When Onamia school superintendent John Varner spoke at a
public meeting several months ago about "fear and ignorance", he was
referring to opponents of the Mille Lacs Academy relocating to Bradbury
Township. The "naysayers"... He said that the "kids" from the Academy
are not violent, and cause no problems. (One wonders why, if they are so
innocent and good, how they ever got convicted?) Varner said a lot more
crap that day, but his impassioned, indignant "fear and ignorance"
speech really stood out. He was quoted in the Mille Lacs Messenger
(actually mentioned three times in one paragraph) and made the
Messenger's year end review as well. That's apparently one of the main
points of the Pronexus propaganda machine: People who don't want sex
offenders in their backyards are fearful and ignorant. Stupid
cowards.... [Our] ignorance is the reason [we] are afraid. If only [we]
weren't so ignorant [we'd] see there is nothing to fear...
Of course, John Varner may indeed be the ignorant one -
that is if he actually believes the crap he's been spewing forth. Maybe
he just drank the Kool-aid, ate the pudding, believed the bullshit, or
is Pronexus for reasons of his own. The Bradburian Rebels are among the
few in the community who have sought and inevitably found out Truth
about NEXUS and their PTBs (Poor Troubled Boys). Not only are most
Onamians ignorant about Mille Lacs Academy, they are shockingly gullible
- believing the lies they've been told by NEXUS, City Hall and the Mille
Lacs Messenger. "Well, I read it in the paper. It must be true." Not.
There's a conspiracy going on, and a lot of people are working hard to
keep the Truth from We the People.
We recently obtained the sheriff's records. Allow me to
dispell some of the "ignorance"... Would you think of a seventeen year
old male as a "poor troubled boy"? A seventeen year old convicted sex
offender that stands 6 foot tall and weighs 200 pounds? How about if
he's escaped the institution and is out and about in your neighborhood
(possibly looking for a car, YOUR car to steal to get out of town)?
Comfy with that? Hmmm? Nothing to fear? What if he has serious
psychological and behavioral problems? One of the "developmentally
delayed" mentally challenged (retarded) PTBs? How would you feel if you
are an 82 year old woman living next door? What if you are disabled and
unable to defend yourself against an out-of-control disturbed 6 foot,
200 pound escaped convict? How about if you have young children? (Boys
or girls. It doesn't matter...) Do you really want to take a chance? Ya
wanna risk it?
"Don't try playing the safety/risk card. It won't work,"
Jim D'Angelo told me. Hmmph. Well it certainly won't work if the cards
are all dealt face down. There's a reason we are not being shown the
hand. Because the community wouldn't stand for it if they knew the
Truth. (Except for those who stand to gain financially, that is...) So
everyone is betting that the cards in the blind contain a Royal
Flush. Unfortunately they are betting our lives, our mothers' lives, our
children's lives. It only takes ONE joker - ONE crazed escaped convicted
sex offender to go too far just ONCE..... I don't know about you, but I
like to SEE the cards I'm playing. Royal Flushes are pretty rare. But
then, its easy to make reckless bets with other people's chips.
Ask country-loving MLA administrator Paul Smith who doesn't want to
"live next to a .... school". Paul doesn't live in Onamia. He lives by
John Varner told us all that these NEXUS "kids" are not
dangerous. Apparently the school superintendent didn't do his HOMEWORK!
Shame on you John Varner! We requested the sheriff's reports concerning
calls made about Mille Lacs Academy PTBs. WE checked them out! Why
didn't you? Especially since YOU are playing with OUR lives. Our safety.
CEO Jim D'Angelo also claimed there have been no incidences of trouble
with the "kids". We got over 180 pages reporting trouble. And that only
covered the last seven years. Who knows how many crimes took place in
the first ten years or so. Runaways? PTBs walking down the street with
their counselors in tow? Not to mention assaults, thefts, missing
juveniles, vandalism, fights, attacks on employees... The key here is
"not to mention". For God's sake don't you dare report the Truth to the
People! Let Vivian write a real report about escaped cows but please
don't mention escaped sex offenders! The sheer number of incidences is
quite shocking - especially since we were told otherwise. We were lied
to over and over again.
Remember Mary? The MLA employee who stood up at a public
meeting and chastised we Naysayers for being wrong about those PTBs,
about how non-dangerous and untroublesome they are? I still don't get
what made her think she had the right to decide for us
that sex offenders belong in our neighborhood next to elderly
women and day care. And wow-ee-oh-boy did the Pronexus attack Hannabelle
for critisizing Good Old Mary.... Geez. Well folks, it turns out that
There's Something About Mary after all. At least according to one of the
sheriff's reports. Something about indecent exposure and assault... Of
course, this incident occurred after she had sung the Academy's praises
and tried to convince us we were merely IGNORANT and had nothing to
FEAR. So.... Shame on you, Mary. And shame on all of the rest of you
Pronexus who lied to us.
Perhaps City Hall is the worst of the worst. Not only
have they lied to us, but by forcing these violent, disturbed convicted
sex offenders (who frequently escape the institution) into our
previously safe neighborhood, Larry Milton, Bill Hill, Bob Mickus,
Mark Loch, and the missing-the-action Jerome Kryzer are
guilty of Reckless Public Endangerment. Is Pronexus city clerk
Kathleen McCullum aiding and abetting? Well, what does she care
about where "our" sex offenders live - They won't be in her backyard.
She lives in Malmo - Aitkin County.
But the Fear Factor is not restricted to the risk of the
sex offenders. People in Onamia also live in fear - of losing their jobs
(a threat made by Mayor Larry Milton), of never working in the city
again (threat made by Mayor Larry Milton), fear of being persecuted and
prosecuted, fear of physical harm or death (threats made towards
Hannabelle by members of a MLA employee's family), fear that people will
get mad and won't like them anymore, fear that if there's a fire in
Bradbury Township, the fire department won't come. Yes, there certainly
is a lot of FEAR and IGNORANCE in this town. In that Varner was correct.
He just misdirected his statement. And he should have included
Why don't more citizens support their Bradbury neighbors
across the Rum? You probably already guessed it! Yep. Fear and
ignorance. Fear and ignorance. Fear and ignorance.
Wednesday, January 9th at 4:30 pm there is a public
hearing for the proposed spot zoning of the NEXUS property (formerly the
Grosslein property). If you have any courage and intelligence, I advise
you all to attend. Don't let your own fear and ignorance keep you from
stopping the City Government from successfully committing MISFEASANCE.
This government is like those out-of-control sex offenders - in need of
We must be brave. We must be smart. Its time to turn
over the cards and take a look at the Truth. The deck has been stacked, my
friends. Its time to insist on an honest game, one played by the rules.