Vox Day, originator of the Gamma designation, has this to say about some of the typical behaviors of the Gamma:
Gammas use the feminised debating tactic of “tackle the man not the ball.” They will directly insult in order to create badfeelz, because they project their own fear of badfeelz and assume their opponent is similarly wounded by it.
When wondering why Bill Schmalfeldt always has to insult a person he disagrees with, it’s a good thing to remember this particular tactic of the Gamma. It was one of the first things I noticed about him that I just never understood. Why on earth would you pull out tasteless insults right out of the box against someone who just disagreed with what you said? And why would he think that a properly adjusted adult would not be able to blow them off?
The simple answer is that everything to a Gamma is deeply personal. Don’t agree with him? You are actually ATTACKING HIM. And therefore he must retaliate. We saw it over and over again in the comments Bill made to those responding to his Daily Kos articles. It’s most apparent in his communications with people on the XMFan website as well.
And Bill has latched onto something that he thinks works even better than that: attacking both the person who vexes them AND their disabled children.
So, we all know that Bill is obsessed with Patrick Grady. Grady dared to make a comment on Bill’s website many, many moons ago that was so benign (and not the expletive-filled one Bill keeps claiming it was) that it fueled Bill to doxx him and contact his employer (multiple times) and file a bogus restraining order against him (that he gathered up his skirts and fled from. AGAIN). Grady had to get a restraining order against Bill. Which Bill has flagrantly broken again and again and again. Why does this sound familiar…
Anyway, in one of his random outbursts against Grady during one of the periods of time that Bill thought that Grady was Krendler (This belief waxes and wanes with the moon. Currently the moon is full and Bill is howling at it. Again.) Bill decided it would be a good idea to examine Grady’s disabled son. This son has Spina Bifida. Oh, and I should mention the son is ALSO covered by Grady’s restraining order.
Bill somehow decided that this would be a GREAT avenue to disparage Grady and the child.
Wait, wait, wait. Bill is insinuating that Grady caused his son’s condition? The hell?
This is quite possibly one of the worst things I have EVER seen Bill decide to pin on someone. EVER.
A quick Google search finds that Bill’s contention? Yeah it’s complete BillShit.
From the National Institutes of Health (yes, this is my irony hammer I’m taking out):
The exact cause of spina bifida remains a mystery. No one knows what disrupts complete closure of the neural tube, causing this malformation to develop. Scientists suspect the factors that cause spina bifida are multiple: genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors all play a role. Research studies indicate that insufficient intake of folic acid—a common B vitamin—in the mother’s diet is a key factor in causing spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
On another medical site, they posited that the condition may actually be caused because the BABY cannot properly process folic acid. Of the 12 different sites that I surveyed, all large medical sites, not a SINGLE ONE said that it was because the parents abused drugs.
So obviously, Bill is attempting, as per usual, to try to insinuate something about someone and then blow it up spectacularly into wild speculatory delusions. Delusions that some might consider, oh, defamatory.
The smart thing, obviously, would be to stop where he was at. Heck, the smart thing would not to have written his “article” at all, but this is Bill we are talking about. The Gamma must always make his attacks personal. Because that’s what hurts *him* the most.
He continues, in true Bill fashion.
This is Bill Schmalfeldt. These are his methods. These are his tactics.
He will insult you, which is easy for a well-adjusted adult to brush off. But then he will go further than that, going so far as to insinuate that you caused awful things to befall your children who are afflicted with congenital conditions that the medical establishment has no clue about what the real cause is. And then, as the cherry on his chocolate cake, proceed to demonstrate the vile, awful, horrible names that your children could be called as a result of their condition. Cruel and feckless indeed.
And HE is supposed to be the good guy in this?