The role of bloggers as the tip of the conservative arrow has been much in the news this week.
The David Gregory gun-law issue is one example, as is the reaction to the newspaper which published the names and addresses of law-abiding gun owners. It is, as we wrote, Learning to Love Alinksy’s Asymmetrical Political Warfare.
It’s not new, of course, but it will become more important, as explained in this video at Blazing Cat Fur from Canada:
Bloggers are vulnerable to lawfare, the malicious use of legal processes to intimidate and run up legal fees which most bloggers cannot afford. The Aaron Worthing story and the SWATting of Patrick Frey (Patterico) are example of abuse of legal process from the left.
Another example is the aforementioned Blazing Cat Fur, which is subject to unique harrassment from the left and Islamists because of Canada’s speech codes which resembles what we see on college campuses where alleged protection of multi-culturalism and human rights is the pretext used to shut down non-liberal speech.
As explained by his wife, Kathy Shaidle of Five Feet of Fury, Lawfare: Canadian Muslims plotting to shut down my husband’s blog:
As we’ve known for some time, Canadian Muslims have been putting together a lawfare case designed to silence my husband’s blog, BlazingCatFur.
They specifically say they are targeting my husband because he is a “Zionist.”
(Note too that they spout the usual stuff about just wanting to be good Canadians in multicultural, inter-faith-dialogue Canada — while planning to destroy anyone who dares to criticize them.)
As many of you know, my husband’s investigations uncovered the sex-segregated mosqueteria in a Toronto public school and helped halt government funding to radical Palestine House, to name only two stories he broke which were later picked up by the mainstream media (usually without credit, with Sun News being the lone exception.)
His videotapes of Muslims calling for “another Holocaust” and so forth have been seen by tens of thousands….
It looks like we will be fighting three politically and ideologically driven lawsuits in the new year.
Last May I wrote, Protect and support your local blogger:
Protect and support your local blogger. Think where you’d be without us.
In 2013 that will be more true than ever.