ASQ Section 209 Chair William Levinson just quoted Joseph Stalin in one of the more bizarre rants on his growing defamation site. Have a look:The quote is just outright strange, because it appears that Levinson is using the Communist leader — who killed 20 million people — to argue against gratitude, but then does so to disparage me. Huh?

Levinson previously quoted other murderous dictators to support his views, such as quoting from Hitler’s Mein Kampf when supporting his ideas behind using psychological warfare against Muslims.

Levinson is trying to leverage anyone he can in his battle against me and Oxebridge. In the story he quotes above, I noted that I had held off reporting a serious infraction of law by a former auditor friend, because he was my friend. In Levinson’s mind, this amounts to disloyalty, and that I should continue to allow my former friend to break the law anyway. That makes sense to Levinson, as does arguing against someone who says nepotism in the ISO certification scheme is bad. Is there any immoral position he won’t embrace?

There seems to be no bottom to the depths Levinson will descend to as he continues taking a flamethrower to his own defamation lawsuit against Oxebridge, which seems to rely on an argument that by calling out his defamation as defamation, that’s defamation. It’s a meta-weird argument to be sure, but every time Levinson posts stuff like this, he nukes his lawyer’s defense strategy. Levinson is demanding a full stop of all reporting on him, no matter what, while he continues to use Bahamas-based websites and Ripoff Report postings to talk about me. That’s not quite how the First Amendment works.

His obsessive worship of horror-show dictators like Stalin and Hitler is not likely to play well in court, but hey, I’m no risk-based thinker, so maybe he did an assessment and he knows what he’s doing.

Meanwhile, ASQ 205 Binghamton is moving forward with a speech on “culture” by the Stalin-quoting Levinson, and ASQ 209 Pennsylvania’s leadership is standing behind their racist: recently, Section 209 Treasurer Kathleen Scott “blocked” me on LinkedIn after I asked her about Levinson. She’s apparently into all sorts of lefty-political causes, but appears to take an exception to ASQ leaders who think Joseph Goebbels had a good thing going on. More evidence that ASQ is a full-on cult, with its members indoctrinated to never criticize the leadership, even when it works against their own beliefs.

But, you know, … risk-based thinking, y’all!


    About Christopher Paris

    Christopher Paris is the founder and VP Operations of Oxebridge. He has over 25 years' experience implementing ISO 9001 and AS9100 systems, and is a vocal advocate for the development and use of standards from the point of view of actual users. He is the author of Surviving ISO 9001:2015. He reviews wines for the irreverent wine blog, Winepisser.