Kerodin and the frog in his pocket.
When last Sipsey Streeters noticed Kerodin, he was pushing the idea to confront LEOs in their police stations by marching with rifles slung within 72 hours of "SHTF," as he puts it. Mr. Kerodin believed that such a tactic could accomplish restoration of the Republic without violence.
To which I replied, "Uh, huh. Just exactly how Mr. Kerodin would accomplish this coordinated coup de main in the streets all across the vast nation is a bit hazy, given that it has proven difficult to motivate individuals to do much lesser actions such as put up stickers, deface socialist propaganda signs and break windows, a tactic which Mr. Kerodin merely notes with a polite sneer."
I also noted Mr. Kerodin's opinion of me at that time, as expressed on his sidebar:
Get your head on straight, Patriot! Following the counsel of idiots and hollow heroes regarding SHTF circumstances will get you dead...and if you can't tell the difference between serious men and hot-air machines, you're already half way to a mass grave. Growling on blogs about how you will not yield one more inch, or one more of your gun rights, then letting LEO have your pistol during a traffic stop makes you a pathetic joke, not a Leader worthy of serious consideration. Hyperbolic proclamations about what you will do to any Alphabet Agency team making a dynamic entry to your home is hardly helpful to the Patriot cause.
Man up and think for yourself, or you are wasting perfectly good air, and feeding those who depend on your intellect and common sense false hope.
Now Kerodin rears his ugly blackhead -- again -- this time to propose a "III Platform for 2012."
The thinly veiled denunciation of me remains in its permanent place on his sidebar.
You can read his lordly proposals at the link. There's a lot of "We propose legislation this . . ." and "we propose legislation that . . ." There's a lot of that Royal We from someone who seems intent upon appropriating the Threeper brand to hisself, although just who else the "we" is besides the frog in his pocket is a bit unclear.
Indeed, I would not have noticed it but for David Codrea who posted the link at War on Guns.
Now, I admit that I invite such poseur poaching precisely because I did not make the Three Percent an organization, but rather an idea and a movement. And if he were making his legislative plans for two years hence in the name of a "Tea Party" or some other political group he founded himself, then I would have no objection.
But he didn't. He's trying to pimp off the Three Percent concept while at the same time throwing rocks in my direction.
At the moment I'm too damn busy with REAL things to waste time deconstructing his latest deeply flawed idea based upon a felonious misrepresentation.
But since someone responsible like David was taken in enough to notice Kerodin's new master plan, I'm at least going to make it plain that as the modern resurrector of the Three Percent ideal I do not agree with his proposals nor do I endorse them, nor do I sanction his hijacking of the Threeper idea.
The street hustler who sells "Rolex" watches that don't keep time is more intellectually honest. As for the frog in Kerodin's pocket, I do not have any ill will. Everybody needs at least one friend.
It's not a frog in his pocket, it's a turd.
Shunning and public denunciation seems to work best.
"The thinly veiled denunciation of me remains in its permanent place on [Kerodin's] sidebar."
When you stand tallest in the crowd, it excites the envy of lesser men.
Brush him off. A giant doesn't let Lilliputians hitchhike a ride on his lapels.
The turd comment said it all.
Mike, I'm guessin' that this dude has never communicated with ya?
If this Kerodin feller woulda jus' COLLABORATED with ya instead of trying to CO-OPT ya, Mike? Like Pete, David, Alvie, et al? Yeah, I would have respected him.
However, his attempt at creating a manifesto/declaration of his own under the III % name, which, as far as my recollections of 15 years of seein' stuff on on the 'net, belongs to YOU?
Nope, Kerodin. Sorry, Charlie. No ceegar, no respect, no honor, honesty or integrity. OR originality. Reminds me of that other guy with that other site. Shit.
Kerodin, MAYBE if Mike is feelin' a lil' bit generous, he will allow ya ta repent and apologize. However, if someone tried ta STEAL MY ideas, I'd be purty pissed as well...
I must say that I too quoted the platform part of his post and linked to his blog. Why? 'cause I would support those things to get this country back on track, and these days we need to take good idea's to the fore where ever we find them. That being said, I also noted the territorial pissings over yonder. Which did not excite me, and frankly it seemed to be more common than not in his writing and turned me off to digging much deeper into his thoughts. But it his blog, so he can write what he wants. Just as you can write what you want. Ditto for myself and David. But frankly, one good post does not a good mentor make. Your a daily read. why? because you bring the real foe to the table, butter them up, and serve them hot and fresh. Infighting and backbiting for personal status I won't abide, as I have had my fill of his type before, and I only have so much time. As most of us do. Guess we need a 3 per paint locker, so that this kind of tripe does not interfere with the business at hand. Which is Liberty and Freedom for us and our children.
Someone can call you an ass all they want. Does not make it true...so to hell with him, and the others like him. Dust yourself off of his dirt Mike, and move on to the next Sitrep. We are depending on it...
An earlier thread re this person elicited a comment from a reader, who posted a link that Kerodin had been charged with and convicted of extortion. That tells me all I need to know about the content of his character.
I think the Mike Vanderboegh brand is "Sipsey Street Irregulars". That is the specific, individual group that you are the head of. Anyone who claims otherwise is doing fraud and identity theft, not copyright violation.
The "three percenter" name is based on a historical fact in early America. It is generic and loosely defined. Anyone can think they are a "three percenter" just as anyone can think they are a "patriot". Determining whether someone has the attitudes and behaviors of a "three percenter" is difficult, and can not be settled by a copyright investigation of who wrote which words.
As for copyright violations, your writing looks like political commentary which you are making every effort to spread as widely as possible. I'm going to assume you want it to be copied and read and discussed in taverns and chat rooms and quoted and mashed up. If you want different terms you have to declare that. Check out some license options at: http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses/
Anyone who supports the moral validity of majority vote is using the Royal We. Both your and his use of it are equally violations of unanimous consent.
Be happy that people are imitating you poorly, that means they are listening and they are convinced of the worth of what you are saying.
Why is it you always have to fight with other patriots? Is your ego that big? I can't imagine why. You ain't all that. Especially with the company YOU keep.
Nobody does public denunciation more the in Sispsey Street. Our enemies must love to read your blog just to enjoy the recent cannibalism. Can you not be bigger than this? This blog is becoming nothing but a barnyard of roosters with all the swaggering and posturing amongst those who are on the same side and should be friends. Friendship starts with shutting your big mouth.
Anonymous, you are the turd. I recall Mike having a recent rule on comments like yours. Maybe he forgot.
Why is it always about you?
What's with the circular firing squad?
How dare he speak for the collective of III-pers (all 11 of 'em)!? That's YOUR job, huh, Mikey?
as usual, the ones beating their chests the loudest will be nowhere to be found when the bullets start flying.
he has a "grand plan" but no way to implement it.
so, instead of changing his plan to fit the facts, be externalizes and blames everyone else for not going along with his "obvious genius"
this is the last man you want in charge of anything..because it's HIS PLAN (flawed, something that at the least will result in a lot of people getting arrested or at worst, dead) or NO PLAN (surrender and die). and in his mind there are no alternatives.
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