Jim Massery, Lenco Rep: Conservative, Christian, Citizen, Fraud

From Radley Balko‘s Huffington Post article on the Keene BearCat issue:

“These people are crazy,” Massery said. “They hate cops. They hate the government. They remind me of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who take on the Red Cross. Why is anyone listening to them?”

Jim Massery (right), standing in front of the BearCat

I must say that I found this statement from Jim Massery, the Lenco representative I met at the city council meeting on the BearCat, to be a bit confusing.  Jim and I had had a good conversation following the BearCat meeting in which he stated that Keene had the most passion in standing up to police militarization that he had ever seen.  So why is he quoted on the Huffington Post as saying I’m crazy?  If I’m crazy, why did he even bother to hold a conversation with me, much less to pay me such a nice compliment?

If he thinks I’m some whack-job, why didn’t he stand for his opinions and tell me so to my face?

That doesn’t really sound like the way a Christian ought to conduct himself.

Radley’s article continues:

The Keene city council will take up the issue again next month. Massery predicted opposition from Keene residents will ultimately be in vain. “We have Bearcats in 90 percent of the 100 or so largest cities in America,” Massery said. “This is going to happen. It has already happened. To resist now would be like saying police officers should scrap the Glock and go back to the revolver. It’s a fantasy.”

Jim, I am a Christian.  Jesus Christ was a peace activist.  You claim to be a Christian, yet you’re going to sit there and say that peace is a fantasy?

That doesn’t really sound like something a Christian would say.

Additionally, we the “citizens” of Keene do not want to have a BearCat in our peaceful city, and we the “citizens” have worked very hard to express our feelings.

Jim, are you saying that our feelings do not matter and that you would like to force us to have a BearCat in our city?

That sure doesn’t sound like something a Christian would do.  Personally, I’m starting to think that you do not understand the teachings of Christ at all, Jim.

And here’s the real kicker, again from Radley’s article:

“All we do is make trucks,” Massery said. “How the trucks are used after the police department gets them isn’t something we can control. You’ll have to ask the police department or city council and Keene about that.”

Jim, if you were alive during the life of Christ, and if you worked for the company that made the cross on which he was crucified, would you be able to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning or fall asleep at night?  Would you?  Would you truly feel that how the crosses were used after you sold them to the people who murdered Christ is none of your responsibility?

If nobody manufactured crosses, upon what would Christ have died?  Or would he have died at all?  Have you ever thought about that, Jim?

Are you really a Christian, Jim?

On your blog, you claim to be a Conservative, Christian, Citizen.

However, your actions prove that you’re nothing but a hypocrite and a fraud.

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  1. I love the way the words Conservative, Christian, Citizen and Fraud are hunched together as though they were synonomous with each other.. Kelly you are real trash you know that? And wait, I thought you were a self described ….hmmm what was it again….ahh "Christian Anarchist?" Oh geeze that was last week. Nevermind.

    Don't sweat it folks, a Theocracy is on the way someday. No not the one enslave is going to bring, it's coming from another…(A secret)..

    But just for laughs and the fact Brad lowered himself to actually call me objective in a previous post, I would like you all FKers to be objective for a moment and answer me this..

    What if you replaced the words Conservative and Cristian with say Homo and democrat? Or say Derrick Ooops I meant bull dyke and leftists?

    Hmmmm I cant hear you.. You all are so exclusive it's sickening. Well it's high time Derrick and Kelly get their Promethieus on and do the boogie down at some airport… Derrick stay out of the mens room.

  2. Kelly please enlighten us to your beliefs? which are you Calvinist? Pentacostal?

    Name the 5th book of the Old Testament? LOL yeah go look it up!!

    Are you a monotheistic Protestant or a dualist Roman Catholic?

    What is your opinion on sola scriptura?

    Nevermind, I just made those words up Kelly.

  3. Kelly— "If nobody manufactured crosses, upon what would Christ have died? Or would he have died at all? Have you ever thought about that, Jim?"

    You Kelly have no Idea who Jesus was if you believe your own statement here.


  4. Let me guess Kelly, youre one of these Oprah Winfrey "Jesus didnt come to die on the cross people, some bad people just got to him" RIGHT???

    No Kelly thats exactly why He came, to die a terrible death. Its whats called attonement. He had the greatest tax ever levied against another man and paid it in full. For you, me , even david… Get a clue.

  5. Come you masters of war

    You that build the big guns

    You that build the death planes

    You that build all the bombs

    You that hide behind walls

    You that hide behind desks

    I just want you to know

    I can see through your masks

    Bob Dylan

  6. Thats nice david, this thread is a biit beyond you though.. Im happy you like Bob Dylan….

  7. I think that depicts Mr Massery just fine ..

  8. Thats nice dear, Kelly was about to tell us her exegesis and hermeneutic stand on the Christian Faith.

    We can talk about Bob Dylan later.

  9. I'm a Christian Anarchist, and Christ was a civ dis peace activist.


  10. Wow.

  11. Hey david, I don't see in that dylan song where he says "You that build the big trucks", Can you point that line out to me?


  12. thats the "mask" part at the end … mask = bullcrap …kind of like what you just said

    when you called it a truck : truck = bullcrap… even the mayor called it a TANK and he knows what it is better than you do.

    Done feeding trolls

  13. Gee, david, I didn't know you were such a Dylanologist.

    Sometimes I offer up my innocence and get repaid with scorn.

    If I could only turn back the clock to when God and david were born.

  14. Someday the bearcat may give you Shelter From The Storm.

  15. Massery is a Roman Christian. I don't mean Roman Catholic. I mean Roman. Constantine would surely approve of his work.

  16. Kelly – if you were a true Christian, you would be fighting those who oppose government and those who enforce it. I've mentioned it before, but googling Bible seekers try their best to spin it – make yourself familiar with Romans 13. Any version of the Bible will do —-. And surely you must like Matthew – he was a tax collector. .


  17. This time,I'm on your side, "matt"…

    Can't wait to see Kelly's contribution to Topless Tuesdays…

    C'mon, Kelly, show us guys some TOP*FREEDOM*LOVE*…

    Rick Santorum is a Roamin' Calf-licker, too…

    The Roamin's started all this ANTI-MUSLIM bullshit…

    The Pope-suckers want to still be fighting the freakin' crusades,

    like it's 1012, instead of 2012…

    And yes, the official policy of the Vatican,

    towards various groups of persons, has been

    best called *GENOCIDE*…

    Look at the Crucifix – it's a small statue of a tortured


    Roman Catholocism is the


    But Jim Massery is basically just a salesman,

    one small cog in a very LARGE machine…

    That even *ONE* story on FreeKeene is devoted to the

    politics of character assassination,

    proves that FreeWeenies are masters of minutiae,

    the trivial, irrelevancies,mis-direction,

    spin, lies, and propaganda…

    The Church of Rome are *GLOBAL*TERRORISTS*

    the FreeWeenies are only home-grown nutjobs and wackos…


    I'd like to read Our Julia and Jim Massery in a blogwar!…


  18. Romans 13 is blatantly different from the text around it. No rational individual could believe anything other than that it was inserted at a later date.

  19. Sorry MaineShark – Christians can't pick and choose parts of the Holy Bible that either work, or don't work, towards their particular causes in life. A true Christian, believes the Holy Bible to be the irreverent Word of Christ – every single solitary part of it – including the varying versions of events, such as Christ's last words – since His death varies depending on which book you read. So – Romans 13 is there – you either believe it, or you're not a "Christian". Pretty much end of story.

  20. Kelly's Christianity is right on my par as a libertarian…

  21. No, a Christian follows the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Not words written by other folks, who may or may not have known him, and may or may not have even been the folks they say they were.

    Even if Paul actually wrote that (which is doubtful), someone following that instead of the teachings of Jesus would be a "Paul-ian" or something, not a Christian.

    I'm curious, though, which particular word you intended, where you wrote "irreverent," unless you actually believe that the Bible is Christ's "irreverent" words…

  22. If enslave had spent a fraction of the time he spent getting his panties in a bunch about Kelly using "Conservative, Christian, Citizen," Fraud… he would see those three words are from Jim Massery's blog title. It was obvious to me that she was not using the words in a derogatory way, she was contrasting them with Fraud.

    As to Jim Massery… in reply to the original post regarding his "compliment, I commented, "that it was a tactic"…

    Salesman/bullshit artist just a matter of degrees. The devil is a sly, cunning and charming bastard…

  23. Maineshark, look, I know you are just itching to plagiarize Bart Ehrman and pretend you have a PHD in theology and Bible breakdown, but tough shit. I am not a practicing Christian – nor do I personally place stock in the Bible, so your personal ideas on authorship are absolutely moot. But Kelly say's she is a Christian….and Christians believe in the Bible – every word of it….not some of it, not bits and pieces…all of it. You can turn this into a record and spin some rap all night long, but that is the fact. If you are a Christian, you believe in the Bible….including "Paul". If Romans said resist your government for govt. is evil, you would suddenly find ways to prove those words true. Either way, I could give two shits what you think about the Bible – actually, you and I would probably find much in common with our thoughts. But this isn't about MY proclamation of divinity…it's Kelly.

  24. I'm an agnostic. But you're utterly wrong. Christians follow Christ. That's what the word means. "One who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ." Go argue with Mr. Webster if you don't like it.

  25. The New Testament is sacred scripture as it relates to Christ. Again – if you're going to proclaim to be a Christian, such as Kelly has, all the while touting it arrogantly when judging someone else, you gotta believe in it. Not parts. But whole. If you don't like Romans, or Paul for that matter as a part of the New Testament, go argue with Jesus Christ.

  26. MaineDork on Sat, 18th Feb 2012 9:24 pm

    I’m an agnostic. But you’re utterly wrong. Christians follow Christ. That’s what the word means. “One who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ.” Go argue with Mr. Webster if you don’t like it.

    So, mainedork, I'm interested in learning mire about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Where might one read about such things? Last I checked, it was in the Bible, and specifically, the New Testament.

  27. I'm not taking sides — I have a problem with a good many examples of FK activism as well.

    But, enslave …. I'm sad to see you publicly professing Christianity, after the kinds of things I see you write here.

  28. The Picture,(just a observation) They are BOTH wearing black-what they wear at funerals- and the older fellow is also wearing military green… I'm guessing the older guy is , a owner. Merchants of death? lol

  29. all of a sudden I see massery with red horns coming out of his head

  30. Nothing I post here is anti-Christian NH, but thanks for the observation.

  31. So, I'm curious, Matt, how you feel about all the anti-abortion sentiment expressed by self-described Christians? Is their hate justified?

  32. Crickets? Yup, crickets…


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