Well, I must say that the collectivist blogosphere is in a fair tizzy about me. You've seen some of the comments, but hardly all. So far I've had death threats, harassing phone calls at my home calling me coward and other less printable names. Unfortunately, I had to begin deleting these folks replies because they are simply unimaginative in their use of obscenity, profanity, threats, etc. Now this fellow below, one Jonathan Hendry, has chosen to address my son as well. As his is one of the more reprintable screeds, I thought I would share it with you, as well as my reply.
From: Jonathan Hendry
Sent: Tue, Mar 23, 2010 9:49 pm
Subject: Your son, the Communist
" Sergeant Matthew Vanderboegh, United States Army""
You realize, don't you, that your son is more of a socialist than most people in the US, don't you?
Socialised VA medicine. His life is controlled by his superiors. His paycheck comes from the state. The military is a planned, socialist economy. Hell, it's pretty much all the way to Communism.
So fuck you and your socialist punkass spawn. You're all idiots.
My email back to him:
Dear Mr. Hendry,
If you will kindly provide your physical address, I will forward it to my son who can best decide how to respond to your screed. He is currently in Iraq on his third tour, but he will be home by Christmas. Perhaps he can work you in sometime after the first of the year. As it will be some time before he returns home, I will forward your email to him now and he can perhaps counsel you with your anger management issues before you get together.