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Hillary's Secret War: Foreword by Jim Robinson
RichardPoe.com ^ | March 9, 2004 | Richard Poe

Posted on 03/09/2004 4:20:49 PM PST by Richard Poe

 

Hillary's Secret War
The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle
Internet Journalists

by Richard Poe

 

Foreword by Jim Robinson
Founder of FreeRepublic.com

 

HILLARY'S SECRET WAR by Richard Poe is the first book Iíve read that really pulls together the story of the Internet underground during the Clinton years. I was thrilled to read it. This story has never been told before, and I'm proud to say that I was part of it, in my own small way.

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.

Hillary knows she can't get back in the
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.

 

Excerpted from Hillary's Secret War: The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists by Richard Poe (WND Books / Thomas Nelson 2004). This excerpt may not be reproduced or published, on or offline, except by permission of the publisher.

Copyright © 2004 by Richard Poe. All rights reserved.

 

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To: Richard Poe
Great book bump!!!
21 posted on 03/09/2004 4:57:23 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: Richard Poe
I hope your writing is as good as Mr. Robinson's.
22 posted on 03/09/2004 4:58:09 PM PST by bvw
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To: Richard Poe
Bump!!!!!!!!!!
23 posted on 03/09/2004 4:59:11 PM PST by sport
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
This brings back fond memories.

Thanx,

FReeper #405.

24 posted on 03/09/2004 4:59:52 PM PST by longshadow
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To: Richard Poe
to Jim:
Very well said... to say the least...
I'm honored to be able to agree with you..

signed : One of the cats..

25 posted on 03/09/2004 5:00:29 PM PST by hosepipe
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To: Drango; Jim Robinson
Might I suggest that you autograph copies of the book and send 'em to $100 pledge members during the next pledge drive?

Roger that.

Can monthlies get a discount on that?

26 posted on 03/09/2004 5:07:36 PM PST by don-o
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To: longshadow
#405.....and I thought I had a low number....it sure is nice to be a part of something that gives Hillary heartburn.
27 posted on 03/09/2004 5:08:13 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Richard Poe
I want one too!!
29 posted on 03/09/2004 5:12:38 PM PST by knak
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To: longshadow
Very long term memories freeper #81. Way to go Jim and Richard.
31 posted on 03/09/2004 5:15:45 PM PST by cksharks (quote from)
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To: Drango
Great idea. Will see what we can do. Thanks
32 posted on 03/09/2004 5:16:48 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Richard Poe
BUMP - Outstanding!
33 posted on 03/09/2004 5:18:19 PM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Richard Poe
Cool!
34 posted on 03/09/2004 5:19:21 PM PST by demlosers (Ann Coulter: Liberals simply can't grasp the problem Lexis-Nexis poses to their incessant lying.)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson
Trying to keep the Freepers pulling in the same direction is like trying to herd cats.

Yikes. He's on to us, boys. Scatter!

35 posted on 03/09/2004 5:20:51 PM PST by Prime Choice (Hm? No, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: Richard Poe; Jim Robinson; kristinn; tgslTakoma
I was so sorry that your book was not available yet during CPAC. Do you have any booksignings set up in the DC area yet? If not, the DC Chapter would be honored to sponsor one for you so other area FReepers could have the opportunity to meet you and get a copy of your book.

The forward by Jim Robinson is great and I look forward to reading your book.
36 posted on 03/09/2004 5:21:04 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Richard Poe
... and here's to you, Mr. Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you will know. ho ho ho ...
37 posted on 03/09/2004 5:21:09 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Richard Poe
Just ordered my copy from Amazon.
38 posted on 03/09/2004 5:22:13 PM PST by abner (FREE THE MIRANDA MEMOS! http://www.intelmemo.com or http://www.wintersoldier.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yes, it is an excellent idea. I would put in for one as well.
39 posted on 03/09/2004 5:22:24 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Richard Poe
I sincerely doubt that Hillary ever personally ordered anyone killed.

I don't! I don't doubt it one bit.

Seriously.

40 posted on 03/09/2004 5:23:13 PM PST by Bullish
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