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Brave Software Cashing in on Our Misery

For the past fortnight or so, victims of Kiwi Farms have been reaching out to Brendan Eich and staff at Brave to see if we could appeal to their humanity and make them understand, that a group of nazi incels who’ve targeted over 1700 people for the purpose of harassment and stalking – owing to their protected characteristics – is wrong and should not be enabled via their service. It has taken many months if not years to have Joshua Conner Moon and his merry band of fledgling terrorists removed from social media platforms, they’ve had free reign for so long.

We’re not stupid, we know there’s a high likelihood we are appealing to the very same people who set up and bankrolled the nazis. They’re all white men, from the same corners of the world, with the same chip on their shoulder about their alleged supremacy. They run Twitter and Facebook, as I found out this morning when I tried to log on and was met with this screen.

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They reported these tweets, clearly hyperbolic, but they will argue their feelings were hurt and it gave them undue stress because if there is one thing white men are good at, it’s playing the victim. That second tweet it looks like I’m advocating for the killing of Muslims, that I’m targeting Muslims, but I was referring to Aung San Suu Kyi and how she will never kill all the Muslims, they will prevail. Imagine punishing *me* for attacking Muslims.. These tweets are old, nothing to do with them. That means someone went through my entire feed to try and find *something* to beat me with. They sure are rattled.

Brendan Eich referred to us as trolls and reported us for harassment, which is a fucking irony given that this is exactly what we have been subjected to for a number of years, abuses that Eich himself is extending by allowing Kiwi Farms the means by which to get funding. Eich wants to get rich off all the nazis, paedophiles and terrorist monsters the rest of the web have been forced to reject.

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He’s found his niche, having invested $30 million of his own money into the business, Eich is neither ignorant to the pernicious nature of these forums nor does he care, he just wants to profit off them. It would seem as though Brendan Eich is building a business for the sole purpose of funding Nazis like Joshua Conner Moon when other streams run dry. Eich refuted the claims on Twitter saying:

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Considering it’s on the front page of Yahoo News, I’d think about suing.

Brendan Eich and his ilk need to be reminded we live in a world where tolerance is a peace treaty; in a civilised society we have laws to remind us of our limits, otherwise the entire structure falls down. If we are attacked we have the right to self defence. If our friends and families are fair game, then so are theirs.

We refuse to be victimised anymore, we’re taking back that power. Anything else would mean admitting defeat and letting these cowards win.

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(Well Brendan, if the world was actually working and rules mattered, and laws had been applied, you’d have a point. No justice, no peace)

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West Midlands Police don’t care about rape threats against women of colour

West Midlands police have launched an investigation into UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin aka Sargon of Akkad (a persistent and odious troll rooted in Gamergate, he was a champion for that other misogynist Elevatorgate) for saying he’d rape Jess Phillips if he were under pressure. He had previously said he wouldn’t even rape her, in 2016 when Jess discussed men threatening rape on social media.

Prior to this, in 2014, I had approached West Midlands police with a dossier of tweets aimed at me threatening to rape me, in sick detail, and death threats, suggestions to kill myself, a calculated effort on the part of gamergaters and various chan types to silence the most vocal social justice activists. They were sicced on us by the liberal leftie media (led by Helen Lewis) when we challenged their outrageously bigoted takes on minorities whilst excluding us from the conversation. At the time there was a surge in radical feminists taking a stand and ‘kill all men’ was a hyperbolic retort to the escalating harassment and stalking of women activists online. This phrase caused more of a ripple at my local plod office than the reams of threats and attempts to dox me. They said they could not prove rape threats were outside the realms of taste and decency in the context of international law and if I was so threatened I should log off the internet. Furthermore I was advised I could face criminal prosecution for my use of said phrase. I was victimised again by the very people who are supposed to keep us safe. I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again.

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I said as much on social media, and challenged West Midlands police on their Twitter account for failing to do even the most basic of their duties and they blocked me. So self assured were they, that someone as insignificant as me would go unheard, they just turned their backs. I approached Jess about it on Twitter and she told me to talk to my own MP, but only after a slanging match. I tweeted Stella Creasy as well and she just ignored me. Now we’ve got everyone bending over backwards to condemn the nazi rapists who went largely ignored by the authorities for YEARS until someone ‘important’ was targeted.

I will reiterate what I said then, as pertinent as it is now; you might have more in common with them, they may share your political leanings, your skin colour, or your mutual dislike of opponents but you let them brutalise even one of us and you’ve allowed for society to take a nosedive in standards and made the world a little colder and crueller with your indifference. Doing the right thing isn’t a commendable thing really, not when we find it so easy to help the people we like. To stand for people who can do nothing for you, against injustices that have a knock on effect on us all, that’s a true measure of one’s character; to be principled in complex scenarios, and sadly we just haven’t had the leaders in place to ensure this.

It has allowed for perpetrators of ‘unpleasant comments’ to legally stand for public office.

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Consider the way in which Bahar Mustafa was targeted amid calls for her to lose her job for saying “kill all white men”. Or the way Sarah Jeong was mercilessly harangued, for remarks such as “dumbass white people” by the very same Gamergate incels who no doubt informed her opinions. It’s very easy to mount campaigns to uproot and destroy the lives of women of colour yet white men can LEGALLY make threats to rape serving women MPs and the electoral commission just shrugs, minimises criminal intent and says “what can you do?”

As a society we have rewarded the worst in human traits. In the pursuit of white supremacy, a thing all white people even the ‘not racist’ ones must protect, it was easier to pretend we didn’t exist perhaps in the hopes we would succumb to threats. We haven’t and the abusers have only been empowered by the authorities’ tacit approval, so much so that they can threaten rape and stand for public office.

5 years on we haven’t killed all the men or even one, but the number of women targeted by rapists and the far right has grown out of control. Our free speech came under question but the criminal activities of rapist nazis were enabled because they are actually all on the same side.

This country has gone to shit and it isn’t because of immigrants, it’s raping paedophile nazis platformed by the mainstream media and government. Jess is perhaps best placed to change this.. FOR ALL WOMEN.. but will she?

Kiwi Farms banned on YouTube

Joshua Conner Moon and his hate site Kiwi Farms have finally been banned by Youtube. Following months if not years of reporting abuse to the site by various targets of Moon, myself included (they posted an hour long radio clip in which they discussed using an angle grinder on my vagina), it would appear in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks, YouTube could no longer defend the right for nazis to use their platform for the proliferation of nazi propaganda, hate crimes and cyber bullying. This was long overdue, Kiwi Farms had many thousands of dedicated followers on their YouTube channel and this loss is sure to sting but the question remains; why did it take so long? The damage is already done in some respects.

New Zealand have gone one step further and banned the hate forum Kiwi Farms in their country. As easy as that. Of course this is easily bypassed used a VPN, as Moon frequently advises his followers around anonymity and slipping a finger to the authorities. No, what needs to happen is for Kiwi Farms to be erased from the face of the planet (along with all the chan spin offs), for American authorities to be held to account by all other nations who’ve suffered as a result. Moon likes to suggest all of his activities are legal in his hellscape home nation and judging by the state of their legal system and beyond, who can say? From a moral standpoint, encouraging acts of terror, hosting them, stalking and harassing vulnerable communities, goading them to suicide, discussing in detail sick paedophilic fantasies and intentions to carry them out, well, it should be illegal and I’m surprised, given all the conventions and treaties following various holocausts, these matters are at all up for debate.

We have to be willing to accept the people who are bankrolling and protecting Nazis go right to the very top of western society. They are aristocrats and bankers and WASPS and ‘community leaders’, they have access to the media and tech industry, they monetise the social media giants, and line the palms of judges and police authorities. How is it that a man who taught his dog nazi salutes is being legitimised by a supposed political party (that has failed at every stage despite primetime promotion by the BBC and countless ill fated resurrections, only to face yet another day) and allowed to stand as a political candidate for a member of the European parliament on behalf of a party that wants out of the European Union? We are well and truly down the rabbit hole here folks.

Joshua Conner Moon says he is raising money with Uphold now. He’s also getting over $1000 a month on madattheinternet.com using authorize.net. It’s a bit of a stretch to imagine these services are not aware of Moon and his hate driven activities. As far as I’m aware we had previously given Uphold a heads up and they had banned Moon so I’m wondering what’s changed. Perhaps they thought we were no longer keeping an eye on things and quietly reinstated him. For whatever it’s worth we will not be taking the pressure off until all mentions of Joshua Conner Moon and Kiwi Farms are erased from the cyberverse. Let there be only cautionary tales and scathing takedowns of nazis in their place.

As a curious sidenote, I’m wondering what it will take for the international community to intervene in this matter. It doesn’t take a helluva lot for the US or UK to poke its nose in the business of sovereign nations it does not see as a militaristic threat, under the guise of human rights and aide for civilians caught up in wars not of their making and yet here we are, in a supposedly developed nation trying to hold back the tide of creeping nazism for at least the past decade and nobody in the entire world has reached out to us in this time of need. They should be offering us refuge. They should be threatening sanctions.

Financial assets of hate figures should be frozen. They should be grounded, unable to travel, to curb the flow of propaganda. Laws must be introduced to further ensure safety of protected characteristics, as current legislation falls so woefully short. Hate forums must be banned, no ifs no buts.

(For further reading on prevention of genocide, see here)

One man’s terrorist

A “new breed of terrorists” is emerging according to Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, in the wake of the murder of journalist Lyra McKee who was shot in the head whilst covering the disturbances on the Creggan estate in Londonderry. He followed with terrorists were “lurking in the shadows”. A new breed suggests an enemy not previously known by the authorities, as though we haven’t seen this happen before, as though the troubles were a thing of folklore and we haven’t ever known a threat like it but this is patently untrue. We are experiencing a resurgence of Irish resistance off the back of the Brexit debacle. This is what Brexiteers wanted but in a complete split from reality they will not take responsibility for it.

In a month where we looked back at incidents of British terrorism inflicted on the colonies, the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre in Amritsar where British forces opened fire on peaceful protesters, the majority of whom were women and children and the trial of Soldier F, the only soldier to be held accountable for the Bloody Sunday massacre, a fact that saw bikers demonstrating in their thousands because they don’t think anyone should be punished for the terrorist murder of peaceful civilians, this “new breed” comment is its own kind of violence. The British high commissioner to India said Britain regrets the Amritsar massacre but stopped short of a full apology.

Time and time again the British have brutalised colonised communities and have many years later acknowledged the barbarity with which the empire operated yet they remain elusive, because admitting you did something wrong and actually feeling sorry about it are two different things. They admit to their actions but they really don’t believe they put a foot wrong. It made them who they are. They cannot apologise for bringing the world to its knees because then we would be seen as equals and reparations would have to be made, and they do not actually see a problem with the subjugation of non white non English subjects. The British empire used brutal military force the world over and somehow managed to capture the hearts and minds of its public as a force for good but this sits completely at odds with the way they are viewed by the rest of the us.

We have Muslim terrorists and Irish terrorists but we seem to have completely bypassed the worst of them all, the English terrorist. Even when they are committing acts of terrorism and planning them for weeks, drawing up manifestos like the calculated cold blooded murdering terrorists they are, Britain pities them with labels like ‘lone wolf’ and ‘mental health’ added on for good measure. No, what English terrorists need is sympathy because it is completely understandable that an historic oppressor would crack a whip to remind the colonised of their lowly position. Ireland and India have suffered terribly under British rule and this many years after independence continue to be mired by the devastation left behind, and deliberately. Both nations continue to struggle over borders, like a self sustaining colony that needs little interference from the architects to turn in on itself. The Israel Palestine conflict is another example of this.

Lyra McKee should not have lost her life on Thursday night. She was a bystander in this fight between historic enemies. To feel her death was unnecessary and to share the pain of her loved ones is not to align with the PSNI, this is not and never has been so clear cut. For them to use her murder as a sign that they are justified is typically gratuitous behaviour on the part of British authorities. To use her death as a springboard for the insidious agenda of an empire on its last legs, to utilise the terrorist moniker as an attack against anyone who objects to coercive power and refuse to label actual murderous terrorists as such shows just how little they actually care for public safety and the loss of precious life, unless it helps them to maintain existing structures of power and control. I cannot be the only one to feel so vehemently intolerant of it all.

How did the UK get into this Brexit mess?

That’s what they’re asking, the political journalists. Like they’ve been on another planet for the past couple of decades, or only woke up to vote in the referendum. Theresa May as home secretary vowed to get rid of human rights and in order to do that they had to make themselves unaccountable to the rest of the European union and its court for human rights – a union that was forged to prevent the kind of atrocities Europeans are famed for, against their own neighbours more often than not.

If we were taught history truthfully then we would never have been left with the impression that Britain and its allied forces were fighting fascism and saving Jews. No, in fact East Europe wanted a piece of the action, with western Europe wielding power over whole continents as a result of various empires, Hitler even admired the British for the way they annihiliated entire cultures, slaughtering millions and modeled his empire on theirs. He coveted a ‘new world’ like America, another British endeavour. East and Central Europe was only doing what western Europe had been doing to the rest of the world and somehow this fact has gotten lost in history, the extended narrative around socialism and nationalism deliberately muddies the waters so we forget that it is white western imperialism that is the underlying cause for most of the wars of the past 200 years.

The union was set up to prevent further infighting between Europeans. Collectively they could continue to exploit the rest of the world but they formed an alliance to ‘never again’ turn on each other the way they had during the world wars. Imagine the unease felt by the rest of Europe when Britain decided to cut its ties and become a sovereign nation unaccountable to anyone, the way it was when it dehumanised my ancestors in the name of civilisation. Britain considers itself above the rest of Europe or it is saying that it cannot guarantee it won’t invade neighbouring nations and that’s why Europeans are antsy.

Lisa Nandy, the Labour MP for Wigan was quoted yesterday as saying “this is not normal” as a result of being accosted on the way in to cast her vote and was called a fucking traitor by rabid Leavers loitering outside parliament. The same Lisa Nandy who said “Labour should be a party of patriotism not placards”. She also said “I am very liberal in my outlook around immigration….But I feel very, very angry – like many of my constituents – that the system of free movement has allowed us to ignore the skills and aspirations of young people in towns like mine”. Nandy is by no means alone, when MPs and journalists were busy making similarly inflammatory statements we were on the sidelines booing them and warning that their words would contribute to a slippery slope into white supremacist nationalism, because human beings are just not sophisticated enough to leave it at a ‘debate’. Using emotive language like ‘angry’ then claiming ignorance when it all goes to plan, who do they think they’re kidding eh? When Theresa May said MPs were to blame for the Brexit impasse, Lisa said “Theresa May has trashed our democracy and put MPs in danger” so she knows how drip fed propaganda works.

Pander to racists and they will eventually start killing people, they were emboldened by your divisive rhetoric. You prioritised their hateful agenda and claimed they had ‘legitimate concerns’. Now they’re beating up police officers and bullying MPs under the watchful eyes of UKIP and the EDL and it’s only going to get worse.

The world is a stage and bread and circuses keep us all focused on the Brexit red herring. Brexit isn’t where this began. Brexit is a cover up, as I said many months ago. It’s a convenient smoke screen for more insidious operations. This government has already enacted a genocide against the British people with 100s of 1000s dead under austerity but it went through legal channels so there’s no backlash (yet). Only those personally affected have so far acknowledged its impact. Tyrant Theresa has condemned many others to a cruel death; from those who perished at Yarlswood to those of the Windrush generation, who spent their last moments afraid and destitute having been wrongly deported under the ‘deport first ask questions later’ policy, (surely a grave human rights violation).

This government isn’t looking to enact a genocide, they are already in the midst of it. Pushing through Brexit would just have made it a whole lot easier.

So I put this to the politicos who haven’t a clue, why don’t you? You get paid to seek the truth no? Are you being paid to repeat the party line? Are we in the ‘jump ship’ phase because this venture is doomed to fail? Is the ire of the British public limitless and non discriminatory like we said it would be? Did you genuinely think you would be fine, because you’re white? I genuinely want to know.

Genocide is still on the cards

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9101397q) Theresa May in the Conference Hall Conservative Party Conference, Day One, Manchester, UK – 01 Oct 2017

Theresa May’s hostile environment has succeeded. Muslims are afraid, asylum seekers are afraid, the Windrush generation and their descendants, the disabled, young people, students, those holding a European passport.. the list goes on. Following her frankly aimless announcement the other day when she shifted the blame for the Brexit farce on MPs, leaving journalists and the general public agog at her impending statement only to dash any hopes they had of resolution or her resignation, we woke up to the news on Thursday that five Birmingham mosques were targeted in a racially motivated terrorist attack. This comes on the heels of a government pledge to double the security fund for religious buildings in the wake of the New Zealand terror attack, following several credible reports that the UK is next.

These apparently random attacks are anything but. Look at the way in which the Brexit debacle has been fanned out to build a sense of urgency and resulting impatience, the rollings news is relentless in its breakdown of every little seemingly irrelevant twist and turn. I’m so jaded by the mainstream news I watch as regular folk are swept up by the narrative because they still think they’re playing by the rules and the comedown they experience when yet again, Teflon Theresa issues a non statement and lives to see another day. She fucked the mandate and survived. Her party, embroiled in tax fraud scandals and electoral fraud continues to hold onto power, despite bringing the country to its knees, at home and on the world stage. Regular folks are plodding by in a daze, completely bamboozled by it all and if they’re criminally minded, as white supremacists are, they’re going to take matters into their own hands. Even her own MPs are speaking out against her toxic narrative, labeling it divisive and an incitement to violence, proving that parliamentarians know exactly what they’re doing when they allude to problematic groups.

Brexit means Brexit they said, which translates to ‘pakis out’. The longer they eke this out the more regular fascists are going to react, because they have been indoctrinated by the media and politicians. Theresa May is a narcissistic sociopath. She didn’t get to where she is through hard work and dedication, she’s manipulative and ruthless. She doesn’t meet with victims of terror attacks, look at the way she treated her own citizens after Grenfell. Even the queen, albeit begrudgingly, rolled up to pay her respects but not the tyrant Theresa. She’s a snake charmer. Her knowing looks down the camera and sneaky side eyes might work on her gammon henchmen but she must be apprehended for her crimes, which are countless. What use are security measures on an environment of her own creation? This is like a really badly written script with no thought for continuity and the only reason it has so far prevailed is because we have let it. Similarly, Farage and his (reportedly) 100,000 strong Brexiteer army are already causing chaos across the UK. Their ‘go slow’ protests on busy motorways are a sign of things to come. This is the entitlement of little Englanders, caked spittle in the corners of their thin lipped gammon traps, who’ll threaten violence against workers striking for better working conditions but turn up like Morris dancers with bells on when there’s some racism to be had.

We can’t afford stuff apparently so 100s of 1000s of needy and vulnerable British citizens have died but throwing millions at mosques because the hostile environment was successful, we’re going to just ignore that are we? Think about how that will impact on fascists. Not because we care about their feelings but because we want to stay alive. Think about this attack on a young person in Stanwell, just going about his business only to be confronted by a horror movie monster wielding a knife and baseball bat. Sajid Javid says he is with us, which is ironic given that his party is squarely to blame for the hostile environment all around us. Add to this the revelation that police forces in the UK are failing to identify almost half of all suspects in racially motivated attacks and you can probably understand why it feels like the worst is yet to come.

Google ‘racially aggravated’ and select results for the last week. These page 11 stories are dotted through national and local newspapers, sporadic and understated so we’re never alarmed at the rate with which they’re happening. If these attacks were being committed by men of colour they’d be splashed all over front pages, given the centrefold, we’d read nothing else for weeks. White ISIS has been allowed to brutalise minorities unchecked and now they’re grown too large to slam on the brakes. I still maintain there simply aren’t the numbers to for one nation to carry this on their own, which is why Nazis have joined forces all over the white supremacist west. This process took years, and could have been prevented.

Intense human suffering is on the horizon. Atrocities we said we’d never see again are billed for the foreseeable. Sadly I don’t think we are going to avoid it. Only once they have committed the unimaginable will we be able to justify a violent retaliation. The Silicon Valley trials has a particular ring to it. I can think of several world leaders I’d like to see rotting in The Hague. I can only hope I will survive long enough to see them brought to justice.

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(One of the comments posted after I blogged on Kiwi Farms and their response to New Zealand authorities request for data)

New Zealand’s National Treasure

In the days since the white supremacist terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand we’ve seen things that have shocked us, angered us, left us feeling helpless. As the British government doubles the security fund for religious buildings to make mosques safer here, repercussions are felt all over the world as we feel them here. However there is one shining light pouring through the cracks, soothing the almost physical pain at times, and that is New Zealand’s human prime minister. Never mind that they’ve just had a terror attack in which so many perished, I want to live there.

From the way she has handled the victims and their families to the reforms she is firing through and the respect and dignity with which she carries herself, knowing exactly the right thing to say and do, well I’d hang up my anarchist hat for her. She refuses to refer to the terrorist by his name, because he wanted notoriety and I love her so hard for that. She labelled it a terrorist attack, actions that place her head and shoulders above our government and media. She is a just leader. She understands coercive power and control and toxic masculinity, she won’t compromise on her values. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn’t believe putting a scarf on her head, as a feminist, is contradicting her beliefs because she’s not doing it for herself, but for them, those who’ve so cruelly suffered in her nation. I’m sure this tiny gesture would have been so lovingly received, in this world the bar is so low that even basic respect is a radical act.

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I know that my heart flutters when I see her in the news. I feel an affinity with her because she knows right and wrong and how to feel and think appropriately. She’s like Jeremy Corbyn in that respect. I’m sure they would listen to ideas they don’t necessarily believe and could be swayed with logic. I think they’re open to regular people in a way that world leaders the world over just aren’t. The 1% have a lot to answer for.

New Zealand is a place I’ve wanted to visit. Never met a Kiwi I didn’t like. They tell me that it isn’t so great, there are problems lurking under the veneer but then isn’t everywhere like that? Surely what matters is the resistance to these issues? I don’t care that there will always be racists so long as there are plenty of us willing to punch the fuck out of them.

Plus these guys, they’d be good to have on side, don’t you think?

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Love to the people of New Zealand for respecting and honouring humanity.

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For balance (I do tend to get carried away*): a Muslim perspective from inside New Zealand. Sadly it’s the same everywhere

The hypocrisy of New Zealand’s ‘this is not us’ claim

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*with other people’s good intentions