Andrew Rhodes - My own reply to the John Bruce's FBI letter, pt 1
Apr. 9th, 2006
01:05 pm - My own reply to the John Bruce's FBI letter, pt 1
Re: Mr. Thompson's FBI letter, part 1
2006-04-09 12:50 pm (local) (link)
To any authority figures, FBI or otherwise evaluating posts on this site.
CC: My own LJ Journal page
It has come to my attention, through a public posting on a blog (GamePolitics), hosted by Live Journal (www.livejournal.com), that one John Bruce “Jack” Thompson has decided to contact you. The probability of Mr. Thompson not even contacting you, hence I have not sent this statement through email or US mail. I have no doubt that you are far more busy dealing with issues of higher import. However, the probability that someone may be assigned to investigate also exists which is why I’ve chosen to make this statement public for any investigator to see.
Mr. Thompson’s claims, while filled with wonderfully inflammatory phrasing and sensationalistic references, which tends to be par for the course for Mr. Thompson, has misled you regarding certain facts. While I am certain that others will more eloquently comment to you regarding these issues, I feel the need to include my voice as well.
If my honor or ethics in any way is brought into question, please feel free to contact me through the Wilmington, NC Police Dept. As an avid internet user, as many are, releasing too much private information would encourage identity theft (though considering my current financial condition and credit situation, they are welcome to it).
Before the issue comes up, my name is Andrew Rhodes. I am the 38 year old parent of 1 10 year old son. I have willing chosen to make this statement through my own choices and not based on the request nor demand of any individual or organization. Contrary to popular belief, I do have a mind of my own and freely make my own decisions. I am a video game player as is my son. Also contrary to popular belief, neither of us take illegal drugs or misuse legal drugs in any way. Neither of us drinks alcohol. Neither of us smokes. I have not been convicted of a violent crime, or any crime for that matter, at any point of my life, nor has my son. And though I have had my problems with violence, the overwhelming majority of them took place in the late ‘70s, very early ‘80s. And my son has not been accused of any criminal act, to date.
Moving on to the issue at hand, the alleged letter which Mr. Thompson posted.
“…is presently facilitating anonymous postings attacking me, thereby inciting the sending of harassing emails to me in violation of a recently passed federal law.”
Mr. Thompson does not point out that in fact, posts made in the public arena actually make reference to actions of his own doing. Either through his own postings or public relations through political contact, news interviews, and talk show interviews. He fails to point out that it is his direct actions which actually incite any form of contact with him. Mr. Thompson is well known, all the way to the international level, as following the ideal of “don’t take responsibility for your own actions, blame someone else”. Make note that I am not condoning nor condemning any contact with Mr. Thompson, public or private.
(to be continued)