Posted on | February 21, 2013 | 41 Comments
Bill Schmalfeldt: Not cropped to ‘look positively demonic’
“Let’s talk about R.S. McCain, as well — Robert Stacy McCain. Here he writes column after column after column about me, in which he refers to me in the most defamatory ways, about being deranged . . . and he takes that picture of me that was taken several days after surgery . . . crops it to make me look positively demonic, and then when I ask him to denounce this death threat, I get a ‘don’t contact me’ e-mail back. Where’s your humanity?”
— Bill Schmalfeldt, Feb. 20 podcast
“Stranahan would f–k you up the a– while picking your pocket, then wipe his d–k on your t-shirt.”
— Bill Schmalfeldt, Feb. 11 on Twitter
Perhaps there is no need to point out the contrast between Schmalfeldt in attack mode and Schmalfeldt in victim mode. Da Tech Guy isn’t buying Schmalfeldt’s fainting-couch act:
Really, you have a guy on twitter with under 150 followers who has his tweets “protected” and people are trying to silence him? Who is actually going to pay money to silence somebody that nobody hears?
The demonstrable insignificance of Bill Schmalfeldt certainly provokes the question, “Why does anybody even notice him?” And the answer is, because of his relentless harassment, he requires attention — preferably, the attention of qualified professionals in the field of forensic psychology, but until such time as the profilers at Quantico take an interest, he’ll just have to settle for whatever attention he gets.
Most people have never had to deal with a deranged cyberstalker, and therefore have no idea what one obsessed kook can accomplish in terms of online harassment. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Schmalfeldt sent me more than 200 unsolicited harassing Twitter messages in the span of 48 hours, including threats to contact my wife.
This was relatively mild in comparison to the months of nearly constant harassment Schmalfeldt has directed at Lee Stranahan. Imagine the effect when Bill Schmalfeldt sends disturbingly obscene messages — dozens of them, scores of them — every day for weeks on end, directed at one person. And because Schmalfeldt cyberstalks his targets, obsessively monitoring their online activities, anyone publicly communicating with his targets is liable to be included as a CC recipient of these kinds of messages, as in this Tweet that Schmalfeldt CC’d to blogger John Hoge (click the image to enlarge):
Stranahan repeatedly asked Schmalfeldt to cease this behavior, but Schmalfeldt persisted, which is why Schmalfeldt was charged with online harassment last week, and this explanation from Aaron Walker really should not be necessary:
Folks, do I have to explain this to you? Well, in case I do, this is not the case of Lee Stranahan v. Bill Schmalfeldt. This is The State of Maryland v. Bill Schmalfeldt. . . .
Anyone familiar with stalking knows how difficult — indeed, perhaps sometimes impossible — it is to dislodge the stalker’s psychological fixation on the object of his obsession: Bill can’t help himself.
Thus the absurdity of Schmalfeldt claiming it is “defamatory” for me to describe him as “deranged.” His derangement is self-evident, and I have merely described it. When someone behaves in ways that are demonstrably crazy — and keep in mind that Schmalfeldt has been relentlessly harassing Lee Stranahan for months now — you don’t need an advanced degree in psychology, and are not at risk of being sued for libel, if you say they are daft, zany, bonkers, wacko, demented, warped, nuttier than squirrel farts and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
“The sky is blue,” according to the National Weather Service.
Now that Lee Stranahan has brought Bill Schmalfeldt’s dangerous craziness to the attention of authorities in Maryland, suddenly we are asked to believe that Schmalfeldt is a victim. Schmalfeldt accuses Stranahan of “inciting unstable people” (click the image to enlarge):
Bill Schmalfeldt has been predicting for days that my pointing out things he’s currently saying about me and family would create an atmosphere of hate. . . . And sure enough; his predictions came true as he’s gotten two mysterious threats that he is blaming on…me.
This is more harassment from Bill Schmalfeldt; a game of accuse the accuser.
“Accuse the accuser” is a tactic Schmalfeldt seems to have learned from his friends Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser, and if you suspect that this is not entirely coincidental, you’ll probably want to see where Schmalfeldt had a chat with his “buddy” Neal.
The charges against Bill Schmalfeldt are a matter of public record, and Schmalfeldt’s continuing harassment of Lee Stranahan is both (a) legitimate news, and (b) additional evidence.
Would you be surprised to learn that Schmalfeldt now claims to have proof that Stranahan was responsible for the death threats?
How amazing this is — not.
Part of the “accuse the accusers” game is the You Can’t Catch Me move that Neal Rauhauser has repeatedly employed: Using proxy trolls and sockpuppets to accomplish his purposes, then pretending innocence and claiming that anyone who suspects him of involvement is paranoid. Because you cannot prove that Neal did it (and keep in mind, Neal has written lengthy online treatises about methods of Internet deception), therefore your suspicion toward him is irrational — and thus evidence that you lack credibility.
Ah, but who laughs last? Little did Neal Rauhauser suspect the mind-blowing announcement that Lee Stranahan got his teeth fixed:
How will Bill Schmalfeldt explain to a neutral third party why topics like my teeth or my wife’s sex life are legally valid areas of obsession for him? I don’t know.
Stranahan’s prediction that the “haters will blow their gaskets” at that news was presented by Schmalfeldt as evidence that Stranahan had advance knowledge of the Twitter death threats against Schmalfeldt, and now the Heroic Victim of Glorious Martyrdom will have something new to explain to his handful of followers.
- Feb. 20: Dishonest Bill Schmalfeldt Got Banned from Daily Kos for Anal Rape ‘Satire’
- Feb. 19: Kooky Tuesday Continues: Is Social Media Breeding Monsters? Oh, Hell, Yes!
- Feb. 19: ‘Beware the Ides of March’: Bill Schmalfeldt Threatens Lee Stranahan?
- Feb. 18: ‘A Particularly Odd Argument’ by the Particularly Odd Bill Schmalfeldt
- Feb. 14: Deranged Cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt Charged With Deranged Cyberstalking
- Feb. 1: News Flash: Crazy People Are Dangerous
- Dec. 9: June 3: Bill Schmalfeldt Begins Cyberstalking Aaron Walker
- Dec. 8: They’re Still Hating Breitbart
- Nov. 25: The Dishonesty of Bill Schmalfeldt
- Nov. 24: Pray for Ten Thousand Angels
- Nov. 4: Monsters on the Internet: Sociopathic Sadism and Bill Schmalfeldt’s Madness