Sunday, June 21, 2015

Statement Analysis of Julie Baker



Anonymous Threatening Letter work is amongst the most difficult and challenging an analyst can be involved in.

Yet it is that a profile of the author often emerges.  This profile shows:

background
experience
priority
personality

This is not easy work, but it allows us to begin the process of identifying the author.  If a profile emerges that is strong, and we have comparison samples, it becomes much easier to identify, but before we compare writing styles, we must profile the original note, itself, in full.

This is the analysis.

Julie Baker has now raised more than $41,000 to "buy lights" to be "relentlessly gay" as she received an anonymous threatening letter stating that she had to "tone down" her lights or she would be reported to the police.  It is a "hate" message, "homophobic" and is reported to have come from a "Christian" and "Others."

We first analyze the note to see if the threat is genuine.

Next, we seek to learn the profile of the author.

Then, if possible, we can compare the linguistics and patterns to the writings of those close to the recipient as well as the recipient, herself.

It is "Fake Hate" and it is an attempt to indict Christians, which, itself, is "hate."  A more full analysis is below.

Although many seem to note how her unusual capitalization pattern is consistent with the note, donations continue to increase her profit, thus the 'fleecing of sheep' by a not-so-whimsical' thief.

This will not be a difficult case for local police to solve.

What crimes are being committed here?

The above is a compilation that an astute observer took from various Face Book posts, showing her consistent use of capitalization that is out of place.

Here is the "fake hate" note and her introduction.  Let's analyze the note, particularly with regard to the wording.  The capitalization, itself, is important for two reasons:

1.  Emphasis upon certain words
2.  The pattern is set out and can be used to compare other writings.


Julie Baker, of Overlea, Maryland,  this note from her "Christian neighbor" and began a  Go Fund Me fundraiser to buy more $10 lights. 

To date, she has raised more than $40,000. 

Statement Analysis objective:

To learn the author's profile. 



I.  Note

"Dear Resident of _________ Avenue,

Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!
Myself and Others in the neighborhood
ask that you Tone It Down. This is a 
Christian area and there are Children. 
Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the
Police on You!  Your kind need to have
Respect for GOD.

A Concerned Home Owner"


"Dear Resident of _________ Avenue,

The note begins with "Dear Resident", noting that "Dear" is a polite salutation, and "Resident" is capitalized.  To analyze this, we begin noting that "Dear" is polite and respectful; not what an anonymous threatening note, or a "hate" note would be expected to have. 

Statistically, anonymous threats and sexual confusion are noted.  This is not a moral judgement, but a statistical point that analysts recognize in all anonymous threatening letters.  

Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!

Note that "Relentlessly Gay" has both capitalizations and is underlined in the original.  

"Relentlessly Gay" may be considered a "whimsical" phrase originally meant to be incessantly happy, even in the face of hardship.  It is one that a homosexual might use in humor.  It is not  an insult in the gay community and is an indication that a female author, possibly bi-sexual, using statistics, may be the author.  

*Statistic is about sexual confusion.  Please note that this confusion is often viewed as "confusion", not by the author, but by others in the collateral interviews that say, "Oh, he is not gay" while someone else saying, "I know for sure he is gay."  This disagreement, among collateral contacts is the classification of "confusion" and statistically, is tied strongly to anonymous letters.  


Myself and Others in the neighborhood

We have "Myself" listed before "Others" which is appropriate for one author.  "Others" is plural.  
That "Myself" is first, shows that there is likely a single individual who wrote this, but who wishes to be seen as a group of people.  Anonymous threatening notes often yield the identity of the author.  

Note also: "in the neighborhood" is necessary language that seeks to persuade that others are in vowed.  The need to persuade, itself, strengthens the view that the author is a single person.  

The author of the note has an attachment to the neighborhood.  She is someone  who likely has made contact with neighbors, may have lived there for some time, and likes to be 'known' to others. 


ask that you Tone It Down. 

a.  "ask" is consistent with the polite tone of "Dear" 
To "ask" is to make request, not a demand.  

b.  "Tone It Down" is not a request to take down the lights.  It is a polite term and one that suggests female authorship.  

Please note the continued capitalization of certain words within a sentence that are not grammatically appropriate.  This calls emphasis:

1.  To the words themselves
2.  To the pattern of the author

This is a 
Christian area and there are Children. 

The writer does not claim to be Christian, and both Christian and Children are capitalized.  It is likely that the other is not a Christian, herself.  

Note "area" is used; not neighborhood, nor town.  An "area" is often larger in scope than a "neighborhood."  This should be considered a change in language which should represent a change in reality.  It began to a "Dear Resident", and the "neighborhood" asks that the lights be "toned down"; thus, the change of language. 

Sample of change of language principle:  

"My car sputtered and died.  I left the vehicle on I 95."  In this sample, the "car" became a "vehicle" when it no longer worked.  When the owner picks up the repaired "vehicle", it will become a "car" again.  This is the principle of change of language.  In the note, there must be a justification for the change and when none is noted, it is likely to be deception.  

That the writer does not bring herself/himself to claim to be a Christian is an important point:  the writer would like to bring blame upon Christians.  This is likely a point of "fake hate" that we have seen recently in the news.  

Being a "Christian area" does not quote Scripture, nor use the word "sin" or "lifestyle" not anything else that would be considered to be negative towards gays or homosexuality.  This "anti-gay" note is actually favorably disposed towards homosexuality further increasing the odds that the author is a bisexual woman.  

Area:  Please carefully note that the author of the note cannot bring herself to write that this is a "Christian neighborhood" or even a "Christian town" (with "neighborhood" a word from her own subjective internal personal dictionary).  The use of "area", which is vague, without definition, is to show disdain, distaste or have a negative view of Christianity.  

The author is not Christian, but anti-Christian. This theme now continues with the word "Children" in the note.  

The word "Children" is offered without explanation. 

 There is no warning against setting a bad example for children, or anything about endangering children, or having homosexuals around children.  This would be an expected "hate" message or warning.  People do not like to lie directly, as it causes internal stress, but she still wishes to accuse Christians, and cause the gay community to have an emotional reaction to the note (which would then lead to fund raising via emotion.)

This is to show a 'low commitment' to both themes as negative:  Christian and Children. 

 The subject seeks to only arouse negative reaction yet avoids any direct confrontation.  This shows a sense or awareness of how powerful suggestion can be in eliciting emotion, which suggests that the author has a poetic side to her. 

 It is as if the author has "no need to explain" why Christianity or Children are needed to be added as "negative" in the note.  Any explanation would cause internal stress, so she avoids it. 

She is unable to bring herself to attack homosexual males or females though the intent of the note is to leave the impression of being "anti-gay" in content.  This is to further suggest the writer may be considered by friends and family as "gay" by some, and "hetrosexual" by others; hence, the statistic linking "confusion" and anonymous threatening letters.  

The note, as "anti gay" is deceptive, and is actually anti-Christian.  

Keep it up and will be Forced to call the
Police on You!  

This is awkward.  First, there is a polite request to "tone it down" but now if it is still "up" (whatever this refers to), it will "force" the author of the note to call the police "on" the recipient.   "Down" came before "up" in the words of the author.  This shows a "confusion", itself. 

Which does the author want?  

Tone it down?
Keep "up" the "relentlessness" of the lights by adding more lights?

We have a most important question for analysis:

Does the author want the lights torn down?

1.  The author asks that it be "toned down" and not taken down. 
2  "Keep it up" means either:

a.  keeping up the lights
b.  something else

a.  keeping up the lights is not indicated because the request has been to only 'tone it down', which, with lights, means less lights.  

It is as if the author of the note knows a change of status is about to take place.  

How might one "tone it down"?  This would be accomplished by having less lights.  Since it is "relentlessly gay", using the word "relentless", the author of the note is telling us the single most important factor in the note:

The author of the note knows that the homeowner has plans to be relentlessly, that is, unceasing, in her "gay" display of lights with is active, that is, increasing the display through some means. 

The author shows a knowledge that the display is going to change as it is relentlessly growing. 

The author knows that there is going to be a greater display of lights.  

The author is aware that the display is not only "gay" but it is "relentlessly so", that is, without relent, or give up, but increasing in ostentatiousness. 

This is the plan of the homeowner and it is known by the writer of the note.  

The author of the note knows the owner has plans to increase her display and states it here for us.  

The author is giving away her plans. 

Thus, the author knows the plans of the recipient of the letter, tying the authorship to the owner of the lights. 

This means:
The author is either a friend, family member, or the homeowner herself  

We continue with the threat of the note. 

It is not known what could be reported to the police.  
Please note that it was asked to "tone it down" but here, if it is kept up, the author will be "forced" (with capital F) to call police.  This is to show a reluctance of police involvement.  It is, therefore a very weak threat. 

Males tend to make more direct threats, including personal threats of bodily harm,  while females threats tend to make more circumspect threats, that is to say, legal threats, such as filing a law suit, or calling authorities such as housing committees, or police. This is another indication that the author is female. 

This threat is not genuine. 
It is not a threat. 
The author is not only pro homosexual  but is also anti Christian. 

Your kind need to have

This appears to be another attempt to blame a Christian, which, again, suggests that the subject is aware of the political atmosphere and how Christians are "haters" and they think you are not good for "Children", but the author is unable to bring herself to say as much. 

"Your kind" attempts to divide two groups.  The need to divide, itself, shows the weakness of the assertion. 


Respect for GOD.

"God" is given all capitalizations, as is to add emphasis.  This also appears contrived.  

A Concerned Home Owner"

"A" is singular, telling us the author is one and not "Others" as it led.  She does not make any more attempt to sound like a plurality of people. 

We note the unusual pattern of capitalization within the note making for a poetical pattern that given what we know of the profile of the note, easy to match for police. 

This is a "fake hate" message, appearing to be anti-homosexual, but is actually anti-Christian.  There is the change between "asking" and being "forced to call Police" that is not justified by context indicating that this is not a genuine threat to even call police.  It is likely the author does not want police involved in this, in any manner.  

The author:

Female
advanced middle aged
Educated (superior education indicates a later age--high school diplomas, from years ago, rival college degrees today). 

poetically minded (may have some poetry written on Facebook or other social media sites)

Sexual Confusion:  the author may have identified herself as heterosexual to some, and bi sexual to others.  Hence, when others are interviewed, there will appear a "confused" consensus.  This is the statistical link.  


In need of money

A need for recognition, including Face Book 

The author of the note has intimate knowledge that the homeowner has plans to increase the display.  Therefore, the owner of the note is either:
a.  close friend or relative of the homeowner
b.  the homeowner herself. 

We next view the statements made by Julie Baker, the homeowner who has started the Go Fund Me program, seeking money based upon a fraudulent note "found" at her home.  


II.   Go Fund Me



"I opened my door, and found a note from my neighbor. Regarding a set of rainbow jar solar lights hanging in my yard that spell out "Love" and "Ohana".  They informed me that the neighborhood is "christian" and has "children" and asked me to stop being "relentlessly gay"....

Needless to say...  I need more rainbows... Many, many more rainbows…. 

So, I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my Home even More "relentlessly gay"  If we go high enough, I will see if I can get a Rainbow Roof! 

Because my invisible relentlessly gay rainbow dragon should live up there in style!

Put simply, I am a widow and the mother of four children, my youngest in high school and I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!

Thanks for your relentlessly gay support!

Relentlessly!!!"


 The Letter of Explanation  analyzed

"I opened my door, and found a note from my neighbor. 

We first note that the subject began with "I opened my door" and not, "I found a note."

The opening of doors has been found in the language of childhood sexual abuse. Opening (and closing) of doors may indicate that the subject has experienced sexual abuse in her own childhood.  Children remember the opening of doors as something traumatic and important to them.   This is especially important in analysis when the words "opened the door" are unnecessary, and are part of the free editing process.  If she was asked about opening the door, this application should not be made, as it would be not part of the FEP.  

Sexual abuse in childhood can lead to sexual confusion, as well as an array of mental and physical health issues.  Please see other entries for detailed information on childhood sexual abuse.  Consider this along with the "sexual identity" issues that are statistically linked to anonymous letter writing as a potential connection.  

Writers of anonymous letters are sometimes perceived as sexually confused in the collateral interviews, linking them, statistically, as authors of anonymous threatening letters. 

This subject uses a phrase that is associated with sexuality; particularly sexual abuse in childhood.  

We next note that the subject gave us an indication of identity with "my neighbor", using the pronoun "my", regarding neighbor.  Since the note is supposed to be a hateful offense,  this is not something expected to hear from her.  She may assume it is a neighbor, but since it is offensive, would not it be more expected to hear distancing language between herself and the neighbor who wrote the offensive note? By using the pronoun "my", she gives an instinctive possessive pronoun to bring herself in "closeness" to the author.  This is to affirm what we have seen in the original analysis:

The author of the note is closely linked to the homeowner.  

What might a real surprise finding of a hateful anonymous threatening letter sound like?

"I found a note from someone claiming to be a neighbor" or something similar.  That the pronoun "my" is used here is not expected.  Distancing language from hate or threats are expected.  We find this in false claims of rape:

"He drove me to the woods and he raped me.  We then drove back home and I called police."  The word "we" does not enter the language of rape victims after the rape takes place, as the victim distances herself, intuitively, from the rapist.  We do not expect the possessive pronoun, "my" to be used to the author of the note unless a close link exists.  That she used the word "my" confirms the analysis above.  

Regarding a set of rainbow jar solar lights hanging in my yard that spell out "Love" and "Ohana".  They informed me that the neighborhood is "christian" and has "children" and asked me to stop being "relentlessly gay"....

Now we note that she is writing from her perspective and not from the perspective of a "Christian."

Please note that Julie Baker, the subject, does not capitalize "christian", while the anonymous note had it capitalized.  

The writer of the note was anti Christian while seeking to appear to be Christian.
Julie Baker's lack of capitalization here shows a "linguistic downgrade" of the Christian religion.  The same is made in context of Christianity and "children", with "children" going from capital C to lower case c.    

Next note that the letter which "asked" and then would be "forced" is now "informed"; this is to 'run away' from the notion of being threatened and is soft, polite language. Please note:

1.  The author of the note struggled to sound threatening; 
2.  The recipient of the note struggled to sound angry at being threatened.

Julie Baker wishes to sound outraged at the note but cannot bring herself to use condemning language.  This should cause the analysts to consider if she, herself, may be the author:

Authors of anonymous notes do not like accusing or condemning themselves.  

This is the same principle that we use in our short pre interview questions when we ask:

"Has everything you have written here the truth?"

followed by:

"How did you feel when you filled this out?"

People rarely like to lie about their own emotions, even when they are deceptive.  Thus, the brilliance of simplicity in getting someone to commit to a lie, and then asking questions about the lie.  

The Go Fund Me letter writer wants to appeal to pro-homosexual rights groups, just as the "note" wants to portray Christians in the negative light.  The two are consistent.  

The former blames Christians. 
The latter insults Christians.  

The author of the note and Julie Baker are both:
a.  pro homosexuality
b.  anti Christian

Note that she says that "they" (plural) asked "me" to stop being so "relentlessly gay."  This is important because this is her explanation of the note:  in other words, it is how she feels about the note. 

This tells us:  Julie Baker knew the note was for her, personally, and not for:

a.  she and her husband
b.  she and her children
c.  her husband
d.  her children
3.  her husband and children

It was just for "me"; as she comments on it.  This is another indiction that there is a strong connection between the author of the note and Julie Baker herself:  the author knows that Julie put up the lights; not her husband, nor her children.  Even if it was just Julie, herself, she does not include her family as a recipient.  This is not expected. 

When the Long Island family receive the "fake hate" note telling them to move out, they saw it as "we" and not a singular person.  This is a mistake yet something a narcissist will struggle to avoid making. 

Go Fund Me:  The two are similar in this 'appeal' for money.  Note also that the "children" are also given the lowercase change from the letter.  

Needless to say...  I need more rainbows... Many, many more rainbows…. 

"Needless to say" is something that we need her to say, and the ...indicates missing information at this point. 
"I need more rainbows" has the same punctuation, with missing information.  It may be that this person seeking money has other needs, which exceed the small amount of money the lights cost.  What is missing is tied to "many, many more" in regard to something other than the decorative lights.  

"many" "many" "many" tells us that the subject intends or hopes to collect a lot of money.  With this need for "many" (note the sensitivity of repetition), is her need to explain the fundraiser:  

So, I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my Home even More "relentlessly gay" 

This is a direct appeal to gay supporters who may feel the same negative feelings towards Christians.  Fake Hate usually targets someone or a group with hatred.  When a false crime is reported, there is always a chance an innocent will be falsely imprisoned.  This is hateful.  In this case, the author has attempted to anger homosexuals against "Christians" who must protect their "children" from said homosexuals.  

She is rather clever in this technique.  

Please continue to note the baseline pattern of capitalization that is the same in the note.  

 If we go high enough, I will see if I can get a Rainbow Roof! 

Please note that a "rainbow roof" is also capitalized in the portion of a sentence where capitalization is not required.  This is a similar marking with the "note."

She does not say she will be a "Rainbow Roof" because she avoids saying what is "high enough."  This is not a commitment by her. 

It is very likely she has other outstanding bills.  

Note that she does not say "we will see" as if she is speaking of her husband and children.  

That she uses "I" tells us that she will spend the money in the way she sees fit; not the way anyone else, including husband, children, others, etc, says.  This is a narcissistic claim.  Follow the pronouns:  

Because my invisible relentlessly gay rainbow dragon should live up there in style!

Put simply, I am a widow and the mother of four children, my youngest in high school and I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. 

"Put simply" is very important.  This is to say that there is a lengthy story about her status as "widow" and she does not wish to lie outright.   

She wishes the target audience to know that she is a "widow", as she is raising money.  Her status as "widow" may be something that collateral interviews shine light upon.  This sounds "confusing" as "put simply" is not to say, "I am a widow", but her status of "widow" is much more complex and it signal that deception of some form is here, or confusion, and the subject does not want to tell the "plain" truth.  "Widow" is likely technically truthful, but only technically.  

She said her youngest is in high school which may lead readers (potential donors) to believe that she has three children in college, and as a widow, the three college tuitions are a tough burden to bear.  However, she does not say this.  

That this is "Put simply" gives us an indication that there is more to the story than just being a widow and the mother of four children.  This is to suggest that there is a more complex way of viewing her family life, that she does not wish to share at this time.  This leads us to believe that there are questions as to her status, and who may, or may not be, supported by her at this time.  

"I WILL NOT" is all caps, like "GOD", while "Relent to Hatred" has, inappropriately so, capitalization within the sentence, just as the note did. 

The capitalization pattern is the same as the "anonymous" note. 


Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!

Please note "whimsy" is used here.  Some may consider "Relentlessly Gay" to be a "whimsical" phrase.  

Note the order indicating priority:

1.  whimsy
2.  beauty
3.  laughter
4.  "love" is last in her order.  

She wraps these things around her "home" first, "yard" second, and her family is last.  

note the three !!! 

She has a poetic mind, which is the same as the author of the anonymous note.  

Thanks for your relentlessly gay support!

Relentlessly!!!"

"Relentless" is repeated, not just from the note, and should be considered sensitive.  

The "relentlessly gay" is found in the lights, and since it is "relentless", that is, not stopping, this indicates a plan, in deed, buy more lights, just as the anonymous note says.  

This is a "fake hate" that seeks to show hatred towards Christians and manipulate homosexuals and gay rights supporters against Christians and is unafraid to even use "children" as a tool of hatred. 

The money seeker posted this update:  note the similarities, particularly in both language and capitalization:

Holy Relentless Rainbows!! This is.... I am Speechless! Thank you ALL so much!!
I am so,, stunned and shocked and grateful for the beautiful outpouring of support!
It looks like I can get some painting done!
I still want the rainbow roof! Because I want this house to be Seen From Space!
They want Relentless!? They got it!
Thank you for standing with me! 
Thank you Thank you So much!!

Analysis Conclusion:

The author of the anonymous threatening letter is the same person who wrote the Go Fund Me, and the Face Book posts. 


The author and Julie Baker are one and the same.  


The profile of the note shows that police have a scamming of the public for money case before them.  


36 comments:

tania cadogan said...

I have contacted the gofundmeteam and also Baltimore police.

Anonymous said...

https://youtu.be/voM4uw9OkOs Julie Baker speaks

Published on Jun 18, 2015

A Baltimore family's weekend craft project is getting national attention after a nasty note goes viral.

An anonymous letter called Julie Baker and her daughter's rainbow solar light display "relentlessly gay".

The Overlea, Maryland family's $20 craft project has led to over $27,000 in donations. The Bakers are receiving messages of support and donations from around the country.

Julie and her twin daughters made the solar lights last weekend.

They love color so they choose to use jars of all different colors.
Baker says on Monday she found a note tucked into her door that read:

"Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!

Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone It Down.
This is a Christian area and there are Children.
Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on you!
Your kind need to have Respect for GOD. A Concerned Home Owner."

Baker posted the story online and started a GoFundMe page that has taken off.

"I was like we need more rainbow lights because nobody is going to tell me to tone it down. And I thought crap I'm broke"

So Faith (my daughter)was like you should do a fund me page.
I thought yeah I could get $50 or $60 and make two more (solar lights).

And she's like heck mom dream big. Make it five grand.
We can paint the whole house," Julie says.

"We had no clue. It was a complete surprise it would go so big
and become such a phenomenon," says her daughter Faith.

"I didn't put up these lights to make a statement, but since somebody made it a statement, I'm going to run with it," adds Julie.

Baker now plans to create a rainbow roof and wants to have a proper
Baltimore mural painted on the side of her house.

So far almost 3,000 people have donated to Baker's account.
She's raised over $28,000.
Baker is still trying to wrap her head around it.

Aurora said...

Peter, I enjoyed reading your analysis. This "fake crime victim" thing is often intimately linked with Munchausen Syndrome as well as Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The severity of the fabricated crimes often "escalate". I wonder if the language can reveal anything about the author's state of mind and whether she views herself or children as a "sick" person or if the language can in anyway reveal a propensity towards escalation of her fake crimes. Munchausen and particularly Munchausen by Proxy are extremely serious and can result in injury or even death. So it might be important to spot this.

Frank said...

Just a thought as to what she may need the money for: To quote the fake hate victim


"If we go high enough, I will see if I can get a Rainbow Roof!

"go high enough": drugs?

"Because my invisible relentlessly gay rainbow dragon should live up there in style!

"dragon should live up there": heroine? One expression for getting high on heroine is "chasing the dragon"

Anonymous said...

OMG! Ewww... What a mess. That woman is one weird looking character.

I think character pretty much says it all.

Consider the character. And that's not saying much!

Have mercy..... !

Lemon said...

Hobs you are #relentlesslybrill :)
Thanks for the analysis Peter.
#StopTheLies

Matt Whan said...

One thing that I keep thinking about whenever I read the note is that people tend to be lazy when it comes to talking. Whether it be writing, speaking, or typing, we tend to take shortcuts. One thing I've learned from studying SA is that the shortest sentence tends to be the better, and the norm for the vast majority of people. When I read "Keep it up, and I will be Forced to call the Police on You!" It comes off as overly wordy. And "the shortest sentence tends to be the best, if you can remove a word, or words from a sentence and it still make sense, take note of the additional words. Additional words give additional information" In the case of "Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on You!" It would be far easier to say "keep it up and I will call the Police". Forced seems passive to me, and conceals identity. Who is forcing who to do what? The additional wordage feels like an attempt to pursuade, not the intended recipient, but the audience for whom the note was intended.

Matt Whan said...

Also "I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred" Peter, you've taught us that people use their own internal dictionary. Though it is possible she may be using "Relent" to Hatred as mirroring language directed at addressing the "relentlessly gay" remark. It doesn't feel like a good fitting word. "I WILL NOT" surrender, give in, hide, etc. Something about that word Relent being there just irks me and I don't know why.

It's likely she could be uneducated, which would make the mirroring more likely, but I don't think so.

Children, since its capitalised suggests importance. Is she afraid her orientation will alienate her kids? Have her kids been bullied, or teased, or taunted because of it and shes doing this to "show everyone" that being gay is OK. I dunno. Everything about this case has my instincts pointing toward the thought of "author" and "recipient" are one in the same.

tania cadogan said...

her latest update #4

Hello everyone, I hope life finds you well and full of joy.
I know that it has been a few days since this all started, and I haven’t spoken a great deal. I was ill when it all started and am still recovering and all this has been quite a shock. It has left me speechless and awed and honestly, a bit frightened. I feel a bit like a bug under a many magnifying glasses, that are both good and bad.
I wanted to say thank you all though, I am just so tremendously grateful that you chose to give so generously to joy and whimsy. I know there are naysayers as well, but as with the original grumpy pants, I still choose not to give my energy to negativity. I will honor the gifts that so many have given me, all those tokens of laughter great and small and do my very best to honor the delight it was given in.
Many people have asked me when and how I will start, and I say honestly, it will be soon! This has al happened in just a few days and I am flabbergasted, in shock and also a wee bit terrified. I always have had faith in humanity, though news often only shows the horrors of the world, I choose to really believe that people are in the core of their beings, good and benevolent. So much and so many things work to keep us apart form one another, to destroy that unity, so that we feel lost and compelled to fill the gaps with items that supposedly will make us whole, but never actually do.
I have never had the ability to conform to the expectations of the world, for many personal reasons I have chosen to embrace life through giving and loving for the sake of giving and loving. Its all that I know and what keeps my soul together. So when I am told, that the simple joys that hold me together are supposed to be buried away because somehow, someone chooses to be offended by it. It is in my nature to fight back in the only way how, with laughter and irreverence and creative stubbornness. I try my best to get up every morning, knowing that yesterday is done, starting new and choosing not to be cruel, or selfish, or uncaring. Compassion is the point that I set my compass by, because for me, that is the easier way to move through my existence. I would rather be catalyst for good, than bad. I know that sounds cliché, but I just don’t know any other way to be.
I am so awed by the unity that has happened because of a really absurd note. How thousands of people have stood up and taken back the stars that glow inside of them and are choosing to push back the darkness with rainbows. A million shards of light, all breathing in possibilities and exhaling brilliance, and I am so full of gratitude not only for the enormous gift you have bestowed on me, but for all of the kindness you have chosen to take up and hold as banner of hope. Much love and thanks to you, with hugs and tearful laughter, and in hopes that I made sense, lol….
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

tania cadogan said...

It is interesting to note she has changed her writing style.
She is aware that many have picked up on the similarity between her usual writing style and that of the alleged hate letter.
To try and cover up the similarities/to distance herself from the letter, she has made a conscious effort to keep capitalization only to where it is appropriate.

I was ill when it all started and am still recovering and all this has been quite a shock
I wonder if this is going to be her defense?
I have mental health issues,and this is what caused me to write the letter.
Note though the dropped pronoun in relation to still recovering.

It has left me speechless and awed and honestly, a bit frightened.
What is the IT she refers to?
She includes the word honestly which indicates she has perhaps not been truthful.
The honestly is next to a bit frightened.
Why should she be a bit frightened if this is a true story?
Is she now frightened because she has been found out?
is she now frightened because of the money involved?

I wanted to say thank you all though, I am just so tremendously grateful that you chose to give so generously to joy and whimsy.
She wanted to which is past tense, expected would be i thank you all...
So is used to explain why she is just grateful.
Just is a word that minimizes.

I know there are naysayers as well, but as with the original grumpy pants, I still choose not to give my energy to negativity.
Yes there are naysayers, i am one of them.
She chooses instead to not reply or respond to the accusations she is scamming people.
Deception by ommission.
If she doesn't reply then the naysayers will be ignored.
Honest people would respond to the allegations and say why they are telling the truth.

Many people have asked me when and how I will start, and I say honestly, it will be soon!
Again we have the introduction of the word honestly which makes this sensitive to her.

This has al happened in just a few days and I am flabbergasted, in shock and also a wee bit terrified.
Note the escalation from "a bit frightened" to now being "wee bit terrified.
Is she now aware of the consequences of her actions?
Now police and the gofundme team have been alerted to this being a scam, does she fear what will happen to her?

I have chosen to embrace life through giving and loving for the sake of giving and loving.
Except in this case where she claims she wanted to give the extra away and "her friends" Told her to keep it for herself.
Quelle surprise!

How thousands of people have stood up and taken back the stars that glow inside of them and are choosing to push back the darkness with rainbows. A million shards of light, all breathing in possibilities and exhaling brilliance,
We go from thousands to a million here.
Thousands have taken back the stars yet there are a million shards of light.
I wonder if this is leakage of the amount of money she has her eye on?



Anonymous said...

Her eyes look like she's been smoking the happy grass while snorting a chaser.

Aside from that, and whether she's lying, or pulling off a grandiose money making hoax, or not; I can't believe so much time has been wasted here analyzing this freak show.

Peter Hyatt said...

Good work, Hobs.

Fear has entered her language while
capitalization has exited.

The explanation for both is singular.

Peter

C5H11ONO said...

Should the police be looking into how she became a "widow"? I recommend they should, particularly if some posters believe this is a condition of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. Looks like maybe "Arsenic and Old Lace" may have found a way to get sympathy back in the day.

C5H11ONO said...

"I want to get some Blaberus Giganteus and Archimandrita tesselata…"

--Is this Jame Gumb talking? She certainly looks like him and perhaps may even have a similar identity problem.

Anonymous said...

Julie Baker's response to hateful message.

YouTube


“Thousands of people that I don’t even know are standing up and saying, ‘it’s OK to be relentless’,” Baker later posted on Youtube.
“Something that ... was supposed to be an insult, now is suddenly this wonderful thing. And why not be relentlessly you? Why not be relentlessly fabulous? Why be subtle? Why be shy? Why hide it? It’s OK to be who you are.
“I told my kids that one of the reasons I love rainbows is because they’re made up of broken light. It’s fractured, it’s cracked, it’s split into a million pieces, kind of like a lot of hurt people.
“But because of it it’s beautiful, made even more magnificent and I think that’s one of the reasons I’m driven more to get this message out especially because this message has been dropped in my lap.
“Yeh, I’m going to have a rainbow house and it’s going to be fabulous.
“It might irritate the person who did it but it’s not about irritating the person who did it, it’s about being relentlessly joyful, and being damn proud of it and just sharing that with other people.
“I want the planet to be able to go ‘hey, be relentless’, because it should be a good thing.”
Now that’s powerful stuff.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/gay-marriage/woman-told-to-tone-down-her-relentlessly-gay-yard/story-fnizhakg-1227405116758

Peter Hyatt said...

With a liar, there is nothing to be put past her.

Her writing reveals a 'cracked' and 'confused' but intelligently manipulative person who has committed commerce or internet fraud (depending on how Maryland's law reads) and has good reason to have the element of "fear."

I believe she could escape criminal charges by not taking the money and asking "Go Fund Me" to issue refunds, but I do not know if a prosecutor would accept this or not. It would come down to a decision by the DA's office.

Aurora said...

Tania,

Julie Baker said

"I was ill when it all started and am still recovering and all this has been quite a shock."

I wonder if this is going to be her defense?
I have mental health issues,and this is what caused me to write the letter.
Note though the dropped pronoun in relation to still recovering.

We did not have to search the language much to find the Munchausen/Munchausen by Proxy link. You were astute to notice the dropped pronoun before "am still recovering". My best guess is that we will hear from her what her "illness" is and I am guessing it will be a lot more severe than a case of the sniffles. What she may be doing, besides trying to gain sympathy, is opening the door for more donations to pour in as a result of her "illness".

Aurora said...

This statement by Julie Baker is concerning

“I told my kids that one of the reasons I love rainbows is because they’re made up of broken light. It’s fractured, it’s cracked, it’s split into a million pieces, kind of like a lot of hurt people."

Again, we find words linked to illness/injury (specifically injury, sounding like she could be referring to broken bones) that one would not normally attribute to rainbows.

broken
fractured
cracked
split (into a million pieces)
hurt

Aurora said...

C5H,

It is known, although not well known, that the conditions are frequently linked. It makes sense considering the behavior of making oneself a "fake victim" is true in both cases.

Aurora said...

C5H,

Interesting thought about maybe the police should look into how she became a widow. I agree.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks you all are giving too much credit to this woman for being a lot smarter than she actually is. Just look at her!

My word, she's a flaming doe-tard for heavens' sakes, and enjoying every minute of it.

In fear? Hells bells, I don't think she would fear the devil himself.

Just my thoughts....

Anonymous said...

I donated $10 with a note that read: "Whether or not this note is fake, I give this money freely to support your cause of making your house relentlessly gay, colorful, whimsical, and joyful. Whatever happens, this money is yours to keep!"

So if this analysis somehow manages to force her to return the money so many people freely and willingly gave her, at least she can still keep what I gave. :)

Have a Relentessly Wonderful Day, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Anon, So I guess that means she never shut off her "funding button"?

Anonymous said...

At this point, it is beginning to sink in how ludicrous the entire cause was: making someone's yard "relentlessly gay". There are no better causes like feeding starving children or that charity that pays for 3rd world children to have cleft palate surgery. Rather, people felt they should empty their pockets to make a yard "relentlessly gay". How stupid.

Anonymous said...

I don't even care if she did write the note herself.

Also don't are if all those donors were deceived, being stupid enough to waste good money on such mindless 'energy'. The day will come when they will wish they had that money back... he he

blu said...

http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/06/hate_mail_fail_homewood_busine.html

Peter would you please check this link out? This is a story of a hate letter is at those times coincidentally to hit at the time when this couple open up their new business at a new location. suspicious at best.

Julie Moon said...

children are delighted by rainbows......rainbows are not harmful to children

Peter Hyatt said...

Julie,

agreed.

This is what made her note all the more egregiously hateful.

Peter

PS: Should I have written, "relentlessly hateful"?

Wendy said...

This woman clearly feels that she is entitled to this money. It's sad that a lot of people actually took pity on her, trying to make things right and make her happy.

I think she learned to feed off people early in life and played on their emotions, definitely a learned behavior. I'd be curious if she was ever able to hold down a job and if she ever had a drug problem. The whimsy rainbow language could be related to the age when she was first abused. She may have loved all the attention she got from her lights--good or bad. Bad attention is still attention.

She does appear to be clever, though, not enough for SA!

Tania, I'm glad you contacted the GoFund and police. I'm hoping you also sent her a pm or email! I think you got your message across when you pm'd Ms. Lindenhurst!

Cindy Lee said...

Did you all notice the gofundme page is back up? Do you think it means they did a superficial investigation and cleared it? Hope not, because I am pretty certain it did not deserve to be cleared.

http://www.gofundme.com/x6dkw9h

Cindy Lee said...

It appears that the people on the Relentlessly Gay Facebook are eager for the Snopes editor to declare the fundraiser legit. She responded to the group with the info that she must speak to Baltimore County police directly and cannot publish their secondhand version of what the police said. She asked for the officer's name and this is how Julie responded:

Julie Baker: "I would appreciate the officer not being harassed, they have bad guys to deal with, not filling internet pages. Kim, thank you for submitting changes, I noticed the conjecture went up really fast. The note was left money the 16th. I hope in the future the site does its best to get all of the facts before posting stories. There are many victims out \there of crimes that run the gammon of strange and difficult to believe, treating a victim like a sideshow attraction is cruel and dangerous and feeds sociopaths."

Looks like she is working hard, BTW, to improve her capitalization skills.

kimosan03 said...

There are so many comments it's difficult to keep track, but has anyone else noticed te use of adverbs with the capitalizations?

Carefully Serious
Stunningly Beautiful
...Relentlessly Gay

kimisan03 said...

Darn, can't edit. I meant "the use of adverbs." And autocorrect got my username wrong.

Peter Hyatt said...

Kim, good observation.

The difference is this:

1. People compared the two writings and noted the unusual patterns matched. This is good.

2. Statement Analysis of the anonymous hate note showed a specific profile of the author of the note. This is different than comparing the two writing styles.

3. However, the profile and writing style match both concluded that Julie Baker wrote it herself. Both have the same 'whimsical' or poetic style.

The note and profile show a very hateful, selfish deceptive person, willing to spread hate as long as she cashed in.

Perhaps she will publish poetry from prison.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Quoting Julie Faker-- er, uh, Baker!:
"There are many victims out \there of crimes that run the gammon of strange and difficult to believe, treating a victim like a sideshow attraction is cruel and dangerous and feeds sociopaths."
~~~
Unless she's referring to a smoked, cured ham joint from the hind leg of a pig, which wouldn't be too far off as to her character and value system, the word she wants here is "gamut," as in range of emotions.

foodnerd said...

Quoting Julie Faker-- er, uh, Baker!:
"There are many victims out \there of crimes that run the gammon of strange and difficult to believe, treating a victim like a sideshow attraction is cruel and dangerous and feeds sociopaths."
~~~
Unless she's referring to a smoked, cured ham joint from the hind leg of a pig, which wouldn't be too far off as to her character and value system, the word she wants here is "gamut," as in range of emotions.