The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin haz sad. He thought that he had worked out a settlement with Lynn Thomas and Peter Malone that would result in Kimberlin Unmasked going away.
kimberlinunmasked dot com is now defunct, but a new site called kimberlinunmask dot com has taken off. It appears that whoever is running that site also grabbed the @kimberlinunmask Twitter account faster that Kimberlin could when whoever had it before let it go. Brett sees that and the fact that some of the old Kimberlin Unmasked graphics have been recycled as proof of foul play.
I follow @kimberlinumask on Twitter and I read (and enjoy) the kimberlinunmask dot com blog. As near as I can tell, all of the graphics from the old blog that have been used thus far can be found by googling “kimberlin unmasked” and clicking on Images. Indeed, those images have been posted at sites such as The Other McCain or Conservative Christian Man for a year or so. I downloaded this one from Paul Lemmen’s site on Tuesday evening.It sure looks like Brett Kimberlin’s settlements of the three cases filed against Lynn Thomas can be chalked up in the loss column—just like almost all of the rest of his “over a hundred” lawsuits.
Finally, each of the remaining defendants in the RICO Madness should take note of how Brett Kimberlin is reneging on his part of the settlement agreement with Mrs. Thomas.
If we were robotic machines simply executing a program, we would have no real choice when we take moral decisions. But we do take moral choices. We do decide between right and wrong. In doing so, we exercise freewill, and I believe the existence of our freewill is one of the proofs that God loves us. You see, the decision to love is a choice, and God has given us the right to choose not to love Him. He loves us enough to refrain from forcing our choice.
If God loves you that much, it would be the height of arrogance for me to attempt to force you to express love for Him according to my understanding. Of course, it’s reasonable for me to try to convince you that my understanding is correct, but that’s persuasion—not force. Indeed, so long as you aren’t hurting anyone except yourself, you should be free to choose to hate God.
This is why I support freedom of expression even to the extent of allowing blasphemy. Certainly, blasphemy offends me, but if God is Who He says He is, He is capable of dealing with it on His own terms. He doesn’t need me to avenge Him. In the end, God will not be mocked. After all, the message of the book of Revelation is: God wins/Pick a side/Don’t be stupid.
Charlie Hebdo has published cartoons that offend Christians as well as Muslims. They should be free to do so. I view their choice as unwise, and I choose not to reproduce some of those cartoons here at Hogewash!, yet I still support their right to publish them.
Here are some words that bear repeating. They’re from replies filed by some of my codefendants in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s RICO Madness, Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.
First, from Ron Coleman, representing Patterico, Mandy Nagy, and Ace of Spades blog:
Brett Kimberlin may have changed his terroristic tactics from the random acts of bombing for which he was convicted, to targeted acts of ruthless “lawfare” – but his new tactics are still corrosive to fundamental values of free speech and commentary. If plaintiff disagrees with defendants’ speech, his remedy is more speech, not saddling his critics with frivolous litigation brought to silence voices on the Internet that may talk about his past. While Brett Kimberlin has not set off any bombs against these defendants, he does seek to use the United States District Court as a weapon against these defendants and to punish them for telling the truth about his violent and dishonest criminal history.
Next, from Michael Smith, representing Michelle Malkin and Twitchy:
This country long has recognized that the remedy for speech with which one disagrees “is more speech, not enforced silence.” Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 377, 47 S. Ct. 641, 71 L. Ed. 2d 1095 (1927) (Brandeis, J., concurring). Mr. Kimberlin is trying to impose silence on speakers with whom he disagrees, and while his chosen tactic obviously differs from that of the terrorist who shoots up a satirical newspaper, the chilling effect on speech if he is allowed to continue would be largely the same.
During the preliminary matters during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit tried in state court last August, Judge Johnson asked TDPK the following question:
Is there any other ticking time bomb — well, that’s a wrong metaphor. Are there any issues laying out there that are going to come up that you can envision?
Maybe that was the right metaphor after all.
Kimberlin Unmasked posted this on Saturday.Yes, that’s an interesting connection.
SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET
MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1
ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!
MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2
ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)
JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.
MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3 Continue reading
That’s this morning’s Quote of the Day. It’s by Erwin Rommel, and it’s usually seen as an exhortation to bravery. More often, it is, in fact, a description of the cause of cowardice.
Too many folks have fixed ideas about such things as freedom of expression until the threat of firebombs or Kalashnikovs becomes real. Too many writers, editors, and publishers collapse when faced violence. (Some will cave in to a bogus lawsuit.)
The important question is not whether Charlie Hebdo has conducted itself with good manners or in good taste or whether or not “they had it coming to ‘em.” The question is whether the heckler’s veto should be allowed to include Molotov cocktails and full metal jacket ammunition.
Rommel also observed that in a man-to-man fight the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine. In this this fight between cultures, it may get down to which has the last brave man. While they attack with a 7th-century mindset and beheadings, we should be responding with modern free expression—and laser-guided bombs.
Most likely, the Gentle Reader has heard about yesterday’s terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The publication has targeted Islam with its rather coarse humor. For example the front-page cartoon on the left is captioned, “If Mohammed Returned.” The dialog translates, “I am The Prophet, fool!” and “Shut up, Infidel!”
After killing a dozen people and wounding several more, the gunmen were heard to say that they had avenged The Prophet.
If one reads the letter The Dread Prophetphile Kimberlin sent to law enforcement (see the exhibit attached here) in the context of his actions in outing the anonymous blogger “Aaron Worthing,” it almost seems as if TDPK was hoping that Aaron Walker might suffer the same fate as has befallen Charlie Hebdo. The fact that Aaron Walker was SWATted the same day that he beat TDPK in a court hearing over the unconstitutional gag order Kimberlin had as part of (later thrown out) peace order, …
One theme that keeps recurring in TDPK’s rants against Aaron Walker is his connection to the Everybody Draw Mohammed blog that posted all those “vile” depictions of Mohammed.
Here’s another interesting factoid: As of 11 pm last night, there was nothing on either the Justice Through Music Project or Velvet Revolution US websites about the Charlie Hebdo attack. There was nothing on Breitbart Unmasked either.
The Gentle Reader may draw his own conclusion.