A certain someone is now entering Phase II of the cycle.
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Bill Schmalfeldt, after the beatdown he took at the hands of a South Carolina Magistrate that told him in no uncertain terms he hasn’t learned from any of his pro-se mistakes, is making a comeback.
After spending some time trying to lay low, he has completed that step and is now embarking on the next phase of his return: rebranding. This is an effort to build up his following so he can attempt to push his narrative to a favorable audience.
Now some of this may have to be accelerated after it has been discovered that he has come under Twitter’s undocumented “shadow ban” feature. Certainly, this won’t sit well, but it could be used as a factor in blaming the “alt-right” for trying to silence him which he will use in his blogging. I’m guessing it has more to do with someone at Twitter clicking his “comedy” skits and having an adverse reaction requiring medical attention.
In addition, John Hoge has let it be known that he is not finished with Team Kimberlin and so there may be more fireworks that causes him to jump to Phase V in a hurry. Grab your popcorn.
For all you new people, here are the phases of each cycle as I have observed. Some of the other regulars may add to this in the comments, but make no mistake – All this has happened before. All this will happen again.
Phase I: Lay low, try to ignore everyone while keeping tabs on them. Wait until the wounds heal and realize you need to get back into the game.
Phase II: Rebrand. Start flooding social media with it. Make a couple of strafing runs at a couple of your enemies on social media, if anything to let them know you’re still watching.
Phase III: Declare that everyone won’t leave you alone and you need to fight back. Start doxxing a few people, write a bunch of angry blog posts about John Hoge and set timers for them to be memory-holed. Revive the old right-wing narratives and conspiracies.
Phase IV: Outrage level jumps to eleventy!!11!1!, threaten to file another lawsuit and claim you will include new doxxed individuals unless they cooperate. Run the narrative their lives may be stricken with poverty and relish what will happen when trial begins. Parkinson’s Disease will be raised to Stage IV.
Phase V: File a lawsuit against the usual group, and maybe include a new name or so, tell everyone you’re serious this time and tired of the abuse. File a false IFP petition, screw up service, submit amended complaints with a lot of Roes and Does, collect a couple new restraining orders, and beg a judge to let you go to trial after defendants Motion to Dismiss. Flame out and declare victory once the suit is dismissed, claim the world is against you, and try to hide before defendants come after you.
Any bets on when Phase II ends and Phase III begins?