So what happens when you pull that loose thread on a knitted sweater?…Yep, it starts unraveling. Pretty soon, you have no sweater and you’re naked for the whole world to see.
This is what’s happening with the Brett Kimberlin/Neal Rauhauser story. As soon as some folks started doing a little investigation, they found a couple of loose threads and started pulling at them. And here’s where we are now. Stacy McCain has some more reportage on this saga with links to other articles;
“Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.”
– Ace of Spades, “Kitty Genovese and the Conservative Media,” May 21
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Until a month ago, Brett Kimberlin and his associates had recorded what must have seemed, from their perspective, to be an uninterrupted series of victories in their ruthless war against their chosen targets. They had sued Seth Allen, threatened Patrick “Patterico” Frey, gotten Aaron Walker and his wife fired from their jobs, and harassed or menaced in various ways a number of other people, including Mandy Nagy, James O’Keefe and the late Andrew Breitbart.
What is amazing is how this intimidation campaign had gone on for months, dating back at least to October 2010 and involving multiple targets, without gaining wider attention.
Today — 30 days since Walker published his 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge — the tables have clearly turned. More and more people are learning the shocking truth about Brett Kimberlin, his criminal past, the suspicious activities of Kimberlin’s 501(c) non-profits, the bizarre behavior of Kimberlin’s associates and the still-mysterious “SWATtings” of Mike Stack, Patterico and Erick Erickson. Members of Congress have called for an investigation and major organizations like the American Center for Law and Justice have become involved.
Thankfully, the criminal charges against Aaron Walker have been dropped, but he still has the gag order in place. Stacy goes on by quoting our good friend, Bob Belvedere who quotes a great American hero;
Indeed, while we are clearly winning, we have not yet won, and there can be no letting up in this fight so long as “Team Kimberlin” (to use Ken at Popehat’s excellent phrase) continues to menace innocent Americans whose only “crime” is telling the truth. Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints is fond of quoting General Patton’s famous lecture on tactics:
“Now there’s another thing I want you to remember. I don’t want to get any messages saying that ‘we are holding our position.’ We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose!”
Every day, we grab hold of some piece of the Kimberlin saga — some previously unreported fact or overlooked detail, some development on the legal or political front — and we push it as hard as we can, making the story new and fresh every day. One month into this epic battle of informational warfare, there is now a nationwide readership of thousands following this story with fascinated interest, and I am keenly aware of the need to keep moving the ball down the field, like a football team driving toward a touchdown.
Everyone who wants to see justice done should link on their blogs, tweet and post on facebook frequently and often, even. The “sweater” that is the Kimberlin/Rauhauser saga is coming unraveled more everyday. We can see the lint filled belly button of the beast now. Let’s keep pulling those threads.
We just need to keep rockin’ the boat baby!
Update: Linked by Camp Of The Saints…Thanks Bob!