems to be showing you how he sees himself; an unjustly imprisoned man who was tortured by brutal authorities.”  I would quibble that we are really seeing how he presents himself; whether he believes that he was actually innocent of the bombings is beyond understanding.

And I will have to apologize for this next video.  Up until now there was an acceptable–not “:great,” but “acceptable”–level of quality in the music, but this is just grating in the pitch of the singing.  But notice something in the opening footage.  It starts with Hitler declaring that the big lies are more likely to be believed—an ironic quote given Kimberlin’s record for honesty—but on top of that the very next images are of…  September 11, suggesting that he buys into the Truther “Reichstag fire” theory of 9-11 as an inside job.  Lovely:

 
 
And we get one final video from him.  It’s a remake of For What It’s Worth, only dedicated to the current Occupy movement:
 
 
Which is unremarkable except for one detail.  Go to the YouTube page for it and look at the upload date:
 
Oh, lookie here (see right)!  On the day after I supposedly put him in the hospital and he was supposedly recovering from his grievous injuries, he was putting a music video on YouTube.
 
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.
 

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(As should be obvious above, Aaron Worthing added multiple videos which didn’t make the cut here. That’s because my online editor program (or whatever it’s called) stripped them out. Do visit Aaron’s site to view all the videos in their proper places.)
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National Write About Brett Kimberlin Day

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/25

Lee Stranahan suggested everyone should blog about Brett Kimberlin, and the reasons for such suggestion should be very clear to regular readers of Truth Before Dishonor (or the vast Conservative blogosphere, for that matter). Last I knew, Lee Stranahan was still a Liberal journalist (but one with integrity). Seth Allen is, as far as I am concerned, a Socialist. But, along with the Conservosphere, Lee Stranahan and Seth Allen have been very willing to shine the light on the dirtball known as Brett Kimberlin. And Brett Kimberlin and crew have used terrifying intimidation tactics against Seth. So, despite the fact that the rightosphere is blowing up with stories about Brett Kimberlin and his “crew” while the leftosphere is not as excited about it, this is not a political “right vs left” issue, but rather, a “right vs wrong” issue. In fact, we on the Right have been rather outspoken in our desire to have our political foes on the Left also write about Brett Kimberlin. Solidarity in the pursuit of a common enemy, as it were.

This is my site. Other authors writing articles on Truth Before Dishonor are doing so because I invited them to be authors on my site. They have the freedom to write about anything they choose, from any position they choose. And sometimes they write from positions contrary to mine and contrary to the official Truth Before Dishonor position (since that position is my position). I write articles elsewhere, but those sites are not mine. They belong to other people. And I strongly advise you to read the below article in its entirety to understand why I do not write about Brett Kimberlin on those other sites. (Here’s a hint: threats against family members (including minor children) of unmet people because someone those unmet people respect spoke the truth about Kimberlin.)

It is important to note that several people who have shown the Light of Truth on Brett Kimberlin has faced malicious and frivolous lawsuits from Brett Kimberlin. They have been threatened and intimidated, their families have been threatened and intimidated, their places of employment have been threatened and intimidated. People have lost their jobs because they spoke the truth about Brett Kimberlin, and those employers were fearful of a convicted bomber showing up at the place of employment. Anonymous bloggers have been outed, their full names, their home addresses, their photos, photos of their homes, information on their families, have all been broadcast over the internet as a result of telling the truth about Brett Kimberlin, the convicted bomber, the convicted perjurer, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in the 1980s and is free today to harass and intimidate and threaten people who tell the truth about him.

And that, in a direct but roundabout way, is the reason for today being National Write About Brett Kimberlin Day. It might be easy to put out a single brush fire through legal and illegal means. But it is impossible to put out 1,000 burshfires that erupt in a single day, whether by legal or by illegal means. And I allege Kimberlin and his “crew” abuse the former and use the latter.

Patterico, a target of Kimberlin and “crew”, for”special treatment”, has written a very extensive and very explosive article for this national day. And Patterico has specifically said that very extensive article was a very brief “tip of the iceberg” summary, and that the entire material would take weeks to read. I very strongly recommend you read his article. In fact, I have reproduced his article below the fold. (See my permissions declaration at the end of this article.) I also encourage you to read his article on his site, linked above, and read the comment section. And, if you’re a person of courage and Honor, consider writing your own truthful articles about Brett Kimberlin and “crew”.

And now, on to the explosive news about Brett Kimberlin, the proprietor of BradBlog, a well-known Liberal political activist, and others!
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So That North Korean Rocket Was A Dud

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/13

The First Street Journal has the report and some rather poignant commentary. As I was listening to WBAP 820-AM out of Dallas on my way home, I heard the good news. The Rocket went up, and at roughly the point where the first stage separates from the second stage, all the radars trained on it saw a much larger blip, like that of an explosion. Within moments, the rocket was no longer on any radar screen. And you betcha the US Military was watching. And they lost all contact with the rocket within moments of the separation stage, which had a much larger signature than would be expected.

WBAP reported that, because of the missile launch, the US has decided not to send that food relief they had planned to send to North Korea. It’s a rather weak protest, I know, but… North Korea absolutely depends on the entire world to feed its people and to keep its government supplied with free money and free munitions and free equipment. Communist China mostly.

With this aggressive, belligerent move from an out of control rogue state, Communist North Korea suddenly became that much poorer (if that is even possible at this stage, what, with their people eating grass and dirt).

You know, I have to wonder how much business Communist North Korea lost with their failed launch. All those terrorist organizations plus Iran looking to Communist North Korea for their hate-filled, anti-Semitic, anti-West plans. And it all went up in an inglorious fireball.

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This is not a surprise

Posted by Dana Pico on 2012/02/27

Patterico once had a mocking post about finding someone to nominate him for a Nobel Peace Prize, after it was revealed that convicted murderer Stanley “Tookie” Williams had been so nominated. It was all an effort to prevent the state of California from relieving Mr Williams of the pains of this mortal vale, of course, but the blatantly political reasons that some people — and I use that term loosely — who have the privilege to make nominations were revealed for all to see.


Bradley Manning, U.S. soldier accused of leaking material to WikiLeaks, among those nominated for Nobel Peace Prize



231 nominations have been submitted for this year’s award

By The Associated Press / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, February 27, 2012, 9:03 AM

OSLO, Norway — A spokesman for the Nobel Peace Prize jury says 231 nominations have been submitted for this year’s award, with publicly disclosed candidates including a former Ukrainian prime minister and the U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

The secretive committee doesn’t reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP on Monday that “The list of nominees is a mixture of repeated nominations and some new names.”

PFC Manning does not face the death penalty, so there’s no claim that the nomination was made to save his life, as was the case with Mr Williams. Rather, this was a clearly political attempt to glorify someone who stole and then had published American classified information, without even having comprehensive knowledge of what he was divulging. PFC Manning simply dumped hundreds of thousands of documents, which could have contained information which led directly to the deaths of Americans for all he knew, into the lap of Julian Assange, an accused rapist, who published much of them.¹

That there are quack nominations is unsurprising. Heck, there have been Nobel Peace Prize winners whose awards call into question the intelligence and sincerity of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee: Yassir Arafat,, in 1994, a Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands; Le Duc Tho, in 1973, who at least had the decency to decline; Al Gore, in 2007, for his efforts to scam the world on global warming; Jimmy Carter, in 2002, for his persistent criticism of President George W Bush; and Barack Obama, in 2009, for not being George W Bush. Former President Bush, who led the liberation of fifty million people from Ba’ath Party and Taliban tyranny, will never be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The only real surprise is that we haven’t heard of a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Mumia abu-Jamal Wesley Cook.

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¹ – Though PFC Manning has not yet been convicted, he does not deny that he took this action. His defense, such as it is, is that he was a troubled individual who should never have been granted access to classified information in the first place, and that the Army failed to remove him from his sensitive post when it was obvious that such should have been done.

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The Fort Hood Massacre victims: no Purple Hearts for them!

Posted by Dana Pico on 2011/12/11

There may be another reason why the Administration sees the Fort Hood Massacre as simply a bad case or “workplace violence.” From Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards), 11 December 2006: Purple Heart¹:

Paragraph 2-8 (b) The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of an Armed Force or any civilian national of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded-

  1. In any action against an enemy of the United States.
  2. In any action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States
    are or have been engaged.
  3. While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in
    which the United States is not a belligerent party.
  4. As the result of an act of any such enemy of opposing Armed Forces.
  5. As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force
  6. After 28 March 1973, as the result of an international terrorist attack against the United States or a foreign
    nation friendly to the United States, recognized as such an attack by the Secretary of Army, or jointly by the
    Secretaries of the separate armed services concerned if persons from more than one service are wounded in the attack.
  7. After 28 March 1973, as the result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States
    as part of a peacekeeping force.

In addition, Paragraphs 2-8 (k)(3) and (4) state:

    (3) Each approved award of the Purple Heart must exhibit all of the following factors: wound, injury or death must
    have been the result of enemy or hostile act; international terrorist attack; or friendly fire (as defined in paragraph b(8)
    above) the wound or injury must have required treatment by medical officials; and the records of medical treatment
    must have been made a matter of official Army records.
    (4) Recommendations for award of the Purple Heart based on alleged international terrorist attacks must be
    accompanied by a written evaluation from the MACOM security and intelligence staff officer indicating that international
    terrorist activity was involved. Should any enclosures be classified the prescribed security measures will be
    followed. This requirement is in addition to the other eligibility criteria. HQ, USAHRC (AHRC–PDO–PA) will
    confirm the international terrorist report with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G–2 (ODCS, G-2) prior to
    forwarding the Purple Heart recommendations to the Secretary of the Army for final decision.

In simpler language, the Secretary of the Army has the authority, upon written evaluation, to determine that the attack at Fort Hood meets the criteria for an “international terrorist attack.” He has not yet done so.

The victims of the Fort Hood massacre are not eligible for the Purple Heart, because the attack is not considered to have been made by the enemy, or an “international terrorist attack.” The Department of Defense seemingly does not want to consider Major Nidal Malik Hasan as acting as part of the enemy, because that might bring all Muslim soldiers under suspicion of being considered the enemy.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced S. 316, the Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act, a companion bill to H.R. 625, introduced by Rep John R Carter (R-TX 31), “To ensure that the victims and victims’ families of the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, receive the same treatment, benefits, and honors as those Americans who have been killed or wounded in a combat zone overseas and their families.”

The bill notes that, “In the wake of the brutal September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the Federal Government set a historical precedent when it awarded the victims of those attacks who were members of the Armed Forces with the Purple Heart medal and the victims of those attacks who were civilian employees of the Department of Defense with the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom.” But, thus far, the Department of Defense has not classified the Fort Hood massacre as enemy action which would qualify the dead and wounded for the Purple Heart. (maybe they’re still trying to figure out if Major Hasan, who was wounded by security personnel, is eligible.)

Both the Senate and House bills were referred to the Armed Services Committees, where they have languished since last February.

Your editor would not have thought that such action would be controversial in the least. The bills are short and uncomplicated, and can be read, in their entireties, in just a couple of minutes. This should be a voice vote bill, but neither the Republican-controlled House nor the Democrat-controlled Senate has taken any action to report the bills out of committee. Is it simple laziness holding it up, or are there some other considerations?

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¹ – Army Regulation 600-8-22 (Military Awards), 11 December 2006: Purple Heart (Note: .pdf file), pp. 19-21.
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Cross Posted on The First Street Journal.
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UPDATE October 18, 2012: Linked by American Thinker

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I Don’t Think We Can Dismiss OWS Easily

Posted by Yorkshire on 2011/11/18

From The Copenhagen Post – Danmark

http://www.cphpost.dk/news/international/89-international/52511-how-mischief-can-topple-dictatorships.html

How mischief can topple dictatorships
Monday, 14 November 2011 22:57 Peter Stanners News

Human rights activist Steve Crawshaw tells us how walking your TV in a pram and listening to rap on the radio can end authoritarian regimes

Upset with what’s on the news? Just take your TV for a walk.
How do you topple a repressive government when they’ve got all the guns, tanks and secret police? With courage, tenacity and Ingenuity. That is the messages in Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson’s book, Small Acts of Resistance, a compilation of stories recounting the clever ways people have subverted oppressive regimes.

Crawshaw, international advocacy director at Amnesty International, was recently in Copenhagen to attend a conference for Humanity in Action but found the time to drop by Books and Company in Hellerup to discuss the book. The cosy English bookshop was packed to capacity for the talk in which Crawshaw demonstrated that no matter how dangerous the stakes, people have an incredible capacity to undermine their oppressors.

“The spirit of the book is the importance of courage and mischief and how that can create amazing change around the world,” Crawshaw told us.

Crawshaw opens with a story from Poland where he worked as a journalist for the Independent newspaper in the late 80s. Resistance to the Soviet sponsored regime had been rising for many years, culminating with the formation of the trade union Solidarity in 1980. Solidarity quickly gathered strength across the country, posing a clear threat to the power of the authoritarian government.

18 months later the government imposed martial law in an attempt to regain control. Tanks and soldiers rolled into the street, several dozen people were killed, thousands of were arrested and strict curfews were enforced.

While the crack down reminded the people who was in charge, it didn’t kill of the will for change. But with troops on the streets, protesting was a dangerous option. So they devised inventive ways to show their contempt for the authority.

One of their targets was state sponsored media. The evening news bulletin was so filled with lies and propaganda that many decided to boycott it. But while that may be well and good, how was anyone going to know? So they started placing their TV sets in their windows facing out onto the street when the news was on.

Slowly they stepped up the protest. They began going for walks while the news was on, some taking their TVs with them in prams. The authorities were powerless to stop a protest that had no chants and wove no banners. Moving the curfew two hours earlier had no effect, people simply walked the streets at the earlier bulletin.

“So while the regime had the guns and the tanks, they were the ones who ended up on the back foot,” Crawshaw explained.

While this clever act of dissent did not in itself bring the end of the regime, it helped keep the spirit of resistance alive. It cheered the people in knowing that despite a ban on free media, there were ways of voicing their disapproval. The state too was reminded that its people were not simply going to accept the status quo.

“Through that sense of the mockery you get a weakened regime, that you laugh at someone while you are being beaten. This sense of humour, while it doesn’t defend you, gives strength to society to achieve amazing things.”

The Poles were not alone in finding clever ways to subvert an oppressive regime. When Slobodan Milosevic cracked down on free media in Serbia in the 90s, he dictated that the radio only play state certified news bulletins. But with the station free to play whatever music they liked, songs such as Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ and the Clash’s ‘White Riot’ were played on heavy rotation. Serbia’s young people understood the message but Milosevic and his cronies didn’t, they simply didn’t understand the music.

Crawshaw came across these stories after spending almost two decades working with human rights organisations, first at Human Rights Watch then Amnesty International. After discussing it over dinner one evening, Crawshaw and his co-author Jackson realised there was a common theme to many of the stories.

“We argue in the book that you can make a connection between all these events, that mischief was a singular and important part of the process of change,” Crawshaw explained.

As the talk wound down, heated debates broke out between Crawshaw and members of the audience. When is military intervention called for? Why are violent protests less successful? What does the Occupy movement really represent? And what about the Arab Spring uprisings, what does their future hold for the Middle East?

Well no one knows. But Crawshaw believes we should leave it up to the people to find their own ways to slowly undermine their regimes.

“Before Mubarak fell, people thought he would be there forever. But he fell.”

The question is, who’s next?

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Pull Out of Troops From Iraq

Posted by Yorkshire on 2011/10/23

This is a totally confusing situation that on its face looks ill conceived. Now before the Lefties go all bonkers and say it was Bush who negotiated this, I KNOW that. But that was three years ago and the world has changed. Iran either has, or is close to nukes now, not then. Egypt was firmly held by Mubarak then, not now. Libya was held by Gadaffi then, not now. The Muslim Brotherhood has a grip on Egypt now, not then. Al-Q was pretty fighting in Afghanistan, and hiding in Pakistan, then and now. Syria, Saddam’s brother in the Baathe Party is killing opposition people by the hundreds. Israel’s treaty with Egypt is all but torn up. So, all this is to say, the world Bush lived in when Force pull-out was negotiated, is not the world Obama has found himself in today. Since then, Iran has grown stronger in spite of the world trying to prevent that. Iran hs sent ships to the Med. Iran says they will sail off our coast. Iran’s rocket ability has been improved greatly. So, my thought and opinion, it seems insane to pull out all our combat forces. I just don’t see that Obama has a firm grip on reality. Of course, we could keep them in Kuwait.

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#OccupyWallStreet Big On Crazy, Lawlessness, Small On Numbers

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/18

So Occupy Wall Street clowns tried to have a national event. It didn’t do so well. Except for the crazies and the lawbreakers that are part and parcel with Left-Wing protests. Because the crazies wanted to one-up the TEA Party, which had a national Tax Day TEA Party in 2009.

Professor Jacobson (linked by The Other McCain’s “Live at Five“) wrote:

In Ithaca, I noted that the crowd for the “mass peaceful demonstration” was about 12 people.

Apparently nationwide the protests did not fair much better, according to Nate Silver of The New York Times:

This exercise is meant, in part, to provide a comparison to the crowds that gathered for the first widespread Tea Party protests on April 15, 2009, for which I adopted a similar approach and came up with an estimate of at least 300,000 protesters across the country.

Saturday’s Occupy protests were probably smaller than that. Over all, I was able to find estimates of crowd sizes in about 150 American cities, ranging from the thousands of the protesters that turned out in New York to the roughly 10 who turned out in Juneau, Alaska — or the one protester who represented the movement in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Nevertheless, based on the median estimates for the cities, I arrived at an overall total of about 70,000 protesters who were documented as having been active on Saturday throughout the United States.

This reminds me of the supposedly huge national protests in support of Wisconsin protestsers, which was a complete flop as documented in my post 50-State Union Protest Falls Far Short Of Predicted Turnout.

Nate Silver is not a Conservative or a Republican. In fact, he’s an admitted Liberal. And I took issue with his grossly under-represented number of TEA Partiers at the Tax Day TEA Party rallies in 2009, because he used the mainstream media’s grossly and intentionally understated numbers for the TEA Party rallies. But he’s using the very same method this time for the Occupy Wall Street world tour, which means he’s depending on the mainstream media’s overstated numbers for the crazies — and still coming up with a number that is a quarter the size of the TEA Party national event.

Then there’s the Denver crazies. Looking at the Left (which made Post of the Day at Legal Insurrection) has the Denver crazies in pictures. Socialists, Communists, anarchists demanding totalitarianism (I know, right?), dopeheads, anti-Semites, all manner of crazies. Quoting the murderous communist Che. Slogans like “Eat the rich”.

El Marco writes:

Ever since Karl Marx defined his vision of a future utopia, socialists have been awaiting the complete collapse of the world-wide free enterprise system, and the beginning of a cataclysmic international Marxist revolution. … The Occupy Wall Street movement is supported by Communist Party USA, the Islamic Republic of Iran [link to pollutico so goto Looking at the Left for that link], communist dictator Hugo Chavez, China, as well as the AFL-CIO, SEIU, Nancy Pelosi, [unrepentant terrorist] Bill Ayers, Barack Obama, and the Democrat Party and Marxist-Leninists generally [the site name has the f-bomb in it (I know, right?) so surfer beware].

North Korea supports Occupy Wall Street. Everyone wants what North Korea has, right? Everyone wants to be endorsed by North Korea, right? It would be terrible if South Korea endorsed your movement and North Korea hated it, right?

When your movement is supported by the American Nazi Party, terrorists, the greatest terrorist exporter (Iran), Socialists, Communists, the Purple People Beaters, murderers, it’s time to rethink your positions. Because you’re not only wrong, you’re terribly wrong.

But you want pictures from the photojournal of the Denver crazies in action, right? Here’s a couple.

Anarchism, according to the sign in front, is a totalitarian ideology. TRUE TRANSFORMATION TAKES 100%. No deviation allowed.

The sign on the right, is that about cannibalism, slavery or rape?

Ed Morrissey is shocked, shocked he tells you, that the Occupy Wall Street mob in New York City has a bunch of thieves in its midst. Who knew a bunch of people who demand free stuff paid for by people who are not them would actually steal stuff bought by people who are not them?

Who’d have thought that a crowd of people demanding the seizure of wealth from banks, corporations, and the wealthy might also have a few thieves? I’m shocked, shocked to find theft occurring in a group that has hijacked private property it refuses to leave. I can’t imagine that a crowd that demands free higher education and the forgiveness of tens of thousands in student debt would also think of someone’s Mac or an iPhone as equally as communal as a college education.

The best part of this story is that it sounds like the thieves might be creating a few proto-conservatives:

Security volunteer Harry Wyman, 22, of Brooklyn was furious about the thievery — and vowed to get tough with the predatory perps.

“I’m not getting paid, but I’m not gonna stand for it. Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff? All it does is make people not wanna come here anymore,” Wyman fumed.

Law and order! Get tough on crime! Defend private property! Hey, maybe there isn’t that much difference between this and a Tea Party after all — just a few years of experience and a couple of eye-opening insights on freeloaders.

Harry Wyman wants to get tough on crime? That is so very not Liberal! Why, it’s someone else’s fault the thieves were driven to thievery! It’s never the thief’s fault! Especially in a mob of “it ain’t my fault” freebie-seekers at the expense of the someone else whose fault it is. Yup, very proto-Conservative, that “get tough on crime” idea. Wyman’s in danger of losing his Lib card.

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