The Brett Kimberlin Saga:

Follow this link to my BLOCKBUSTER STORY of how Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist and perjurer, attempted to frame me for a crime, and then got me arrested for blogging when I exposed that misconduct to the world. That sounds like an incredible claim, but I provide primary documents and video evidence proving that he did this. And if you are moved by this story to provide a little help to myself and other victims of Mr. Kimberlin’s intimidation, such as Robert Stacy McCain, you can donate at the PayPal buttons on the right. And I thank everyone who has done so, and will do so.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Stupid Season

It’s often said that there are silly seasons in politics.  Well, right now we seem to be in a stupid season.

Let’s start with the Democrats and their latest stupid gun control proposal.

Now, stupidity and gun control go together like peanut butter and chocolate.  For instance, the same people who want open borders very often want strict gun control, as though the same people moving people and drugs across our borders freely would hesitate to move guns if there was sufficient profit in it.  Indeed, often we see single-city gun control.  Liberals in Washington, D.C., for instance, apparently think that no one will to Northern Virginia, buy a gun, and drive back.  If you are talking gun control without talking border control you are just a fool—or a cynic hoping to manipulate fools.

According to Wikipedia, Erick Erickson has an Insatiable Need to Eat Asian Children (Update: Wikipedia deletes!)

Or “Why You Shouldn’t Trust Wikipedia Part 14,242”

Update: The Wikipedia page has deleted the whole line.  This might be in response to a Gawker story (which I won’t link to) where they allegedly called his mom and asked her if it was true and she denied it.  That led to people proclaiming that Erickson was lying, instead of that it being a disputed account.   Because that is the most obvious explanation, instead of the mother being embarrassed and not wanting to admit it.

So, on Pearl Harbor day this year, Erick Erickson tweeted this out:

This in turn led to a deep discussion about getting past the racism of some of our parents and commending him for being honest about his upbringing and...

Just kidding, everyone attacked him for his candor and, even though he didn’t endorse what his parents did, they assumed he agreed with them.

And it even found its way into his Wikipedia page.  See if you see what is wrong with this image:

(I have the whole thing screencapped in case it changes.)
Yep, according to Wikipedia, “Erickson's parents refused to let his family eat Asian children on December 7th.”  Apparently Mr. Erickson had an insatiable desire to each Asian children, at least when he was growing up, and his parents could only prevent him from eating said children on one day a year, or something.

Nor is this the only thing Wikipedia has ever gotten laughably wrong when it comes to conservatives.  For instance, during the Bush administration, Wikipedia said Condi Rice was trained to be a “concert penis” and littered Bush’s entry with the word “jerk.”

I think the big picture is this.  The words on your screen do not appear by magic.  There is a human hand behind each word, even these you are reading right now.  They can be driven by an honest desire to get at the truth, or they can be driven by unconscious bias or even a conscious agenda.  About three and a half years ago when I first embarked on my quest to hold Brett Kimberlin accountable for the crimes he committed against me, I recognized that I need to establish my credibility.  So I provided my source documents and even video evidence to support my story.  As I said back then: “In other words, you won’t have to believe my word on this.  You will only have to believe your eyes.

Always be skeptical about what any person is telling you, even from a source as authoritative as a textbook.  Make sure that there are fact checkers who are not asleep at the switch or so filled with bias themselves that they can’t recognize an error when it appears.  In computer programing they have an acronym: GIGO.  It stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out, meaning that if your inputted information is bad, your output will suffer.  In our democracy we have to base our decisions on the information we have, and if the information we have is garbage, our decisions will be garbage.  So you need to screen your sources of information for trustworthiness.

As for Wikipedia, it’s just not trustworthy--at least not on politically charged topics.


Sidebar: as a matter of full disclosure, Mr. Erickson was a co-defendant in some of the Brett-Kimberlin-related litigation and even apparently settled.  If you think that somehow creates a bias in me that affects this article, that seems unlikely.  At best, it means that when someone talked about it on Twitter, I was slightly more likely to notice the story because I know him a little.  But once I noticed it for any reason I doubt I would have drawn different conclusions.

Also, regular readers might wonder, “hey, Aaron! You’re blogging again!  Does this mean you will be filling us in on what has been happening in Kimberlin Saga?  Yes, I will be working on that, soon.