Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker attacked suddenly care about what we have to say.

Why reach out to us now? To understand the answer, you must understand the cuck mindset.

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There are two aspects to the cuckservative meme - gender and national.

I use cuckservative in the gender-war sense.

There's currently a War Against Men. False rape accusations are on the rise. Rape hoaxes like the Rolling Stone Rape Hoax and Mattress Girl are the norm. For decades the right has ignored my issues, as a man.

Cuckservatives control the right-wing airwaves. Have any of them reached out to me - someone who objectively speaking has a far greater reach and sells more books than the usual talking heads - to discuss men's issues? No.

The right has ignored me and other men - even more palatable men like those in the A Voice for Men camp - for years. They choose to ignore our concerns and refused to give us a platform.

Now we are going to take over the cuckservative platforms.

When Gawker and MSNBC attacked me, where were these so-called "allies" on the right? Make no mistake, they knew of me. Indeed they care about me a lot since I've started putting them on blast.

But when the right could sit back and watch while I was attacked, all was well. They pretended not to know me.

These cowards on the right were either silent or they joined in the dog pile against me - with Reason magazine spreading lies and innuendo.

Indeed, the right's treatment of its friends is where the "cuck" term arises from. The right loves watching their would-be allies get screwed by the left.

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The right even purges people like Steve Sailer and The Derb for writing articles far less offensive than you'd find in Salon or the New Republic.

Why then would I care about your precious political party? You don't care us or our issues. Why would we care about you, cucks?

We are going to smash your party by uniting all of those you have rejected.

Look at the data and the trends. There are many of us with far more influence and reach than your precious talking heads.

We also grew up on the Internet. We understand social media. Indeed, we are currently using social media to trigger you into crying over Tweets.

There's a national identity aspect to cuckoldry.

There are many people - myself included - who believe America has a right to exist as a nation, and that a nation is not the soil, but the people who live on the soil.

We would like America to have a border, much like Israel has. We would like to control who comes into the country our grandfathers built.

When the right calls us racist for wanting a border like Israel's - and then calls us anti-Semitic for mentioning Israel at all - they are joining in the left's would-be cucking of us.

Why does calling conservative men cuckservatives trigger them into PTSD?

Much like SJWs are triggered by words on Twitter, conservative men also suffer from PTSD when we call them cucks. Why?

For whatever reason, conservative men talk of the pussification society. They've appointed themselves as spokespersons for masculinity.

Meanwhile they don't even lift, they don't advocate for men's issues, and they are gutless hypocrites who turn on their "friends."

They lack any sense of loyalty or honor, betraying their friends to impress the radical left.

Cuckservative is a label that emasculates conservatives.

It's a reminder that we know they are not men.

"No enemies to the right."

I can't be shamed for being friendly with the "wrong people."

When the left rejects Al Sharpton, come talk to me about the "wrong people" on the right. 

Call me racist, sexist, homophobic, and keep telling lies about me.

This will only speed up the demise of the cuckolded right.

We're here, and we're not going away.


What is a Cuckservative?

A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. 

A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and instead often joins in the rapes of right-wing allies.

A cuckservative will purge "wrong thinkers" like Steve Sailer, The Derb, and RamZPaul from the right even though the left gives Al Sharpton  (an actual murderer and racist) and Bill Ayers (an actual terrorist) media platforms.

A cuckservative wants to be part of the establishment. They take their rules from Gawker and other social justice warrior run media sites.

A cuckservative spends massive amounts of time status signalling (also called "virtue signalling") to the left.

A cuckservative sells out his allies by calling them racist as part of their effort to signal their virtue and "good thinking" to the left.

A cuckservative cares more about attacking Donald Trump (see virtue signalling, above) than in understanding why Trump has grown a huge audience. (Hint: Trump's rise is not due to his policy positions. Instead Trump's success is due to America's fatigue with supplicating cuckservatives bowing down to the media establishment.)

A cuckservative believes Israel's border must be protected at all costs, but that even suggesting America has a border is racist.

A cuckservative wants to be part of the establishment. Being a "New York Times best-selling author" matters more to a cuckservative than making America great again.

A cuckservative lives in terror of being labelled a racist.

A cuckservative calls people who use the term "cuckservative" racist.

A cuckservative is so far up the SJW establishment's ass that they think we care.

 

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Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you.

If you are a rational, thinking person life may seem overwhelming. Nothing makes sense. I have a guide for you.

These are rules you MUST follow. Do not question them unless you want to be attacked and labelled a "dudebro" (if you're a man) or a woman suffering from internalized misogyny. 

Women never lie. Asking a woman for proof of her claims (that she was harassed on the Internet or received a death threat) is harassment. 

When a woman claims to be a rape victim, asking for evidence is part of rape culture and makes you an apologist for rapists on par with Holocaust deniers.

Rape culture

When a woman commits a hate crime hoax, you cannot call her out. Even suggesting the woman was lying to create fame and fortune for herself would be harassment.

Gender is a social construct lacking any basis in reality.

When a man claims to be a woman, you must believe him. Otherwise you are a transphobe.

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When a woman claims to be a man, you must believe her. Otherwise you are a transphobe.

Race is a social construct lacking any basis in biology.

When a white woman claims to be black, you may claim the person is not really black and demand the person submit to DNA testing.

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Questions you are not allowed to ask, as asking these questions makes you a racist transphobe dudebro or woman suffering from internalized misogyny:

Is race a social construct or does it have biological origins? If race is a social construct, then why can't a person transcend his or her race?

If a person cannot transcend race, how may he transcend gender?

How does a woman prove she is a man or a man prove she is a woman?

How does a person prove he is black or white?

What does it mean to be black or white? Is there something other than skin color inherent about "being black," and if so, what is that?

May we ask Leigh Alexander, a social justice warrior and critic of GamerGate who has made racist jokes in the past, to submit to DNA testing? Is Leigh Alexander really black, or is she a white woman like Rachel Dolezal who is faking her membership in an oppressed race as a way to profit from gullible people?


Elonis and What is an Online Threat?

On college campuses and Twitter accounts everywhere, "threat" has taken on an overbroad definition. Merely disagreeing with someone is harassing and threatening conduct. Calling someone a bad name or hurting their feelings is a threat.

But what is an actual, get-you-thrown-into-jail threat made online online? 

The Supreme Court was supposed to answer that question in Elonis v. United States, which involved a real piece of crap who posted stuff online that in my view seems quite clearly as threatening. The Elonis opinion answered one question while leaving another open.

Quick background: A "true threat" is not protected by the First Amendment. Criminal threats made online are a federal offense under 18 U. S. C. §875(c), which makes it a crime to “transmit in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another."

What is a "true threat"?

Now that we know true threats are a crime, we have to find out what a true threat is. At Elonis' trial for making threats online, the jury was told (emphasis added):

“A statement is a true threat when a defendant intentionally makes a statement in a context or under such circumstances wherein a reasonable person would foresee that the statement would be interpreted by those to whom the maker communicates the statement as a serious expression of an intention to inflict bodily injury or take the life of an individual.” 

The Supreme Court held in Elonis it is not enough for a statement to make a "reasonable person" perceive the defendant's statements as an expression of an intent to inflict bodily injury to cause death.

The Court wrote:

In light of the foregoing, Elonis’s conviction cannot stand. The jury was instructed that the Government need prove only that a reasonable person would regard Elonis’s communications as threats, and that was error. Federal criminal liability generally does not turn solely on the results of an act without considering the defendant’s mental state.

Great, what is the standard? How can you show something is a true threat?

In an opinion only lawyers will grok, which is something I dislike about the law as it has become outside the understanding of even highly intelligent people, the Court set up some goal posts. Sort of:

There is no dispute that the mental state requirement in Section 875(c) is satisfied if the defendant transmits a communication for the purpose of issuing a threat, or with knowledge that the communication will be viewed as a threat.

In other words, if government shows someone had the intent to make a threat, then it's a true threat. (How does the government prove what you intended? That's a question for another day!)

Also, if the government can show you intended the communication to be viewed as a threat, then it's a true threat.

But it's not enough to merely show that a reasonable person would have interpreted a person's words as a threat.

Does that make sense? (Yes. No. Sort of. We shall see.) 

In his concurring opinion, Justice Alito points out the Elonis ruling is, as the cool kids say, problematic.

Justice Alito correctly observed the confusion caused by today's Elonis opinion. In his concurring opinion, he wrote:

Did the jury need to find that Elonis had the purpose of conveying a true threat? Was it enough if he knew that his words conveyed such a threat? Would recklessness suffice? The Court declines to say. Attorneys and judges are left to guess.

Exactly.

What's my take on Elonis on online threats?

Don't wish death upon anyone. Don't tell people you want to see them personally die.

Even though Elonis suggests merely wishing death on others would quite clearly not be a true threat, why do it?

There are enough ways to make your point without wishing death or bodily harm on another.

If you don't want to address the arguments others make: Call people fat, call them ugly, call them stupid.

But there is no reason to wish them dead. 

If you personally know someone, this is especially true.

And never ever say you are going to personally harm someone, especially if you know that person or have a prior relationship making those words appear like an expression of your intent to cause bodily harm on or to kill someone.

P.S., Elonis clearly eviscerates social justice warriors.

After Elonis, any intimation that disagreement or insults are online threats is the sign of mental instability.

The Supreme Court is not ready to gut the First Amendment to appease hateful radicals who attempt to silence and censor us all.

Title IX hearings, bogus restraining orders, and campus speech codes remain a threat to robust speech. Fortunately, criminal prosecution does not.

Read next: How Zoe Quinn Conned a Judge into Violating the First Amendment


Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege

Most of you have never heard of Josh McIntosh, the male ghost writer behind media powerhouse Feminist Frequency. Yet most of you, especially those familiar with GamerGate, are familiar with the smiling face of Fem Freq - Anita Sarkeesian.

Would Josh McIntosh, a straight white man, exert such influence if he did not ghost write Anita Sarkeesian Tweets, script her cultural critiques of vidoe games, and produce her YouTube videos?

If male privilege is real, why does Josh McIntosh have to put words into Anita Sarkeesian's mouth in order to have any relevance?

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Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist styled by journalists who hate ethical scrutiny as a campaign against women in gaming.

Like his friends Anil Dash and Chris Kluwe, Bobby O. supports doxing people he disagrees with. Yet Mr. Oliveira is not content to dox or SWAT others. He wants to kill them.

Mr. Oliveira has threatened and harasses countless people online, including women and the disabled. Yet there hasn't been a peep from his allies on the anti-GamerGate side of the debate.

Why is Bobby O. allowed to threaten women on Twitter?

 

These threats are not empty, as Bobby O. has been arrested for beating women.

Bobby O. is now threatening Fredrick Brennan, a web developer who suffers from brittle bone disease.

Digg produced a day-in-the-life video on Mr. Brennan, who is affectionately referred to by his friends - among who I count myself - as "Hotwheels." Upon learning Mr. Brennan has a serious disability, Bobby O. got brave. 

"Time to call the travel agent. A few of us need to visit you in person to redress this offense." -

Bobby O., social justice warrior who opposes GamerGate.

Anil Dash

 Bobby O. is exactly the type of person who opposes GamerGate.

Why is Anil Dash protecting a woman beater?

Bobby O is close friends with social activist Anil Dash.

Anil Dash has told people to renounce me for posting a few off-color Tweets and Dash has also led online rape mobs against Justine Sacco and Pax Dickinson.

"Bobby O. beats women, threatens the disabled. But Cernovich is evil because he posts some mean Tweets." - Anil Dash

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Yet Dash has said nothing about Bobby O. 

What's up with that?!

Where is John Scalzi, Chris Kluwe, and the other social justice warriors?

SciFi writer and Twitter activist John Scalzi and former NFL player Chris Kluwe have all had something to say about my "mean Tweets."

Yet when someone on their team makes threats against women and a disabled man, they say nothing.

SJWs are gutless hypocrites without any principles at all, it seems, as there is simply no reason to tolerate Bobby O's behavior.

UPDATE: Mr. Scalzi has seen this article and now knows of the abuse. I eagerly await his comments.

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P.S. Bobby O., I will fly you to the Phillipines to meet Mr. Brennan.

Frederick is my client and personal friend. I will be happy to listen to any concerns and complaints you may have against him. 

I will purchase your plane ticket. If you want to bring friends, go right ahead. The more the merrier!

Let's have a meet-up.

Mike-cernovich-8chan

Your move, Bobby.

Read next:

9 Terrible People Who Oppose GamerGate


5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

Critics of GamerGate,  a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is  those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing.

For the record, I not support doxing. I used to think it was no big deal, but the web has changed and doxing can lead to Swatting, which Zoe Quinn admitted she attempted to have done to me.

Five terrible people who oppose GamerGate have come out on the record in support of doxing.

1. Daily Kos intern Margaret Pless supports doxing.

Margaret Pless GamerGate doxxing

Maggie Pless is a graduate student who gave up her promising medical career to harass me online and write a diary at the Daily Kos blog.

Maggie, along with Zoe Quinn, posted pictures of my home as well as my home address online. Maggie finally admitted she doxed me, although she has yet to apologize.

2. Rebecca Watson supports doxing.

Rebecca Watson GamerGate doxing

Rebecca Watson hangs out with PZ Myers, who a student accused of rape, and writes at some blog about skepticism. I only knew of her after she did a video about me. She has a crush on me, which is endearing and understandable.

Ms. Watson  wrote an article entitled, "Why I'm Okay with Doxing," which is where that screen cap comes from.

3. Anil Dash supports doxing.

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What "doxxing up" means isn't certain, although one familiar with his previous online campaigns - which included inciting an online hate mob into threatening Justice Sacco with rape and murder - would infer "doxxing up" has some racial component.

Since Dash has 400,000 Twitter followers and a verified Twitter account, "doxxing up" would certainly have to include doxing him.

4. Zoe Quinn supports doxing.

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We know this because she doxed me. (The article she linked to contained pictures of my home as well as my home address.)

5. Chris Kluwe, a misogynist who has yet to call the police to report what he knows about "underage girls" in "compromising situations" has gone on the record in support of doxing.

Chris Kluwe GamerGate dox

Kluwe does not define who "powerful" is, although as a multi-millionaire white man with a verified Twitter account any definition would include him. 

Five people who oppose GamerGate, in their own words, support doxing.

Tell me again how GamerGate is a harassment campaign in the comments below.

Read next: A Journalist's Guide to Ethical Reporting.


Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggests

Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?"

Ms. Sarkeesian responded: "Gender segregated classrooms improve learning (same with race)."

What do you think? Should classrooms be segregated by race and gender, as Ms. Sarkeesian suggests?

(In the even the Tweet is deleted, the Archived version is here; a screen cap is below.)

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The Journalist's Guide to Fact-Checking a GamerGate Story

Recently a woman named Brianna Wu, who made $13,000 a month on Patreon for doing nothing, wrote an article claiming #GamerGate made death threats against her.

She claimed no prosecutor cared about her story, because misogyny.

Several bloggers, including some who claim to be journalists, ran with Wu's story. A fellow by the name of Cory Doctorow entitled his breathless article, "Brianna Wu uploads Gamergate death threat to shame Ohio prosecutor."

There was, of course, a major problem with the story. As kids on the Internet say, "Y'all  posting in a troll thread."

Yes, that's right. Wu lied. She never called the police to report the "death threats."

When the prosecutor whose hatred of women caused him to ignore Wu was contacted - not by journalists who wrote about the story, but by concerned citizens - they learned Wu never actually called the prosecutor she lied about to tens of thousands of people.

(As Wu has been caught making threats against herself, it's likely she never reported the threat as that would be a felony. You can blog about death threats you made against yourself all day. But once you call that hoax into a prosecutor, watch out.)

It appears to me Mr. Doctorow never took journalism classes. I'm going to explain to Mr. Doctorow and other journalists how they can perform some basic fact checks.

Step 1.When someone claims a prosecutor has ignored her complaints, do this first:

Contact the prosecutor.

This cannot be overstated. Before destroying someone's reputation, you reach out to them. You know? This is just basic human decency.

Surely Mr. Doctorow has some human decency. He simply did not know how to contact the prosecutor who he falsely accused of ignoring complaints a woman reported to him.

Step 2. Google the name of the prosecutor.

Google is a website that allows you to type in stuff you want to learn about. For example, in her article Wu wrote, "The death threat you can hear in this tape comes from Columbus, Ohio. The prosecuting attorney in that district is Ron O’Brien. If he wished, he could bring criminal charges against this man by the end of the day."

When you go to this website called Google and type  "Columbus Ohio Ron O'Brien prosecuting attorney," you receive what's called a "search result."

As you can see, the search result displays Ron O'Brien's web page. It has his contact information and everything!

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Step 3. Click on this "search result."

This is important. You must click on the search result in order to obtain the contact information required to contact the prosecutor.

When you click on this search result, you are able to see the prosecuting attorney's contact information.

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Step 4. Send an email to the prosecutor. (Or call him or her.)

Prosecutors are usually called State's Attorneys, Prosecuting Attorneys, or District Attorneys. It varies based on state.

Don't let the formalities slip you up. You can use "Mr." or "Ms."

Here is a sample e-mail to send off:

Dear [put the prosecutor's name here]:

Hello. I'm a reporter for [insert the publication's name].

It recently came to our attention that your office had not been giving any attention to death threats received by [Brianna Wu/Anita Sarkeesian/Zoe Quinn].

On what date did [insert name of professional victim] contact your office?

Why has your office not responded to the complaint?

Thank you,

Games Pro Journalist.

Step 5. Write your article.

Include the prosecutor's comment or non-response.

If the prosecutor gives you a comment, provide that comment.

If the prosecutor blows you off, include that in your story. Write something like, "As of press time, the prosecutor's office has not issued a comment."

As you can see, this website called Google is a big help. 

I encourage Cory Doctorow to reach out to me if he would like to learn more about how Google works.


If White Lives Don't Matter, Why Should Black Lives?

People constantly try pinning down my views on race, much to their frustration. I have spent more time representing black men pro bono than any of my social justice warrior critics. Blacks are treated differently by police, and this is such a duh point that it's not even worth arguing.

Yet I don't toe the party line. I don't join every hash tag campaign or eagerly signal to liberals that I'm a proper self-hating white man.

I don't hate myself for being white. I don't "check my privilege." I rather like myself, actually. 

My views on race have evolved over the years. Well, my views haven't changed, but my approach has.

For example, I still recognize the criminal justice system is racist.

Yet why should I care about black issues when blacks do not care about my issues?

I've noticed blacks do not care about, for example, black-on-white hate crimes. When groups of blacks jump or "wolf pack" white or Asian men, there is no outcry from the black community. The media doesn't declare it a hate crime.

In fact, no one really cares much about what happens to white male crime victims. (No one cares about men generally, white or black.)

Yes, the criminal justice system is racist. Black kids will get the hammer laid down on them in a way that white men will not.

On the other hand, white are several times more likely to be victimized by a black assailant than a black man is to be victimized by a white.

It'd be great if whites and blacks could get together, saying, "Yes, it's wrong that the criminal justice system is racist, and it's also wrong that whites are several more times to be the victims of inter-racial crimes than black are."

But that's not happening.

When blacks care about my issues, I'll care about theirs.

Until then, they can fight their own battles.


How Zoe Quinn Conned a Judge into Violating Eron Gjoni's Constitutional Rights

I didn't get involved in GamerGate due to a love or drama or because some girl was caught cheating on her boyfriend with five men in order to obtain free publicity for her video game. Whatever. Nor do I care about the video games industry. What caught my attention in GamerGate was an unconstitutional restraining order Zoe Quinn obtained against her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni.

The restraining order was unconstitutional, as my legal analysis shows. I won't re-hash that here. What I want to focus on is how unfair the restraining order proceeding against Eron Gjoni was.

Zoe Quinn sought to obtain an order of protection against Eron Gjoni. To obtain an order of protection (called a 209a order), a judge had to issue it. Moreover, the judge held a hearing to determine whether or not to extend the date of the protection order.

I was able to obtain the transcript from the restraining order hearing. The transcript reveals two startling facts:

  1. Gjoni wasn't allowed to even make a free speech argument to the court.
  2. Gjoni was not allowed to cross-examine Zoe Quinn, in violation of the law.

Eron Gjoni was not allowed to present a First Amendment defense.

You read that correctly. When issuing a restraining order preventing a man from speaking out about the abuse he suffered, the trial court did not even allow Gjoni's lawyer to raise the issue.

The official court transcript provides:

"[Gjoni's lawyer]: Judge, may I be heard on the First Amendment issues and the restrictions placed upon the defendant, within the scope of the original order?

"The Court: Counsel, I'll leave that to your appellate rights. I've made my decision."

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The judge made his decision without even allowing Gjoni's lawyer to argue the law.

Eron Gjoni was not allowed to cross-examine Zoe Quinn.

Under the law, Gjoni had certain rights. For example, he had the right to cross-examine Ms. Quinn.

Indeed, there is a manual judges are supposed to follow when conducting restraining order proceedings.  Guidelines for Judicial Practice: Abuse Prevention Proceedings (PDF here), the manual issued to judges, provides:

At the hearing, the defendant has the right to counsel, to testify, to present witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses who appear, and to present information.

Id. at p. 161.

Both parties have a general right to cross-examine witnesses, but the judge should not permit cross-examination to be used for harassment or intimidation or for discovery purposes. Each side must be given a meaningful opportunity to challenge the other’s evidence. 

Id. at 96. Did the judge recognize Gjoni's right to cross-examine witnesses before him? No.

Again, we look to the hearing transcript:

"The Court: There's going to be no cross-examination of the plaintiff." 

Gjoni restraining order

You read that correctly. In the United States of America, in a courtroom where free speech principles are at stake, a sitting judge denied a man the most fundamental rights.

During the hearing, Gjoni was not given the opportunity to challenge Quinn's evidence at all. Nor was he allowed to cross-examine Quinn.

The Abuse Proceedings Manual cautions judges:

As recognition that its scope and nature has increased, the issue of domestic violence has become the focus of legitimate and increasing public concern. However, that concern must not be permitted to affect or diminish the court’s responsibility to remain neutral, to protect the rights of the parties in each case, and to address each case individually on its own merits. “Whether a defendant’s constitutional rights have been violated [in a c. 209A proceeding] will depend on the fairness of a particular proceeding.” Frizado v. Frizado, 420 Mass. 592, 598 (1995). See also, C.O. v. M.M., 442 Mass. 648, 656-659 (2004) (court found that defendant’s right to due process had been denied where defendant was not given the opportunity to present or cross-examine witnesses during a hearing on the question of continuing a temporary order). See Guideline 3:00, Ex Parte Hearings: General

After the transcript of the hearing surfanced, Quinn  admitted she lied in court to the judge. She claimed her memory was bad, due to trauma.

Given that Quinn has been exposed for lying during a Congressional briefing, one finds it unlikely she merely "forgot" to tell the truth.

Yet it's undeniable Quinn lied in order to obtain and then extend an unconstitutional restraining order.

We now see why rights matters. Cross-examination allows liars to be exposed.

Zoe Quinn has committed fraud on the court, at Eron Gjoni's great personal expense.

Read next: Zoe Quinn, Cyber victim or Cyber bully?

 


Alex Lifschitz: Portrait of a Beverly Hills Rich Kid

After Zoe Quinn posted my home address and pictures of my home to members of a doxing and SWATTing forum, I hired a private investigator to conduct a risk assessment.

My investigation extended to Alex Lifschitz, after he solicited death threats against me.

Trying to get Lifschitz into the professional victim hustle, Ms. Quinn claims Mr. Lifschitz cannot find a job. 

(Poor little rich kid!)

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Supposedly Lifschitz was some sort of go-getter trying to make his way in the world rather than a Sometime Awful troll.

This is a lie.

Alex has a trust fund. In addition to that, Lifschitz has never lived in an apartment under his own name.

Quinn, when lying before Congress about me, admitted she and Lifschitz lived together in Seattle. 

While I won't give out Lifschitz's prior address, I will tell you two things about it:

  • It's in Beverly Hills.
  • It's in daddy's and step mommy's name.

You read that correctly. Mr. Lifschitz did not ask daddy or mommy to co-sign for a rental property that he paid rent on. He lived in style, in the most exclusive zip code in Southern California, for free.

Before living in that Beverly Hills home, Lifschitz lived in the following property:

  • It's in Beverly Hills.
  • It's in mommy's name.

As with the above property, Lifschitz lived rent free.

I will gladly make my investigations into Quinn and Lifschitz available to verified journalists to confirm what I say here is true.

Long before GamerGate, Alex Lifschitz was a pathetic loser living off of mommy and daddy.

GamerGate didn't ruin his life. He had no life. He's a former Internet troll turned scammer, just like his lover Zoe Quinn.


How Many People Are in GamerGate?

GamerGate is a consumer revolt against unethical journalism with many allies, especially pro-free speech and anti-censorship allies like myself.

Some have accused me of "joining" GamerGate to get e-famous. That's sort of silly for a couple of reasons. 

First, I have an established track record of hating censorship. Go reach my archives back from 2004 and ask yourself what my opinion is on censorship. It hasn't changed. I oppose it and will spend my own money to fight it.

Second, I was already e-famous. Crime & Federalism, back when it was a seriously legal blog, was widely read. I've been cited in federal court opinions and law reviews. Haters gonna hate, but yeah, people know me.

I've been recognized in cafes worldwide and can hold a meet-up in any city in the world and have people show up. No one says, "Are you Mike from GamerGate?!" They have all said, "Are you Mike from Danger & Play?"

I didn't need GamerGate to get e-famous, and if anything it has a poor ROI for my primary businesses. I teach mindset techniques, have a mindset book coming out, and sell juicing books. I don't see a massive intersection between gamers and mindset training and green juicing, but if sales data proves me wrong, I'll gladly eat my words.

GamerGate is massive. Some data analysis shows 250,000 people have posted to the hashtag.

I don't have the Big Data on GamerGate, but I do have my own data. And I'm happy to share it.

Let's look at my growth in Twitter followers. Keep in mind I'm highly controversial. I even post deliberately shocking and outrageous tweets, because that's sort of fun.

Actually, I post the shocking tweets because my book is called Gorilla Mindset. If a few tweets make you cry, you're not going to read or apply my mindset techniques. So...Good riddance. 

Thus, I'm a niche "name" in GamerGate. People who are into self-improvement and dark humor enjoy me. The rest...not so much.

Most people in GamerGate find my humor to be a bit too gallows-based, and that's cool. Celebrate diversity!

On net I've gained around 10,000 followers via my pro-#GamerGate position. I consistently gained 500 new followers a month before GamerGate, so it's hard to say for sure how many of my new Twitter followers are from GamerGate. But I'm comfortable with saying it's 10,000 or so.

I currently have around 24,000 Twitter followers. Many of those are fake, as SJWs bought me fake followers in an effort to get me in trouble with Twitter. 

My best guess is 15,000 of my Twitter followers are real.

Here's my GamerGate data. 

In September, I thought GamerGate was sort of stupid, as I didn't understand it. I didn't start posting earnestly to the GamerGate hashtag until October. I stopped posting to the hashtag often in December or so, although I do still post about GamerGate.

I've included my Analytics page from Twitter. The analytics will give you a sense of how many people are in GamerGate.

September 2014: 752 tweets, 2.25 million impressions 48,300 profile visits, 400 new followers

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October 2014: 1,569 tweets, 17,600,000 million impressions 550,000 profile visits, 4,800 new followers

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November, 2014: 2,248 tweets, 14,500,000 million impressions 355,000 profile visits 2,730 new followers.

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December, 2014: 2,846 tweets, 13,600,000 million impressions 560,000 profile visits 16,400 new followers (many of those were fake).

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Anyhow, the data doesn't lie.

GamerGate is a massive consumer revolt. GamerGamer is too big to ignore and too diverse to pigeon hole.

Some people like me are a bit off the reservation. Others are serious and temperate.

We are legion, and we are not going away.

Read next: What is GamerGate?

 


How an Intelligent Strong Woman Sat a Sexist Man the F#ck Down

Last year when adult film actress Mercedes Carrera threw in her voice for #GamerGate, I groaned a little. I viewed her with suspicion. Did she really believe in free speech, or was she another nit-wit trying to get Internet famous?

As the months passed, I observed her conduct, watched her interviews, and even got to talk to her a few times. She is everything women who oppose #GamerGate are not. She is thoughtful, intelligent, and fiercely independent. I have never been so happy to admit I was wrong about a person.

While involved in #GamerGate, someone named Chris Kluwe, who I'm told is a former pro NFL player, started bullying gamers. He developed a creepy obsession with me, and to this day constantly references my genitals.

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Kluwe was everything I am not. He's a dumb jock, and after he realized how many people read my articles and listen to my podcast, he tried getting Internet famous by attacking me.

Enter the Kluwe-Cernovich "Debate."

Chris Kluwe and I agreed to a debate. I knew Kluwe had intended to troll me, as he refused to have a moderator like the GamerGate neutral David Pakman moderate the debate.

Going in my strategy was simple, "Do not play a game of 'Who can be the bigger asshole?'" I would let Chris be an asshole, so that those who watched the video could see with their own eyes people who oppose GamerGate are terrible people.

In our "debate," Kluwe was smug, dismissive, and rather insufferable. By design. My guys were really pissed at me, as they believed I looked beta.

Yet it was part of a broader plan. After the debate I posted how I let Kluwe look like a huge asshole. Even his die-hard supporters were left saying, "Cernovich is an idiot, but Kluwe did our side no favors."

Kluwe didn't sleep for 36 hour after the debate, as the name-searched himself endlessly for validation. Meanwhile, I slept like a baby, knowing Kluwe was going to destroyed soon enough.

Kluwe walks into the trap.

The claim has been made that GamerGate is a woman-hating movement. How could we prove it's actually people who oppose GamerGate who hate women?

My plan was to taunt Kluwe to his breaking point, get him to loudly challenge me to a debate, and then bring in my ringer.

"Mike Cernovich hides behind Mercedes Carrera."

When Kluwe challenged me to a debate, David Pakman was quick to offer to moderate it.

Such a debate is against the spirt of GamerGate, which is inclusive. Yeah, let's have three white men in their 30s talk about whether GamerGate is a misogynistic hate movement. Hello irony!

I have enough media platforms to mouth off on. I'd much rather hear from pro-GamerGate voices like Ms. Carrera. 

Mercedes is highly intelligent and extroverted. Once Kluwe ran his mouth off again, I'd offer to have Mercedes step in.

I knew three things would happen.

First, Kluwe would make some sexist bullshit remark about me “hiding behind a woman.” Kluwe did not disappoint.

Chris Kluwe GamerGate misogyny

He did indeed make a sexist remark about Mercedes.

Kluwe also refused to debate Mercedes, believing women should have men speak for them rather than speak for themselves.

I pushed the issue, as it's wrong for me to purport to speak for women like Mercedes. She is strong and smart enough to stand her own ground and speak her own mind.

Second, I knew Kluwe would treat Mercedes with utter disdain in a debate. He did not disappoint. 

Chris didn't wash his clothes, comb his hair, or even listen to Mercedes. The debate was a debacle for Kluwe.

He attempted to bully her, like the pig he is.

Rather than address her with respect, which should be done regardless of the gender of your opponent, he threw tantrums, lied, and mocked Mercedes.

Chris Kluwe sexist

Third, I knew Mercedes would destroy Kluwe, which she did.

I've spoken with her enough to know how smart she is. Underestimate Mercedes at your own risk.

Chris looked terrible. Watch this video to see a sexist pig get spit roasted.

 

Thanks for playing - or should I say being played - Chris.

UPDATE: Exceeding even my expectations, Chris Kluwe has  resorted to making racist "jokes" about Mercedes Carerra. 

Mercedes is Latina. So...nachos....Get it?

Chris Kluwe racist GamerGate

 Ms. Carerra responded to Chris Kluwe's racist with typical poise and strength of character.

Kluwe GamerGate racist debate

 

 

 

 


Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?

Zoe Quinn is being heralded as a helpless victim of the Internet's hate machine. Indeed, Katherine Clark, a Congressional representative for 5th District of Massachusetts, helped Ms. Quinn lie in front of Congress. Yet there's an untold story about Ms. Quinn.

I'm a biased story teller, as I'm the person Zoe Quinn doxed, harassed, and tried having Swatted. Ms. Quinn also lied about me to Congress.

But I'm also a lawyer who understands you, the reader, want evidence for every assertion I make. Thus, I'll share the evidence so you may decide for yourself sort of person Zoe Quinn is:

  • She was a member of helldump, a doxing and Swatting board on Something Awful.
  • She was caught lying about her involvement with helldump.
  • She doxed and attempted to Swat me.
  • She posted online threats against herself on 4Chan.
  • She lied in a Congressional briefing.

What is the truth about Zoe Quinn?

Zoe Quinn was a member of helldump, a doxing and Swatting message board on Something Awful.

Zoe Quinn was an active participant at helldump, a doxing and Swatting board on Something Awful. At helldump people with a mean streak would  form online hate mobs to terrorize and harass their targets. They took pride in having a confirmed kill.

Helldump members bullied a teenage "furry" into committing suicide. (A "furry" is a member of a subculture who dresses up in animal costumes. It's a little weird, but nothing criminal and certainly not conduct worthy of being bullied to suicide.)

Quinn called her participation in helldump a "crippling addiction," and pondered how she missed it.

"I miss helldump a little." - Zoe Quinn (Archive link.)

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I had a "crippling helldump addiction." - Zoe Quinn (Archive link).

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Perhaps Ms. Quinn regrets her former online conduct. If so, she should own up and admit to it.

Rather than address criticisms against her, Ms. Quinn has chosen to lie about her considerable history as an online harasser. 

Zoe Quinn now falsely claims she was never a member of helldump.

After being heralded in the media as a victim of online harassment rather than a troll who has harassed people online for years, Ms. Quinn claims she was never a member of helldump. 

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As you can see, above, Zoe Quinn was a helldump member. No one has made anything up. She is lying. End of story.

Zoe Quinn continues to harass people online.

Zoe Quinn personally doxed and attempted to SWAT me. As with her proven involvement with helldump, Ms. Quinn claims she never doxed me or attempted to have me Swatted. 

The evidence against Ms. Quinn is overwhelming, indeed the evidence against Ms. Quinn comes from her own Twitter account.

1. Margaret Pless published an article listing my home address and containing a picture that was taken outside of my home. (I've since moved.)

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2. Ms. Pless shared the article with Zoe Quinn before she published it.

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3. Zoe Quinn Tweeted out a link to her over 30,000 Twitter followers immediately after the article was published (Archive link).

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That's as open-and-shut example of a doxing case as it gets, isn't it?

Now it's true I'm a licensed attorney in California. As such I will always have to post my address online.

One might therefore claim my "dox" is fair game.

If all publicly available information can be posted online, then it doesn't make much sense to call out doxing. Who cares, right?

In my view, doxing in itself isn't bad. Who cares if people know where I live, right?

However, Zoe Quinn posted my information online in an attempt to incite her Twitter followers, who she had known from Something Awful and helldump, to SWAT me.

We know Ms. Quinn wanted to SWAT me as she and her friend Margaret Pless later wrote, and Zoe Quinn disseminated, an article encouraging people to call the police on me.

(After doxing me, Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless tried Swatting me.)

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Zoe Quinn continues to lie about her online past. 

Ms. Quinn now claims she was never part of helldump. Quinn's own Twitter acount, as seen in detail above, proves she was part of helldump.

Zoe Quinn's Something Awful chat logs have surfaced. Unsurprisingly, these chat logs provide even more evidence of her involvement in helldump.

Considering Ms. Quinn widely disseminated an article containing my home address as well as pictures on my home to her over 30,000 Twitter followers, one needn't be a rocket science to conclude helldump is exactly the sort of place Quinn would call home. 

Has Zoe Quinn been threatened or are the threats against her hoaxes?

Since we know Ms. Quinn has a history of trolling and threatening others online, it's not a stretch to wonder if any of the death threats that have allegedly been made against Quinn were made by herself.

It appears Ms. Quinn was once caught red-handed (or in this case middle-fingered) threatening herself. Unfortunately there is no Archive link.

On 4Chan, a board Ms. Quinn has admittedly posted to, this threat was made against her.

"Is she on Pax. I might snuk in to greet her from behind. the only way." (Archive.)

In this image you see something fascinating. Whoever made that threat against Ms. Quinn was also logged into Quinn's Twitter account.

(A higher-resolution image is available here.)

Zoe Quinn hoax

As Quinn never claimed to be hacked, it's clear she was trolling for attention on 4Chan.

That said, some may claim the image was photoshopped. Unfortunately the image was removed from 4Chan, although the post it referenced is available via Archive. (If an Archive link of the picture is made available, I will link to it.)

Given Quinn's considerable history as a troll, it's not hard to imagine her making death threat hoaxes for attention.

Moreover, Ms. Quinn earns her living as a professional victim. She has a Patreon account, which she links to whenever a "death threat" against her is made.

Ms. Quinn is a professional troll rather than professional victim, as it appears she earns money by posting threats against herself.

Zoe Quinn takes her lies to Congress.

As a guest of Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Zoe Quinn appeared for a Congressional briefing. (A briefing can be set up by paying $3,000 a corporation like RAND.)

During this hearing, Ms. Quinn testified (presumably under oath):

"There's actually a cottage industry of people who contribute nothing but hatred of marginalized people who make their living off of being its figureheads and telling them all where to go next. One of them decided it was wise to hire a [private investigator] to stalk my physical location and report back to them, thus making sure I would never go home again."

Quinn later revealed I (Mike Cernovich) was this lawyer who hired a PI to stalk her. I never revealed Quinn's address or "stalked her." 

However, as you can see, I hired a private investigator to figure out who Quinn was after she doxed and attempted to Swat me.

It appears hiring a PI was a prudent move, as Quinn is a sociopath.

Is Zoe Quinn a victim of online bullying or is she the bully?

Zoe Quinn is a con artist and sociopath. Her victims include the judge she lied to in order to obtain an unconstitutional restraining order, the lawyer she conned into helping her get that restraining order, and Congresswoman Katherine Clark.

I have now proven Ms. Quinn doxed me, lied about doxing me, was a member of a doxing and Swatting board helldump, and has lied about her membership of said board.

I have also proven Ms. Quinn lied in front of Congress.

If Representative Katherine Clark wants to continue letting Zoe Quinn lie to Congress, that's an issue for her political opponents to point out.

If the media wants to present Zoe Quinn as the face of online harassment, as a victim rather than perpetrator, then you now know to distrust the media.

The truth is clear.

Zoe Quinn is a troll, liar, con artist, and sociopath.

Who will be her next victim?


Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?

If you're ever going to write about free speech on the Internet, expect a lot of bizarre behavior. Be prepared for lies. People will lie about you and then lie about ever having lied about you after they are exposed.

You might even have the police called on you for exercising your First Amendment rights.

For example, a bunch of people including Daily Kos intern Margaret Pless and her friend Zoe Quinn called the Los Angeles Police Department on me and encouraged others to do the same.

They encouraged their followers, who included fellow Something Awful goons and Helldump members to call the police after they had posted my home address as well as pictures of my home online.

What crime had I committed? No crime. Ms. Pless and others took issue with my Tweets.

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In fact I have never been contacted by the LAPD, as the complaints were frivolous.

Margaret Pless of Daily Kos now claims she never reported me to the Los Angeles Police Department. As I'm a lawyer, I archive everything to preserve evidence.

Margaret Pless wrote an article that was widely disseminated by others, including Zoe Quinn, entitled: How to Report Mike Cernovich to the LAPD w/o a Single Deadlift.

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In this article, Ms. Pless gives her readers detailed instructions on the proper way to file a police report. She even included my eye color and a high resolution photograph of my baby blues:

You can file a police report over the web with the anonymous tip tool I found on the LAPD’s website. It’s quite detailed, so if you’re not sure what color Cernovich’s eyes are you’re welcome to look at my answers or this high-resolution photo of him

Ms. Pless called the cops on me because of my free speech. She concedes this point as her article notes, 

P.S. You can add an image to each complaint you file. I recommend any of these Mike Cernovich tweets.

Ms. Pless' article concludes: 

To report Cernovich’s threats to his local police department, please click here or go to http://lacrimestoppers.com/ and click the “Give a Tip” link on the left. You do not have to give your name to submit a tip.

In what world is writing an article entitled, "How to Report Mike Cernovich to the LAPD w/o a Single Deadlift," which instructs readers how to "report Cernovich to his local police department" not calling the police on someone?

You can read Margaret Pless's full article, in its original form, here.


Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement

In a predictable pattern, those who oppose free speech and ethics in journalism have resorted to more unethical tactics. Because I support free speech and GamerGate, I've endured several months of harassment.

In their latest move, anti-#GamerGate advocate Chris Kluwe became a cyber-squatter. 

Chris Kluwe cybersquatter

 

Why will no media outlet will discuss the harassment I've received?

At this point I can't even keep track of the harassment I've faced. Yet the harassment I've received is different from what others claim to receive. My attackers are not anonymous. They flout the law and common decency in public.

After I expressed my free speech rights under the Constitution, violating no laws, the following has occurred:

I'm sure there will be more harassment, and I'm sure the gutless hypocrites will refuse to call any of this stuff out.

I'm not a professional victim. I'm not crying or asking for donations.

Yet no ethical or honest person can deny I've been harassed, under any definition of the word currently used.

I'll keep doing me, and you keep being gutless hypocrites pushing a false narrative.

We will see who is left standing.


Is David Pakman a Journalistic Fraud?

David Pakman runs a broadcast radio and TV show, and also hosts a YouTube news and commentary site. Known for being hard-hitting, Pakman  thoroughly researches his guests. Before a guest appears on his program, Pakman solicits Twitter for feedback, essentially crowdsourcing his research. Pakman is so thorough that he recently had a guest on to talk about #GamerGate. Pakman confronted this guest with blog posts from over 10 years ago!

Yet it appears Pakman has different rules for different guests. 

Recently Pakman had Chris Kluwe, a former NFL player, on his show. Kluwe is one of those moralists we all know and love. They attempt to throwing lighting bolts down on sinners, when a closer examination reveals they themselves are the biggest sinners.

What did Chris Kluwe know about "underage girls" in "compromising situations"?

For example, Chris Kluwe posted on Twitter that "underage girls" were caught in a "compromising situation" with two Vikings players. Kluwe contined, "Bet you didn't hear about that one in the news. We can do this all day, Vikings. Special teams hears *everything*." Read more, "Chris Kluwe Can't Be Moral Crusader After Cruel Twitter Rant."

Why didn't we "hear about that one in the news"? That would have been a great question to ask Kluwe!

Did Chris Kluwe joke about child rape victims, and if so, why?

According to news reports, "Kluwe used the Sandusky horror in Penn State as the set-up to his joke, which was to walk around the locker room with a hole ripped out of his pants -- in the back, near his rectum -- and said he was a 'Penn State victim.'"

Kluwe seemed to confirm the reports were true, posting on his Twitter, "Over half the team did it for over a month, including asking him if he 'raped any little boys lately,' repeatedly, in front of coaches."

I guess that makes it OK?

Why didn't David Pakman ask Chris Kluwe about the alleged child rape jokes?

It appears that certain questions were off-limits, as Pakman refused to ask Kluwe about two highly controversial and interesting issues. 

How can we know Pakman agreed to not ask certain questions of Chris Kluwe? 

The big reason we know Pakman agreed to refrain from asking certain subjects is because Kluwe signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Vikings. Under this agreement, Kluwe is not allowed to answer these questions. 

Kluwe could not have done the interview unless Pakman agreed to treat these questions as being off limits.

Chris Kluwe threatened to sue me.

Unlike David Pakman, I did not agree to refuse to ask Kluwe hard questions. When I asked him about his failure to report what I interpreted as a rape, he threatened to sue me.

I laughed pretty hard. As Kluwe lives in California, the lawsuit would be struck down under California's very protective anti-SLAPP law.

Kluwe would pay my legal fees while giving me millions in free publicity, as the lawsuit would be international news.

Why didn't David Pakman ask Chris Kluwe about lawsuit threats made against me?

Again, he couldn't.

David Pakman's white lies add up.

After I confronted Pakman with my allegations, he claimed to not know who I am.

That's sort of silly, since Pakman has covered #GamerGate extensively and I have been accused of being a central figure in #GamerGate. Although this is incorrect, my involvement in #GamerGate has been mentioned on MSNBC, Gawker, Newsweek, Boing Boing too many other sites to keep track of

However, Pakman had invited me to be on a guest on his show.

Is David Pakman a journalistic fraud?

Having on a guest and refusing to ask certain hard questions, without disclosing this to viewers, would strike me as highly unethical.

Lying about agreeing to keep certain topics off limits would also be unethical, and in my view fraud.

Pretending not to know who someone you invited on your show as a guest could be faulty memory.

We all make mistakes, and I hope David Pakman owns up to his mistakes, apologizes to his viewers, and moves on stronger than ever.

Heed Warren Buffett, who observed, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."


Zoe Quinn Lied About Me in Front of Congress

Another day, another drama. Zoe Quinn recently appeared before some staffers in Congress to lie about me. Luckily for me I am not under an unconstitutional gag order and thus can respond to these lies and misrepresentations.

This is what Ms. Quinn testified to under oath:

"There's actually a cottage industry of people who contribute nothing but hatred of marginalized people who make their living off of being its figureheads and telling them all where to go next. One of them decided it was wise to hire a [private investigator] to stalk my physical location and report back to them, thus making sure I would never go home again."

Ms. Quinn's lover, Alex Lifschitz, revealed I was the lawyer Ms. Quinn was referencing. Let's tell this story once more.

1. Zoe Quinn posted my home address as well as pictures taken outside of my home to her more than 30,000 Twitter followers. The "best GG journalism" article Quinn references was a full dox of me provided by Daily Kos intern and Something Awful "goon" Margaret Pless.

Here is an Archive link of Zoe Quinn's dox of me as well as a screen cap.

Zoe Quinn dox

2. Zoe Quinn previously belonged to a forum on Something Awful called Helldump. Helldump was a cyber bullying board that had a "confirmed kill," that is, they were able to bully a teenager into suicide.

Here is an Archive link regarding Ms. Quinn's Helldump activities as well as a screen cap of the same.

Zoe Quinn harassment

 

I was not worried about being "bullied" or anything, but I was concerned with SWATting. SWATting is when goons from Something Awful call in a 9-1-1 emergency to get a laugh or to silence and intimidate their political opponents.

SWATting is attempted murder, as their aim was to get me shot by a SWAT team.

After Quinn posted my address as well as pictures that were taken outside of my home to her more than 30,000 Twitter followers, which included her friends from Something Awful's Helldump board, I left my apartment for a hotel.

3. I posted on Twitter that Ms. Quinn had a chance to explain herself. I asked for an apology. 

4. Instead Quinn gloated at being able to drive me from my home.

5. I hired a private investigator to conduct a risk assessment of Ms. Quinn, her lover Alex Lifschitz, and Daily Kos intern Margaret Pless.

6. Ms. Quinn's assertion that I've stalked her Boston home is a lie. I in fact know her current address in Seattle, and I have no interest in conducting a follow-up investigation, as Ms. Quinn has been relatively well-behaved after it was reported a hacker had obtained a copy of her hard drive. 

7. If you believe anything Zoe Quinn says, you're a gullible fool. If you share her testimony, you are spreading perjury.

In fact, Quinn is such a pathological liar that she now claims she was never a member of Helldump.

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You can read more about Zoe Quinn's campaign of harassment.

By the way, harassment does not mean hurting my feelings. Harassment means doxing and attempting to SWAT me.

I can talk trash online with the best of them, and would never complain about fair criticism.

Trying to have me SWATted, as Ms. Quinn sought to do, crosses the line. That seems like such a dull point to make, and yet no media outlet has reported about Zoe Quinn's dox of me.

Lying under oath, which Ms. Quinn has done, also deserves more attention. That also seems very duh, but it appears we live in a world of gullible fools - or worse, outright liars and gutless hypocrites.

 


Thoughts on #GamerGate, "Censorship," and Censorship

When people in #GamerGate throw around the world censorship, lawyers tend to lose their marbles. "Censorship is something only the government can do!"

I don't get why lawyers (I happen to be one, too) get all pissy when non-lawyers use the wrong terms. Law is complicated. Hell, while I'm well-versed on the First Amendment, I even have a First Amendment lawyer to represent me. Who can keep track of it all?

I would be curious, though, to know whether the Charlie Hebdo murders were an example of censorship. Those murders weren't state-sponsored, after all...

Incidentally, the same lawyers who froth at the mouth over the vernacular abuse of the poor word censorship will say, "I plead the Fifth." No one says, "You dummies! You can only plead the fifth when you're in an official proceeding where the government seeks to compel you to incriminate yourself!"

We get it. There's "censorship" and censorship.

There's the sort of "censorship" we all do. I don't post everything that pops in my head. I have some discretion, believe it or not. I self-censor.

There has been a lot of "censorship" surrounding #GamerGate. Forums that were previously open to vigorous debate and discussed deleted tens-of-thousands of posts on a single subject.

Reddit (which has message boards like "Chimp Out" that shock even me) banned discussion of #GamerGate.

Yes, that's "censorship." It's well within the rights of Reddit to "censor," but it is "censorship."

And I don't care.

I don't care about "censorship."

A lot of pro-#GamerGate people tell me about the latest "censorship" going on. They are nice people, and I feel a bit rude saying it, but my general response is, "I don't care. Private parties may do what they please."

Twitter may ban me any day, as is their prerogative. It'd be a stupid move, as playing political favorites would only inspire competitors to create alternatives, but it'd be a stupid move well within Twitter's rights.

I don't even have any problems with the block bots. Wait, you don't know what blockbots are?

Some people decided to create a program that would allow users to automatically block anyone who followed me on Twitter. If you're a lawyer who has never heard of #GamerGate and you follow me on Twitter, your account will be blocked by thousands of people.

It's guilt-by-association. You're a bad person because you may find what I post interesting. (Half of the people who follow me on Twitter don't agree with me; they simply enjoy a compelling spectacle.)

There's even a blockbot based on Richard Dawkins, the preeminent scientist who has managed to offend the same young people who "fucking love science." I know, the cognitive dissonance astounds.

The blockbot is "censorship," in that it prevents thousands of people from being heard. And it's "censorship" I don't give a fuck about.

The only censorship I care about is the kind the government engages in.

(Well I would classify violent acts by private parties as real censorship, too.)

I have been reported to the California State Bar for my free speech. Is trying to get the government to punish me for my speech censorship?

I have had the Los Angeles Police Department called on me for my speech. Is trying to get me SWATted censorship? Hell, is having the police politely knock on my door for my speech still not an example of censorship?

I have been falsely accused of crimes based on my speech. Are false accusations of criminal wrongdoing examples of censorship?

Where are my white knights? Why aren't the white knights who call me out also calling out the people who have attempted to have police sent to my home based on my speech?

Funny how life works, isn't it?

In #GamerGate you have real, actual, big time censorship.

But since it's happened to a straight white man, no one cares.

Yet you expect me to care about your issues.

Or to think you have any intellectual integrity.

You're not fooling anyone - not even yourselves.

Censorship has made us stronger.

If I showed you my analytics, you'd feel a little jealous. 

I've had single Tweets receive over 200,000 impressions, and I am but one pro-#GamerGate man. I'm not even a "big deal" in #GamerGate. Lord knows how many page views the big names are getting.

(This lone Tweet about the SWATting attempt made on my life received 218,000 page views.)

Zoe Quinn Swatting Mike Cernovich

The more you censor us, the more we will speak out. 

Cops called on me? I don't care. I'm still speaking.

State Bar called on me? I don't care. I'm still here and I'm not going anywhere.

Gawker articles written about what a bad person I am? I LOL'ed all the way to increased readership.

Thank you for censoring Reddit, 4Chan, and other sides.

Because of your efforts, I've met thousands of really good people.

And we have all agreed to set aside our political differences (I'm libertarian, most pro-#GamerGate people are left-leaning) to fight for free speech.

Funny how life works, isn't it?

P.S. If you care about real censorship, you can fight censorship by fighting Nevada's anti-SLAPP law.


How a White Male Libertarian Views the Baltimore Riots

Since we live in an era of identity politics where all opinions are prefaced with, "As a strong independent woman, I believe," I'll share my views on the Baltimore Riots as a white male libertarian.

1. I've worked on actual police misconduct litigation cases for years and am one of few people who understand Section 1983 litigation. If you don't know what qualified immunity is and don't get the "Scalia's new police professionalism" inside joke, you aren't allowed to have an opinion on my civil rights bona fides. (I'm talking to you, hashtag activists.)

2. I've known and spoken out about the problem of police misconduct for almost 20 years. The problem has only gotten worse and will continue to get worse until liberals question some of their deeply-held assumptions about how the world does and should work.

3. Police unions make it nearly impossible for a police force to fire a corrupt or abusive officer. The same hashtag activists posting on Twitter are pro-union. The cognitive dissonance astounds.

Also, under most police union contracts, officers themselves are not held liable for their misconduct. If an officer beats you with a baton, you sue and win, it's the city who pays up.

4. Affirmative action, another darling of liberals, allows abusive and unqualified officers to be hired for the force, and because of unions, it's nearly impossible to fire them.

5. Black officers are just as likely to beat a black man as a white officer is. Power is color blind, and weird things happen to people when they put on that blue uniform, pin on a shiny badge, and strap themselves with a Glock.

6. Congress could cut police misconduct in half by eliminating the judge-made doctrine of qualified immunity.

7. In fact, qualified immunity is the most important issue in civil rights cases. Anyone who is not talking about qualified immunity is a talking head who lacks serious understanding of police misconduct.

8. Qualified immunity provides  police who break the law get a free pass. This NY civil rights lawyer explain the doctrine well:

I often write about qualified immunity. This a legal doctrine that allows public defendants in civil rights cases to win the case if their objectionable actions did not violate clearly established law even if, in hindsight, the court finds that their actions were in fact illegal.

In other words, ignorance of the law is an excuse if you're a cop. Conduct covered by qualified immunity has included using a tazer to torture a man, sodomizing a man with a police baton, and sexually assaulting a woman. 

How can police get a pass for obviously immoral conduct? Simple. Power protects power. Judges view themselves as being on the same team as police and prosecutors. 

9. If you want to reduce police abuses, petition Congress to abolish qualified immunity. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for citizens, and it should be no excuse for those who have sworn to uphold the law.

10. Police misconduct is such a problem that when I and my white civil rights lawyer friend were confronted by police, we felt our safety was in legitimate danger.

Simply put, blacks are abused by police because blacks have more encounters with police. Blacks should be taught to avoid police at all costs and to be super police and compliant. Is that racist? Whatever. I care about saving lives rather than getting a pat on my head for being a good little white person.

You can cry about racism and hashtags and say black lives matter. Unless and until police unions are reformed and qualified immunity is abolished, nothing will change.

But the truth is, we don't really care.

These riots are just another show to watch. If we're lucky, maybe we'll status signal and "hash tag activate" our ways to being seen as an "acceptable white."

Maybe we'll get a column in Slate or Salon, where we can continue to status signal how good-and-decent we are to upper-class liberal white people.

Or maybe we will get famous. The 24 hour news cycle always needs new talking heads. Ignorance of the law is no barrier to entry! (And besides, qualified immunity is a boring legal doctrine that puts people to sleep.)

But we don't really care.

If we did care, we'd stop posting to hashtags and start demanding Congress and the President hold police officers accountable for violating the law.

But we won't.

I'll post this article online. Some people will call me a racist, others will call me anti-cop, and nothing will change. Ever.


Barack Obama is a Holocaust Denier: Part 6

As a candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama made a promise to the Armenian people. This was not a sort-of-promise. There was no ambiguity.

Here is what Candidate Obama promised:

I also share with Armenian Americans – so many of whom are descended from genocide survivors - a principled commitment to commemorating and ending genocide.

As a senator, I strongly support passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106 and S.Res.106), and as President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.

There is no wiggle room there, is there?
 
As President, what has Barack Obama actually done? 
 
For each of his six years in office, President Obama has denied the Armenian genocide. LA Times, Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide' (April 21, 2015).
 
Obama's broken promise, while showing he and his supporters are gutless hypocrites, has legal implications.
 
There are certain legal remedies available to holocaust victims. Because Obama has refused to recognize the Armenian genocide, people have been denied these remedies.
 
California even enacted a law to help victims of the Armenian genocide vindicate their rights. This law was struck down under preemption grounds. (State governments cannot enact laws that interfere with the federal government's exclusive power over foreign affairs.)
 
See Movsesian v. Versicherung  AG:

Section 354.4 of the California Code of Civil Procedure extends the statute of limitations until 2010 for claims arisingout of life insurance policies issued to “Armenian Genocide victim[s].” Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 354.4(c) (West 2006).

The primary issue in this appeal is whether § 354.4 interferes with the national government’s conduct of foreign relations.

We conclude that it does, and accordingly, we hold that the California statute is preempted. The district court’s order denying the Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss is reversed.

The full Ninth Circuit heard Movsesian v. Versicherung AG (here) and affirmed the lower-court ruling.
 
In other words, Armenians who had their money and property stolen have no legal remedy, due to Obama's failure to honor his word.

If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!

Censorship is a growing problem, and in fact the biggest threat to free speech in the U.S. is not from the government, it's from private actors.

Imagine you learn that someone has committed a crime or engaged in other harmful conduct. You  exercise your free speech rights to write about this person. 

Or imagine you receive shoddy service at a restaurant or are scammed by a business. You speak out.

Now imagine you receive a very scary letter from a lawyer. This lawyer threatens to sue you. Take down your article, apologize immediately, or prepare to go deep into debt.

I was the victim of a bully who tried to censor me.

After a lawyer gave his client poor representation, I spoke out. Along with the Washington Post, American Bar Association, and dozens of other lawyers, I was named as a defendant in a case later styled Rakofsky v. the Internet.

This case could have bankrupted me, and I incurred substantial legal fees. As I was sued in New York State, I had no remedies. New York does not have an anti-SLAPP law worth a damn.

Even though the case against me was frivolous, I had to pay my lawyer each month. My legal bills would have been staggering had a local New York personal injury lawyer, Eric Turkewitz, not provided representation as New York local counsel to me and my co-defendants.

Could you afford substantial legal bills, or would you be required to fold?

If I had not been a lawyer confident in the outcome who could also afford to pay legal fees, I'd have been silenced.

Another censorious bully tried silencing me. California's anti-SLAPP law saved me.

When I learned a wealthy former NFL player had played a role in covering up sexual misconduct in the Vikings locker room, I called him out. He was outraged and threatened to sue me.

As he was a rich man, I knew the lawsuit threat was not empty. He had the means and motivation to bully me into silence.

California's anti-SLAPP law saved me from a frivolous lawsuit.

I invited him to file his lawsuit. As a California resident, I have no fear of frivolous defamation lawsuits.

California has an anti-SLAPP law, which means anyone who files a frivolous lawsuit against me will be forced to pay my legal fees.

Nevada's anti-SLAPP law is under attack.

If Nevada successfully repeals its anti-SLAPP legislation, other states will follow suit. Rich bullies will have a playbook to censor critics.

If you live in Nevada, let your voice be heard. You can leave a comment to the legislators here.

You can also find out more information at Marc Randazza's law blog. Mr. Randazza was my free speech lawyer in both of the cases I mentioned above, and he himself helped draft Nevada's anti-SLAPP legislation.

Free speech ain't free. Let your voice be heard today or be silenced tomorrow!

Go here to speak out.

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2. Enter "SB444" without any spaces.

3. Click the "Get Bill Information" button.

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Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax

In yesterday's comprehensive #GamerGate article I observed, "Any idiot or troll could say, 'I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate.'"

Today that happened. A troll made a nasty remark to Anita Sarkeesian in the #GamerGate hashtag. Ms. Sarkeesian was more than happy to Tweet this nastiness out to her gullible followers.

Hundreds of gullible morons retweeted it and no doubt felt much sympathy for Ms. Sarkeesian, who now earns several-hundred-thousand-of-dollars a year for making a YouTube video every month or two.

There were two problems with the #GamerGate Tweet.

1.) The user had never used the #GamerGate hashtag before posting a mean Tweet. (This is easily verifiable for yourself.)

2.) People who regularly use the #GamerGate hashtag (the pro-#GamerGate people) quickly reported the account to Twitter in an effort to get the amount suspended or banned.

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As you can see, rumors of #GamerGate being a misogynistic hate campaign have been greatly exaggerated. 

Does the Internet have a problem with trolls and vile people?

Of course. In fact, I have been vicitimzed by trolls. Zoe Quinn doxed me, posting my home address as well as pictures of my home to her 30,000 Twitter followers. In addition, Ms. Quinn was a member of Hell Dump, a doxing and Swatting board at Something Awful.

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Her friend Margaret Pless encouraged people to call the Los Angeles Police Department on me simply because they did not like what I wrote on the Internet. 

Yet the problem with troll has more to do with the Internet itself and it's simply unfair and contra to the evidence to label #GamerGate a hate campaign.

In fact, it's simply illogical to label #GamerGate a harassment campaign when I myself have been doxed and when people have reported me to the LAPD and California State Bar for engaging in constitutionally protected speech.

However, there's simply too much money in #GamerGate for the controversy to end anytime soon.

Trolls will troll for the lulz, and Ms. Sarkeesian will keep collecting fat paychecks.

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What is #GamerGate?

#GamerGate is a consumer revolt concerned with ethics in journalism. (The # is in front of GamerGate as #GamerGate is a hashtag people post to on Twitter.) As you might imagine, journalists do not enjoy being accused of corruption, and instead have claimed #GamerGate is a controversy involving the harassment of women.

Having no leader, #GamerGate does not have a singular definition. There are many in #GamerGate who will say this article is 100% wrong and that I clearly do not understand #GamerGate at all!

 There is no corporate office, 501(c)(3) paperwork, corporate charter, or registered agent for service of process. #GamerGate is instead a grassroots movement and is as democratic as you can imagine, which is no surprise as most people associated with #GamerGate are left-leaning.

Ultimately #GamerGate is a fight against corruption in journalism and has its origin in a dramatic break-up between an e-celeb (that's defined, below) and her boyfriend.

This break-up spread across the Internet Streisand Effect style after major websites like Reddit and 4Chan banned all discussion of it and after a court order was obtained barring a rape victim from discussing the abuse he suffered at the hands of a manipulative woman.

To understand #GamerGate, begin at the beginning. An e-celeb who was "famous for being famous" cheated on and  raped her boyfriend and then sought a court order to cover it up.

Zoe Quinn is an e-celeb.  E-celebs are the Internet's version of reality TV stars, that is, e-celebs want to be famous for any reason at all, and that includes famous for being famous.

Ms. Quinn spent years crafting a public persona, networking online, meeting with journalists, and otherwise trying to raise her public profile. 

In seeking out fame, Ms. Quinn would often write odd and inflammatory articles.

Ms. Quinn wrote about her bizarre views of rape and sexual assault. For example she claimed  having sex with your partner after you've had unprotected sex with another person is rape. Cheating, in other words, was rape.

Unbeknownst to the general public she was lecturing about morality, Ms. Quinn enjoyed having unprotected sex behind the back of her boyfriend.

Calling cheating rape is a bit weird, to put it mildly, but as Quinn called cheating rape it's fair to hold her to her words. Zoe Quinn is a rapist.

It was thus to her ex-boyfriend's ire when he found out Ms. Quinn had slept with several games journalists in order to get coverage for a video game she had "developed." (There's a program that lets you "develop" video games sort of how we used to "build" websites in GeoCities.)

After cheating on her boyfriend (Eron Gjoni) with five guys, Ms. Quinn learned a harsh lesson in fame. Once you've interjected yourself into the spot light, people will look at everything.

That's a lesson in fame for all to learn. You do not have the power to decide what others choose to see once you've begged for their attention. Often people will notice aspects of your life you'd wish they hadn't seen.

Such is the price of fame.

Eron Gjoni exposes Quinn/is "dramatic." 

Mr. Gjoni took to the Internet to talk about how Quinn not only cheated on him, but how she potentially spread STDs. Indeed, that was his right.

It is my patriarchal views of rigid gender construction that has me calling a young man who was cheated on and emotionally abused a "drama queen." I'd never write about a woman cheating on me in such detail.

Perhap Mr. Gjoni he should have kept this relationship stuff to himself, but he had every right to share Quinn's betrayal to the broader world.

Indeed, if Mr. Gjoni were a person calling others rapists for cheating, the Internet would have rightfully criticized him after being exposed as a hypocrite.

Mr. Gjoni had every right under the law and under the code of moral conduct to reveal Ms. Quinn's betrayal of him.

Ms. Gjoni posted Facebook chats, emails, and other chat logs substantiating his claims.

Zoe Quinn, by her own words and own definition, raped Eron Gjoni.

The Internet goes crazy.

Gamers had long suspected "games journalists" played favorites with game developers and e-celebs. Now they had proof. A wannabe game developer was actually sleeping with games journalists, favorable articles were being written, and no one was disclosing these personal relationships.

They thus went to Reddit, 4Chan, and other websites to talk about how Ms. Quinn slept with several games journalists, allegedly for favorable coverage.

Moreover, there was a bit of, "Gotcha!" involved. 

Ms. Quinn is a famous social justice warrior who claimed cheating was rape. There was now proof that Ms. Quinn was a hypocrite.

The Internet loves exposing hypocrites, whether those hypocrites are fundamentalist Christians getting massages from gay men or whether it's SJWs being caught in the act of rape.

The Internet gets "censored."

Reddit, 4Chan, and other sites deleted and prohibited any commentary about Ms. Quinn's affair with a games journalist. This was unprecedented. Never had a topic been so off-limits.

Moreover, the Internet thrives on drama involving the sexual lives of e-celebs. Gawker, Reddit, and other sites would publish leaked nudes of celebs and those sites allowed all sorts of vile remarks. Indeed, Gawker published the Hulk Hogan sex tape, which it had obtained illegally!

Yet some reason all discussion of Quinn was "censored." Some thought there was a conspiracy behind the scenes. Were games journalists working behind the scenes to cover-up their unethical behavior?

Indeed, that was revealed to be true, once a mailing list of journalists surfaced.

At GamesJournoPro, an online email discussion board, journalists would actively conspire to control the #GamerGate narrative.

This made what should have been a brief affair into an all-out war. Telling people they can't talk about something makes them want to talk about it more.

Ms. Quinn actually censors the Internet.

While Reddit, 4Chan, and any other privately-owned company may "censor" discussion, we do not put censorship in quotes when the government does it, because there is something known as the First Amendment.

Ms. Quinn obtained a restraining order that violated the First Amendment. The restraining order was prior restraint on speech. Under the restraining order, Mr. Gjoni was not allowed to talk about Zoe Quinn at all. He was completely barred from sharing the emotional abuse and rape he suffered.

Moreover, Ms. Quinn committed perjury to obtain the unconstitutional restraining order.

How I got involved in #GamerGate.

What is a 37-year-old lawyer who doesn't even play video games doing in #GamerGate? 

As old school readers of Crime & Federalism know, I am pro-free speech and believe abuse and rape accusations (such as the Rolling Stone rape hoax) against men are too easily believed.

I was sued for defamation after exposing misconduct by a lawyer and was once threatened by a federal prosecutor for exposing prosecutorial misconduct. I have often paid for court records out of my own pocket to act as a watch dog of free speech abuses.

When I found out an unconstitutional restraining order had been issued against Zoe Quinn's ex-boyfriend, I ordered the court records.

The restraining order was indeed unconstitutional. For you First Amendment wonks, it was a textbook Kimberlin v. Walker issue and I discussed it here.

#GamerGate is a battle of narratives.

As we all know, criticizing a woman for any reason (even when she's a rapist by her own definition) equals misogyny.

Hence the media has run with stories claiming that #GamerGate is about the harassment of women.

Claiming #GamerGate is a misogynistic campaign is an odd one.

Approximately 150,000 people are pro-#GamerGate. If #GamerGate really were about the harassment of women, why aren't there more crimes being committed? 

Consider FBI statistics or other crime data. If you lived in a city of 150,000 people, you'd expect some rapes, murders, thefts, and other smaller crimes.

Why aren't people in #GamerGate being escorted out in hand cuffs?

Could it be  #GamerGate is largely comprised of left-leaning people who are a bit nerdy and pose no threat to anyone?

What does pro-#GamerGate and anti-#GamerGate mean?

#GamerGate is a scandal, much like Watergate was a scandal. Some would say it thus makes no sense to call someone pro-#GamerGate. After all, everyone opposes corruption and cover-ups.

While that makes sense in theory, in reality the terms pro- and anti- are being used. Generally speaking a pro-#GamerGate person believes journalism, especially games journalism, is unethical and needs reformed.

Those who ascribe to anti-#GamerGate views believe journalism is just fine and that gamers are just overgrown white man children who hate women.

#NotYourShield proves #GamerGate is not a bunch of angry white men.

Frustrated with having privileged white people purport to speak out for them, many women, minorities, and trans* persons began posting under the #GamerGate-related hashtag #NotYourShield.

The media has ignored the existence of #NotYourShield, proving journalism is more about narratives than in telling the truth.

After all, if #GamerGate is a harassment campaign, it has many women and minority members. Those women and minorities should be called out!

Rather than address women and minority members of #GamerGate, the media has ignored them.

Acting as if women and minorities do not even exist and failing to debate them is racism and misogyny on a level far greater than anything #GamerGate is accused of. 

Is anyone in #GamerGate actually harassing women?

#GamerGate has been ongoing for around 7 months. Given that nearly 150,000 people have posted to the hashtag, it'd be something else to claim no one "from" #GamerGate has harassed women.

There's a problem with the question, however. How do you know if someone is "from #GamerGate." Again, any idiot can post to a hashtag. Who the heck is even "from #GamerGate"?

Yet none of the so-called central figures have harassed any women.

Who are the central figures of #GamerGate?

If #GamerGate is about harassment of women, have the "leaders" of #GamerGate harassed any women?

Incidentally, calling someone a "leader" or "central figure" of #GamerGate is inaccurate, as #GamerGate is a hashtag, not a 501(c)(3) with a registered agent of service of process.

Most pro-#GamerGate people remain anonymous, as they fear losing their jobs. Anti-#GamerGate is fond of calling employers, making false accusations against pro-#GamerGate members. Indeed, a "journalist" named Ben Kuchera even tried getting a young man fired from his part-time job at a sporting goods store.

Lacking people who write online under their real names, anti-#GamerGate has identified some "central figures," "poster boys," and "leaders."

According to the anti-#GamerGate, side, the central figures of #GamerGate are:

Adding me to that list is amusing, as I don't even post to the #GamerGate hashtag often.

Since I'm a controversial person at times, the anti-#GamerGate side feels its helpful to list me as some sort of leader. This allows them to use guilt-by-association tactics, a favorite of social justice warriors.

While I am not a leader of #GamerGate, I'm  as much of a "bad person" as you'll find in #GamerGate.

Could you even imagine a kind, thoughtful, intelligent scholar like Ms. Sommers harassing women?

How could a high-profile celebrity like Adam Baldwin get away with harassing women? TMZ would be all over him.

Milo is a professional journalist. If he were harassing women then a war pack would be declared against him.

While I  post  controversial articles and even Tweets at times, so what?

Have I harassed any women or broken any laws or even made veiled threats against a person's safety or well-being? No.

I'm a licensed attorney in California, for crying out loud. While I certainly speak my mind, I stay well within the confines of the law.

The truth is no one from #GamerGate is harassing women.

Anti-#GamerGate claims I have harassed women.

The claim has been made I harass women.

After Zoe Quinn doxed me to her 30,000 Twitter followers, I hired a private investigator to conduct a risk assessment. I was concerned with being Swatted, as Quinn belonged to a forum on Something Awful called Hell Dump. 

Hell Dump was a forum devoted to harassing, doxing, and Swatting people. Quinn was a proud member, and I was concerned for my safety after she posted pictures of my home  as well as my home address to her 30,000 followers and fellow Hell Dump members.

Yes, I hired a PI to look into Quinn and I will do it again if people post my personal information online.

Again, I'm as "bad" as it gets as far as #GamerGate goes. If the anti-#GamerGate side can't point to how I've harassed women, you can see they have no evidence #GamerGate is a harassment campaign against women.

Harassment hoaxes.

Sensing fame and realizing fame equals money, others have attached themselves to #GamerGate and some figures have created hoaxes, much like the Rolling Stone rape hoax.

For example, e-celeb Brianna Wu has been caught posting threats against herself on 8Chan, a 4Chan successor. 

Zoe Quinn had previously been caught posting threats against herself on 4Chan. A former Hell Dump member (Hell Dump was a doxing and Swatting board at Something Awful), Ms. Quinn knows how to fake threats and harassment.

Randi Harper, an admitted drug user who has also been in jail, falsely claimed I made rape threats against her.

After posting these "threats," the e-celebs link to their Patreon accounts. (Patreon allows users to donate money to people who do nothing other than post on Twitter all day.)

There is a lot of money in harassment hoaxes, with Wu at one point earning $13,000 a month for doing...nothing.

How can you know #GamerGate isn't harassing women?

Harassment these days means disagreement. For example, the police were called on me because I posted publicly-available court records showing Zoe Quinn committed perjury in obtaining an unconstitutional restraining order.

Yet it's hard to say no one "from #GamerGate" harasses people, as it's a hashtag. Any idiot or troll could say, "I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate."

Here's an experiment: Go to Twitter. Post a threat against women in the #GamerGate hashtag. Watch how quickly you'll be swarmed by pro-#GamerGate forces.

You'll see quickly that #GamerGate opposes actual threats against women. There is even an actual #GamerGate anti-harassment patrol led by a courageous woman named Margaret Gel.

What is #GamerGate?

#GamerGate is a fight against unethical journalism.

As there are no central figures or leaders of #GamerGate, anyone can say what they think #GamerGate is about.

To me, #GamerGate means exposing corruption in journalism and ending censorship. Just today #GamerGate exposed a journalist who admitted to lying about people.

Others disagree, seeing dollar signs. They will continue to claim #GamerGate is a harassment campaign. 

As there's a lot of money in pretending to be a victim these days, do not expect #GamerGate to cool down anytime soon.

#GamerGate is here to stay.

GamerGate will be around for years. There's too much money to be made in claiming to be a victim. The Rolling Stone rape hoax, which elevated many to stardom and fame, proves it's worth pretending to be a victim.

Chances are you won't get caught. When you get caught, no big deal. (The author of the Rolling Stone rape hoax never lost her job. Moreover, none of the hundreds of journalists who linked to and promoted the Rolling Stone rape hoax article faced any repercussion.)

There is a lot of money accusing men of being misogynists and there are a lot of corrupt journalists.

Whatever your opinion of #GamerGate, one fact is clear: #GamerGate isn't going anywhere, and #GamerGate is watching.


Kate Bevan (Formerly) of the Guardian Admits to Journalistic Fraud

Kate Bevan is a writer for the Guardian (UPDATE: She hasn't written for the Guardian in a long time) who admits to committing journalistic fraud. In a move that left some shaking their head, Ms. Bevan gave readers a guide to committing journalistic fraud and libel in the publications she writes for.

Step 1. When writing about someone, put in something true. Then "Throw in a false anecdote or two. Then, when you've got things suitably warmed up, the fun can begin."

Step 2. "And do it in a space they don't control. It's no good doing it on their Facebook page or blog, where they can delete comments." 

Step 3. Write an article where reader comments are not allowed.

That's it. There is your three-step guide to lying about people.

Think this is a joke? See the screen caps below. Ms. Bevan's comments speak for themselves.

Kate Bevan a journalist, who comments as "blossiekins," advocates libel.

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We need serious reform in journalism.

When a journalist like Kate Bevan feels comfortable admitting to lying about people, we know journalism is broken.

Let's hope the Guardian and other publications do not allow Ms. Bevan to libel people and commit journalistic fraud in their publications!

Sources:

Kate Bevan endorses libel (Archive).

Kate Bevan admits to commenting under the username/handle "blossiekins" (Archive).


I'll Donate $1,000 to Charity if You Show Me an Inspirational SJW

Alisha Grauso, someone I had never heard of, recently pondered, "Why do people retweet Mike Cernovich? He's a vile person."

So far as I can tell, social justice warriors (SJWs) don't do much other than mine Twitter for offensive conduct, form online hate mobs, and try getting people fired.

Maybe I am wrong. Maybe those brave warriors for justice are writing inspirational articles and encouraging and helping others rather than trying to tear down people like me. (By the way, haven't you gotten bored yet? You're not going to beat me. Ever.)

Do you SJWs have an actual message? 

I have a question for Ms. Grauso and other social justice warriors: Where is your positive message? Your inspirational writing? 

I don't believe in false modesty. I've published over 600 articles at Danger & Play and given away nearly 100 podcasts. You can read iTunes reviews to hear what others have to say.

I will post three articles up against any SJW's three articles.

We can hold a contest. If you can show me an SJW who has written three articles better than this, then I'll donate $1,000 to a suitable charity. I prefer Operation Smile, but if you have another preference, let me know.

Some of you may say this is a publicity stunt, but we are past that point, aren't we?

You all know who I am.

You cluck about "Cernovich," "juicebro," "juice lawyer," and whatever nickname you've given me recently.

Besides, my audience is larger than yours. My websites get more readers than John Scalzi's, and Scalzi is viewed as an SJW with a large audience. (I'll gladly post my stats publicly next to Mr. Scalzi's to prove I'm right.)

Anyhow, please point me to an SJW who has an actually message.

I'd love to read his or her writing. Moreover, I'd be happy to link them.

I don't believe the vast majority of people are actually "vile" or "evil." Most of us are a mixed bag.

Hence I would have no issue with sharing links to articles written by my "enemies."

Please share some links with me, Ms. Grauso.

Even better, find an SJW who does better work than I do, so we can all learn, grow, and donate to charity together!


Why Are People Opposing #GamerGate Evil? (9 SJWs Who are Horrible People)

Although the media has run with the narrative that "#GamerGate is about the harassment of women," one look at who is pro- and anti-GamerGate reveals the truth.

Here are some truly vile people. Each of these claims are sourced. Click on the little blue text to learn more. (They are blue when I type the post but red on the screen. Whatever the case, "Trust but verify." All of these claims are supported by the evidence.)

Jian Ghomeshi - Jian Ghomeshi is a former CBC radio host, Women's Study major, and rapist. Although Ghomeshi hasn't been convicted of rape, he has said before women do not lie about rape. It seems fitting to hold Mr. Ghomeshi to his words. Moreover, Ghomeshi's case isn't he-said-she-said. It's more like he-said-8-shes-said, as 8 different women have come forward. (UPDATE: 15 women have come forward with accusations of rape and assault against anti-#GamerGate hero Ghomeshi.)

Arthur Chu - Arthur Chu either covered up a rape or refused to report one. In his words: "I have known nerdy male stalkers, and, yes, nerdy male rapists. I’ve known situations where I knew something was going on but didn’t say anything—because I didn’t want to stick my neck out, because some vile part of me thought that this kind of thing was normal." 

Geordie Tait - Geordie Tait wished the Holocaust on anyone who has ever posted in a hashtag on Twitter. You can find his full rant on his Facebook page.

Chris Kluwe - Chris Kluwe said he knew of "underage girls"  in a "compromising situation" with football players. He has refused to help these underage girls find justice.

Randi Harper - Randi Harper falsely accused me of making a rape threat. False accusations are never OK, right? Ms. Harper also has a criminal record, having been in jail multiple times. Harper has also admitted to having a drug problem and once had a Twitter meltdown after taking too many benzos. (Harper appears to have deleted those incriminating Tweets.)

Zoe Quinn - Zoe Quinn committed perjury in her quest to obtain an unconstitutional restraining order. Quinn also attempted to get Mike Cernovich Swatted. Quinn also emotionally abused her boyfriend, although that doesn't count because men cannot ever be the victim of domestic violence or emotional abuse.

Margaret Pless - Margaret Pless is an unpaid Daily Kos intern. She posted my name, address, and full "dox" on the Internet. She also filed and incited others to file false police reports with the LAPD.

Hugo Schwyzer - Hugo Schwyzer attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend. Trivia: Anita Sarkeesian built Hugo's webpage.

Anil Dash - Anil Dash advocates doxing, that is, he supports posting the names and addresses of his ideological opponents online in an effort to intimidate and harass them. Anil Dash also sent an Internet hate mob, who ultimately made rape and death threats, to attack a girl who made a bad joke on Twitter.

If #GamerGate is about the harassment of women, why are the bad guys opposing #GamerGate? Could they be projecting their own desires onto #GamerGate?


About that Time I was Falsely Accused of Making a Rape Threat...

I'm a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I'd be OK with that.

Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me out and instead have been falsely accusing me of making rape threats online.

Background: Why was I falsely accused of making a rape threat?

A few months ago I attracted a large hate mob for my support of the First Amendment. I was able to obtain court records showing a woman abused the court system (even lying under oath) in order to obtain an unconstitutional restraining order.

As regular readers of Crime & Federalism know, I have often ordered court records out of my pocket to expose abuse of legal processes. I even had to pay a considerable legal bill after being sued for defamation by Joseph Rakofsky. (I and my co-defendants won that case.)

A group of oddballs who call themselves social justice warriors (SJWs) were not used to such scrunity. They began an online assault. I was doxed (my home address as well as pictures of my home were posted online), the police were called on me, and multiple frivolous reports to the State Bar were made.

That wasn't enough. I also had to be falsely accused of a rape.

The false rape accusation.

One SJW named Randi Harper became obsessed with me. She called me "creepy" for writing posts about my enjoyment of sex.

If I understand one subject well, it's women. I also understand projection. When people cast aspersions over you for your enjoyment of an activity, chances are the person enjoys the same activity.

I went through Randi Harper's archived blog (the Internet never forgets) and immediately had my suspicions confirmed.

Ms. Harper was active in the BDSM scene and was also a sex worker. 

Ms. Harper was a sub. She enjoyed being tied up. I even found a picture of her wearing a dog collar.

That's totally cool, by the way. Everyone has his or her kink, and as long as your kink involves consenting adults, it's none of my business.

I taunted Ms. Harper a bit, as I do. (Yes, I can be an asshole sometimes.)

Her reaction, however, surprised me.

Rather than accusing me of being a misogynist or slut shamer, she falsely accused me of making rape threats.

You can see my original Tweet. In what world is this a rape threat?

False rape threat

She continues to repeat the lie, which makes her seem desperate for me.

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(I never posted her current home address. I found a "police blotter" article from ten years ago, when Ms. Harper lived in another state, confirming Harper had been in jail.)

Where are my white knights?

There are men who go online to fight Internet harassment. They claim it's not because they want to impress women.

No, these men just really don't like cyber harassment, and they are going to fight it.

Fair enough. 

How many men have called out Ms. Harper for making an accusation that not only harms me, but also harms legitimate rape victims by trivializing a serious crime?

None. Zero. Zip.

No one called her out for making a verifiably false accusation. Ms. Harper has refused to apologize, and seems to think I should spend tens of thousands of dollars suing someone with multiple tax liens rather than write this article.

The  accusations against me are verifiably false.

Fortunately I have multiple web platforms to combat the accusations.

What about the poor schlub who isn't a master of public relations? What can innocent victims of Ms. Harper's conduct do?

What about rape victims who aren't believed because women like Ms. Harper lie about rape?

What about men who are actually arrested and jailed for false rape accusations?

Everyone is all about that call-out culture, but when a woman falsely accuses a man of making rape threats, no one seems to care.

Why the silence?

Incidentally, there is a hilarious post-script to this story.

Ms. Harper has started a non-profit organization with the stated goal of fighting Internet harassment and cyberbullying.

Apparently falsely accusing a man of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable doesn't count as "harassment" or "cyberbullying" to the radical left.

Don't believe the hype.

The radical left throws around rape accusations like a football at a Sunday BBQ.

That these false accusations harm actual rape victims, who are less likely to be believed now that rape has no meaning, doesn't seem to deter people from making these accusations.


Adam Fisher: A Portrait of an SJW as a Lying Young Man

You must never believe the word of social activists calling themselves SJWs (short for social justice warriors) as they appear to have a defect causing them to lie about everything. How bad do they lie? 

They lie even about even trivial matters.

It really is something to behold.

Here's an example of an SJW lying.

A person posted a quote of mine onto his Facebook. He tagged me in his status update.

Someone guy named Adam Fisher, who I had never heard of, immediately posted a link to an article critical of me.

I responded to Mr. Fisher's post, laughing at him for being offended by Tweets. (Mike Cernovich, "Twitter Conduct.")

Mr. Fisher replied by saying he had no ill will towards me and did not want to talk to me. He replied three times in a row to tell me how he really doesn't care about me at all!

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I responded to him and then he replied to to me again.

After posting a Facebook reply, he posted this status update on Twitter:

"apparently #gamergate has leaked over into my real life because cernovich is literally yelling at me on his personal FB acct."

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First of all, Facebook is not real life. Mr. Fisher is implying that I knocked on his door or have done something to harass him. How can I "literally yell" at someone online?

What a liar.

Second of all, Mr. Fisher is the one who posted an article critical of me. He is the one who began the conversation. I did not find him.

I had never heard of Mr. Fisher, although he clearly had heard of me. Yet he lied in his earlier Facebook post, claiming "I posted that link without any comment or indication of malicious intent."

Mr. Fisher does not like me, and that's totally cool. I can respect people who are honest about why they do not like me. That's integrity.

What sort of man lies about his motivations? Why not simply say, "I think Mike is an asshole. Here's why."

Integrity is in short supply these days.

This is all trivial beyond measure, and that's why I bring it up.

SJWs have zero integrity. Even when it comes to trivial nonsense like this, they will lie.

Never, ever believe an SJW about anything.