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Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks

Posted on | October 23, 2013 | 78 Comments

Nearly three weeks after Florida sex offender Kaitlyn Hunt accepted a plea bargain for her crimes against a 14-year-old girl, most people have moved on and forgotten about the shabby scam whereby Hunt and her supporters raised more than $30,000 by portraying the tattoo-covered lesbian criminal as a victim of homophobia.

Alas, the “Free Kate” online movement endures, shamelessly arguing for the “right” to have sex with minors — as young as 13!

“See, Michigan has age of consent laws that I think are beyond sensible and respect the rights of individuals. If two people are in a relationship that develops a sexual component and one person is 18 or older, the relationship is perfectly legal . . . if the underage person is at least 13-16 and/or is no more than more than 5 years younger than than the “adult.” Why hasn’t the rest of the country adopted this policy yet?”

Because they don’t want people having sex with seventh-graders, maybe?

I’m fairly certain that Devan Clyde has misrepresented the specifics of Michigan’s age-of-consent laws, and that it is not “perfectly legal” for an 18-year-old to have sex with a 13-year-old there.

He is describing what is known as a “Romeo & Juliet” exemption, which typically reduces penalties for underage sex within certain age limits, without altogether legalizing such activity. Basically — and I’m sure any lawyer in any state would tell you this — an adult who is sexually involved with anyone under the age of 18 is vulnerable to prosecution, no matter what the age of consent laws may stipulate.

Suppose, for example, a 21-year-old is dating a 17-year-old in a state where the age of consent is 16. No problem, right? Don’t bet on it. Even if you can’t be charged with a sex crime, you could still get in trouble for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” or “interference with parental custody,” if the minor or her parents get angry and decide to make a hassle. Also (and this is quite common) if drugs or alcohol are involved — you provided your underage girlfriend wine coolers, or a few joints — you might be surprised to discover how little leniency the courts show you. Even if your lawyer can get the charges dropped, or  you get off with a nolo contendre plea, probation and a small fine, the mere fact of your arrest on such charges could be a stigma that haunts you forever.

The claim that it’s “perfectly legal” to have sex with 13-year-olds in Michigan is clearly dubious, but is typical of how “Free Kate” supporters keep desperately grasping for some pretext to argue that what Kaitlyn Hunt did wasn’t really a crime. To all such arguments, it should be sufficient to reply, “Read the original arrest affidavit, and read the petition to have Kaitlyn’s bond revoked.”

Plain facts and common sense, however, are incapable of penetrating the obsessive minds of the “Free Kate” fanatics. From the time they began their online crusade in May, “Free Kate” supporters demonized anyone who sided with the prosecutors or defended the parents of Kaitlyn’s underage victim. This blog was one of their targets, as was Jeanette Runyon, who steadily exposed the madness inside the “Free Kate” movement by simply screen-capping comments made on the group’s Facebook page and posting those screen-caps to Twitter.

Runyon’s success in this regard made her an especial target of Rachael Carson-Zerbe, one of the most visibly disturbed “Free Kate” supporters. You don’t need a Ph.D. in psychology to say that Carson-Zerbe’s fanatical devotion to Kaitlyn Hunt looks crazy. And the fact that Carson-Zerbe continues to lash out at Runyon, accusing her of various crimes, is further evidence in that regard.

What’s going on here? Why does Carson-Zerbe think it is somehow wrong (or even illegal) to have her own words quoted? Why was I accused of “cyberstalking 2 teens” merely for covering this story?

The problem, as I see it, is that Carson-Zerbe developed unrealistic expectations and has been unable to cope with disappointment. When the “Free Kate” crusade launched on May 17, Hunt’s advocates had a five-day run of positive publicity that convinced them they were on the winning team. It was not until May 22 that people began noticing the first version of the story (in which it was falsely claimed the younger girl was 15, and Kaitlyn only 17, when the affair began) was a deliberate lie. On May 23, the victim’s parents gave their first TV interview, directly contradicting the “homophobia” narrative that the Hunt family had been spinning to sympathetic media. By the end of May, the “Free Kate” movement was in meltdown mode:

Matt Ross notices increasingly desperate attempts by #FreeKate fanatics to suppress negative information about Kaitlyn and her family, which is doomed predictably to fail. What is happening here is an attempt to decontextualize Kaitlyn’s crime: We are supposed to accept without question her mother’s testimony as to what a “model student” Kaitlyn is, and how this was just a harmless “romance” between two teenagers. But who is Kelley Hunt Smith to offer this testimony as a character witness?
Is Kate’s mother trustworthy? Is she a good judge of character?
As soon as you start asking questions like that — “Hater! Bigot!” — you’re going to start finding answers that weren’t what the Hunt family had in mind when they decided to make their daughter’s criminal case a nationwide crusade for “equality.” Your skepticism toward The Story Too Good to Be True, rather than being seen as an interest in knowing the full story before rendering judgment (which is what responsible people do), is to the #FreeKate mob evidence of your bad faith (mala fides), because True Believers must believe.
This exposes the real truth, namely that you are dealing with a religious phenomenon: Saint Kate of the Blessed Finger, whose rituals occur within the Shrine of the Sacred Toilet Stall.

That was on May 31 and rather than accept the reality of what had happened — Kaitlyn Hunt was guilty and her parents got caught spreading a lie — “Free Kate” supporters convinced themselves that the real problem was the “hate” of those who exposed the truth.

Once people start engaging in that kind of blame-shifting rationalization, they often find themselves unable to let it go, simply because they have a certain type of personality: Their self-pitying claims of victimhood, and excuse-making strategies to shift responsibility for their own failures, are symptomatic of underlying problems. Yet they cannot accept the fact that they are the cause of their own problems, and therefore require scapegoats to bear the blame.

My advice to anyone harassed by such a disturbed freak is to keep in mind the key point: It’s not about you, it’s about them.

Never let them get away with the typical sociopathic game of claiming that you are responsible for their problems. Clearly, they had problems before they ever heard of you, and they will continue to have problems long after the present argument ends.

“Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon. . . . He is a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen to him. Remember that — do not listen.”
The Exorcist (1973)

Maintain your sanity by ignoring their attacks — don’t be defensive, don’t argue the details — until you catch them clearly lying or threatening you, Then turn the spotlight on them until they run away shrieking about what a victim they are. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Just tell the truth about these disturbed freaks. They hate that.



78 Responses to “Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks”

  1. thatMrGguy
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks

  2. MrEvilMatt
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “Plain facts and common sense … are incapable of penetrating the obsessive minds of the #FreeKate fanatics.”…

  3. fallamham
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks | | @MrEvilMatt @Jeanette_Runyon @Da…

  4. Kirby McCain
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Clearly, RCZ is incapable of critical thinking. Demonizing responsible adults who advocate personal responsibility and safe schools for children is irrational. While the MSM played loose with the facts in the Hunt case bloggers like RSM and concerned adults like Jeanette sought only to set the record straight. RCZ is a crazed hater. Adults like Kate Hunt can vote to change the law. Minors can’t vote. They have no voice. Who speaks for them, RCZ? Why do you support the sexual deviants who would prey on them? Why support an adult who knew the law but lacked the will to curb her sexual desires?

  5. Bob Belvedere
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    The Progressives are Legion.

  6. PensativeGuy
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “Maintain your sanity by ignoring their attacks — don’t be defensive, don’t argue the details ..” | @a…

  7. Finrod Felagund
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Florida isn’t really part of the South (sometimes called the North of the South), just like Maine really isn’t part of the North (sometimes called the South of the North).

  8. MrEvilMatt
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    RT @joethefatman1: Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks

  9. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Indeed, besides the raft of German-language historical treatises it uses as references, William Shirer, author of the renowned RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH,

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    Throckmorton, history and gays in the military
    Tuesday, June 01, 2010 10:45 AM

    Dr. Warren Throckmorton posted a column on his blog on yesterday which attacked me by name, and accused me of “vilifying” every homosexual everywhere by making historically accurate references to the role of homosexuality in Adolph Hitler’s life and the rise of the Nazi Party. Apparently in Dr. Throckmorton believes that telling the truth, if it happens to be the truth about a politically-correct group he happens to favor, is sub-Christian.

    I, of course, never claimed that all homosexuals are brutal and savage, and yet this is what Dr. Throckmorton accuses me of saying when he charges that I “vilified an entire group of people.” If he would like people to stop vilifying others, well, here’s an opportunity for him to show us the way.

    How Dr. Throckmorton feels about Christ vilifying the Pharisees by calling them a “brood of vipers” and “[sons] of your father the devil” he does not say. Perhaps if telling the unpleasant truth about folks is against the standard of Christ, he should first take the matter up with Christ rather than with me.

    Throckmorton says that my assessment of Hitler’s sexual preference is not based on “eyewitness” testimony. Yet German historian Lothar Machtan cites extensive documentation of Hitler’s own homosexuality, including military records, memoirs of soldiers who served with Hitler, and police records from the early 1920s. If this kind of evidence is not sufficient for Throckmorton, one can only wonder what kind of evidence would be.

    As far as the role of homosexuals in the rise of the Nazi Party, historians for decades – before homosexuality became such a touchy topic – were quite matter-of-fact about the truth that Hitler recruited and used homosexual thugs.

    Here, for instance, are several excerpts from William Shirer’s classic work, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.”

    “But the brown-shirted S.A…many of its top leaders, beginning with its chief, Roehm, were notorious homosexual perverts.” (p. 120)

    “He, who was so monumentally intolerant by his very nature, was strangely tolerant of one human condition — a man’s morals. No other party in Germany came near to attracting so many shady characters. As we have seen, a conglomeration of pimps, murderers, homosexuals, alcoholics and blackmailers flocked to the party as if to a natural haven. Hitler did not care as long as they were useful to him.” (pp. 121-122)

    “…[T]here was a demand…that the criminals and especially the perverts be expelled from the movement. This Hitler frankly refused to do.” (p. 122)

    “The Munich S.A. had become notorious for the homosexual habits of Lieutenant Edmund Heines and his friends…” (p. 122)

    Here is historian Louis Snyder (see Dr. Scott Lively’s book, The Pink Swastika, for complete citations):

    “What was needed, Roehm believed, was a proud and arrogant lot who could brawl, carouse, smash windows, kill and slaughter for the hell of it. Straights, in his eyes, were not as adept in such behavior as practicing homosexuals.”

    Here is historian Thomas Fuchs:

    “The principle function of this army-like organization was beating up anyone who opposed the Nazis, and Hitler believed this was a job best undertaken by homosexuals.”

    Historian H.R. Knickerbocker:

    “Roehm, as the head of 2,500,000 Storm Troops had surrounded himself with a staff of perverts. His chiefs, men of rank of Gruppenfuhrer or Obergruppenfuhrer, commanding units of several hundred thousand Storm Troopers, were almost without exception homosexuals. Indeed, unless a Storm Troop officer were homosexual he had no chance of advancement.”

    Machtan writes credibly that Roehm was murdered in 1933 not because Hitler was offended by his homosexuality but because Roehm knew of Hitler’s sexual proclivities and threatened to expose him publicly.

    The Nazis also trashed and burned the Sex Research Institute, headed by the effeminate homosexual Max Hirschfeld, again not because of its link to homosexuality but because the institute contained so many damning files on the sexual inclinations of leaders in the Nazi Party.

    For instance, Ludwig L. Lenz was the assistant director of the institute, and explained why the institute was the “first victim which fell to the new regime.”

    “The answer to this is simple…We knew too much. It would be against medical principles to provide a list of the Nazi leaders and their perversions [but]…not ten percent of the men who, in 1933, took the fate of Germany into their hands, were sexually normal…Many of these personages were known to us directly through consultations; we heard about others from their comrades in the party…and of others we saw the tragic results….Our knowledge of such intimate secrets regarding members of the Nazi Party and other documentary material — we possessed about forty thousand confessions and biographical letters — was the cause of the complete and utter destruction of the Institute of Sexology.”

    See also Gay Fascism in Europe

    October 23rd, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    RT @rsmccain: “Plain facts and common sense … are incapable of penetrating the obsessive minds of the #FreeKate fanatics.”…

  11. The Bearded Bastard of Babylon
    October 23rd, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    The “300” at Thermopylae were actually 144 (one gross, 12×12) homosexual couples plus 12…

    Homosexuals were highly valued in the militaries of the past. The homosexual had no interest in the pursuit of family, and his devotion to his beloved comrades and buggery partners well suited him to the rigours of military service…

    The Nazis knew this!

  12. SJ Reidhead
    October 24th, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    I’m just not getting any of this. They lost. End of story, right?

  13. PCachu
    October 24th, 2013 @ 2:15 am

    Indeed! It’s settled law. Got a judge to sign off on it and everything. Everyone knows that Only Wild-Eyed Tea Party Anarchists would make such a noisy effort to challenge Settled Law. Enlightened folk just sit down, shut up, let the wave of governmental benevolence wash over them and show they know their place.

  14. dellabenghazi
    October 24th, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks : The Other McCain

  15. MrEvilMatt
    October 24th, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    @dellabenghazi Bad Causes Attract Bad People: The Other McCain

  16. Sexual Savagery and the New Abnormal : The Other McCain
    October 24th, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    […] did this sudden tsunami of sexual perversion come from? Months of dealing with the “Free Kate” freak show has opened my eyes to how pervasive the “Desire Is Destiny” concept has become: […]

    October 24th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    RT @dellabenghazi: Bad Causes Attract Bad People: @MRC_43 and Other #FreeKate Freaks : The Other McCain

  18. Jeanette Victoria
    October 25th, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    Rachael has gone to post that I have looked up her school files. I don’t even know where she went to school

  19. rmnixondeceased
    October 25th, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Where or even IF

  20. Jeanette Victoria
    October 25th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    It’s here she is in seventh heaven because her idols the Hunts have responded

  21. rmnixondeceased
    October 25th, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Trust the #katers to dox their own …

  22. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    About one in four white college age, American females has an incurable STD, like HSV or HPV, and that rate jumps up to 50 percent or higher for Black females.

    In the US military, however, only about 2.5 percent of the troops had an infection of any kind, that from yeast infections to syph.

    But Clinton changed all that, with his imposition of DADT. In the intervening years, we’ve seen the introduction of homosexuals into the ranks. 19,000 cases of HIV, almost all because of benny-boy bu-fu hijinks. Wotta great idea!

    And now it’s going to be even worse.

    We lost more troops in WWI to diseases like Trenchfoot and in WWII to tropical diseases than to enemy fire.

    The introduction of homosexuals into the military is waging biological warfare on our troops.

    And, yeah, holding up Ernst Roehm as a military genius scores you great points.

  23. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    Point of order:

    A deviant 2 or 3 percent of the population engaging in biologically dysfunctional and disease-spreading behavior is by definition ABNORMAL.

    The other 97-98 percent of us who like the girl-guy thing are Normals, thank you very much.

  24. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:12 am

    D-Senator Robert Byrd?

    “This ex-Klansman wasn’t just a passive member of the nation’s most notorious hate group. According to news accounts and
    biographical information, Sen. Byrd was a “Kleagle” — an official recruiter who signed up members for $10 a head. He said he joined because it “offered excitement” and because the Klan was an “effective force” in “promoting traditional American values.” Nothing like the thrill of gathering ’round a midnight bonfire, roasting s’mores, tying
    nooses, and promoting white supremacy with a bunch of your hooded friends.

    The ex-Klansman allegedly ended his ties with the group in 1943. He may have stopped paying dues, but he continued to pay homage to the KKK. Republicans in West Virginia discovered a letter Sen. Byrd had written to the Imperial Wizard of the KKK three years after he says he abandoned the group. He wrote: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am
    anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia” and “in every state
    in the Union.”

    The ex-Klansman later filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act — supported by a majority of those “mean-spirited” Republicans — for
    more than 14 hours. He also opposed the nominations of the Supreme Court’s two black justices, liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative
    Clarence Thomas. In fact, the ex-Klansman had the gall to accuse Justice Thomas of “injecting racism” into the Senate hearings. Meanwhile, author Graham Smith recently discovered another letter Sen. Byrd wrote after he quit the KKK, this time attacking desegregation of the armed forces.

    The ex-Klansman vowed never to fight “with a Negro by my side. Rather should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the
    – Malkin

  25. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    I thought that it was illegal to bone a 14 year old in Florida as well. Just to be safe, I prefer my females of sufficient vintage that I don’t have to do a card check.

    But for some reason, now that they’ve made great inroads under the protection of the Unda-cova Brotha on the Down-low in Chief, the deviants are pushing for their ultimate objective… children as sex toys.

    [pardon me, but I just threw up in my mouth a little bit].

  26. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    To be accurate, you might want to look up the ‘Romeo and Juliette’ exceptions that most states have. Generally, it’s a two-year spread in ages between young lovers, where the State attorney is supposed to look the other way on those sort of prosecutions.

    But when you’ve got one 18 persistently hunting down a 14 year old, that sits smack dab in the crosshairs of prosecute them good n’ hard.

  27. The Bearded Bastard of Babylon
    October 26th, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Hear tell that most sexual assaults in today’s military are male-on-male, and that underreporting is rife…

  28. Mjolnir Hammerschlag
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Yes, like we didn’t see that coming.

    Not that the JCS cared.

    They don’t live in open squadbays or hotrack in subs.

    Not their problem.