On Friday, the Conservative Fifty blogs went silent for the day in honor of a nationwide movement of bloggers that drew attention to Brett Kimberlin’s craziness. Brett Kimberlin, also known as the Speedway bomber, likes to prank phone call the police, claiming he is the blogger and that he will shoot his family. Police then bring the SWAT team out to the blogger’s house. Brett Kimberlin enjoys “swatting” bloggers.
Many people think that people like Brett Kimberlin would serve society best in a padded room wearing a straight jacket. That may or may not be his parents opinion, but we don’t know. We don’t know if Brett Kimberlin was present at the OWS rallies where crimes were taken place, but we do know that he is in favor of the Occupy Wall Street. Yes, Brett Kimberlin could very well be standing two tents away from you, watching to see when you’re alone. Tweet that on your corporation built Iphone. But the point of this article isn’t whether or not Bret Kimberlin has serious mental problems or not.
I do suspect that Brett Kimberlin is angry at Conservatives because we often have a pro-life stance, and he’s trying to prove to us that some people should have been aborted. I don’t know, maybe his momma kept “accidentally” bouncing a hammer on her stomach when she found out she was pregnant. I don’t know, I wasn’t there. If his point is too prove that we’re wrong on abortion, well he certainly makes a heck of a case. The point of this article isn’t why the world would be a better place if Brett Kimberlin would have been aborted.
Still, he doesn’t need to harass bloggers for exercising their free speech, have you heard his music? He has taken to covering songs and putting his own message in them. Music such as Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ and Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ has been so totally devastated by the talentless Op-Critical band that I was left thanking God for the back button on my browser. Seriously, how can somebody totally screw those two songs up? And the message? If you can handle a night of cat screeching, then you might actually get far enough into his music to hear the lyrics. Believe me, I regret the birth of Brett Kimberlin merely because I had to endure some of his “music” on behalf of research.
It would be much simpler to dive into a pile of needles or listen to Barack Obama speeches for a week than to listen to five minutes of Op-Critical’s music. We refuse to link to his music for fear that our readers might accidentally click on it and end up hating us for the rest of their lives. The point of this article isn’t about the thousand ways I’d rather be tortured than to endure five minutes minutes of Op-Critical’s screeching.
The more I read about Brett Kimberlin, the more I am reminded of a character in the Stephen King novel ‘The Stand’. In it, a radical arsonist named “Trashcan man” is so caught up with the evil Randall Flagg, that he dedicates his life to Flagg. In the end, Trashcan man ends up blowing up Flagg’s empire. (Video at end) But the point of this article isn’t whether or not Brett Kimberlin is just like Trashcan man in Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’, it’s about Silence being approval.
I never understood why people would go silent as a means of protest. One of the most famous pictures is the monk who burned himself alive. Now here’s a trivia question for you: “What is his name and what was he protesting?”. Yes, you can google it, but off the top of your head, you probably don’t know much more about it. He committed suicide for a purpose, but most people couldn’t tell you why. I suppose monks don’t drive much so they really don’t know what else to do with a gallon of gas. Some people cut off their tongues, and I suppose writers could cut off their fingers, but ultimately wouldn’t the government prefer us to be silent?
The reality is, we write. We look at the world and we see what is wrong with it, and we write about it. We make our voice heard to by writing about what we think and what we see. We inform people what’s going on by telling them what’s going on, not by silence. Our silence means that every thing is alright. Our silence means we’re content. Our silence is approval of the world around us. Kimberlin is an example of what is wrong with the world. He’s a terrific example of what the Left is all about. We should not empower the guy by giving him reason to think we fear him, we ought to be making him the poster boy of the Left so that his financial backing dries up, and the Left is willing to take the necessary steps to get him under control.
I fear not Kimberlin, I fear our silence.