Just you

Hey man.

Became aware of you quite a few years ago when you first stood on your soapbox. I dismissed you at the time as your content was just you.

Over the years I would read something about you.

Mostly disrupting retirement ceremonies and the like.

As the years rolled by you gained that which you have sought so hard. Attention, personal attention. You became somebody. Now here you are in 2020. Kind of amazing. Lol

I finally came to your web site to see what there was to see.

Gotta tell you, the section on “letters” of “testimonials” from your supporters verses Hate emails was quite telling about you. Not the content mind you. But rather the fashion in which you went about it. Says a lot about you. I found it pretty interesting. Anyway, you have come far young man. You should be rewarded for your efforts somehow, you deserve recognition.

Something very special for you I think.

You deserve it, you really do. For all your hard work & devotion to your calling.

I will give some thought to what that might be.

Something suited for you specifically I think. Something you would truly appreciate.  It will require more intelligence & contemplation on the matter.

Keep that crusade going in the mean time.

Thats all. Just wanted to give you a little salute there you know. You take care now. Carry on.

Sincerely,

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

On Jun 11, 2020, at 4:56 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

Hey (name withheld),
 
I’m on the board of advisors  of the MRFF and one of my tasks is to help make sure everyone who contacts us
gets a response. I saw your message from this morning and confess I’m not sure exactly how to respond to
you because I’m unclear about just what you’re saying and to whom you’re saying it.
 
You begin with a negative reference to a “soapbox” and say you initially “dismissed” Mikey (I have to assume you’re
addressing Mikey, because it came to us, but that’s not at all clear), and suggests you’re not a fan. But you go on to say
you’ve made note of him (or us, or someone) over time and refer to “disrupting retirement ceremonies and the like”,
which makes me think you’re confused and meant to send this to someone else entirely. You see, we don’t disrupt
retirement ceremonies.
 
Then you seem to focus on a kind of attention-seeking figure who “became somebody”. That confirms for me that you
meant this for someone else. We’ve always been somebody.
 
Next you say you think it’s “kind of amazing” that whoever you’re addressing is still here in 2020. That brings Donald
Tump to mind. Did you mean to send this to him?
 
You went to a website. Was it ours? Trumps? You saw “letters” and “testimonials” and “hate mail” and thought something
about the “fashion in which” things were displayed was “quite telling” and “says a lot.” I’ve never been to Trump’s website
but I assume it’s both “telling” and “says a lot”. So again, no clue.
 
Then you go on a riff about a “young man” who has “come far” being “awarded” for efforts, “deserv(ing) recognition”, which,
you suggest is “very special for” the addressee, whoever it is, but who “deserve(s)” it “for all (his, her or its) hard work and
devotion to (his, her or its) calling.”
 
See, this throws me. I see that you’re retired, but you’d have to be a true geezer to think of Trump as a young man. I see
you’re attempting to be ironic with all the tongue-in-cheek praise. The venom does ooze through. And I’ve never been to
Trump’s website but assume you’re otherwise right on with the empty flattery.
 
And then we get to the money part. You’ll give some thought to something special for the addressee: “Something suited for
(he, she or it) specifically.” This will take, you say, “more intelligence & contemplation on the matter.” And the clear
attempt here is to leave a suggestion without having the courage to simply say so, that something wicked this way comes.
 
I have to say, (name withheld), more intelligence is certainly needed here and it’s good you recognize that. Given the oozing venom,
I’d suggest help from agencies that offer treatment. If you meant to send this to Donald Trump, while I understand the impulse,
the law requires that I forward it to the Secret Service.
 
If you meant it for Mikey or someone else here whose efforts have somehow discomfited you, we’ll be sure the proper
authorities are alerted. And if it was for us and you have the ability to articulate your concerns a bit more candidly we’ll
be happy to respond appropriately.
 
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

It is called baiting.

You took the bait and responded. I wanted to see your responce.
Thank you.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Jun 11, 2020, at 8:16 PM, Mike  wrote:

 

Nice try, (name withheld). We know what it was.
Now you get to pretend it wasn’t a badly veiled threat that was intended to be intimidating.
As you may have noticed, (name withheld), we’re not intimidated. We’ve got your number. We’ve filed
it, along with some other clowns, on the website you so enjoyed.
Nice hearing from you. Again.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)

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1 Comment

  1. Jeff B

    “Name Withheld” obviously has no rational, fact-based objections to what Mikey and the MRFF are doing. So he or she does what cowardly, dumb, and vicious folks always do – resorting to threats of violence. If only these people would spend their time learning the law and military policy, rather than composing long letters threatening violence.

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