To me the most fascinating part of the Bill Schmalfeldt story is the fact that Schmalfeldt is totally, completely convinced that he is the victim. I really don’t consider that to be plausible, but yet it is true.
We all have internal systems which protect us from our mistakes — otherwise we’d be emotionally crippled by them. We cut somebody off in traffic, them yell at them because they gave us a one second horn blast instead of the beep-beep which is typically given.
In Bill, this system has run amock. Take this quote from last night here:
So, according to this, Bill Schmalfeldt’s involvement in “all of this” started with Lee Stranahan sending the cops to his house. That was the primary, initial moment in which Bill Schmalfeldt became entangled.
From Lee Stranahan.com:
Bill Schmalfeldt: The Stranger Who Harassed My Family
Starting in June 2012, my family and I have been cyberstalked, bullied and harassed by a total stranger; a Maryland man named Bill Schmalfeldt. Among other things, Mr. Schmalfeldt has :
- Made repeated, direct contact with me and members of my family via email & Twitter, demanding I answer his questions about his ‘investigation’ in me and my family
- Continued this direct contact after being asked not to ; sometimes directed over 100 messages a day directly at us with questions for his ‘investigation’
The list goes on. My apologies to the Stranahans for once again posting about these incidents. The only way to refute the “whopper” is to link the Stranahan’s version.
Now, folks can believe Lee Stranahan or Bill Schmalfeldt. I get that. Bill actually seems to believe Bill.
‘The ram has touched the wall.’
But it’s not all about the Stranahans. It also about the Hoges, the Hinkleys, the Alexanders and other families who have either had to change their online behavior, or who had to get Peace Orders to stop contact, because Bill Schmalfeldt wouldn’t stop. People who have been threatened with loss of livelihood. People who have seen their own faces pasted on porn, or their own children’s pictures on websites with unfair accusations about abuse. He’s accused parents of abusing their children. He’s tried so many tactics, I’ll bet he has forgotten some of them.
Have People Been Mean to Bill Schmalfeldt?
Oh hell yes. They plan to continue.
People are like that. Piss them off and they’ll trash you. Write disgusting things online, and good folks will want to tell the world that you write disgusting things. Touch their world, and they’ll touch yours.
I happen to think that if you write books, run websites, record podcasts and spend a lot of your life trying to become famous, you are a public figure. Bill Schmalfeldt is not really successful at becoming famous, but that’s what he’s shooting for. That means wearing big boy pants and putting up with criticism
This is the worst possible way to get people to leave Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt alone.
They say Karma’s a bitch. Well, Krendler is Karma’s big brother. Howard Earl is Karma’s cousin with the John 3:16 prison tat. Or is that Fr. Paul? I get confused. It really looks like Bill is stuck with Krendler, and all of the other folks who he complains about since they are anonymous.
Anonymous = “you can’t find my kids on Facebook.”
Anonymous = “you can’t sue me very easily”
Anonymous = “you can’t call my work to complain about my private writings”
I am very sure that the shutuppery which Bill Schmalfeldt tried when he sued people will return. Thin skin, arrogance and lots of free time make a bad combination. When the next round of stupid is tossed over the battlements, at least we can count on getting some laughs. Keep the lulzmuscles limbered up.