The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | April 21, 2013 | 19 Comments

Neal Rauhauser was a speaker at the 2010 Netroots Nation conference

“Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser recently admitted in a complaint to my office that he introduced [Nadia] Naffe to attorney Jay Leiderman . . .
“In the same document, Rauhauser declared that if Naffe is successful, he believes it will put an end to my career as a Deputy D.A.”

Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Oct. 4, 2012

This is indeed very happy news, my friends:

Ken and I in particular got to face, not just criticism, but “vapid and dishonest partisan hacks” who criticized both of us for standing up for free speech — including “the greasy, demi-literate, demented Hutt who wrote an extended quasi-sexual fantasy about a mob murdering Patrick and me.”
Hi, Bill Schmalfeldt! I understand you were curious about the result of this case. I’m happy to be sharing that with you! And, your sick, twisted fantasies notwithstanding, nobody has yet beaten me or Ken with baseball bats or tire irons. No group of men has thrown us in front of a moving truck as part of a conspiracy to cause our deaths.

Now, it was actually Ken at Popehat who described Bill Schmalfeldt as a “demented Hutt,” but I read it at Patterico‘s so . . .

Why is this such happy news? Because this nuisance suit against Patterico was self-evidently part of a deliberate vendetta against one of Brett Kimberlin’s chosen targets, an attempt to silence Patterico and intimidate others, as I explained in October:

I can’t imagine any court finding Patterico guilty of anything, but this lawsuit is just another typical product of the Kimberlin-Rauhauser “accuse the accusers” strategy. Once they target someone, the accusations proliferate endlessly as part of an orchestrated effort to discredit anyone who might accuse them of wrongdoing.

Off the top of my head, I could name a half-dozen people who have been targeted in this manner by either Kimberlin or Rauhauser or the various sociopathic trolls in their online mob. This is not merely harassment and cyberstalking — although it is that — but it is in fact political terrorism, and this lawfare harassment of Patrick Frey was an effort to silence him for having said so:

Keep in mind that Rauhauser, by inciting Nadia Naffe’s lawsuit against Patterico, has obligated Patterico to avoid writing about this subject on advice of counsel . . .

Well, how’s that working out for you, Neal Rauhauser? Patterico promises to tell the truth — the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help him God — on Monday. Meanwhile, go hit Patterico’s tip jar, and encourage him to plunge the knife of truth as deep as it will go.

Evil shall not prosper, nor will the wicked triumph. Selah.



19 Responses to “EVIL SHALL NOT PROSPER”

  1. Scott Allan
    April 21st, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    That’s great news.

  2. DaveO
    April 21st, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Lawfare has a great history in American history. The enemy is judge-shopping and learning from this setback and evolving their tactics.

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  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    They are such scumbags. I am sorry you have to deal with their BS. The sooner they are in prison the better.

  5. Kerry Dar-Du
    April 21st, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

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  6. Stogie Chomper
    April 21st, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Bill Schmalfeldt has a twin brother! Who would’ve guessed? The resemblance is astounding.

  7. K-Bob
    April 21st, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    This is one area where I stand with Libertarians completely. Like Patterico points out, the issue isn’t speech, it’s the attempt to abuse the courts and Law Enforcement in ways that do actual harm that should result in prison time for these people.

    People need to understand why Victorianism happened. It wasn’t just a social fad. If we hope to prevent the rise of a similarly repressive culture, then we must make it clear that free speech is not a license to do harm.

    To put this in terms of fantasy gaming (which is quite appropriate to any jihad of any sort) the concept of online anonymity, when abused as a means to cause harm, is the Internet equivalent of accepting the “berserker” poison: it makes you harder to bring down at first, but you will therefore recieve more attention, and the fall will be much worse. BONUS: during the priod between deciding to go that route, and the inevtable end, one is no longer considered human.

    So all in all, A Very Bad Idea.

  8. K-Bob
    April 21st, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I neglected to add harassment and calling employers in paragraph one. Free speech is also not a license to make others miserable just because you have free time.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 21st, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Which one is Bill?

  10. Quartermaster
    April 21st, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Victorian society was not a “repressive” culture. It was self controlled as a result of the Christian worldview. There were people that would do and say things for shock value, just as we have that same kind of idiot in our society. The were shunned by decent people, and that’s why it did not rise as we have seen the horrid BS we have today rise.

  11. Rick Caird
    April 21st, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    This reminds me of the ethics complaints filed against Sarah Palin. It was all about harassment, not law or ethics.

  12. Stogie Chomper
    April 21st, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Not sure.

  13. Stogie Chomper
    April 21st, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Excellent analogy!

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  15. Mark DeForrest
    April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:57 am

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  16. K-Bob
    April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    Well, ‘repressive’ is a relative concept. I’m using it in a broad sense, here. Let’s face it, when kids “are to be seen and not heard,” someone has taken a good idea all too far.

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  18. Quartermaster
    April 23rd, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Yet, kids were often both seen and heard in Victorian society. Even in a broad sense your version of the concept does not work. The US used to be a society in which self control was quite common. It allowed us to build the trust society that we see crumbling about our ears now.

    If self control = repression for you, then I’d have to seriously wonder about your world view. At this point I will assume that you are simply having a hard time expressing what you mean because of a basic philosophical ignorance.

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