The Real Velvet Revolution

The name of one Convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin’s “non-profit” groups is Velvet Revolution. His Wikipedia page and the website of his bogus tax-exempt charitable organization are at the top of Google.

Now someone is trying to do something about that.

On November 19, 1989, the people of Prague, in the former state of Czechoslovakia, gathered to commemorate a massacre of Czech students by Nazi Germany fifty years earlier. By the end of the day, the gathering turned into a demonstration against a ruling  Communist government that had begun massacring Czechs and Slovaks from virtually the moment the Nazis were booted out. By December 29, 1989, without a shot fired, the protesters had driven out their Communist masters, electing poet, playwright, and political prisoner Vaclav Havel as interim President. This peaceful revolt by a peaceful people against their Stalinist puppet government became known as the “Velvet Revolution”.

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Brett Kimberlin, and his associate Brad Friedman, do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. They do not, and cannot, claim trademark or copyright protection in the term, because in the realm of politics, where Kimberlin and Friedman seek to meddle, the term “Velvet Revolution” is more generic than “Jell-O”.

Likewise, we do not own the name “Velvet Revolution”. No one owns the term. The Czechs and Slovaks who put their lives on the line in 1989 have a pretty strong moral claim, but they’re all in MittelEuropa. The Czechs and Slovaks have bigger problems than one terrorist moonbat making a mockery of a First Amendment that they don’t have anyway.

So we’re taking the name back, for them.

Help them out by linking to them if you have a blog, tweeting their links, posting it on facebook or whatever social networking tool you may use.

This is the real Velvet Revolution.

Update: The PJ Tatler has more on Kimberlin’s funding.

Update 2: Are big media reporters afraid to cover the Kimberlin story?

Update 3: The Daley Gator linked, and has the latest, be sure to check it out.