I know there are a lot of people out there who feed on Internet drama. Hey, nobody can argue the entertainment factor there. That being said, I hate to shut this facet off but let's all get something straight. I've got nothing against Mike Blevins aka Vonbluvens. As far as I know, he's got nothing against me.
I owe Mike Blevins a lot in terms of talent development. Mike helped me out a lot with my writing and encouraged me to stick with it back when my books gave people headaches to read. Same story with radio and speech making. Mike should have been a high school teacher for art, lit or history.
Have I spoken with Mike Blevins in years? No. His life went one direction and mine went another. A lot of people have serious grudges against him but I'm not one of them. Life is easier when you aren't selecting yourself for judge and jury from life's volunteer legal corp.
I take up for Mike a lot too. I feel like he does the same for me if the situation to do so crosses his path. Who knows or cares? I really don't think about Vonbluvens and the whole thing with him much except for a see our names in the same phrases a lot. I'm sure he's doing fine at whatever he's into now and doesn't worry much about street politics.
All that aside, people should take a different attitude about people who leave the nationalist scene. If someone puts in time and energy, get things done and then leaves, fine. Even if they change their opinions, the damage is done to the enemy, the good is done for the friends. As long as they don't turn on people with the intention of doing them harm, then they can do whatever they wish with their lives for all I care. I say this because I've seen a lot of good people run off or quit because of the bad people who will never quit. I think we actually force people into the other camp sometimes by this cult-like mentality of "only traitors leave." If someone gets frustrated or disheartened, they should go. Bad attitudes are infectious and Mike had a bad attitude for a long time. He needed to get on with his life and finally did. There is a lot of talk about the what, the why and the how but that is something for the message boards, not my blog. If Mike wants to clarify anything or speak his piece, he's welcome to do so on here. Nobody is going to stop him but they can debate him at length if they'd like. As long as everything is solid and legal, hey, go nuts.
Arch of Titus by Mike Blevins