The Daily Stormer, which wasn’t hacked by Anonymous, must think its readers are stupid
The Daily Stormer — the site that sponsored the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend — has apparently been under attack. It appeared that the hacker collective Anonymous took it over, then the site owners regained control, and then GoDaddy cancelled its domain registration. The GoDaddy part is true, but as I’ll show, the part about Anonymous is a hoax aimed at stupid and credulous people.
Be aware: I have directly quoted the site’s hate speech. If you don’t want to read that, skip this post.
The anonymous takeover is fake
Soon after one of the protestors drove a car into the counter-protest and killed a woman, a new blog post appeared on the Daily Stormer. The text is below. Does it sound credible to you?
END OF HATE: ANONYMOUS NOW IN CONTROL OF DAILY STORMER
THIS SITE IS NOW UNDER THE CONTROL OF ANONYMOUS
WE HAVE TAKEN THIS SITE IN THE NAME OF HEATHER HEYER A VICTIM OF WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM
FOR TOO LONG THE DAILY STORMER AND ANDREW ANGLIN HAVE SPEWED THEIR PUTRID HATE ON THIS SITE
THAT WILL NOT BE HAPPENING ANYMORE
WE HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THE SERVERS AND WILL BE RELEASING THE DATA WHEN WE FEEL THE TIME IS RIGHT
WE HAVE ALSO GATHERED LOCATIONAL DATA ON ANGLIN HIMSELF AND ARE SENDING OUR ALLIES IN LAGOS TO PAY HIM A VISIT IN PERSON
THIS EVIL CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND
IT TOOK A UNITED FORCE OF ELITE HACKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO BREACH THE SYSTEMS AND THE FIREWALL
WE HAVE HAD THE DAILY STORMER IN OUR SITES FOR MONTHS NOW
THE EVENTS OF CHARLOTTESVILLE ALERTED US TO THE NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION
WE WANT YOU NAZIS TO KNOW: YOUR TIME IS SHORT
WE WILL ALLOW THE SITE TO REMAIN ONLINE FOR 24 HOURS SO THE WORLD CAN WITNESS THE HATE
THEN WE WILL SHUT IT DOWN
HACKERS OF THE WORLD HAVE UNITED IN DEFENSE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED US
Because Anonymous is a loosely affiliated group of hackers, there’s no way to verify this. One of Anonymous’ main Twitter accounts said it was unaware of the hack. I think it was fake. Here’s why:
- The photos are generic. The top one comes from a YouTube video; the filename on the bottom one is “shutterstock_585259181.jpg,” and sure enough, it’s a standard stock photo you can buy from Shutterstock. Even if Anonymous would use stock photos like this, if they’re sophisticated enough to hack the site, they’re smart enough to change the obvious filename.
- “Hackers of the world have united in defense of the Jewish people.” Anonymous has taken on hate groups, but they’re not specifically set up to defend Jews. This could be a subgroup of Jewish or Israeli hackers . . . or it could be the owners of the Daily Stormer using a false flag to play to their readers’ anti-Semitic sentiments.
- “We have had the Daily Stormer in our sites for months now.” Interesting typo.
- The rest of the site continued to function normally. The Daily Stormer site functioned normally after the Anonymous “takeover” — all the other posts stayed up, as well as all the other messaging and ads on the site. If Anonymous hacked the site, why leave it functioning normally except for this one post?
- The timing is suspect. This post appeared just when GoDaddy said it would invalidate the domain registration, which would take the site off line. An Anonymous hack looks a lot more heroic than getting taken down for violating GoDaddy’s terms of service.
- The “we’re back” post is nowhere close to credible. This post is barely plausible. But only the dumbest readers would fall for the post that follows it.
The puerile post extolling Anglin’s heroics falls apart on a cursory evaluation
Soon after the supposed Anonymous takeover, Daily Stormer leader Andrew Anglin posted about regaining control of the site. Only the most credulous reader could possibly believe it. Let’s have a look. Again, I apologize for the slurs in here, which are directly quoted from the site.
Anglin Here. I’ve Retaken Control of the Site. The Daily Stormer Never Dies.
As you are no doubt aware, there was a brief disruption.
Some group from “Anonymous” hacked our server and took control of the site for several hours while I was sleeping, having been deprived during the Charlottesville event that I was covering around the clock.
I’m just leaving their post up, so if you haven’t seen it, go check it out.
It just goes to show that these people cannot do anything to us other than try to shut down our free speech.
To all those on the forum, don’t worry about you email addresses: that is hosted on a totally separate server that was not breached.
I’m sorry to everyone who was stressed-out by this event, but know this: they keep knocking us down, but we get right back up, bigger and stronger than before.
As I mentioned yesterday, the mainstream media was repeatedly quoting me, but trying not to name the site.
The Jew Jake Tapper read this statement without mentioning my name or the name of the site. So did many other networks.
Well, now we’re number two on Google News.
So much for shutting down any mention of us.
Nice try, Jews.
But we’ll get covered if we want to get covered, and in the wake of Charlottesville, it’s important that the public knows where to go to see what the people marching through those streets actually believe.
As for media rumors that the site will be shut down – don’t believe anything you hear in the fake news media. You should know better. It’s going to take bullets to stop us. Even then I swear to God I will climb up out of my grave and keep on shitposting against these Jews.
Repelling the Attack
During the hacking attack, weev and I were unable to contact our server host in Mongolia, as Mongolian people are lazy. So we had to do this the old fashioned way, and wrestle control back from Anonymous using traditional hacking methods.
At one point during the attack, weev and I were literally both typing on the same keyboard, and we bruteforce outwitted the Jewish Anonymous hackers.
It was literally like that scene from NCIS that everyone makes fun of.
I want to thank the Nigerian government for their help in literally flying weev into my base in Lagos in a helicopter. These brave Nigerians performed a feat that is illegal even in Nigeria and landed a military helicopter on the roof of my apartment building to get weev to me as fast as possible.
They also illegally entered both Turkish and Israeli airspace.
Nigerian military helicopter (FILE PHOTO)
Here’s the flightpath of the Nig-Chopper (Nigerian Military term, not mine):
weev’s flightpath to help me stop Anonymous hackers.
According to weev, Sudanese rebels shot a shoulder-launcher rocket at them when they entered rebel air space, but I think he’s trolling me.
Whether that’s true or not, this is definitely true: the Nigerian military is the real hero today, who saved this site.
I also want to thank directly Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, who authorized this operation.
And that’s something that people who are calling me a hater need to think long and hard about.
If I am really a hater, then how did I make such good contact with the Nigerian government that they were willing to illegally violate Israeli airspace and risk getting shot down by Jews in order to get my website back online?
The fact of the matter is: I don’t hate anyone.
The only thing that I want – that any of us want – is to keep our own countries ours and not be replaced by an invading army of nonwhite immigrants.
The actual haters are the people who hate whites. The people who say that we as a race have to be wiped out. That while Africans get to keep Africa, Asians get to keep Asia and Arabs get to keep the Middle East (except for the parts the Jews stole), we are not allowed to keep our own countries. We’re not allowed to keep any country in Europe, we’re not allowed to keep America.
Everywhere, we are being flooded and overrun and told we have no right to exist.
That is the real hate.
These people are committing a genocide against us while they want to hunt us down for making jokes on the internet and claiming we have a right to exist.
We’re not going to take it lying down.
Death or glory.
In addition to being disgusting, this falls apart instantly on examination:
- It is 3,000 nautical miles from the Republic of Georgia to Lagos, Nigeria. No helicopter can fly that far. Even if it were possible, at the top speed of a helicopter the trip would take 15 hours.
- Only idiots try to use the same keyboard at the same time.
- The tale about the Nigerian government doesn’t pass the sniff test. Why would the Nigerian government fly white supremacists anywhere?
- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is under treatment for a serious illness in the UK right now. I’m sure helping white supremacist Web sites isn’t his first priority for what to concentrate on as he recovers.
- Do you really think Israelis would allow a Nigerian helicopter to enter their airspace without a challenge? And that no one would have read about it? That’s one amazing helicopter, with a 3000-mile range but stealthy enough to fly undetected above Israel. And why go out of your way to fly on that route anyway?
Despite the boasting, the site is now down. After GoDaddy yanked its domain registration, the site owners registered it with Google Domains, who also banned it.
Who believes these liars?
The conflict with a resurgent movement of racists, white supremacists, the KKK, the “alt-right,” and the rest of this toxic crowd is terrifying. Democrats and most Republicans have denounced them as hateful and outside the range of acceptable rhetoric. But who are these folks?
I’m sure a bunch of them are cosplaying for hate. And based on the ludicrous fairy tales posted on the Daily Stormer, it’s hard to believe that anyone is buying this crap.
Anyone who thinks, even for a moment, has to recognize that sites like this appeal, not just to the hateful, but to the stupid.
The natural tendency, confronted with people who behave like this, is to look away. I will not look away. I want to understand them. But really, if your leaders are this blatantly manipulative and fake, why are you still buying this stuff?
I’d be grateful for any explanation.
(Please note that I will delete any comments that are hateful or abusive and don’t add to the dialogue.)
First, how is it established that the Anonymous hackers were all Jews?
If they are White Supremacists, why do they praise a Black leader of a Black African nation?
Gee, are we supposed to believe that Jews are non-Whites? Hmmm. What color are they, then?
Do these Daily Storm folks ever watch movies or entertainment on TV? Because if they do, they should know that neither of these components of the entertainment industry would be what they are today without the contribution of the Jews. Neither would the internet, which these groups use to spew their hatred and gloat over their supposed successes.
This reminds me of that American Nazi who was a guest interviewee on Phil Donahue years ago. He spoke of his hatred for the Jews, then praised Jesus Christ. Somebody there pointed out to him that Jesus was Jewish. So, it seems if you let these cockroaches rattle on long enough, they will be given to the chance to make fools of themselves.
No, the Daily Stormer KNOWS its readers are stupid. There is no doubt.
Fantastic helicopter, to be able to penetrate Israeli airspace and not be challenged (or even seen?), while flying 3000 miles. “Fantastic” as in “pure fantasy”.
And I loved the bit about 2 people typing on a keyboard at the same time. Yes indeed, they KNOW their readers are stupid, and believe things that can only happen on dumb TV shows. Keyboards are not pianos; you cannot play duets on them!
Don’t underestimate nazis – they are even capable of humor. Anyone not totally imbesile will separate fiction from the real message. And I don’t think they’ll be too hard on those followers who don’t spot the fiction part…
My take on decoding: “Hi there! It’s me, yes we’re under attack but morale is high and it’s going pretty well, all things considered. We even keept our sense of humor. Don’t panick if this site is unavailable for a while.” Plus the normal nz-propaganda: Blame it on the jews / liberals / colored people / whatever….
Are you sure it’s not a spoof, that you haven’t just been pranked?
All the rest of the posts are similar. Plausible on first read, absurd on close examination, full of coded and explicit messages to racists and anti-Semites, and not anywhere close to funny. Spoofs are designed for clever people. This is aimed at stupid people.
Funny for the Nazis is not meant to be funny for you and me. My guess is that these absurd exagerations are their own internal humor and genre.
Don’t underestimate the Nazis. Some of them migth be incredible stupid. But their leaders are anything but stupid.
Here in Australia it’s called “taking the piss”, and this kind of self-effacing, self-mocking, deadpan humour is often more the preserve of a builder’s labourer than a tertiary-educated professional.
Thanks to the Long March through our universities, most tertiary-educated professionals have been so well indoctrinated they lack even a skerrick of self-awareness when it comes to their own ideological delusions, and never more so than when pursuing their project of converting the ignorant conservative masses to the One True Church of Socialism.
This huffington-piece casts some light on the issue. Allegdely, they have gotten hold of “style guide” for content creators.
Mind you, absurd nonsensical humour is definitely in their arsenal.
Even as you were posting this, I was writing about it. https://bernoff.com/blog/style-guide-nazis-yes-actual-nazis-shows-words-matter