I am 100% opposed to all forms of violence, as it ultimately does not get anything done.
The issue here is: how can the system possibly imagine that violence will not occur, given the levels of absolute abuse they subject us to?
Furthermore, the reason I am against violence is that I think it helps the enemy – not because I care if the enemies die, or think that it is sad that they die.
This judge who has had her family home shot up was involved in a war to destroy men. But we are supposed to feel outraged and bad for her when the violence that she did to men results in violent actions from men?
Roy Den Hollander was a self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer who flooded the courts with seemingly frivolous lawsuits that sought to eliminate women’s studies programs and prohibit nightclubs from holding “ladies’ nights.”
In one of his most recent cases, he openly seethed against a federal judge in New Jersey, Esther Salas, whom he described in a self-published, 1,700-page book as “a lazy and incompetent Latina judge appointed by Obama.”
Mr. Den Hollander left the case, in which he challenged the male-only United States military draft, last summer, telling a lawyer who replaced him that he had terminal cancer.
On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Den Hollander showed up at Judge Salas’s home in North Brunswick, N.J., and fired multiple gunshots, killing the judge’s son and seriously wounding her husband, who is a criminal defense lawyer, investigators said. The judge, who was in the basement at the time, was not injured.
The New York State Police found Mr. Den Hollander’s body near Liberty, N.Y. — about a two-hour drive from the judge’s home — after he shot himself in an apparent suicide, officials said.
The startling sequence of events was a reminder of the dangers encountered by judges, who typically do not receive special security outside the courthouse unless they face specific threats. Judge Salas worked in one of the busiest courthouses in the country, overseeing dozens of cases at a time involving a wide range of defendants and litigants.
The F.B.I. on Monday contacted New York State’s chief judge, Janet M. DiFiore, to notify her that Mr. Den Hollander had her name and photo in his car, according to her spokesman, Lucian Chalfen. The agents did not indicate whether Mr. Den Hollander had intended to target her as well, he said.
Investigators were exploring whether Mr. Den Hollander had decided to “take out” some of his enemies, given his cancer diagnosis, before he died, according to one law enforcement official.
Mr. Den Hollander, 72, identified with a broader movement of men who in often abusive, misogynist and hateful language rail against “feminazis.” He wrote numerous online screeds, some of which exceeded a thousand pages.
The idea that men “abuse” women is about as insane as the coronavirus hoax. It’s something that really speaks to just how distant the mainstream false reality is from anything resembling actual reality.
Mr. Den Hollander had a long history of filing lawsuits against programs that he believed favored women. In 2008, he told The New York Times that his anger toward feminists stemmed from his bitter divorce from a woman he married in Russia.
He called women “the real oppressors” in a 2008 Fox News appearance and wrote online about his grievances against female judges.
When investigators discovered Mr. Den Hollander’s body, they found a package nearby that was addressed to Judge Salas, according to a law enforcement official. The package was empty.
On Sunday afternoon, the judge’s husband was at home when he looked out the window and thought he saw a FedEx deliveryman.
Carlos Salas, an older brother of Judge Salas, described an account of the shooting that he said was provided to him by federal authorities. After the doorbell rang, the couple’s son opened the door and was shot. When the judge’s husband went over to see what happened, he was shot multiple times.
The judge ran upstairs from the basement when she heard a scream and the gunshots.
The judge’s husband, Mark Anderl, 63, was in the hospital in stable condition, Mr. Salas said. The couple’s son and only child, Daniel Anderl, 20, died from a gunshot wound to the heart.
Daniel Anderl was about to start his junior year at Catholic University of America in Washington and was interested in pursuing a legal career as his parents had.
“It’s surreal,” Mr. Salas said. “He was a vibrant, young, good-looking man. He had so much promise.”
Two law enforcement officials, cautioning that the investigation was in its earliest stages, said federal authorities were examining whether Mr. Den Hollander might be linked to the July 11 killing of another men’s rights lawyer, Marc Angelucci, in San Bernardino County, Calif.
Mr. Angelucci was shot at his front door by a gunman wearing a FedEx uniform, one of the officials said.
The FedEx uniform surprise attack is unique enough that yes, I would assume that it was probably the same guy.
Judge Salas, 51, is the first Hispanic woman to serve as a federal judge in New Jersey. President Barack Obama nominated her to the United States District Court for New Jersey in 2010. She had previously served as a magistrate judge and an assistant federal public defender.
She was also half-Jewish, which I guess the New York Times isn’t interested in people knowing.
Judge Salas met her husband when he was a prosecutor in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a 2018 profile of her in New Jersey Monthly. After a decade as a prosecutor, Mark Anderl became a criminal defense lawyer and now works at his own law firm, Anderl & Oakley P.C.
According to the federal docket, the only case that Mr. Den Hollander had before Judge Salas was a class-action lawsuit filed in 2015. He accused the Selective Service System, the independent government agency that maintains a database of Americans eligible for a potential draft, of violating women’s equal protection rights by requiring only men to register with the service.
In a 2018 ruling, Judge Salas allowed the case to proceed, a victory for Mr. Den Hollander. But in his online writings, he criticized the judge for not moving the case along fast enough.
Nicholas A. Gravante Jr., a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, said Mr. Den Hollander had called him in May 2019 and asked him to take over the case. The two lawyers had overlapped as associates at the white-shoe law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore in the late 1980s.
Mr. Den Hollander said in the phone call that he could not continue in the case because he had terminal cancer and suggested that he did not have long to live, Mr. Gravante said. The case is ongoing.
Mr. Den Hollander has also sued various nightclubs, claiming they violated the 14th Amendment by having “ladies’ nights” discounts for women. After the case was dismissed, Mr. Den Hollander petitioned the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case.
“Of course, the three females on the court probably voted against it,” Mr. Den Hollander told The Times in 2011. “Fighting for the rights of men is not very popular thing to do in America these days.”
In 2008, he accused Columbia University of trying to establish feminism as a “religion” at the school through its women’s studies program and proposed creating a men’s studies program that could “train males to recognize and handle the power females often use to manipulate them.”
Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, he filed a lawsuit in Manhattan accusing several prominent news reporters of conspiring together in violation of federal racketeering law to disseminate “misleading news reports” about President Trump.
Mr. Den Hollander’s online writings identified with the men’s rights movement, which gained traction in the late 1980s and 1990s as a response to the feminist critique of traditional masculinity.
The movement embraces “a celebration of all things masculine and a near infatuation with the traditional masculine role itself,” the sociologist, Michael Kimmel, wrote in his book “Angry White Men.”
In a 150-page document posted on his website, which has since been taken down, Mr. Den Hollander wrote extensive commentary about how to fight feminists and their supporters, describing the judiciary as “useless for men.”
“The courts support the violation of the rights of men whenever it benefits females,” Mr. Den Hollander wrote. “Men just don’t count to the courts.”
Mr. Den Hollander seemed to presage the violence that took place over the weekend in a 2010 article he wrote for A Voice for Men, a men’s rights website.
“The future prospect of the Men’s Movement raising enough money to exercise some influence in America is unlikely,” he wrote. “But there is one remaining source of power in which men still have a near monopoly — firearms.”
Den Hollander was an interesting guy. He was on Opie and Anthony once and was berated by tranny-lover Jim Norton. Seems to be a likable and good natured fellow, who is genuinely concerned about the fate of men.
While all violence has negative outcomes, and this action will result in further aggressive behavior by the FBI against the men’s rights community, some violence has much more negative consequences than other violence, and neo-Nazis are the absolute worst.
One thing that has to be noted is that the while men’s rights activists target judges, fitness-oriented Iranian vegan YouTubers target the YouTube headquarters, and QAnon believers target mob bosses, neo-Nazis are obsessed with shooting old people at synagogues.
People can look at Hollander’s crime, and at least understand why he was angry and why he chose this target, and they might feel that he was in some way justified.
Brenton Tarrant made a point to target a mosque that had been involved in recruitment of terrorists, and that went over very well with the Breitbart crowd.
All violence results in negative things being done to the right, but only neo-Nazis are stupid enough to target the most sympathetic people possible, which are also completely useless targets.
Keep It Together, We Need You
There is no possible path to any kind of victory through random violence, and that is something all of us need to internalize. Of course, we shouldn’t apologize for the inevitable violence that does happen, and should instead simply say: “this was inevitable, you can’t just do this to people and expect none of them to eventually snap.”
I do my best to always tell my readers not to ever talk about or even think about violence, and to keep people from snapping, because if they do it, then we lose a good guy who could have contributed to something else.
These random acts of violence simply provide fodder to hurt us and to take our guns which we are going to need in the future.
If you get the urge to do something violent, go get involved in local politics, and let your energy out that way. In local politics, you’re doing something that is absolutely constructive for the future of this country. The country is going to break apart, probably pretty soon, and if you have a position in a local government, you are in a position where you can assist with the effort to give our people freedom from this system.