There’s a new blog out there called Velvet Revolution. It’s not one of
Brett Kimberlin’s Lord Voldemort’s scams. It’s about the Velvet Revolution. The real one. The one led by Vaclav Havel.
Brett Kimberlin, and his associate Brad Friedman, do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. They do not, and cannot, claim trademark or copyright protection in the term, because in the realm of politics, where Kimberlin and Friedman seek to meddle, the term “Velvet Revolution” is more generic than “Jell-O”.
Likewise, we do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. No one owns the term. The Czechs and Slovaks who put their lives on the line in 1989 have a pretty strong moral claim, but they’re all in MittelEuropa. The Czechs and Slovaks have bigger problems than one terrorist moonbat making a mockery of a First Amendment that they don’t have anyway.
So we’re taking the name back, for them.
UPDATE–Other folks are picking up on this new site. Bob Belvedere. Michelle Malkin.
Get ’em skeered and keep the skeer on ’em!
UPDATE 2–The real Velvet Revolution is asking bloggers to link and blog roll the site (and put it on Twitter and Facebook) in order to move it up above Lord Voldemort’s site on Google, Bing, and the like. It is now in the Hogewash! blog roll. As The Right Sphere notes:
It’s easy, effective, and will work if enough people with blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts do it. Part of Kimberlin’s strategy has to be SEO based. This is why he’s so afraid of people writing about him. The more people write about him, the higher those stories – instead of his preferred links – get listed on search results. And the more people see who Kimberlin is the more people will know that he is trying to shut down free speech.
This really isn’t a partisan thing. Every blogger should be condemning this attack on our right to speak.
Enough is enough. We will not be silenced.