[Vision2020] Anonymity Part I
sdredge at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 8 14:06:04 PST 2007
While a lot of Wilson's tactics are reprehensible, you have to admit that some of the results are downright impressive. Take the latest example of getting one of his own take on the role as "the fall guy":
It's brilliant! It acknowledges some unfortunate inadvertent errors, contains an apology, and best of all it completely and unequivocally absolves Doug Wilson of any involvement whatsoever - leaving Doug's remarkable and almost unprecedented streak of never having made a mistake in his life still intact!
And the real bonus to all of this is that the dupes on the other side are actually buying it.
I can't even count the number of times I've needed just one of my employees to take hit a for me and it's never happened. The closest I got was several years ago when I was caught up in product failure at a customer site. Our customer was concerned about the quality of our products. As luck would have it, one of my employees who played a very tiny role in the development submitted a 2 week notice to me as he was moving on to work at another company. Thinking quickly, I asked him if it would be OK if we told the customer that we traced back the failure and that "the employee was no longer with the company". Further, I told him I would send out a memo to the rest of the department saying that he had
"decided to leave to pursue personal interests". My employee was a little concerned that his reputation might be a bit tarnished in the industry if anyone connected the dots about the company line of the product failure coinciding with his voluntary departure, but he was willing to agree to the plan if we were willing to kick in a $20000 exit bonus (which at the time was an almost incomprehensible amount of money). So...I went to my management team and told them that I had thought of a great idea all by myself and that I would gracefully get us out of this mess by volunteering to take full responsibility and agreeing to leave the company in exchange for a bag full of money. Ultimately, that idea was rejected and we simply debugged and fixed the problem, fully disclosed what went wrong and why, explained what process changes we had put in place to ensure the same mistake would be prevented in the future, and enjoyed continued business with one of our
----- Original Message ----
From: Bill London <london at moscow.com>
To: News of Christ Cult <news.of.christ.cult at gmail.com>; vision2020 at moscow.com
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2007 1:05:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Anonymity Part I
I have talked with former Christ Church members who
have suffered severe emotional and economic pain when they decided to break with
the Church. Their message to me was that Wilson demands obedience and
those who cross him are humiliated, ostracized, and boycotted.
Yes, boycotted. Their business relationships
with other Christ Church members are ended.
Compare that with the recent whining from
Wilson and Atwood about a potential boycott by Moscow residents of local
stores owned by Church members. Wilson, Atwood, et al are disgusted by the
threat of a boycott of stores owned by Church members in good
standing. However, Wilson, Atwood and the rest of the Church
administration are very willing to boycott those who leave the
----- Original Message -----
News of Christ Cult
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 9:30
Subject: [Vision2020] Anonymity Part
Monday, November 19, 2007
Please meet Patrick Poole, a man of whom Douglas Wilson said, "I have known Mr. Poole to act with integrity in the
past," and who is a friend of mine. I know Pat well enough to guess that he
probably does not want to get dragged back into Kult Kombat, but I must invoke
his testimony (for a short period) as my first witness for the reason why I
conceal my identity.
In February 2006, Patrick posted a couple of
hard-hitting essays critical of Doug Wilson and the CREC on his blog, and less
than a week later he uploaded this post, which he has since removed.
Nevertheless, his testimony stands:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006
Kutting My Losses on the Kirk
The time has come for me to cry uncle. I must say "no
mas" to the Wilsonistas. They have won. At this point in time, I cannot
continue to endure the Wilsonistas harassment jihad that has now
spread to my friends, my clients, and my church in the wake of my posts over
the past week. Some are also trolling for dirt on me for what I can only
assume would be the basis for ad hominem attacks to avoid answering
the very direct questions I've put to the Great Leader. In the final
analysis, there are just simply too many Wilsonistas starting fires for me
to possibly contemplate putting them all out. I must call it quits and admit
defeat before they try to burn down everything around me. I must confess
that I greatly underestimated how quickly they have acted. I guess what I
wrote hit too close to home.
Could it be that this harassment
jihad launched by Doug Wilson's apologists and lackeys against me is
entirely unorganized and is in no way connected to the Sultan of
Subjectivity? That very well might be the case. I certainly don't have any
iron-clad evidence that it is an orchestrated effort. But if that's the
case, there is certainly a culture of venom and malice that has been allowed
to flourish around the Kirk Kult, with the use of destructive and
unchristian methods nourished and justified by the writings and sermons of
the Bhagwan himself under the guise of "Trinitarian skylarking" and "the
serrated edge." Honestly, the harassment would be more tolerable if the
Wilsonistas were in reality as funny or as witty as they believe themselves
to be (but aren't).
In retrospect, the fault is entirely my own. I
knew what I was getting into. I thrust my hand into the viper's nest and got
bit. Shame on me. As Blind Willy Johnson used to sing, "Nobody's Fault But
But what the Wilsonistas won't admit is that IT IS a viper's
nest that they are a part of. The politics of personal destruction I've
encountered (and my friends and associates have experienced for the crime of
being associated with me) at the hands of the Kirk Kult in recent days is
standard practice for the Wilsonistas and their Great Leader. Just ask Terry
Morin, who dared speak out and had his company suffer at the hands of the
Wilsonistas because of it. But even more important than any financial
repercussions was the deliberate damage done to Terry's reputation by the
false witness and trumped-up charges filed against him by Doug Wilson and
the elders of Kirk Kult, charges that were only withdrawn only because the
Great Leader's documents were shown to be forgeries on the unanimous
testimony of everyone else involved. Thankfully, Terry had his church to
examine Wilson's lies and clear his name. Others that have tried to escape
the Kirk orbit have not been so lucky.
I realize that any pain and
suffering I might have endured at the hands of the Wilsonistas during this
very brief affair is minimal compared to what others have experienced. I
know; I've heard from many of the Wilson-wounded over the past week. I
suspect why so many of the "fellowship of the grievance" have gravitated to me is
because I expressed in my two posts from two thousand miles away what they
have had to live through in real life day to day. They maybe believed that I
identified with them because I was willing to say publicly that the drug
dens at New St. Andrews, the illegal Kirk elder-approved casinos and the documented payoffs
involved, which are just a normal part of the landscape of WilsonWorld, is a
demonstration of a thoroughly corrupt culture — all of which is lost on the
Wilsonistas and the Wilson apologists. It's clear that they don't care.
Having been in the PCA for almost 15 years, I can't remember a single
instance of a troubled church having these kinds of problems, which seem to
be so commonplace in the Kirk.
In closing, I appreciate that I've
been warmly welcomed in as a member of the "fellowship of the grievance." It
is a badge of honor. These are kind and sincere Christian people, and I feel
like I'm abandoning them to the furies of the Wilsonistas by my rapid
retreat, perhaps even encouraging further abuse. They will be the one's left
to clean up the shattered lives when the Kirk Kult reaches its inevitable
end. When that day comes, I suspect that they will exhibit extraordinary
grace and charity, never once thinking to say, "I told you so." May God
bless them for continuing to bear up.
With that said, this will be my
last post on the matter.
POSTED BY PATRICK POOLE AT 6:49 PM 1
A local columnist wrote a follow-up article to
Patrick's piece, which you can read here, and please notice Douglas Wilson's comment; he wrote:
"Joan, could you help me out here? Who is Patrick Poole? I am a little behind
the curve." Of course, Wilson was lying because the only thing that happened
between that comment, dated February 26, 2006, and this comment, dated June 15, 2007, is the passing of time.
In fact, Patrick nailed Wilson several more times from another blog (which I
commend only as far as it comments on Wilson, Moscow, and the CREC).
at one time Wilson pretends he has no knowledge of Patrick Poole, and at
another he declares him a man of integrity. Patrick, however, is not a man
easily flattered. He replied to Wilson's sweet talk with this comment. I for one am thankful for Patrick's integrity.
In Part II I will provide more testimony from local witnesses
whom Wilson and his goons attempted to silence through bullying harassment.
It's just more of the same, only the names are different. But the lesson I
would have you learn from Patrick Poole's testimony is that if you want to
criticize Wilson in public, you better not give him any handles such as your
name. Witness Patrick Poole. After all, Douglas Wilson says that he is a man
POST SCRIPT: Very shortly I will
pull Patrick's essay out of respect for him. I will not drag him back into
this; I am sure he's had enough. I post it because his testimony is
Posted by Mark T. at 10:40
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