NOTE: We want to start off this article with a special note:
We are fully aware that Anonymous is not an organization, nor does Anonymous advocate anti-racism and it does not advocate racism either.
Anonymous is a collective that operates in the actions of a hive that is made up of many different kinds of individuals who all have their own ideas and ideologies.
We are also aware that there are a few individuals who have participated in Anonymous hive actions who do consider themselves white supremacists, conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians … but there has never really been any hive action advocating for racist, conservative, or Republican ideology that falls under “srs bznz”.
There have been, however, certain hive actions that have fought up against racism, police brutality, and right wing insanity.
In stating all of this we are trying to clear up any confusions of claims of what Anonymous as a collective does or does not stand for or believe, as this is a fluid concept and always depends on the individuals participating in the various hive operations.
The 8Presstorm8 media operation was the brain child of a woman who uses the handle “Jamie Jo Corne”. Jamie is an interesting individual who likes to put forth the impression that she is an “investigative journalist” in fact she repeats it almost to the level of a mantra to the point where one wonders whether she is trying to convince those she is telling this to or if she trying to convince herself.
Using her aggressive style Jamie pushed to ingratiate herself into worlds of both Anonymous and Wikileaks, gaining a combination of friends and enemies on her way.
Jamie was infamous for her lavish claims of big media connections and credits that were often disproven.
She also elbowed herself into interviews with various types of media passing herself off as both an expert on Anonymous and an insider to the happenings of Anonymous operations.
While Jamie probably isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last person on the internet to make up outlandish claims and to try to infiltrate and manipulate Anonymous, her fables were a bit off putting.
The real red flags came to the attention of many people when Jamie published an article on Presstorm by the American Free Press publication which is owned and run by the racist White Nationalist: Willis Carto
To add insult to injury, also featured in this “American Free Press” article was a quote from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” an old publication that is strongly believed to be the inspiration for the Nazi mass genocide of the Jews.
When confronted on this, instead of being apologetic for offering a venue for Nazi propaganda, Jamie became irate and rude. She had a cult level following of loyalists who chose to defend this kind of material rather than also question it’s presence on Presstorm which would have been the path most people who oppose racism would take.
The question was then, was Jamie herself a racist and was there an undercurrent agenda she was using Presstorm for?
This brings us to Jamie’s husband, whom we have heard is named “Dave” but we are not sure.
What we do know is that he was a sour tempered gadfly type on Twitter who used the handle “vincubusdante” and spent hours on the internet spewing nonsensical crude insults at anyone who questioned or confronted anything that had to do with Presstorm.
Hence, we weren’t all that surprised when this appeared:
We found out that he was the author of the article on this page here:
The full image of that editor’s directory is here:
Everybody who was contributing their articles to Presstorm had access to this directory and was able to viewed this racist work in progress and nobody still had a problem or an issue with it?
Nobody had an issue when Jamie proudly posted a photo of her young children waving a Confederate flag, a symbol related to racism, slavery, lynching and hate?
Jamie and her husband’s questionable racist ethics were not the only presence on Presstorm, there was also the issue of one of their main contributors who goes by the handle “Dale Hollyn”.
“Dale Hollyn”‘s anti-choice articles on Presstorm struck an offensive note in a lot of people. In doing a little digging it didn’t take too long to find their right wing and quite racist Islamophobic blog called The Indianapolis Levee .
This blog which displays such hideous images as a photoshop of the Indiana African American elected official Andre’Carson being lynch:
Another interesting post on “Hollyn’s” blog is the choice in the list of links:
The list includes Pam Geller’s Islamophobic blog Atlas Shrugs , the terrorist JDL organization leader Rabbi Kahane , WW2 Fascist leader and Ally to Hitler Mussolini, terrorism guide The Jolly Roger Cookbook , the extremist militia “Christian Patriot” movement … and “PRESSTORM” (lol!)
Was Presstorm aware of this racist blog? Well, they were following them on Twitter:
WHO IS DALE HOLLYN?
It was obvious in doing a little research that Dale Hollyn is not a real name but a handle, but who is Dale Hollyn and how does he fit into the Indianapolis community?
Research leads to the link to Dale’s blog in a signature on political forum profile
Being that Indylevee.com is obviously not a very popular blog, and the profile states residency in Indiana we came to the conclusion that this is either “Dale Hollyn” or someone pretty damn close to him.
Digging further we found this character popping up on an Islamophobic site bragging about his published racist articles in the Indianapolis Examiner under the name “Roger Nay”
Mr Nay’s articles are so bad, racist and offensive, we found this on here with the most appalling sexist and disgusting commentary on First Lady Michelle Obama it is a complete parallel to what is found on the Neo-Nazi forum Stormfront.com.
IS HATE SPEECH FREE SPEECH?
In the world of Anonymous we must never forget or ignore the connection to 4Chan and the impish trolls from /b/. The common rhetoric and memes babbled on the internets have always be a collection of offensive and racist slurs used to troll and offend people who usually take life too seriously.
Are these slurs made because the trolls on /b/ support racism? No, they support trolling and getting “LULZ” from the people who rage from their antics.
Does /b/ or Anonymous support actual real life Ku Klux Klan or Nazi level racism? Over all we can safely say “no”.
In theory the majority of us can say we support free speech, we understand everyone has the right to be hateful if they choose and to scribbling down and even publish their bigoted verbiage.
We also reserve the right not to support hate speech nor do we have an obligation to offer it a platform and allow it to co-opt and try to define Anonymous into this kind of rightwing and hateful agenda.
Nor should we be bullied into compromising with this kind of internet presence.
The bullying from Presstorm to accept the racist publications and agenda they were pushing was almost on the level of the Scientology tactics Anonymous was fighting against only a few years ago.
As an individual, whether you are an Anon for “LULZ” or an Anon as a “freedom fighter” you never should allow yourself to be intimidated and conned into accepting an agenda that is inspired by conspiracy fairytales of hate and scapegoating those of a certain race, skin color, religion, sexual orientation. Anyone who is calling this bill of goods “freedom” is a hate mongering manipulator.
Lessons to be learned:
1. Beware of those who come out of nowhere and then assume to take charge. Anonymous is and always was a leaderless concept and should always beware of falling under the grip of a charismatic charlatan.
2. Beware of anyone begging for money, if there is someone raising money for a good cause that you think you can trust then donate at your own risk, but, Anonymous is not a cash cow, it is an internet machine.
3. Beware of crazy conspiracy agendas, most conspiracy theories are total bullshit anyone trying to push them on you is full of shit.
Jamie’s downfall is that Anonymous finally caught on to her scheme, so she picked up her marbles, put her hands on her hips and then screeched on about how she meant to do that, it was an “experiment”, she is going to write her Kitty Kelly style tell all book, …yadda…yadda..yadda… and *poof* she is gone, for now, maybe.
In the future, keep an eye out for the next Jamie and Presstorm to try to hop into your twitters, your hive, your IRC, your wallet and your nightmares, they are drama nobody needs.