Hogewash! and the other blogs that participated in Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day weren’t the first to take notice of The
Dread Deadbeat Philosopher Kimberlin’s work as an activist. Mandy Nagy published material about him at Brietbart a couple of years earlier, and before that, he made it into Time. This post titled The Wizard of Odd from six years ago today reference the Time article. It calls TDPK as “Lord Voldemort,” as in “he who must not be named,” a reference to the then-current unconstitutional peace order prohibiting Aaron Walker from speaking or writing about Kimberlin.
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Massimo Calibresi published a profile of
Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort in Time in 2007. (H/T, @rsmccain). Here’re the money quotes:
In e-mails and Web postings from Kimberlin’s two organizations, Justice Through Music and Velvet Revolution, he intersperses occasionally useful pieces of information about the problems of e-voting with a hefty portion of bunk, repeatedly asserting as fact things that are not true.
In Kimberlin’s mind, his successes are the product of special powers obtained through meditation. “I have evolved to where I can dip into the place of universal consciousness and tap into its very powerful forces to effect change in a positive way,” he wrote in an e-mail to me late in my reporting for this story. In reality, he’s just one moving part in a large, complex dynamic. But Kimberlin’s grandiosity is as representative of certain parts of the blogosphere as his lack of credibility, all of which makes him a good case study of how the wilder parts of the Web are affecting the most basic functions of our democracy.
Read the whole thing.
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It doesn’t look like his attempts to apply the principles of TM and so-called “Noetic Science” have met with much success.