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THIS POST IS IN MEMORY AND LOVE OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED JUNE 17th 2015 IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.
We finally got a response! We received this message from the BBC in our email. While it does do a yeoman’s job of sticking to their stated policy of journalistic integrity, it doesn’t really deal with Scott Terry’s milquetoast “retraction” where he claims it isn’t “technically true” that the BBC “paid [his] way.” We’re left with two possibilities: the BBC screwed up and is trying to do damage control– or the simpler and far more likely possibility, that Scott Terry screwed up and was operating under the delusion that a film crew documenting his freakish and degrading antics constituted his elevation to media stardom.
A BBC Spokesperson said:
“We in no way assisted or encouraged Mr Heimbach’s decision to go to Charleston. We also absolutely reject any suggestion that we sought to stage or influence a confrontation.
“We are filming a wider programme about race in America and as part of that we have interviewed several organisations and groups to hear their different perspectives. The programme is being made in accordance to the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
The original post continues below:
The face of media has been changing and evolving over the past decade due to the internet. Anyone with a keyboard and a cellphone camera can now 2.0 report and bring news to the public that the mainstream media is either ignoring or too self-serving to pay attention to. Bigger blogs such as HuffPost, Addicting Info and Crooks and Liars are replacing more traditional mainstream media outlets. This has probably caused some insecurities in the mainstream media and they are possibly struggling to keep up with the blogs and Tumblr posts that are stealing their audience. The pressures to provide head turning content is obviously at an all time high, but how low will the mainstream media wallow to obtain this content?
A real news story is organic– every blogger with ethics knows that. Real news is about reporting a situation that is happening– without a hand in creating that story by the reporting party. Has the BBC blatantly crossed that line? You tell us!
About a month ago anti-racist journalists and activists started getting emails from a “Livvy Haydock” from the BBC, claiming she was a producer looking to create a film documentary about “racism in America.” Okay, we all know this is an overdone and spent documentary topic, but America is facing a very intense moment in our history regarding racism. She then made it very clear that she was looking for the “rallies or events” where she may “see groups congregating and promoting their message”
A few weeks later this blog post by white nationalist Scott Terry pops up. Now for a little background, Scott Terry is a person we can safely say has some serious “issues”. He made his first media appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2013 when he made a public statement claiming slavery was good because it gave black people free “shelter and food” and in the next breath made a call for racist segregation.
Terry has had a number of other less publicized histrionics but we digress. Terry keeps a blog called “Shotgun Wild at Heart” on wordpress.com. Readers can find it on their search engine of choice– we are not going to create any traffic for him. On June 26, 2015, Terry made a post called “Shotgun Goes to Charleston” about how he and his other white nationalist cronies, Matthew Heimbach and Tom Bulls, imposed themselves on the memorial vigil in South Carolina on June 26th where mourners were grieving and honoring those massacred during a bible class on June 17th.
In this post Terry makes a very interesting claim which was “It didn’t hurt that the BBC was making a documentary and agreed to pay our way”…wait what?
He then goes on to claim that “the BBC wanted to get our interaction with black nationalists and wondered if we felt safe”…whoa!
Now aside from the fact that Terry’s post is hard to read, racist and appalling, it did reveal a strong possibility that he and his rabble were not there only by their own accord, but as a staged situation for this BBC documentary footage.
An un-named anti-racist activist did email and confront Ms Haydock about the exchange of money to Terry and friends and she claims no money was given to them on behalf of the BBC. Terry then backpedaled his post and removed the “paid our way” statement and posted this note:
“This wasn’t technically true”?This sounds a bit open ended to us. Now, it’s plausible that money did exchange hands or expenses were paid in some manner out of pocket, but let’s assume none did for now. There still appears to be a strong BBC hand in the presence of these three individuals being placed as theatrical props at an event honoring the dead. It also doesn’t discount the fact that the BBC producer appears to have possibly encouraged these white nationalist to confront the mourners for their footage.
Other white nationalists were contacted by Ms Haydock, like this post from John Anthony Gage from the “National Youth Front,” which is a William Johnson / American Third Position Party youth group run by Gage. In receiving his email he promptly posted on his open Facebook group which reads:
I am a television Producer from BBC Current Affairs. We are currently amiking a television documentary about racial tensions and fears in the USA and groups that have established themselves in reaction to those issues. We are very keen to show the younger generations and explore issues as to why they have felt it neccesary to take an active role in defending being white. I would love to discuss the documentary with you and tell you more.
I hope to hear from you soon,
Very ebst wishes,
Just to note we found this sentence kind of interesting:
We are very keen to show the younger generations and explore issues as to why they have felt it neccesary to take an active role in defending being white.
Moving right along…
We are concerned by this situation and for the lack of regard for the gravity of this event, so we emailed the BBC and Livvy herself.
Dear XX XXXXX,
We were not sure if you are the correct person to bring attention to on this matter. We are research and report group based in the United States who monitor hate groups.
In our monitoring we came across a blog post by an American white nationalist, Scott Terry, who we have been following for a number of years.
In this post, which we are providing in the attachments states number of disturbing things we find questionable in the practices of one of your producers who is apparently working on a documentary on racism in the United States.
We have been informed by others we work with that this producer is Livvy Haydock, because she has contacted them for this documentary as well.
According to this blog post Livvy Haydock, has apparently been staging the appearances of American white nationalist spokesman Matthew Heimbach and members of the white nationalist group Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN).
The blog post status that not only did she arrange for them to appear at a memorial vigil for the mourners of those murdered in the Charleston South Carolina shooting, she also appears to have paid their travel expenses.
It also stated that Livvy was encouraging the TYN members to confront mourners in order to create an atmosphere of tension and agitation during a solemn ceremony solely for her footage.
We not only find this completely irresponsible hack journalism, but egregiously disrespectful for those who lost their lives in the shooting and to those grieving for their lost loved ones. If this is in anyway factual, we have never in our lives seen have seen anything this disgusting.
We have also provided individual screen shots from Scott Terry’s blog wherein he states that the “BBC agreed to pay our way.”
The issue here is plainly obvious: It is implied that Livvy Haydock arranged for this scene to take place, arranged for the travel costs of these people and in effect, engineered and staged a situation that would not have occurred without her involvement.
If this is true, the Charleston Memorial footage appears to be nothing more to Livvy than a way to stage sensationalist journalism.
Our suggestion is that if your company wishes to preserve its integrity, it would scrap all of the footage of Heimbach and TYN in Charleston.
Anyone would agree that if any of the footage of Heimbach or other TYN members in Charleston is used, this lowers the final product to little more than a high-budget neo-nazi infomercial.
We have also alerted the anti-racist activists not to participate in this production.
If you are not the proper person to call attention to on this matter, please forward to the appropriate department.
The Liberty Lamp research team.
We heard back right away from Livvy, her response was not at all concerned about those mourners who were imposed on and used as a sensationalist backdrop at all:
Jun 30 (1 day ago)
I would like to make it very clear that I have not left the office in London and am not a Producer working on the ground in the United States. Such allegations will be taken very seriously and I will seek legal action should they persist.
Seriously? A duck and hide, and threats of “legal action” and no care or concern for what went down, really?
Well, this was our response to that:
Your name has been on every email as the point of contact for this production. Whether you are or are not responsible for how this production is being executed in the United States does need a further investigation by the BBC.
What is most interesting is your immature and unprofessional response to this situation.
Instead of showing any concern for any chance that a memorial for nine human beings has been completely disrespected for the footage of a one hour sensationalist documentary, it appears that you and your production team do not, and that shows exactly why we have the problem of privilege, entitlement and racism in the United States.
Those nine lives do matter, that memorial was for them and those who needed to grieve for them, not to be used as the set of a carny act centered around a spoiled white boy (Matthew Heimbach) who grew up in a wealthy Washington DC suburb and views black people as subhuman.
I fail to see how using that event for cheap footage is any different than how Matthew Heimbach thinks and believes.
Instead of apologizing or promising to look into the matter that is obviously your responsibility in some way, you react with legal threats.
This is why we have the problems we have about race in America, because of this kind of insensitive and privileged mentality.
I hope the BBC will take a careful look at the obvious unprofessional mess this production is appearing to be.
The white nationalist group Traditionalist Youth Network– for which Heimbach is the spokesman– is using this production for their fundraising campaign:
“We’ve wrangled our way onto Chelsea Handler’s upcoming NetFlix series, an upcoming hour-long BBC documentary, and several local and national news stories just in the month of June alone. Each and every time we achieve media attention, we try to pitch the proven “mantra” messages alongside our attractive message of faith, family, and folk. Each and every time we achieve media attention, it’s to promote our cause and our message, not ourselves.”
This drives our point home about the reality of this situation. We earnestly hope the BBC will take this situation as seriously as we are and will perform a proper investigation into what is happening on this production.
Now, of course the BBC has not responded, other than Ms Haydock’s little tantrum and then a worthless email we were supposed to contact instead. If this production comes to fruition, we want to alert the public about the possible unethical, insensitive and brash disregard it was created in.
There is a lot of attention on the Council of Conservative Citizens since Charleston mass murderer Dylann Roof’s manifesto claimed them as the inspiration for his violent and racist ideology.
There has been some media attention on Kyle Rogers– who we’ve covered before— with his enthusiastic support for the flag worshipping, neo-confederate group The Virginia Flaggers. We also know that piling all the C of CC blame on Kyle’s shoulders is inaccurate; there are others on the board of the CofCC that deserve focus as well.
One of the heads of the CCofC, Earl P Holt III, slithered from under his rock for this occasion, because while the wolves of the mainstream media were ripping Kyle’s life apart, Earl had been doing nothing but hiding with his thumb up his butt.
He posted this statement on the white nationalist site American Renaissance, which is run by the Bell Curve advocate Jared Taylor.
While Holt claims it is not in the nature of the CofCC members to carry out or promote illegal activities, this doesn’t mean he or his members are good people either, in fact we have found that Holt is a pretty revolting individual. We found his Disqus account which is a 2.0 service one can use to make comments in various comment sections on blogs and media articles. We didn’t have to dig too deep to show what kind of person is running the Council of Conservative Citizens.
But wait there’s more…
Then of course this is so charming:
And now of course we can see how kids like Dylann Roof are influenced:
Holt is not the only officer in the CofCC we found their 2013 tax forms online and here is the most updated board if directors list we have been able to find for them.
Back in 2011, we reported on a white supremacist event at the National Press club held by Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute.
From that event we were able to obtain and upload the strategy handout from the event called “Why the GOP Must Win White America”
NPI is a white supremacist group who tries to mask themselves as wonky policy group. Simple searches on Google on the group, Richard Spencer and his speaker line up (Jared Taylor, Peter Brimlow and Paul Gottfried) will bring up a plethora of articles and information on exactly who and what they are.
We find their using the National Press Club as a venue disturbing and it makes us wonder if the National Press Club knows who NPI really is.
The Press Club needs to know that Nazis are using their space as a venue!
NOTE: WHEN CONTACTING THE PRESS CLUB YOU WILL BE POLITE AND PROFESSIONAL!
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
We want to make the Press Club aware, do not say or infer anything that will be rude or threatening!
The Virginia Flaggers are a Confederate Heritage group, sometimes referred to as “Neo-Confederates”, who are based in Sandston, Virginia. The group was started in 2011, their current leader is a woman named Susan Frise Hathaway who is constantly repeating their innocuous motto “Return the Flags – Restore the Honor.” Benign as the group may seem, it appears there is more to the group than meets the eye.
The Virginia Flaggers have had past associations with white supremacists during their activities as well known WN activist Matthew Heimbach was often seen in connection with the group. VA Flagger member Tripp Lewis had described Heimbach as a “good guy” even after Heimbach’s nefarious activities became more obvious.
It could be argued that their past associations to Heimbach and the League of the South are trivial and spotty at best, but now another white nationalist has stepped up to publicly praise and promote the VA Flaggers and their activities.
The Council of Conservative Citizens is listed as a White Nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and is a reincarnation of the White Citizens Councils. CofCC’s website and blog is administered by Kyle Rogers, a fairly well seasoned white nationalist activist who has been on the scene for a number of years now. Kyle very rarely makes a public appearance but when he does it certainly makes an impression (lol!)
Kyle, out of the blue, has decided that now the C of CC has a keen interest in the VA Flagger as he is now promoting their up coming “Lee-Jackson Day” event in January on the C of CC website called TopConservativeNews.com
This promotional article is also plugged on hate forum Stormfront by a user named “UlsterScot12,” believed to be the alias of Kyle Rogers.
Another posting was discovered on the White News Now forum under the category “Council of Conservative Citizens”.
Why would Kyle and the C of CC all of a sudden take an interest in a group that claims they are not racists or white nationalists– like the agenda of the C of CC and Kyle himself?
One plausible reason is centered around Kyle’s side business, which is an internet flag shop called “Patriot Flags.” There, Kyle takes freedom of speech down to the level of selling a variety of flags, many with a white nationalist or Nazi based theme. And if you take a second look at the C of CC Flagger article …
In the world of capitalism it would make sense that Kyle smells cash in the blood of these confederate flag worshippers. He has a strong connection to League of the South and makes a profit by being the providing source for their big black X flags, glee club polo shirts and most likely the printed signs for their meager protests.
Are the VA Flaggers perhaps a potential business prospect? Or maybe the business relationship has already been on going? Either way– flaggers need flags, Kyle sells flags and he sells the kinds of flags they are looking for and they already have mutual friends in the League of the South.
The Actual Event:
The event in question that the Virginia Flaggers are planning is on Friday, January 16, 2015 and Saturday, January 17, 2015, in Lexington, Virginia for the Lee-Jackson Holiday.
According to their Facebook Event page :
For the third year, the Va Flaggers will gather in Lexington for the Lee-Jackson holiday. Friday, January 16th is the Virginia State Holiday for Lee-Jackson Day, and Saturday, January 17th is officially recognized as Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington. The Virginia Flaggers will flag the town of Lexington for action taken by City Council to ban ALL flags from city light pole flag stands, rather than allow the flags of Lee and Jackson to fly for the week leading up to the State holiday, AND Washington and Lee University for actions taken by President Ruscio to desecrate the LEE Chapel by removing battle flags from the Lee Mausoleum in response to the demands of 6 agitators/students.
Join us, as we “take it to the streets” to let the folks in Lexington and Washington & Lee University know that there are still many of us who honor Lee and Jackson and will not go away quietly.
We will flag all day Friday, participate in memorial services and the parade on Saturday, and flag Saturday afternoon/evening. We welcome all those interested in standing with us to attend Friday, Saturday, or both days.
Meet at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery Friday at 10:00 a.m, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for instructions and information.
Lodging information here… http://leejacksonday.webs.com/lodgingsponsors.htm
Yeah, well LOL, so much flag drama and so little time. The most humorous part of the picture is this Va Flagger call for a TOTAL BOYCOTT of Lexington, Va and ask that participants take great effort and not spend ANY MONEY inside the city limits. The recommend lodging is outside of the town, and the Stonewall Brigade has negotiated discounted pricing. This boycott has apparently been ongoing since 2011.
Has this boycott had any effect on the businesses of Lexington?
There has been considerable doubt expressed as to the effectiveness of the boycott. According to data contained in a post at the Civil War blog Dead Confederates, the boycott has thus far been wholly ineffective and has made no measurable difference on the economy of the city of Lexington. An informal poll conducted by telephone to no less than 20 local businesses in Lexington, between Friday, December 19, 2014, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, also show that the boycott has had no negative effect on the economy of the city of Lexington. One hotel manager in Lexington said that he “Had no idea what we were talking about”, while the manager of a well known chain restaurant in town commented that they, “Didn’t know there was a boycott”. We did not receive a single positive response from any of the merchants in Lexington, Virginia indicating that they had lost revenue due to the effects of the boycott, with most commenting that they had never even heard of the boycott prior to our inquiry.
Who is going to this event?
Note: We must stress that we have no grounds to assume that the Flaggers are directly responsible for the Council of Conservative Citizens’ promotion of this event or the League of the South members joining in on the event, so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt– but it’s certainly suspicious that a group that has had nothing to do with the Flaggers is now bending over backwards to promote them.
It is unclear if the Virginia Flaggers will distance themselves from the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of the South by simply denouncing the groups promoting them with the possible prospect of business profits or the League of the South who see this as a venue to recruit and hand out their steel magnolia fanzine.
Time will tell…
If you enjoyed our dissection of Michael Hill’s rambling, strap in– because we’ve got a new specimen on the slab!
In what can only be described as a Robitussin-influenced slide into dissociative paranoia, Matt Parrot banged the cheetos dust out of his keyboard and posted the resulting word salad.
Within the first few months of public White Advocacy, I started receiving death threats on my phone number, 317-324-8282 and at my firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
“Do you see what I did there? I hope it wasn’t too subtle for you. You see, I’m incredibly intelligent and am the brains behind this outfit, so I know that if I put my contact information in public view and I get harassed for innocently supporting reconstituted Romanian death squads, I’ll be the tough he-man I think I am! And if no one takes the bait and treats me like the inconsequential do-nothing neckbearded brony that I really am, I can still claim complete and total Aryan victory over the hordes of judeobolshevik assassins! So don’t even think about it! Don’t even THINK about calling me! I’m not starved for human contact! I’m not fed up with listening to Tom Buhls breathe through his mouth day in and day out, I’m not having separation anxiety stemming from my inability to continue running my fingers through Heimbach’s crumb-infested lunatic beard! No! How foolish. But seriously, call me.”
I was repeatedly threatened with being “doxxed”, so I was careful to conceal my [redacted, at girlfriend’s request] social security number.
We saw the SSN you posted, and given that Chinese and Russian bots have reached extreme levels of efficiency at trawling the internet for numbers that adhere to the AAA-GG-SSSS numbering scheme, it’s far more likely that you received several angry phone calls from your banks and credit card companies than you did from any “girlfriend.”
My employers were repeatedly pestered by the SPLC and others,
“I have to invent things now, because the crippling reality is that I’m unemployable due to my numerous severe antisocial personality disorders. The fact that my previous employers received calls from people concerned that they were employing a person who advocates mass genocide and goon squads was just a convenient way out for them to sack me, since I was never really any good at my job to begin with.”
which led to my current arrangement of being a long-haul trucker
“I’m a real workin’ man, bein’ held down by the filthy jew rats and their negroid assassination squads! Really! Instead of being a lonely geek in a trailer park, I’m a lone knight of the highways, hauling trailers! Yeah! That’s the ticket!”
who performs freelance computer consulting work in my mobile office. It’s rudimentary to take my CDL to a different outfit if this one cans me, and most of my freelance clients couldn’t care less if I were an ax murderer, as long as I deliver solid code.
You’re obviously not a union trucker, otherwise you’d have set on and off times, so it’s difficult to determine when exactly you’re shoehorning-in this “coding work” between driving all day and night and catching whatever sleep you can in your cab, considering hunting for one single dropped comma can take several hours. And I’m agog that there are clients anywhere who care more that the code is solid than if it’s on time. So, if you are doing actual coding and not, say, farting around in Joomla or WordPress like every other phony “internet professional” actually does, the only logical way you could be achieving this level of output is through the typical white nationalist outlet of amphetamine abuse. Speed-induced paranoia actually might explain the rest of this rambling diatribe, so I might not be too far off the mark.
I would offer my home address, but I live in my truck, so I don’t really have one to offer.
Well, that’s courageous– admitting that you’re homeless. Or you’re not actually serious about being mister macho internet tough guy. Or you’re just avoiding the inevitable embarrassment that will come when people find out the true nature of the squalor you live in.
The heckler’s veto which the Internet’s anonymity provides has resulted in a profound chilling effect on public discourse,
“And I know a thing or two about stifling free speech and chilling effects on public discourse, since I like to show up at talks by Tim Wise with signs that advocate a return to lynching. That’s not to mention my other unemployable freaks who have a bizarre attraction for a dead Romanian fascist.”
and has steadily grown from a childish prank phone call stunt targeting toxic extremists like yours truly
Only in your most fevered DXM hallucinations would anyone consider you a “toxic extremist.” You’re more like the “day old can of half-eaten spaghetti-o’s” of the far right than anything else. Von Bluvens commanded a far more loyal following than you ever will.
to this obnoxiously familiar canard peppering every major public political brawl. With the recent #gamergate hassle,
“Look! I am current and topical! I’m going to reference something that happened on the internet as a way of staying relevant!”
This is the point in the rant where everything starts to fall apart. Matt– the trilby-wearing, MRA brony– will now attempt to link his own inadequacy to a Gordian Knot of vitriol, as if defending his love of Applejack was essential to the broader white supremacist scene. Let’s watch!
each side eagerly served up death threats and eagerly presented the death threats as a farcical sort of digital badge of courage that they were supposedly risking their lives for feminism or social justice or whatever.
Having a bit of a morbid sense of humor, I was especially amused by a call a few years ago purporting to be from right outside my apartment,
And that’s it for attempting to make that pop culture reference mean anything. Matt would rather you completely forgot that.
threatening my imminent death and the imminent rape of my dog.
Dog rape? Does this come from the same part of the neo-nazi brain that invents the mythical “bags of urine” that magically appear and disappear without a trace at every mobilization against white supremacists? Steeping yourself in a rigidly authoritarian, sadomasochistic society –like your Romanian death-cult fetishism– where you’re unable to conduct healthy explorations into your sexual wellbeing makes your personality come out sideways.
I didn’t even own a dog, though my family’s Teacup Pomeranians which I’m very partial to
(ahem) No comment.
were most likely never in any meaningful danger. I helped organize a Shadow Conference for would-be AmRen attendees
“I’m useful! I did something! Where’s my banana sticker?!”
the year that Daryl Lamont Jenkins “anonymously” threatened to corrupt the morals of the hotel manager’s dog,
There’s that bestiality manifesting itself again. C’mon, Matt.
and I was in more danger on the public bus ride to the previous year’s AmRen then I was directly defying the fearsome legion of anonymous assassins.
…because no one even knew who you were until you had to practically shake them by the lapels and beg someone– anyone— to punish you like the naughty little boy you think you are? I get it. You’re acting out because your life is changing in ways you have little control over, and you’re demanding that the universe give you something tangible that’s familiar so you can have a semblence of emotional stability. Sure, your world might be crumbling around you, but as long as you have one constant factor that you can touch on –your security blanket of externally manifested self-hatred, for example– you don’t actually have to face your worst fears and grow as a human. Or maybe it’s something more prosaic, like the fact that your acolyte Heimbach is now gallavanting all over the US and Europe with his new wife and A3P’s bank account behind him and you are stuck in Indiana, alone with your My Little Pony dolls, driving a truck and waxing poetic on a blog no one reads about your glory days when you mattered just enough for someone to want to send a death threat to you.
It’s all bullshit, and I’m glad that this latest tiff between Sony Pictures and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea
LOL WAT. What the everlovin’ HELL does this have to do with anything else in this disjointed hodgepodge of words and letters?
has elevated the bullshit to the point where this micro-terrorism can officially jump the shark and people can stop taking it seriously.
For someone who adheres to an ideology of terrorizing non-whites, he surely has no grasp of the nature of terrorism. This isn’t a film trope or a bad sitcom– terrorism does not “jump the shark” and real human interaction rarely bears any resemblence to poorly-written Hollywood scripts.
It’s not serious. I suppose, in theory, that some day, somewhere, somebody’s death threat or bomb threat could actually result in a death. But even then, for God’s sake, is the statistically insignificant potential of death really worth handing over your very agency to speak your mind in public?
“That whole “boy who cried wolf” thing? The boy obviously had the right idea. So what if I’ve only read half of the story?!”
And if you’re that cowardly, should you really be dabbling in public life to begin with?
I wonder to whom precisely Matt is directing this question. I’m sensing a gnawing doubt in Matt’s subconscious that’s bugging him more and more– ‘maybe throwing in my lot with a bunch of fascists who want to reenact the Bucharest Pogrom and hang the corpses of Jews from meathooks wasn’t the best life choice I could make.’ Or, ‘maybe having to justify my behavior by inventing death threats and physical assault isn’t a healthy way to exist.’ Or even ‘maybe Heimbach’s staging that photo of him attacking someone with a wooden crucifix is a sign that he’s more of a danger to himself and the people in his immediate social circle than he will ever be as an activist.’
I helped organize the Shadow Conference for would-be AmRen attendees,
“Me! Me! I’m significant! I matter! I’m so significant and I matter SO MUCH that I had death threats made against my dog!”
and one of the topics of discussion at that event was how this whole “death threat/bomb threat” phenomenon amounts to a crowd panic fad which people will eventually grow past. People will eventually learn to quietly and calmly file a police report about the threatening communications and go about their business, resisting the urge to publicize the threat. People who shriek about having received death threats will be socially shamed for cowardice and attention-seeking,
Really, all you did in this piece was harp about how much of a stoic manly man you are and how all of those death threats you allegedly received don’t bother you. Now you’re doing a complete 180 and are begging to be shamed for publicly whining about receiving death threats. Like you’re being shamed right now. Oh no! We’ve fallen into your completely subtle and well-orchestrated plot to provide you with the public humiliation your damaged subconscious so earnestly hungers for! CURSES! Well… OK then. You’re a cowardly attention seeker who should be ashamed of their behavior. Happy now?
and the increasingly popular phenomenon of faking these threats to receive attention will further cloud matters.
So the next time you claim to have received a death threat, we can immediately dismiss it as being a fake. That’s helpful.
Even if the threats were entirely legitimate and death were imminent, it would still be necessary and appropriate to plug forward. The alternative is a world where nobody says anything that anybody disagrees with, where everybody cowers in constant fear of crowd-sourced Anonymous Assassins achieving a 1984-style dystopian control on public discourse.
Gosh, it’s almost like a lot of people don’t approve of white supremacists. But that’s ok, all you have to do is slap on some blinders and ignore those know-nothing haters and you won’t have to face any public scrutiny of your antisocial behavior. Well, that’s not entirely true– you’ll still have to face it, but with some effort you can just as easily imagine none of it is happening.
I’d really rather be dead than live in the kind of world we’ll end up in if we don’t all develop the habit of ignoring and dismissing death threats, bomb threats, and doxxing threats.
“I’d rather die than someone believe I received a death threat.”
I like the anonymity that the Deep Web provides, and it’s here to stay.
“I was really bummed when Silkroad went down, because now I have to get my Vyvanse, Adderall and Dextromethorphan like a filthy peasant and the local high school kids don’t take bitcoin!”
But it’s going to require our culture to catch up with the technology, namely a new normal where a blogger casually chuckles “Bring it!” when somebody dials his cell and threatens to kill him to death with a machete.
“Kill him to death?” If your “code” is as good as your writing, I’m shocked you get any work at all.
The league of the South has a very interesting way of advertising for their white supremacist Michael Hill(billy) club, and it is property defacement.
We felt this was disrespectful (not to mention totally illegal!) thus we decided to clean their mess up.
And there is even a video!! (There is a 12 second lag in the beginning, sorry bout that!)
The LOSer mess is all cleaned up now and even though Brad Griffin (Hunter Wallace) seems to think this makes us “NERDS” … we embrace the label
Once again, we have Marshall Rawson as a person of interest. It looks like Rawson’s extracurricular activities with the League of the South didn’t mesh very with the school he was attending; Shorter University’s vision– or rules, for that matter.
At this point in time, we are not sure exactly what went down. What we do know is that Rawson was very involved with the school’s Ron Paul-sponsored Young Americans for Liberty group, which appears to be the college youth wing of Campaign for Liberty. Out of that group appeared another odd youth group tied to the school called “Empower The Youth/Leadership Now”
This group looks like a tool for the Hunt for Governor campaign, and one of their events was a gun giveaway via a raffle to raise money. With school shootings making the recent headlines, this looked like a bad plan from the start.
Now, in a post on the “Empower The Youth/Leadership Now” Facebook page:
How much of this is related to the school group’s gun raffle is unknown but there was another comment on the timeline of another Shorter University student:
Even though Shorter is a very conservative university and a religious one, they also take a great deal of pride in their diverse student body; a good portion of the students who go there are African American and Hispanic. Having a student who is involved in a white supremacist nationalist group like League of the South is probably a big concern for the college. Throwing firearms into the mix is a recipe for trouble. We commend Shorter University for their good call and judgement in this case.
The title “European American Heritage Festival” appears so innocent. One would picture snack bars with Belgium waffles, or Fish and Chips, a maypole, maybe a quartet playing Mozart or Bach, but the last thing anyone would picture in their mind would be the Ku Klux Klan. Yes, once again in Pulaski Tennessee, the birth place of the KKK, this event is going to happen on October 25, 2014.
This is not the first year, this event has gone on for many years.
In looking at the sponsorship lineup it reads like a whose who of hate.
Christian Revival Center– Again, looks pretty innocent, or at least like an ordinary church, but with some digging it is discovered that this “church” is run by a Thomas Robb who is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an “Arkansas-based Christian Identity pastor and head of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” they also go on to state that he was a replacement for David Duke. He also seems to be the organization behind this event.
The Barnes Review and The American Free Press – We are putting these together because they are both rooted with the old and long time white nationalist Willis Carto as well as the Council of Conservative Citizens in the metro DC area.
Voice of Reason Radio Network – a racist podcast radio line up that nobody in the world of anti-racism has ever paid any attention to, hence we could not find any write up about them. We did, however find this write up on it’s orientation from the white nationalist version of wikipedia called “medapedia” there you can read about it’s history of white power drama and all the white nationalist thugs who are tied to it.
The Knights Party – if you click on the link for this sponsor the url says “KKK.bz” and that pretty much sums it up, what more can we say??? If you are really interested in more info the SPLC once again has the information
Canadian Association for Free Speech– “CAFE” is the brainchild of Canadian neo-Nazi Paul Fromm, we will go more into Fromm and who and what he is in a future article.
Caste Football – Well we found a Maddow video to describe this one
Heritage Connection– Remember “Prussian Blue,” the nazi-pop group project starring April Gaede’s daughters Lamb and Lynx? Well, it turns out they discovered marijuana and now want nothing to do with the horrible, unhinged racism of their mom. Don’t worry, Heritage Connection is your new Prussian Blue knock-off, right down to the fact that Charity and Shelby Pendergraft are the granddaughters of the aformentioned Thomas Robb. Here’s the SPLC again:
The Pendergraft sisters have not yet received the media attention that the Gaede bunch drew in their heyday, but they claim to have performed at white nationalist events nationwide since they formed Heritage Connection in 2003. They’ve also released two CDs, “Aryan Awakening” and “Standing Our Ground,” and have shared the stage with a guitar-playing Derek Black, best known for his father’s racist Stormfront.org Web forum and the brouhaha that followed Derek’s election to the Palm Beach County, Fla., Republican Executive Committee.
Nationalist Times– The vanity project of American Nationalist Union honcho Don Wassall. He has since folded the ANU into the American Third Position party.
The Political Cesspool– Racist radio show, produced by the equally racist James Edwards.
Stormfront– We don’t need to say much about this one. Suffice to say, if Stormfront is on your sponsor list, there’s no way you can wriggle your way out of accusations that you’re dirty. It was founded by former KKK leader Don Black.
Dr. Tomislav Sunic (author)– Tom Sunic is a Croatian neo-nazi and former professor who now makes his living globe trotting and peddling his Fascist ideals at from speaking fees he collects from groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens, KKK, American Freedom Party, The Pacifica Forum (holocaust deniers, not the radio network) and the League of the South. When in the US, he likes to stay at the home of– you guessed it– Thomas Robb.
Paul Fromm– Acting media contact. We’ll delve further into him in a later article.
Our associate Spe-lunk-ing has more info on the festival