Simply Spoken – They Cannot Fight This SB 277 Battle On Their Own – They don’t know how…
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
This newsletter post is aimed directly at my “Old” friends and associates in the North American Health Freedom Movement. But, even if you are not one of those, please continue. I’m telling you, right now, that we, the Health Freedom leaders, need to step in even more than we have, providing BASIC TRAINING for activists. I kid you not.
The situation is so bad in California that the groups that band together, for the most part, have little or no organizational or planning skills. They have no idea what is valuable and what is not. Worse, they compete to be ”LEADER” having NOTHING to offer as leadership. It really is that bad.
In a way – it is our fault…
They lost the first three anti-SB 277 campaigns using amazingly poor tactics and strategies – if you can call ANYTHING they did a “strategy.” It really is “The Blind Leading the Blind…”
They do really DUMB things, and they don’t want ANY advice… I’ll tell you about one of those situations in a minute.
And, they get irate, and whimpery, when somebody like me says “you didn’t do that very well…”
These people think FaceBook is an organizing tool.
In the words of Kent Heckenlively JD – “Arghh…”
So, let’s start right out.
Jim Turner – You are one of the few still alive Health Freedom Monsters older than me – and not by much. I know you are extremely busy managing the assault with the SB 277 Lawsuit as lead attorney. But I also know you’ve got a smile on your face for this is just the kind of battle you have always liked.
Me too, dude…
But Jim, we need one more thing – that 200,000 strong Citizens For Health Network of yours, that knows how to do stuff. Why? Read the above…
Let’s talk Jim…
Sally Fallon – You’ve got a monstrous organization of people there in the Westin A. Price Foundation who know their stuff. I know you don’t want me to tell any of these people how long we’ve known each other, to give your age away, but Sally, YOU would certainly be better at training “newbies” than I would. You are MUCH nicer. They’d LISTEN to you.
Hunter Lewis – I know how much work your 500,000 member Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) is doing every day, and have been doing for more years than I can remember (Actually, I DO remember) but Hunter, my friend, WE’VE GOT A PROBLEM. The next generation of activists needs to be trained.
Right now… it is URGENT.
We need to talk.
Diane Miller JD – I don’t care how busy you and Jerri are running the Health Freedom Coalition and all that. You guys know how to set up and run effective State Health Freedom coalitions. You guys aren’t getting any younger either. You know what needs to be done…
You need to figure out how to teach it…
Mike Adams – Of course your Natural News offering is terrific. I can’t imagine how hard it is to put out twenty four articles a day, and all of them great. But Mike, as we’ve talked about on many occasions, this newer generation, especially here in California, think that FaceBook is a primary communications tool. They need to learn what real communications networks can do. We need workshops Mike. And you know how to set them up.
Peter McCarthy – These California people have no idea, for the have nothing to compare with, what it would be like to have a Health Freedom Standing Army like your Texas Health Freedom Coalition.. You need to write an article about how you and your friends in Texas would have handled an asshole like Senator Richard Pan putting forth a dumb-assed mandatory vaccine bill in the State of Texas. More, you need to teach SELECTED people HOW to set up, and maintain a California standing army – and use effective tactics.
Rima Laibow MD, General Bert Stubblebine, Ralph Fucetola JD – These people in California have no idea how, or why, your Natural Solutions Foundation (NSF) exists, and what it is capable of doing, what it does, has done, and why. General Bert is a retired head of US Army Intelligence. These people have no concept of how to conduct aggressive campaigns, and play to win. They have NOTHING to compare with. They need to learn not to be shy, and how to strike, and when. In California, they don’t have a clue of how to play to win. But YOU do. You need to teach this stuff.
All the rest of you – you know who you are. We need to get going in California…
The SB 277 Lawsuit fight is pretty much being conducted by all of us old war dogs.
The younger people here, those that ran the earlier campaigns, I think, cannot find their ass cheeks with either hand. They think that “coordination” means you match lipstick color with your toenail polish when you go to see your legislator’s staff. It is really pathetic.
There isn’t three pounds of youthful campaign organizing skills, much less war tactics, in the whole damn State.
Where are the brutal bastards when you need them? Where are the lionesses of old who could throw money in a parking meter, gut a public agency in an afternoon, wipe the snot off the kids faces, and grab a pizza and ice cream on the way home. I’ll tell you where they are – They’re in Retirement Communities playing shuffleboard or 500 Rummy, waiting to head out in the motorhome once all of those noisy little monsters (other people’s kids) are back in school. I see them in Yosemite, Kings Canyon the coastal Campgrounds, sitting at the picnic table cleaning their Smith and Wessons, Glocks, and Remingtons. The MaryJane is in the freezer. And that look is still in their eyes.
But we didn’t train our children and grandchildren.
Here’s the situation…
Not long ago I suggested that certain activities might be a good idea surrounding the Preliminary Restraining Order hearing on August 12th, 2016 – a gathering. You probably saw it right here in the BolenReport. I said something like “Meet on the Courthouse Steps…” I even contacted some San Diego groups through several different channels to get that done.
In the old days, several people would have nodded their heads and said “I’ll get back to you Friday with a plan” – meaning a detailed plan that covered every eventuality so that our teams would know exact details of the logistics, including where we were going to meet afterwards to drink some wine. EVERYBODY knew how to do that – some people could make a plan on a bar napkin and lay it out before we left our meeting place.
It ain’t like that now… These younger people can’t find their mother’s phone number without an IPhone. And if it’s not on the internet, forget it.
These people in San Diego had almost five weeks notice to find a simple meeting place where a measly five hundred people could comfortably gather to meet each other. What they ended up doing was so incredibly brainless, so non-considerative of REALITY, that I wrote a piece recommending that no one go to it.
Now they’re mad at me, whining about what I said on their FaceBook pages, of course. And insisting they are going anyway… (I’ll bet they paint their toenails to match their lipstick).
What did they do? (Not do)?
Before I tell you that, I’m sure, my friends, that you are beginning to see why I am making it clear that someone other than me has to set up training. Someone who doesn’t verbally, and journalistically, SCORCH them like I’m known for. These young people are tender and sensitive. I’ll bet most of them have never even fired a weapon, much less a machine gun. To them napalm sounds like something they’d plant in their yard over by the fake fountain where their miniature dog pees.
What is needed here is a woman’s touch – and NOT one with Army Ranger training either. This is a job for Sally or Diane, or Gretchen from ANH, etc. No Rima not you – you bomb and scorch as well as I do. And definitely not you Peter – once these young people figure out that those B-52s you drove around at altitude were dropping 500 and 1000 pound bombs on opponents they’d chew off their own lipstick and think about where to get a hot rock massage on the way home.
Here’s what I wrote that got them all upset…
You do realize that you are dealing here, with this (name removed), with one of the San Diego crowd that even with a full five weeks notice, couldn’t get off their dead asses long enough to find a simple place for people to gather other than a downtown five-star hotel. (Insert laughter here).
And, very obviously, none of them went down to the Courthouse to find out when, where, and if, they could gather there. Now, little (name removed) is bitter because she, and her lazy-assed friends, got called out for their lack of consideration for others from out-of-town, and with children in tow..
Let her go down to the Westin and have a Martini on Friday with the other non-producers. They can tell each other how special they are. Then they can call up Ginger Taylor and get a membership in the Canary Party – they just passed the self-centered incompetence initiation test. All they need now is a photo with a Congressman.
See, I’ll bet that Sally, or Gretchen, or Diane would have delivered that “you could have handled this situation much better” message a little differently.
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen