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Kurt Nimmo Stops Updating Another Day in Empire

Kurt Nimmo. January 15, 2006

I'm sorry to respond in boilerplate fashion to those of you who have emailed to ask why I have decided to stop posting on the Another Day in the Empire blog. I wish I could answer all of you personally, but the response to my decision has been overwhelming. In lieu of a personal response, please accept the following explanation.

The primary reason I have decided to stop posting the blog has to do with threats. I have received many of them, including death threats. Usually, I am able to brush aside threats, since most are not of a serious nature, but lately I have received several that are not to be taken lightly, especially considering the fact somebody has taken the liberty to post my address and telephone number (information easily attained from the domain registry) in various places on the internet. First and foremost, I have a responsibility to my family and posting political commentary obviously comes in a distant second.

Earlier today, due to the above, my wife asked me to take down the blog. Her name is being used to post libelous and hateful messages on various forums and this disturbs her immensely (over the last two years, somebody has also hijacked my name to post hateful and threatening comments; as well, a writer, who shall remain anonymous, complained last year that he had received threatening phone calls by somebody claiming to be me). Moreover, I have received threatening phone calls at my place of work, thus jeopardizing my livelihood. I can no longer allow any of this to continue.

In the case of the threatening phone call made to my place of work, I have a good idea who it is - members of a local chapter of Betar, a Zionist youth organization. It is really of no importance how I know this. As for the hijacking of my name, that of my wife, and numerous death threats, I am fairly certain it is, as well, Zionists, who are angered, possibly to the point of violence, by my commentary and well-researched indictment of both Zionists and their political allies in this country.

Finally, I am saddened by the fact one cannot engage in political discussion in this country without being subjected to abusive and potentially violent behavior on the part of those who disagree. I'm afraid this will only get worse in the months ahead, as Bush and the neocons prepare to attack Iran. Unfortunately, there are many scary parallels between the United States in 2006 and Nazi Germany, circa the 1930s. I must stress again that I am concerned about the threats issued against my family and first and foremost the health of my wife.

I sincerely thank all of you for supporting the blog, especially those of you who have contributed financially. I hope for a day when all citizens in this country may be able to express their opinions without the fear of retribution and violence. Unfortunately, I believe things will get far worse before they get better.

Kurt Nimmo

[Betar background here, here, here, and here.]

UPDATE: He got up!


At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

This is disastrous!

What do these people think they are accomplishing by threatening others into silence?

The TRUTH cannot be suppressed forever. Eventually, it will emerge from the darkness and into the light where no one can deny it.

Where is humanity?

This is beginning to resemble a scene from Lord of the Rings. God help us.

We cannot all be intimidated into silence. Blog on, everyone.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting blog. I had never seen it before. Its sad that a person can't post his/her thoughts publicly without worrying about his/her family and health.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Blogger yusuf chun said...

just updated it. i've been busy w/exams of late. clicked the link after i posted and he's back on. which is great, but what he says is still important. what he's just doen: coming back om is even better.

was thinking about compiling a top ten of nimmo post's just to celebrate if i can find the time.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

go for it, jc! that would be awesome!

drac, it's not only sad, it's a threat to liberty and democracy.

We must all cry out, united in defiance of censorship and threats!

Our liberty depends on it.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Blogger yusuf chun said...

just got this link from a friend


some good flash movies here especially "the meatrix" and "civil liberties"

have a look


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