The indictment is here. My reply, "awaiting moderation."
Pete,No one recalls how much you helped me in the early days, nor is more grateful for it, than me. I could not have done what I did back then without it. I considered you my best friend in the liberty (movement), next to Bob Wright who I had been fighting alongside for 20 years. I wrote the other day that our estrangement saddened and pained me yet today and I meant it.Throughout our disagreement over what Kerodin was/is and what/who he represented, I have never believed -- as some were telling me from the very beginning -- that you were a federal asset. I still do not believe it. I have been very careful not to use your full name or draw attention to your day job (although I cannot think that the FBI has not apprised them of it by now.). Even after the airport incident, I refused to believe it.You point to my creation of the Three concept and my proffering it to the world as some sort of hypocrisy, yet my present beef with Kerodin (and let's not forget Holly, the only way he's able to do business at all given past indiscretions and court judgments) is their use of the Three "trademark" to keep others from using it in order to add to the Kerodin's profit margin. Get that? I threw the concept to the world and they are trying to keep others from using it unless they profit from it -- using, I might add, threats of the very federal laws they claim to despise. In fact, the "trademark" is not yet official and won't be for a matter of weeks, but that has not kept them from threatening firearm manufacturers with federal legal consequences if they do not "cease and desist." This they have been doing already for many months. Oh, the irony of a jail-house lawyer using the federal leviathan to coerce liberty-minded folks, all in the name of "the Patriot community."In a sense, I have only myself to blame. I could have trademarked everything early on, but then I deliberately didn't want to profit from it, merely to propagate the idea. As you well know from early discussions, based upon my experiences of the 90s, I did not want the Three Percent to be an organization, subject to infiltration, provocation and discredit. The idea was that it was, I thought, impossible to infiltrate an idea. That was before I met up with the likes of our many-aliased Mr. K. Live and learn.My criticism of you in the post, gentle though it was, has nothing to do with Kerodin except that your embrace of his "kill 'em all let God sort 'em out" philosophy (not that K. seems to much believe in God from what I read) and your winking at his threats to innocents is emblematic of the increasing tone of the Dark Side in your posts and comments. If we become that which we claim to fight, how different is that from the collectivist butchers except the names and faces? Fantasies of a Turner Diaries-like "The Day of the Rope" and Kerodin's obvious wish to have everyone who's ever criticized him at the end of said rope apparently didn't concern you. If you lose your essential humanity in the fight to save it what is gained? What is lost, including your immortal soul?There is this desperate need on the part of some folks (and I learned this very vividly in the 90s) to embrace any allies -- including collectivists such as neo-Nazis -- out of sense of powerlessness, a yearning for numbers. Yet if your "ally" ends up by stabbing you in the back what is gained besides the warm and fuzzy comfort you feel just before the knife slips between your ribs and penetrates your heart? What you ascribed to egotism on my part is just the hard-wiring I learned in the 90s -- do not suffer fools, con-men or neo-collectivists even grudgingly because they will damage, co-opt and defeat you.This was my initial reaction to Kerodin and so it remains today. I am grieved that I lost one of my best friends over it, but I am who I am, I believe what I believe and I serve Who I serve.Just exactly who Kerodin is, what he truly believes and who he serves is still open for considerable debate and discovery. That process continues.MikeIII(Sue that.)