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Blogger Commits Suicide as Protest Against Democrats and Left
Cleavland Plain Dealer Death Notices, The Freedom Fighter Blog ^ | 2/19/2008 | C.P.D. editors, Ronald Barbour

Posted on 02/24/2008 3:09:45 AM PST by Jack Black

I found this at The Freedom FIghter Blog. At first I thought it was a hoax. However I read through the blog and it became obvious that the author was a troubled person. I then searched on his name and found a death notice for the day of the posting in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. These are all the facts I have, and both links are included, but at this point it appears to be the an actual suicide note.

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What would you do
If you were asked to give up your dreams for freedom?

What would you do
If asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?

I understand the ______ building is more than 150 feet tall. At the time of my last recon I noticed easy access to the roof that would allow someone to leap to their death to the parking lot below. I'm not an expert in these matters, but if I recall from my physics classes in college at 100 feet a falling object reaches a speed of about 100 MPH. This means that the falling man would hit the pavement at a speed great enough to cause instant death. I understand that over the years since the construction of this building several persons have died by jumping from this structure.

I plan to make such a leap. I do this in memory of the several hundred victims on 9/11 who jumped off the World Trade Center as a means of avoiding burning to death, and the over 3,000 American soldiers killed fighting Islamofascism in Iraq and Afghanistan. A parallel reason is a protest against the American Left and the Democrat Party who have stabbed the Armed Forces in the back in the early stages of what is shaping up to be The Third World War.

This is an excellent time to make a final statement - a dying declaration - about an event that resulted in my life being ruined. This is my imprisonment for an attempt on the life of President Clinton in 1994. In truth I made no such attempt and I was convicted on the basis of lies told to the court by the U.S. Secret Service and an edited audiotape. I have no way of knowing the dynamics behind my conviction, but I suspect that it was done on the basis of personal advancement and political reasons on the part of certain individuals in the District Federal Court and Secret Service. In addition I would not rule out Bill or Hillary Clinton being personally involved in my case based on their well known records of revenge against their opponents.

I have no doubt the Leftist Media will spin my death as that of an insane man with few options left in life who killed himself in desperation. In fact, the objective investigator will notice no signs of depression on my part the last months of my life. I would describe myself as an idealist. I know this is a personality strange to many people who would say such a person is "unusual" or "crazy" or "a bit off." The fact of the matter is that the actions of many people that were described as heroic happened because they were idealists who chose death rather than selling out what they hold to be sacred. In my case I cannot allow myself to continue to live in a world that is largely indifferent to a neo-pagan religion called Islam that in league with Leftist appeasement and multiculturalism, and seems on the fast track to destroy the United States and Western Civilization.

What I did is not suicide. It is the action of a patriot and idealist who loves God and Country, and who makes a very public statement as a warning of a New Dark Age that looks America straight in the face armed with a hideous ideology that makes the German Nazis or Russian Communists look like bleeding heart liberals. I hope my fellow Countrymen will rally once gain in the defense of liberty no matter how long and hard the struggle.

In this life or death struggle between civilizations it would be a critical mistake to limit our attentions to the plight of isolated individuals whom Islamic militants have threatened with death: the sort of mistake that leads to a "law-enforcement" attitude toward Islam-powered violence. The Qur'an commands Muslims to impose themselves on the whole world, by any means expedient. Muhammad's recorded history and sayings reinforce that command. Islamic militants believe that God and His Prophet have commanded them to erect a totalitarian, world-girdling Islamic state. If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that there are enough adequately motivated Muslims in any of the countries of Europe to reduce those countries to chaos or shari'a, as long as Islamic militancy is regarded as a law-enforcement issue...which means, as long as Islam is welcomed in the nations of the West.

This cannot be a law-enforcement issue. It must become a war issue.

Muslims as individuals might well be overwhelmingly inclined toward peace and amicable relations with non-Muslims, though, given the sanctification by Islam of taqiyya and kitman, one can never be perfectly sure. But Islam the ideology is inherently and openly at war with any nation that refuses it. Barring extraordinary good fortune such as America had with the Fort Dix Six, militant Islam's "active agents" cannot reliably be seined from their concealment until they've struck. To allow them to roam among us yet safeguard ourselves from them proactively, we would have to erect a totalitarianism that would make Oceania in 1984 look like a kindergarten class picnic.

We must accept that we're on a war footing, and do what a people at war must do to survive: expel our putative enemies from among us and confine them where they can do us no further harm. Europe's policy has been the reverse. India's policy has been inanition. America's policy defies elucidation. This cannot continue if we wish to survive as free men.

Quarantine or genocide. There are no other options.

---------- END BLOG ----------

Here is the death notice from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

---------- Death Notice -------

Ronald Barbour

RONALD BARBOUR, age 47, passed away Feb. 19, 2008. Beloved son of Marleen (nee Puckett) and the late Ronald; father of Brandy Szachkas; dear brother of Deborah Phillips (Douglas), Robin Lynn Barbour, Michael W., Richard Alan (Teri) and Tonya Phillips (Rodney); loving uncle of 11. Funeral Service Sunday, Feb. 24 in the CORENO FUNERAL HOME, 13115 LORAIN AVE. AT 8:00 PM. Family will receive friends SUNDAY, 2-4 and 6-8 PM 216-941-3434

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Obviously this was a terrible unfortunate act. My prayers are with his family. One wishes, in retrospect, that someone could have helped him.

At the same time, obviously he wanted to tie his death to the statement above. He was sane enough to understand that we would view this as first and foremost mental illness, but he did not view it that way himself.

I'm not aware of another case exactly like this. Perhaps "blog suicide notes" are more common than I know. Certainly if one reads through the entire blog his situation is odd - assuming that the facts presented there are correct.

On the web it is always hard to know. I felt the only way to vet this was to put it here. Free Republic is one of the most powerful investigatory collectives in the world.

Looks like Alamo Girl may have another entry for the "Downside".

1 posted on 02/24/2008 3:09:49 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Wow, horrendous. Are you sure this isn’t a hoax? I hope it is...

2 posted on 02/24/2008 3:13:06 AM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

No, I’m not totally sure.
All I know is exactly what I’ve posted.

The blog is there in the link. You can read his story. He was apparently convicted of stalking President Clinton in 1994. There is a lot of material there, and there is this last posting.

I figured out his name by reading through the postings and googled it and found the death notice. I’m not sure that anyone else has noticed this, until I did. He seemed that it required posting.

3 posted on 02/24/2008 3:17:42 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Was he really convicted of an attempt of murder of President Clinton? I can’t seem to remember any such event.

4 posted on 02/24/2008 3:19:08 AM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: Jack Black

If only something could be done that would force liberals to follow suit.

5 posted on 02/24/2008 3:24:44 AM PST by fweingart (Obama-Clinton (A ticket that will change our lives forever!))
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To: Jack Black

Seems like his conviction is true.

6 posted on 02/24/2008 3:25:58 AM PST by Bostton1 (Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns have!)
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To: Bostton1; Jack Black

Looks like it might be true. But the ages are all over the place. When I looked, 1994 articles have him as 39. The 2000 post has him as 52, and the death notice has 49 (8 years later).

7 posted on 02/24/2008 3:27:25 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding))
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To: Jack Black

His site, FWIW.

8 posted on 02/24/2008 3:27:32 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jemian

No. They didn’t have enough evidence to convict him of attempted murder. He was convicted (according to the article, which is interesting in its own right) of ‘threatening the life of the President’.

9 posted on 02/24/2008 3:28:06 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Tragic. Do you have a link to his blog?

10 posted on 02/24/2008 3:29:17 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you very much. I meant to include that in my introduction.

11 posted on 02/24/2008 3:29:46 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Another AOL user.

12 posted on 02/24/2008 3:29:55 AM PST by toddlintown (Michelle Obama; Teresa Heinz, minus the gin-soaked raisins.)
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To: penelopesire

See post #8.

13 posted on 02/24/2008 3:30:23 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

One story on his blog listed him as 52 back in 2000. On his site his profile; shows him to be 59 y/o.

The death notice you’ve shown is for a 47 y/o. Typo or maybe he’s still alive?

14 posted on 02/24/2008 3:33:57 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

I suspect the death notice is correct. Usually the surviving family give the information for them.

15 posted on 02/24/2008 3:41:54 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black
This Darwin winner apparently forgot the first rule of the Freedom Fighter:

#1.) It's the revolutionary's duty to live to fight another day.

16 posted on 02/24/2008 3:43:01 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Jack Black

Then who is Winston Smith’s blog?

17 posted on 02/24/2008 3:51:34 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: metesky
Yes. Suicide is a tragedy, no matter what the cause. To kill yourself over politics is really hard to understand.

I don't consider mentally ill people who kill themselves "Darwin Award Winners".

18 posted on 02/24/2008 3:52:23 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black

Call me a coward, but I tend to believe that my life is more important to me than my death would be to others.

19 posted on 02/24/2008 3:54:58 AM PST by umgud
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To: penelopesire

It looks like it may also be his blog. Many bloggers have multiple blogs. The ‘Ultimate Sacrifice’ posting is also the last post on that blog, on the same day.

20 posted on 02/24/2008 3:58:27 AM PST by Jack Black
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