Anyone who followed the Brett Kimberlin saga knows this basic fact: back in 1978, eight bombs exploded in the town of Speedway, Indiana.
Why did Kimberlin set off those bombs ?
He was trying to create a distraction.
The authorities theorized that Brett Kimberlin terrorized Speedway, Indiana with eight bombings because he wanted to distract from others crimes that police suspected he was involved in. These crimes included alleged child molestation and then the murder of a woman who was preparing to report Kimberlin for that molestation.
Here’s the sad truth: the distraction actually worked at a large extent. Kimberlin was never charged with the molestation because the person about to accuse him was killed. And Kimberlin was never convicted of the murder; partially because a key witness died before the case came to trial and partially because the authorities began infighting over the various crimes Kimberlin was charged with.
Now, let’s look at where we are today.
After the success of Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day, we’ve had some other major victories. There’s been mainstream media coverage and a court victory for Aaron Walker. Many people now know about Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Brad Friedman and the other leftists who have engaged in an ugly new brand of online political warfare using a diversity of tactics.
It seems like justice might bne just around the corner for Team Kimberlin — but look at what else has happened.
A number of ‘bombs’ have gone off all around the story.
BOOM. Two new SWATings.
BOOM.Personal and professional attacks on many of the people exposing the truth about Kimberlin and company.
BOOM. Disinformation posted by sites claiming that they are trying to stop Kimberlin.
BOOM. Infighting that’s been encouraged by shadowy figures whose motivations aren’t clear.
BOOM. Faux ‘infighting’ that is really attacks that always seem to benefit team Kimberlin.
BOOM. Deliberate attempts to change the focus of the story from something of national imporant to a bunch of squabbling.
BOOM. Former victims of Kimberlin and company suddenly switching sides and attacking the people going after him.
BOOM. New charges filed.
BOOM. An noticible increase in fake accounts, vicious attacks, lies and distractions that – frankly – make the real story difficult to watch and even MORE difficult to report on.
BOOM BOOM BOOM.
Like Brett Kimberlin’s distraction bombings, these are events that can’t exactly be ignored. On the other hand there’s no doubt that dealing with them takes time, energy and focus away the subject of the investigation.
Which is the point. Distraction IS the whole point. Wearing down the investigation IS the whole point. Confusing the narrative and making the audience weary IS the whole point.
But let’s ignore the bombs for a second.
A small group of left activists including Brett Kimberlin, Brad Friedman and Neal Rauhauser have launched a war on effective conservatives and conservative organizations like Breitbart.com, James O’Keefe, Citizens United, the Koch Brothers. They are focused on issues like Occupy Wall Street, Voter ID laws and unions; all things that are part of Obama’s stealth initiatives to win the 2012 election by any means neccessary.
This IS about the fight against Obama in 2012. Don’t let the bombs distract you. Team Kimberlin doesn’t want to be exposed and they are using dirty, repulsive tactics to avoid the light that is being cast on them.
Much of this was pointed out to me by Mandy Nagy, who has been on the front lines of this fight every single step of the way along with people like Patterico and Aaron Walker and the other modern victims of Brett Kimberlin.
For their sake and for the sake of the 2012 election, PLEASE keep your eye on the ball here despite the bombs going off. Don’t lose the focus. Don’t get distracted. Don’t let Team Kimberlin win.
If you get confused and are having a tough tell telling the good guys from the bad guys just ask yourself: who stands with Mandy, Patrick Frey and Aaron Walker and who stands against them?