14 October 2011
After my notes following the abusive emails from Linda Fuchs I
have heard even more murmurings about my anonymity from those
who oppose my newsletter! Therefore please excuse me if I
revisit this subject whilst finalising my thoughts on the muddy
I am will borrow
a few words from http://www.wadeburleson.org/search/label/Anonymity “Anonymous Writing Is Not
Intrinsically Evil”, in my submission today. Please read this
and remember it when the haters talk about my anonymity. The
writings I submit today are exactly what those that attack me
have been saying since I started these writings over a year ago.
Remember, they will attack the messenger, no matter that the
message is true.
Basically, the history of anonymity in writing is long and
rich. Usually (almost always) anonymous writing is done by
those NOT in power rightly criticizing those IN POWER who are
in a position to shut-up and shut-down the anonymous source,
thus putting an end to the public’s knowledge of the
corruption. Those of you who are so quick to call others
cowards can do so precisely because you support those in power
or have nothing to lose.
If you don’t want to believe what an anonymous author is
saying, it wouldn’t matter if there was a name attached to it
or not. Even if their identity was known, you still wouldn’t
believe it. If there’s truth to what they are saying, then who
cares if you know their name or not? Will those being
criticized answer the criticisms with true substance? They
have yet to.
A list of contemptible cowards names like John Jay, Alexander
Hamilton, and James Madison, men who published anonymously
(OK…they used the pseudonym Publius) the Federalist Papers,
called by many the most important political documents outside
the Constitution and Declaration of Independence in our
nation’s history. Cowards they were… discard their ideas.
Also add to the mix more contemptible cowards like Thomas
Paine (Common Sense was anonymous upon publication) and the
dozens and dozens of revolutionary war era and anti-slavery
tracts published anonymously (see Gutenberg.org for a list).
Also discredit the information of historical figures like the
anonymous (until his death) “Deep-throat” who let the nation
in on major political scandal and corruption in Washington
D.C. Guess he was a coward too. Also there have been numerous
corporate whistleblowers who have anonymously helped bring
justice to out-of-control corrupt companies. Cowards each
one...some, we owe our very standard of life to because
without them, our investments could have turned to complete
dust, leaving us destitute.
When one sits down to watch or read the news, with all of the
different news sources today, do you really know who the
person is presenting the current events? Chances are, the
answer is no. You may recognize the name, you may not. That
person may say, “I'm Clare Quinn, (or Kit Trolier, or David
Brown or Hassan Izz-Al-Din, for that matter) and here is
tonight's news”, but does that mean the news is true? No. The
only way to know for a fact if it is true is with evidence;
documents and pictures come to mind. Have I provided those
items? Of course. Do the detractors show any opposing factual
documents? Not yet, but it has only been around 444 days since
I started my little newsgroup. The detractors just conduct
smear campaign after smear campaign. They have done it to the
opposing, non-connected (to the township administration)
candidates that have run. The haters and people in power give
their opinions and present them as fact with nothing to back
up what they say. Malasics and Holderness always have
documentation to back up their claims. The other side, well, I
already covered that. So who do you believe? That is strictly
up to you, I only offer my observations.
It’s easy to sit on the winning side and take pot-shots at the
whistle-blowers. It’s easy to call them cowards and discredit
their work so readily. It’s much tougher to admit that those
such as myself are just honest people telling the truth.
Some of Clare Quinn's claims against me on her website, and my
response to these claims, can be found on my own website http://tinyurl.com/westvincentinfos
Please take a look, and see what she has said.
As the election
season is heating up (the signs
are starting to pop up!) I'll mention that if you are going to be away or
cannot get to the polls on election day, you should apply for an
absentee ballot. Here is the link: http://www.chesco.org/election/lib/election/pdf/absentee_app.pdf
You must mail this in, then an absentee ballot will be sent to
you. Fill out the absentee ballot and mail it back. Don't think
you can make a difference? Some elections in the recent past
here in West Vincent have been lost by 3 votes.
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