Blogmocracy in Action
Guest Post by: Doriangrey
On Friday, June 8th 2012 many Conservative bloggers are encouraging the conservative blogging community to have a day of silence in support of Arron Walker and the other victims of Brett Kimberlin and those responsible for Conservative Blogger SWAT’ing. Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but, isn’t getting the conservative blogging community to shut the hell up the entire point behind Brett Kimberlin and the whole SWAT’ing concept?
Now, perhaps I’m not the smartest Blogger on the planet, but can someone please explain to me, how surrendering even for an hour to the demands of thugs like Kimberlin or those responsible for SWAT’ing constitutes a victory in any stretch of the imagination? Somebody care to remind me exactly how well the whole surrender appeasement thing worked out for Neville Chamberlain? Or anyone one else for that matter?
I mean, ok, if you are a bank robber, and you’re holed up in the bank with a bunch of hostages, and every damned cop in the world is outside just praying for a chance to fill you full of lead, then yeah, surrendering just might be a good option, but it also means you lose. While losing is definitely better than dying, when the stakes are not life and death, surrendering really is a pretty stupid idea.
Sorry Ace, a day of silence really does rate up there pretty high on the scale of stupid responses to people who are trying to get you to shut the hell up. Like I said before, I might not be the smartest blogger on the planet, but this is really pretty much of a no brainer. Hell no I will not be silent seems to me to be the correct response. But hey, that’s just me, somebody once rather indigently asked me if I minded, I responded then, just as I do now, “Not very well or very often”.
I am not trying to pick a fight with anyone in the conservative blogosphere who wishes to show their support for Aaron Walker or any of the other victims of Brett Kimberlin and the thugs that are supporting and helping him. If you feel that a day of silence is the right thing to do, knock yourself out. As for me, I will not go quietly into the night, not for one day, not even for one hour.
If you have read my blog before you know I don’t update it with any predictable regularity, I write when I see something that I think is important to speak out about. Thugs and criminals trying to crush the first amendment rights of individuals whom they do not agree with seems to me to be pretty high on the list of things that are important to speak out about.
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey has this over at Hot Air, Bloggers protest bizarre court ruling in Walker case, SWATting
Michelle Malkin, (God bless that woman) has several incredible posts on the subject, they are in-depth filled with facts, names dates ad links.
The Blogmocray has hit on it several times as well.
The Jawa Report has likewise thrown their hat in the ring covering it.
Kudos to everyone out there who has taken the risk of covering this story, because as Arron Walker, Patterico, Erick Erickson, and Robert Stacy McCain can all testify from first hand expereince, blogging about Brett Kimberlin and his thug pals is anything but safe or comfortable.
(cross posted from The Wilderness of Mirrors)