Skip to comments.Hillary's Secret War: Foreword by Jim Robinson
Posted on 03/09/2004 4:20:49 PM PST by Richard Poe
Hillary's Secret War
by Richard Poe
We poured a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into building FreeRepublic.com and organizing a cyber-community of tens of thousands of Freeper activists all over the United States. We didn't do that job to win medals or accolades. We did it because it had to be done, just like we went to Vietnam -- those of us who went -- because that job had to be done too.
To tell the truth, I was ready to go to my grave knowing that everything we accomplished at Free Republic might be forgotten. That was OK with me. What mattered was doing the job, not getting credit for it. Still, when I read Richard's book for the first time, it kind of choked me up a little bit, because I saw that somebody had been paying attention; somebody recognized what we were doing. Somebody knew that the Freepers were fighting for liberty on the Internet, just as we veterans fought for freedom in Vietnam. That made me feel pretty good.
For me, it was fascinating to read about the lives and struggles of others involved in this movement that Richard calls the New Underground -- people like Chris Ruddy, Joe Farah, Matt Drudge, David Horowitz, J. J. Johnson, and all the rest. Believe it or not, I don't really know any of those people. I met Drudge once and J. J. Johnson once. But as for Ruddy and Farah, it's been an e-mail here, a phone call there. And I don't think I ever communicated with David Horowitz at all.
White House unless she shuts us down first.
We know the storm is coming,
and we're getting ready for it.
Hillary says that we're a vast right-wing conspiracy, but if there's a conspiracy going on, they sure never let me in on it. I hear Richard Mellon Scaife has given money to a lot of fine causes and organizations, and good for him, but he sure hasn't thrown any my way.
When it comes to networking and conspiring, I'm not much good at it. It's hard enough just trying to get Freepers to work together. How do you get tens of thousands of individualists to cooperate on something, each with his or her own opinion and agenda? Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats.
I love all the details in Richard's book about the other Web sites and their owners. Reading their stories was eye opening for me. I was so busy fighting my own skirmishes, I didn't have much time to survey the battlefield as a whole. Hillary's Secret War showed me that the persecution we endured at Free Republic was part of a bigger picture.
Of course, I knew about Hillary and her secret police. We all knew that. Way back in the early '90s on the Prodigy message board, we were already talking about how it seemed that Hillary was pulling all the strings. But her war on media dissidents, both on and off the Internet, really was a secret war, just as Richard says. Most people in America had no idea it was going on.
They didn't know what kinds of pressures and harassment people faced when they tried to speak out and tell the truth about Clinton corruption. Even many of us who were directly involved in the dissident media didn't always have the perspective to fit the pieces together: the threats and intimidation, the IRS audits, burglaries, lawsuits, surveillance, infiltration, the smear campaigns, false arrests, journalists getting knocked upside the head in hotels, even a lot of folks mysteriously ending up dead.
Now, I want to make one thing clear. I'm not really big on conspiracy theory. If I'm going to believe something, there's got to be some meat and potatoes to it. I sincerely doubt that Hillary ever personally ordered anyone killed. I just don't want to believe that Hillary is that rotten. And I don't think Richard Poe jumps to that conclusion either.
But there were definitely forces at work in America that killed to protect the Clintons and their secrets. Richard doesn't pull any punches in writing about that. Whether those forces were Chinese intelligence or Dixie Mafia, or whatever they were, I can only guess. But they were out there. And if Hillary ever said to her subordinates, "Gee, I wish such-and-such person would just go away and disappear," I don't doubt there were people in the kind of circles she moved in who might take a statement like that seriously and do something about it.
Hillary is the godmother of the Clinton crime family. There is no question about it. That's why she said we need gatekeepers and editors on the Internet. Hillary has a lot to hide and she knows she can't control the Internet the way she controls Dan Rather. The invention of the printing press freed the masses from the gatekeepers of old. Now anyone with a computer and Internet connection wields the equivalent of his own printing press, along with a worldwide distribution network.
Web sites such as The DrudgeReport, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, FrontPageMagazine, Lucianne, FreeRepublic, and countless others have given voice to millions of liberty-minded individuals. Underground pamphleteers ignited the flames of revolution in 1776. Now the Internet is fanning those flames all over again. And that's bad news for Hillary.
She knows she can't get back in the White House unless she shuts us down first. The secret war Richard writes about is still going on. It died down a little bit when Bush took office, but it's just the lull before the storm. We know the storm is coming, and we're getting ready for it.
Copyright © 2004 by Richard Poe. All rights reserved.
But what will make me the happiest is Jim Robinson and his family
having dinner at the White House with President and Mrs. Bush.
Meanwhile, I'm gonna get this book fer sure!
Thank you for writing it!
That has to be the understatement of the century... :)
So what is your girl up to now :^)
We all know that chances are we would have a very different President if not for the ability of Freepers to communicate and activate.