[Vision2020] The Secret Life of Schwaller Mitty, Part I

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat May 19 09:32:27 PDT 2007

Lest we forget . . .


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

 "I'll just speak for our church, in Christ Church.  If I found out that a
member of our church or a church officer was lying to non-believers in the
community, as a way to get by or protect themself or protect his reputation,
yes, he'd be disciplined."

- Doug Wilson (January 31, 2007)

-----Original Message-----

From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Bob Herodotus
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2007 9:13 AM
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: [Vision2020] The Secret Life of Schwaller Mitty, Part I

Dear Mr. Schwaller,

You say, "QED," but your latest rhetorical devices indicate that you have
fallen head first into a protracted "I am not Doug Wilson; I just act like
him," downward spiral, which will only end in calamity. Please, let me help
restore you by filling in yet more blanks.

In order to understand this next point, you must firmly grasp the axiom that
IT IS ALL ABOUT DOUG, and you must understand that the only way for Pastor
Wilson to insure that all things remain ALL ABOUT DOUG, he must CONTROL THE
CONVERSATION. He must bend and shape and twist the dialogue, if not prohibit
it outright, to insure that when anyone says anything about him (or his
church), they either say nice things or else he is present to CONTROL THE

This objective is easy enough to achieve inside the church where he rules
with an iron fist. For example, in a previous post I referenced Duck
because, as you know, Wilson gave him an ultimatum: "Sign the Christ Church
Commitment to Loyalty or I'll put you in the bread line." The Christ Church
Commitment to Loyalty prohibited free speech and it required the strict
appearance of perfect loyalty to the church - so strict that if anyone ever
questioned it, Wilson would immediately terminate him. The rest of the
stories spun by Wilson are complete fabrications. I have read the Christ
Church Commitment to Loyalty and I have spoken to Duck. Sadly, most kirkers
are afraid to call him because they know that when they hang up, they will
have to make a costly decision (Wilson knows this too). However, the point
of the Christ Church Commitment to Loyalty and the point that you must
understand was Wilson's obsessive need to CONTROL THE CONVERSATION.

An even better example of Wilson's need to CONTROL THE CONVERSATION is the
case at hand - Steven Sitler. Mr. Schwaller, what pastoral consideration
could possibly exist that would override Wilson's absolute responsibility to
warn his flock of predation? Of course, you and I both know that the answer
is "No reason or excuse exists that could in any way relieve him of this
obligation." But believe it or not, last year the paper quoted Wilson (or
one of his proxies), saying something like they "did it for the victims,"
whatever that means.

By comparison, the church in Colville not only sent letters to the
congregation, they adopted a policy to purchase a full-page ad in the
newspaper to place Sitler's photograph before the public with the warning:
CONVICTED PEDOPHILE, if he ever returns to Colville. Now that's a church
that cares. Not Wilson; he didn't say boo to the flock, let alone the
public, which brings us back to point.

Wilson decided to ignore the urgent duty of warning his congregation because
he wanted to CONTROL THE CONVERSATION. He understands that the words "Serial
Pedophile" lead to six-inch headlines, and in 2005 he certainly didn't want
to go through another 2003-04. After all, IT'S ALL ABOUT DOUG. So he
CONTROLLED THE CONVERSATION by withholding vital information.

Now take this principle and apply it to Vision 2020. Wilson needs to CONTROL
THE CONVERSATION, but after he ran away from here in 2003, he put himself in
a pickle. How could he honor his pledge to sign off 2020 yet simultaneously
CONTROL THE CONVERSATION? The answer to this question lies within the Secret
Life of Schwaller Mitty.

It is not enough for Pastor Wilson to have proxies spreading his opinions on
this bulletin board. Ultimately, he must visit this list in person to make
his arguments firsthand. So when he said farewell in December 2003, he left
by name only because even at that time he had two Schwaller Mittys - two
fictitious personalities with pseudonymous email accounts - subscribed to
Vision 2020 so that he could CONTROL THE CONVERSATION. And these two
conjured characters were the first in an endless parade of pseudonyms who
would visit this forum at various points in Kirk history, so that Wilson

Mr. Schwaller, I introduce you to Edna Wilmington (#1) and Rodney Johnson,
the first two pseudonyms deployed by Wilson in November 2003, a couple of
weeks before he signed off this listserv. Mr. Schwaller, think of them as
the Ghosts of Schwaller's Past, for these two fakes were the beginning of
Schwallers - extensions of a deranged imagination slipping into madness - so

Mr. Schwaller, you must save yourself from this "I am not Doug Wilson; I
just act like him," downward spiral, lest you fall into oblivion with all
the others.

The Secret Life of Schwaller Mitty, Part II will follow.


PS: Mr. Schwaller, you have persuaded me that you can follow an argument and
that you do not need repetitive caps. Please indulge me, however, because
there is a group of people who require such things to help jar them out of
their stupor.

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