Tuesday, March 4, 2014

An Open Letter to Lt. Paul Vance, the Self-Proclaimed "Master" of CT. "And what rough beast . . . slouches toward Bethlehem, Connecticut to be born?"

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. . .
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem, Connecticut to be born? (1)
-- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming," (2) edited for the 21st Century by Mike Vanderboegh.
Lt. J. Paul Vance
Public Information Officer
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection & the Connecticut State Police
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Original sent via email: pio.dps@po.state.ct.us & paul.vance@ct.gov
Copies to danny.stebbins@ct.gov & Mike.Lawlor@ct.gov
Dear "Master" Vance,
You know, you got well and truly ambushed the other day by "Guerrilla Girl Ashley" who allowed you to do a job on yourself and your department that would be hard for a wizened old one-eyed Viet Cong fighter to top. (3)
The Romans used to say, "In vino veritas," which translates “in wine [there is the] truth." Presumably you weren't drunk on duty, though. No, in your case, I'd have to say it was "In ira veritas" -- In anger there is truth. It is evident that your cop skills never went to interrogation, for that is a universal trick of interrogators around the world. Witness this passage from a Nepalese website article on Interview & Interrogation 101: "An emotional offender is usually a first time offender and can be broken down easily when played with his emotion, ie, love, hatred, anger, frustration, etc." (4)
Guerrilla Girl Ashley used your arrogance and ignorance to lure you into the L-shaped untruth-kill-zone and then used your anger and frustration to spring the ambush. Score: Connecticut firearm owners 100 percent, Connecticut State Police, zip, zero, nada. Your bosses cannot be very pleased. Especially old Mike "KGB" Lawlor. (5)
Calling Ashley "un-American," now that was predictable, but going all Darth-Vader-to-Obi-Wan-Kenobi on her, ranting repeatedly "I am the master," well, that was just too precious. It was a great gift for which we thank you, so self-revealing is it. In Ira Veritas indeed.
Darth Vader: I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now *I* am the master.
But as Obi-Wan reminds him: "Only a master of evil, Darth."
This master-servant conflict is at the heart of American liberty, and has been since the beginning.
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." -- Unsourced quote attributed to George Washington.
Whether Washington actually said that is arguable. The central truth of it is not, as you just reminded us all. I recently gave a speech at the Alamo exploring the central question of this century: Do the people serve the government, or does the government serve the people as the Founders intended, and made plain in the text of the Constitution? (6) I can understand why you were made nervous by Ashley's question about your oath to that document:
“Did I take an oath to the Constitution? What bearing does that have on this conversation? . . . I don’t want to talk about the Constitution, Ma’am, at all, at all.” It has every bearing, of course, and your reply illustrates that arrogance of attitude and ignorance of your audience that led you to such a bad PR end.
Indeed, the only way you have gotten away with such a statement so far is that you are talking about firearms confiscation (and not, say, racial profiling) and that the Connecticut media (7)is ignoring the 85% of Connecticut firearm owners (who are telling you to stick it where the sun don't shine) with all the willful blindness of Walter Duranty in the Stalinist Soviet Union. (8)
But it was your bureaucrat's rejection of personal responsibility for the upcoming bloody raids that struck me most forcefully. You really believe that crap, don't you? You really believe that with Connecticut citizens targeted for deadly raids that, you, the public face of such tyranny, would bear no responsibility or culpability for those deaths. Try to look at it from the victim's point of view for a moment, Lieutenant. Did Josef Goebbels deserve a pass because he didn't put the Zyklon B in the gas chambers? Had he not cheated the Allies retribution by suicide, Hitler's public face would have danced the executioner's jig at Nuremberg just like the rest.
This is what Ashley was trying to get across to you. You cling to "the law" as if it is some sort of shield EVEN WHEN IT VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION AND IS NULL AND VOID. Ashley missed an opportunity to ask a salient question at that point and I will ask it now.
So, if the law is going to be enforced NOW, or at least in the next weeks or months, and the U.S. Supreme Court won't get the case for at least another year and a half, what are you going to do when you discover that the law you've been killing people under is null and void? Oh, that's right, you don't do that sort of thing yourself, you're just paid to excuse it and explain it away, like Herr Goebbels.
You were a recipient of my Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police. (9) You have by now, if you're doing your job properly, also read my "Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut." (10) You have no doubt been made aware of the fact that I posted a list of their home addresses in "A Sipsey Street Public Service Announcement: The Connecticut Tyrants List, voluntarily subscribed by the participants on 3 April 2013." (11)
Yet you honestly believe that because your job description doesn't include kicking in doors and shooting people who merely want to be left alone -- who are simply defending themselves from you taking their liberty, their property and their lives -- that YOU WILL BE EXCUSED? Do you think that in the aftermath of the civil war that your agency starts on behalf of craven, cowardly, corrupt wannabe tyrants that people who are your victims of state violence will forget your proclamation that "I AM THE MASTER"?!?!?!?
Are you really that stupid?
My Grandpa Vanderboegh told me that such people existed in the world, and I have encountered many of the type in my 62 years, but you, sir, are the penultimate clueless idiot. The ULTIMATE clueless idiot will be the leader of the raid stack who kicks in the wrong door "because it's the law" and he was "ordered to do it" and gets predictably killed for his trouble. So you, sir, are merely the penultimate idiot. However, there is a prize for that, too, under the Law of Unintended Consequences. I guess we'll just have to wait to find out what it is. In the meantime, if it comforts you, by all means go ahead and imagine that you are the master of all of us unenlightened, unwashed citizens who cling to their faith and their firearms.
Just remember that Josef Goebbels is looking over your shoulder, grinning from Hell. If you look intently in the mirror, you might just be able to see him, chuckling at your cluelessness.
Sincerely,
Mike Vanderboegh
Smuggler and alleged "grey eminence" of a merry band of Connecticut Three Percenters.
PO Box 926
Pinson,AL 35126
PS: I am sending a hard-copy of this via USPS for your files, along with a POS "high capacity" magazine for a souvenir. You're a cop, so you don't have to arrest yourself. And the magazine is unreliable so don’t go getting in trouble with it.
(1) Bethlehem, Connecticut. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem,_Connecticut
(2) "The Second Coming." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Coming_%28poem%29
(3) Gun-grabbing cop goes ballistic: 'I'm the master!' http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/gun-grabbing-cop-goes-ballistic-im-the-master/#osYdBfDTkkPUcQvz.99
(4) Interview & Interrogation. http://ncthakur.itgo.com/chand3a.htm
(5) An Open Letter to Michael Lawlor http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/an-open-letter-to-michael-lawlor-ct.html
(6) Mike Vanderboegh, Speech at the Alamo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5S4yRej24s
(7) Has the Courant gone gun-shy? http://www.radioshownotes.com/2014/03/has-courant-gone-gun-shy.html
(8) Walter Duranty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Duranty
(9) Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police. http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/an-open-letter-to-men-and-women-of.html
(10) Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut. http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/open-letter-to-legislative-tyrants-of.html
(11) A Sipsey Street Public Service Announcement: The Connecticut Tyrants List, voluntarily subscribed by the participants on 3 April 2013. http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-sipsey-street-public-service.html

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

I predict that if something bad happens he'll be the first of the unintended consequences to happen!

Anonymous said...

I predict that if something bad happens to a citizen, this LT. will be one of the first of the unintended consequences.

Anonymous said...

I predict that if something bad happens to a citizen, this LT. will be one of the first of the unintended consequences.

Matt Bracken said...

You might have included a link to the novel Unintended Consequences....to make the connection in case he's really that dense.

Jason Matzke said...

wow, Just tried to call the guy myself, got no answer. We are all watching, this is true tyranny, true megalomania, true criminality. Vance cannot hide behind titles and badges and dress up like a third world dictator anymore, he is a drive by tyrant that needs to be confronted. We will have words with him.

Jason Matzke said...

Matt that is one of my favorite books.I truly see something like that occurring, but I hope it is avoided.

Jason Matzke said...

860 685 8230 call this guy and snap him out of it.
OH yea and ask him what his thoughts on sandy hook are too, as he is apparently also the master of information on it.
ask him about his son who is a gatekeeper for the legal system in CConnecticut.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Here's an email address for the Connecticut State Police DESPP.Feedback@ct.gov Everybody should send a copy of this: Messager to Lt. Vance and all those appointed or elected over him:
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” ~ Justice Robert H. Jackson of the Supreme Court 1943

Let that sink in. By saying that the Bill of Rights withdrew certain subjects from vicissitudes of political controversy and placed them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, he meant that the rights protected by the Bill of Rights could not be legislated upon, and it did not matter that the entire nation clamored for laws infringing upon a certain right, they simply could not do so.

Anonymous said...

What fucking country do we live in again? I no longer recognize her.

Anonymous said...

God Bless You Mike. You are an inspiration.

Patrick Jefferson said...

Again, well said. Amen.

Anonymous said...

I could only hope that this idiot would be in the first bunch to kick some poor guys door in. He is the most arrogant, stupid man I have ever seen in a police uniform. He, with his "mastery" of both arrogance and ignorance, is going to get some people killed. Too bad his boss can't get rid of him before he throws the shit into the fan...all by himself.

Mike, thanks for all you are doing for us gun people.

Anonymous said...

I would hope the people involved in the Sandy Hook illusion come to their senses before this event turns into a bloodbath. This was the reason for the laws to be imposed on the people. If you were part of this scheme, this will be on you. I hope Vance becomes aware of the consequences of this law and his standing up for SH. This can be avoided.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who perpetuates the myth of Sandy Hook is ignorant or complicit.
Period.
Registration is coming to the table in Illinois now.
Stay strong CT.
Flyover III

Anonymous said...

My cat could dupe that old man .. no great feat

Backwoods Engineer said...

God bless you, Mike. We are praying for you, and indeed all those gun owners in CT.

Matt Bracken, if I could have my ideal supper with favorite authors, I would dine with you ('Enemies Foreign and Domestic' series and 'Castigo Cay'), John Ross ('Unintended Consequences'), and Mike Vanderboegh ('Absolved', and this fine blog). And a fine time we'd have, talking cases. Fair winds, brother.

S. K. J. said...

Stand your ground with resolve and others will stand with you !
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Patriot Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

Lying here, my head on my pillow in Bethlehem, CT with a contented smile on my face and 3 ARs in the closet. Thanks for thinking of us Mike.

Anonymous said...

Unintended consequences the classic libertarian novel in .pdf here :

http://www.zjstech.net/~ddixson/Unintended_Consequences.pdf

Anonymous said...

Mike and Guys; This is totally wrong! This rough beast is slouching towards Babylon Long Island to be born!! All this shit emanates from NY anyhow!!

Anonymous said...

Mike, these letters you have been writing are simply magnificent! Too bad the recipients are too stupid to get the point...

Anonymous said...

Mike, you over estimate your enemies intelligence levels. Using such vocabulary and historic detail of an average High School educated person is way above the level of Darth. He is obviously fundamentally challenged and cannot hear the voice of reason. He is a political cog that only knows what his handlers feed him. He also does not possess the intestinal fortitude to read more than one paragraph. I think you need to level to 6th grade and add in comic book characters in your psyop literature.

Anonymous said...

This is a rude ambush of an United States citizen. Taped without consent and given leading questions. If there are issues... Use the legal and constitutional laws which were won for you back in 1776.
Entrapment is a cry from people to law enforcement. This is the opposite.
I am an individual who is a bystander, and I feel things cannot be solved by these type of tactics

Anonymous said...

NEAL JENSEN- Disqus ID

HAHAHA,, handed him his half eaten lunch....Well deserved trouncing of 'master of nothing"...Good on you Mike!!!HOOAAH!

Anonymous said...

He's my personal hero as well! Glad to have met him a couple of years back!


SamAdams1776 III Oath keeper
Molon Labe
Qui tacet consentit
Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges.
Idque apud imperitos humanitas vocabatur, cum pars servitutis esset.

Anonymous said...

(With all apologies to The Wolfe Tones, and sung to the tune of "The Men Behind the Wire")

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

In the little streets of Hartford
in the dark of early morn
CT troopers came a-raidin';wrecking little homes with scorn. Here the sobs of crying children, dragging fathers from their beds.
Watch the scene as helpless mothers watch the blood flow from their heads.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Not for them a judge or jury, or even a crime at all. Owning firearms means they're guilty, so they're guilty one and all. Round the world, the Truth will echo; Hitler's Ghosts they march again. Our government's again is sullied, in the eyes of honest men.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Proudly march behind our banner; proudly march behind our men! We will have them free to help us rebuild this nation once again! Come the people, step together, proudly marching on your way. Never fear or never falter, until the boys are home to stay!

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Armored cars and tanks and goons
came to take away our guns
but every man must stand behind
the men behind the wire.

Anonymous said...

Mike: You are a true patriot putting yourself at substantial risk in the effort to preserve freedom, and America. It takes great courage to put yourself in a position where you can be targeted for retribution, as is typical of the current regime. You sir, have made a difference,and accomplished something noble. May God bless you,keep you safe, and deliver the wisdom necessary to our MASTERS to heed your remarks.
.

Anonymous said...

There are no innocent bystanders " The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke. Was the common person in NAZI germany responsible? Yes. They stood by, and did not oppose an obvious evil and oppression of their OWN RIGHTS, not to mention the lives of MILLIONS of actual innocents. Study history. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

http://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Edmund_Burke

Anonymous said...

Mike,You sir make me proud to be an American. Perhaps as a follow up you could publish a letter with the home addresses of all Connecticut Law Enforcement personel.Sent it ATTN: The Master

Anonymous said...

I would also send a copy to his home address to be sure he reads it.

827 Oronoke Rd #4-5
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 754-1844

Anonymous said...

I Stand With CT Gun Owners
http://youtu.be/6UqyX2g6H7c
YOU BETTER SPEAK UP!
LIKE AND SHARE!
IF THEY COME FOR CT...
THEY WILL COME FOR YOU!

Anonymous said...

The following is a post copied from this list- 'This is a rude ambush of an United States citizen. Taped without consent and given leading questions. If there are issues... Use the legal and constitutional laws which were won for you back in 1776.
Entrapment is a cry from people to law enforcement. This is the opposite.
I am an individual who is a bystander, and I feel things cannot be solved by these type of tactics '-
The exception I take to it is the
reference to 'entrapment' of
Lt. Vance.
My understanding of 'entrapment' has always been 'the coercion of someone to do something they would not ordinarily do'.
I don't think Lt. Vance was coerced into doing anything he wouldn't or doesn't ordinarily do.
He seems arrogant as hell and if he thinks he's 'the Master' of things, he may be in for a rude awakening at some future point.
I also liked it when he told the lady that he wouldn't be going to her home because he doesn't do that kind of work.
Guess that means he won't be confronting any citizens at home.

Anonymous in NC