A Challenger Appears

When I woke Monday morning, with a slate of interviews ahead of me, I found that I had a lot of messages. That has been going on for a few weeks, but these were actual personal messages, from friends and colleagues. They wanted to know, at 8:00 in the morning, if I’d seen the signs about writing in Earl Nelson.

Although I have compelling reason to believe that the NHGOP and Cheshire County Republican Committee have conspired with Earl Nelson to do this (probably in violation of their bylaws, but I can’t be bothered to check), it’s only interesting to me for a few reasons. Most notably, it’s a real-life example of elites within a party conspiring against a candidate they don’t like. This is not the only example of this we’ve seen–the DNC did it to Sanders in 2016, after all.

As I’d last looked, the author of this article had inadvertently misquoted me–my statement, about wanting to know what “their” issue with me is, was directed at the Cheshire County Republican Committee. I suspect we’re going to find that most Republican voters don’t actually have any issue with me. I’m pro-gun, anti-big government, and anti-taxes. I check off all the Republican Platform’s boxes; I just go a little further than the average Republican, and I suspect the voters will care far more about my policies than my personal life. Time will tell. Anyway, I’m locked out of the site due to a paywall, but I wanted to make that clarification before proceeding. I have to say, however, that I love how the race is being framed as Nelson versus me. Incumbent Democrat Eli Rivera was mentioned only once.

There’s a lot to recap, so bear with me as I try to do things in order.

Monday, I woke up and discovered one of my signs cut and smashed into my mailbox. This was prior to the installation of yet another security camera.

I detest the grammar but love the sentiment.

I’d already replaced the sign a few times. It’s important to keep in mind that no neighbor or passerby has stopped to ask me to take it down. If asked, I would take it down. Instead, they’ve jumped straight to vandalizing my property, trespassing, and stealing. Today, it happened again, this time on video:

There are a few important notes here. Yes, there’s free stuff on the curb; I didn’t put it there. The signs are clearly staked in the ground, and not meant to be taken.

They passed my house first, turned around, and came back. As traffic continued, they pretended to be interested in whatever the hell is out there. Then, once everything was clear, they took the sign and left. Maybe they wanted it for themselves. I doubt it, based on the history I have with the sign, but I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

If you know these guys, tell them they owe me $15. Because I ordered them from someone else, and didn’t design them myself, they were expensive per unit. If they’ll return the sign or pay me for it, I’ll take the video of their theft down. As usual, no, I am not involving the police over a $15 sign.

So anyway, one of my main supporters suggested I was being as standoffish with the Cheshire County Republican Committee as they were with me, so I reached out to them cordially.

As I expected, there has been no response. I initially planned to give them until Monday before I talked about it, but let’s not pretend like they didn’t notice an email from their most notorious candidate. They saw it, and they declined to respond.

That was expected, though.

None of this had to be this way. When I first went to a CCRC meeting, they were all very friendly and curious about me. They formed the Keene Republican Committee (since there were finally Republicans in Keene), and put my campaign manager, Ian Freeman, as chair. I ran for secretary. It was at this time that their true colors appeared.

On the day of the vote, there were twice the number of people attending as usual. Many of them made it clear that they were only there to vote on officers for the Keene Republican Committee, and one person even asked to speed things along because he had other things to do. Behind the scenes, the CCRC had reached out to everyone and asked them to show up, specifically to vote against me.

That was the last time I bothered to go to a CCRC meeting. Marilyn Huston suggests I have never been to one; that is a blatant lie. I went until they made it clear that they didn’t mind me, as long as I quietly voted Republican and didn’t draw any attention.

I decided earlier this year to run for State Representative for my ward in Keene. To no surprise, Marilyn Huston chose also to run for the same position. Knowing that I would lose handily to Marilyn in a primary (she seems to control the party), I opted instead to file for sheriff (which I’m more qualified for, anyway, as someone well-trained in self-defense and de-escalation) again.

Based on her support for Earl Nelson’s write-in campaign, I have no doubt she caused the turnout on the day of the officers vote.

Marilyn, honey. All of this is of your creation. You caused every bit of this. Every action you’ve taken against me has backfired on you spectacularly, and you still won’t just sit down and talk to me. I’d be an inconsequential candidate for State Rep if you’d have just left me alone. Now look. Behold your works.

The worst part of all of this–and I mean it, the absolute worst part–is the ghastly design of Earl Nelson’s signs.

Earl, please reach out to me. I will gladly pay the cost of a graphic designer if it means Cheshire County won’t be blanketed in these grotesque abominations. This offends me as an artist. I don’t care that it would mean helping you; these slapped-together eyesores have made Cheshire County uglier, and I am not okay with that. You can email me at aria@effpolice.com or aria@reformedsatanicchurch.com, whichever domain you find less distasteful. I’ll even go out with you and help you replace these hideous ones with nice ones.

Cheshire County did nothing to deserve this unaesthetic imagery covering it.

There have been a ton of interviews since my last media round-up, but I’ve honestly lost track. Regardless of the election results, I brought the ideas of liberty to people who had otherwise never heard it, including freaking metal magazines, so everything about this has been successful.

But what will the election results be? Earl and Marilyn, I almost think I should send you each a fruit basket. The initial inclination of the diehard “conservative” types was to vote for Rivera. I want to thank you for taking votes away from Rivera and directing them instead for a write-in candidate for whom “long shot” doesn’t even begin to characterize his chances. Write-in campaigns are never really effective, but you’ll pull some votes from Rivera (since I’m in the strange position of being both to the left of Rivera and to the right of Nelson), which is good for me.

There’s been no word from Rivera. I’m not surprised. Anything he says will make it clear that I’m to the left of him, and that will hurt him with Democrats. There is probably a significant number of Democrats who intend to vote for me. Has Nelson ever been written-in to Democrat primary ballots? Because I have.

The Cheshire County Republican Committee seems hellbent on sabotaging the first candidate they’ve had in decades who actually was able to reach across the aisle. To the voters of Cheshire County who are pro-gun, pro-small government, and anti-taxes, I ask: Do you agree? Is a Democrat better than a Republican who has yet to be given any clear instance where she is actually against the Republican platform? Because the CCRC seems to think a Democrat is better.

I suspect I will pull a lot of Democrat votes. I suspect I’ll pull a fair number of straight-ticket Republican votes. The real wild card is whether Republican voters en masse actually agree with me, and… I suspect they do. Will Earl Nelson say he supports Cliven Bundy? Because I support Cliven Bundy. Will Eli Rivera say he supports disarming the police? Because I support disarming the police.

I look forward to seeing what the voters of Cheshire County have to say. Where do they stand? Do they stand with freedom, or with backroom deals to maintain the status quo?

 

Republicans, Why Are You So Angry?

As rumors continue to reach me from various sources about a potential write-in campaign endorsed by the Cheshire County Republican Committee, I have to admit that my confusion only increases. I thought the GOP was the party of low taxes, small government, limited federal government, and the second amendment?

You won’t find a candidate stronger in these positions than I am.

You want low taxes? I want you to stop paying taxes. Use Monero or (at worst) Bitcoin. Don’t you want to be the one who chooses what you pay for? Don’t you want to stop funding Planned Parenthood? Then stop paying taxes. Opt out with Bitcoin. If you still want to pay some taxes, then you can still do that. Better yet, you can just choose to donate to organizations you support. I’m not seeing what the issue is here. I support low taxes–it’s hard to get lower than “no taxes.”

You don’t want to pay for other people’s stuff. I totally agree. You should have that choice. Unfortunately, with the current system, you don’t have that choice. Take that choice back. The government has failed you (as it was always destined to). Take power back into your own hands with cryptocurrency, most notably Monero.

So You’re Pro 2A?

I strongly advocate open carry and concealed carry. Defend yourself. Don’t trust other people to defend you. The only good government is a government that is scared of its citizens. With your “come and take it” sticker, who do you think would be the ones coming to take your guns?

I oppose any and all infringements on your right to defend yourself. Have whatever armaments you want. Not only is it your right, but it’s critical for the function of our republic for the government to be afraid of us. It should constantly be worried we will withdraw our consent. After all, it, like all governments, requires our consent, passive or explicit, to continue whatever it’s doing. If it isn’t afraid of what happens when you don’t consent, then you have no power over it.

Keep your guns. Buy more guns. Buy better guns. Make the government afraid of you. Your neighbors should not fear you, but the government should.

And of small government?

I’m an anarchist. I believe a society built on voluntary interactions would better serve humanity than this one of violence and coercion. It’s hard to get more in favor of “small government” than “no government.”

None of this is within the purview of a sheriff, though. When it comes to the federal government, all I can do as Sheriff is keep the Feds out of Cheshire County. I can’t make the federal government any smaller. I can’t do anything about its massive budget. I can only advise you to use Monero, or other privacy coins like Zcash or Hush, so that you aren’t paying for this nonsense.

All of these things align perfectly with what you believe the Republican Party represents, don’t they?

Now ask yourself which of my policies, exactly, aren’t in line with what the Republicans profess to believe. I think you’ll find the party itself is lying to you. The party itself is using you to further its own ends. They don’t care about you. They care about your vote, and they will lie to you limitlessly to get it.

I want you to be free.

There’s nothing “small” about a government that spends trillions of dollars on war. And I want to believe in American exceptionalism as much as you do; I just don’t want to be exceptional at murdering people around the world. I want America to be exceptional for being a place of openness, tolerance, love, and “leave me the hell alone.”

Praytell, NHGOP and Republican Committee of Cheshire County, what have I said that is ACTUALLY against your platform?

Be specific. Stop hiding behind curtains, you cowards. You want to talk? You know how to reach me.

But you won’t talk. You’re hiding in the shadows. Why won’t you face me? Is it, by chance, that I’ll reveal you as hypocrites, and show the entire world that you are exploiting people’s belief in you to further your own agendas?

Aria@effpolice.com

Any time you want to arrange a discussion, I’m here, official Republicans. Stop lying to these good people about what you really are, you spineless serpents.

I think the GOP is so angry because I dare to actually represent what it’s always claimed to represent. I don’t think people who believe in gun rights, freedom, small government, and low taxes are angry with me. I suspect they support me. So my question is: Why doesn’t the professed party of gun rights, freedom, small government, and low taxes support me?

My friends, the party is lying to you.

Heroes of Liberty and a Video Statement About the Vandalism

This is going to be a short post, but I wanted to say something.

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Ross Ulbricht, and many others would be granted refuge in Cheshire County, and protected from federal agents by the power residing in the Sheriff, under Sheriff DiMezzo.

These people are heroes.

Lastly, for those who aren’t aware, my car was recently vandalized. I prepared this video statement about it. It’s worth watching.

 

Well, well, well… If it isn’t the consequences of my own actions.

At noon today, September 15, on the Free Keene Youtube, you will get my full and complete thoughts on this subject in video form. You can watch it at noon, EST, here: https://youtu.be/i_jLNPALnTw

For those who missed the news, my car was vandalized by a hater or group of haters. I woke up Sunday morning to the car detailer I’d hired to detail the interior (as an aside, she accepts cryptocurrency!) having texted me, informing me that my tire was flat and needed to be checked. That’s weird, because I have tire pressure sensors on each tire, and they alert me when the pressure is low, but I figured I ran over a nail or something.

No, that wasn’t the case at all. I saw a large, badly-drawn dick painted on the side, knife marks in the canvas, and a flat tire. It wasn’t until much later that I discovered the puncture marks. My first reaction was laughter, but, as the reality dawned on me that someone had come onto my property and vandalized it, I became sad. A lot of my friends were angry; I wasn’t.

Then the rumors began that I did it myself. I get where people are coming from. False flags are everywhere. People are mailing themselves hate mail. There was the Smollett thing. Most people are full of shit, and they claim to be victims for a moment in the limelight. So I understand people’s skepticism. So here is the full 4.5 hours of when I arrived home and when the sun rose, making the vandalism clearly visible.

I had approximately 2 hours before I had to be at work. I began talking about it in our local Telegram groups, and Ian came out to photograph it. We also went through the video at 16x speed, but realized that we were going too fast to capture anything that would have happened. So, when I got home from work, I was joined by two friends (coincidentally both named Matt). As I hung up additional security cameras and fielded phone calls and interviews, they awesomely worked hard to remove the graffiti, and they were 100% successful.

After this, we reviewed the camera footage.

Nothing.

What you see is what we saw. I got home from work and sat in my car a while. There were a lot of urgent messages that I had to tend to. Keeping in mind this was Saturday night / Sunday morning, so this was immediately after the news of my nomination as the sheriff candidate went national, and then international, and I was at work through all of it, so I couldn’t process most of what was going on. I barely had an idea of what was going on, only that it was big.

Then I went inside. And that was it. Nothing else happens. I’m sure if someone time compresses the video, they’ll find the front passenger tire slowly going from “inflated” to “flat” over this 4 hour period, because the presence of multiple knife marks (most of which didn’t even pierce the outer layers of the tire, much less fully penetrate it) suggests that the person may have just barely punctured the wall. I don’t know. All I know is that the tire pressure sensor monitor was not beeping at me, and it didn’t drive strangely. Then I was home, and the next day it was flat.

It makes sense that I wouldn’t see damage on the passenger side when getting off work. Parked on the street, I approach my car and go to the driver’s side–as everyone who owns a car does. It doesn’t occur to me or anyone else to look at the passenger side unless the passenger side is exposed to them. Because I was parallel parked on the side of the street and approaching from the driver’s side, I didn’t see anything odd. And my tire pressure sensor monitor would have beeped like crazy–not to mention how badly the car would have driven–if the tire had been flat.

Whatever.

That’s the totality of what I know about it. A Saturday night, parked on the side of the street–it could have been literally anyone. At any rate, it didn’t happen here. However, on this same night, by sheer and evidently unrelated coincidence, I happened to have my “Fuck ’em both 20” sign and my “Elect Nobody” sign stolen from my yard. So I’ve put cameras on those, too. You don’t really know where the flaws in your security system are until you have to, and that happened with the signs. Then again, identifying someone stealing a sign out of my yard was not a major priority, but I did not know how hindered the night vision on my cameras was when I left on the porch light, or how it barely captured my Mitsubishi at all.

So the mystery of why they didn’t touch my other car is solved: my other car wasn’t there when this happened. This didn’t occur on my property. That’s good, but I’ve still beefed up the security.

People have asked why there is a GoFundMe for it. I totally understand that, too. So let me explain.

I do have insurance on the vehicles. However, claiming vandalism with my insurance company requires me to go to the police. I imagine the police are not very much disposed to assist me on anything right now, and that’s just a glaring flaw in the entire system. I’m also running a campaign about exactly how the police shouldn’t be contacted for minor things like this, so…

Even if I did claim this through insurance, without the need of a police report, this would have done nothing but cost me money, with deductibles and all that.

Then today I received the news from Wells Fargo that, after a year of me being a wonderful customer, they have frozen my accounts and are closing them. I’m not going to lie–the money that I had to cover something like this is in those frozen accounts, and I now cannot access them. Is this a coincidence, after international media covered my sheriff campaign? Who knows. Wells Fargo cannot be reached for comment.

Historically, my campaign has not accepted donations except in cryptocurrency and gold. That may have to change. I went to order t-shirts earlier today, before Wells Fargo contacted me, and discovered the card was declined. “That’s nonsense,” I thought, but I lacked the time to deal with it, as I was also on the phone doing an interview and about to take the punctured tire off my card. “I’ll evaluate it later.” It turns out that I didn’t need to, because as I was standing in the lobby of the tire place I went to (good on them for not asking me to wear a mask!), Wells Fargo called and unceremoniously told me that they were closing my account and my funds are inaccessible.

Well, well, well. If it isn’t the consequences of my own actions.

Indeed.

I knew that there would be consequences from what I’m doing. There shouldn’t be property damage, closed bank accounts, stolen signs, and all this other BS because of it, but people sometimes find themselves unable to simply express their opinions. C’est la vie. I wish they would try it, though. It beats inflicting harm on others.

Who is Aria DiMezzo?

 

There are rumors that I do not intend to campaign against Eli Rivera. These rumors are not true, and I will be campaigning to win in November.

Aria DiMezzo is one of two candidates for Sheriff of Cheshire County. She has had many encounters with police in her life, and very few of them have been positive. She is the High Priestess of the Reformed Satanic Church, a trans woman, and an anarchist Republican. She is definitely not a socially progress libertarian hijacking the Republican Party. 

Aria is also from the south, where she has seen first-hand the dangers of bigotry, overt and subtle. These biases inform the actions of police in terrifying ways, since they are allowed to “exercise discretion” in which “crimes” to pursue and which to ignore. This leads to a disproportionate targeting of black people and LGBTQ+ people by police, who, like all predators, seek out the weakest prey they can find. Although the struggles of black Americans and LGBTQ+ people throughout history prove that these minorities are far from weak, the fact remains that the social structures that protect straight, cisgendered white people do not extend to other groups. 

Rather than bias training (which police, off the record, admit to laughing off, in the same way that all workers zone out during orientation and training videos), Aria has a different approach: stop enforcing laws against victimless crimes harmless choices. 

Cheshire County is already a sanctuary county for immigrants. Aria stands firmly in support of this, yet it doesn’t go far enough. Why only immigration? If Cheshire County is going to ignore one victimless crime harmless choice, then it should go ahead and ignore them all.