By James F. Tracy
On February 27 Memory Hole Blog published an article, “DHS Admits: We Stage Domestic Terrorism,” an unsolicited work received from an unidentified party. Two previous posts were received by this party and posted over the past month. The most recent piece featured multiple images and somewhat humorously focused on public figures involved in the Sandy Hook School massacre and Boston Marathon bombing. While the post may have been written and submitted in good faith, some readers have helped persuade the editor that it does not fit the tone this forum seeks to foster.
For the first time in its three-year existence MHB has taken down a post. Yet recent circumstances especially suggest a route of caution should be taken in editorial practice. Over the past week the site has become a target of “trolling” due to the recent Real Politik interview of cartoonist Ben Garrison. As noted in that February 24th piece, over the course of several years Garrison has become a target of a malicious and defamatory campaign waged by anonymous trolls and apparently intended to stifle the politically-themed messages of his cartoons.
Upon deleting a handful of potentially anti-Semitic comments on the above-referenced post earlier this week, MHB‘s editor received the following message via his State of Florida employer email account. Under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statute this document is a public record and is thus shared below.
From: james von brunn [firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: James Tracy
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:02 PM
Subject: F–K you
This message was sent with High importance.
….you piece of shite jew shill bastard!
The author of the email uses the name, “James Von Brunn,” the perpetrator of the June 10, 2009 shooting at the US National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. Further research of her/his email address indicates that s/he posted as a MHB commenter under the name, “misterbickles,” with a calling card listing a “dummy” blog, https://misterbickles.wordpress.com/. “James Von Brunn’s” IP addess indicates the party resides in Ontario Canada.
Similar harassment has been recently experienced in other avenues. For example, over the past several months an associate of MHB has regularly produced the audio of the weekly Real Politik interview program on his Project: Liberty Defined YouTube channel. The February 22nd edition featuring the Garrison interview has been attacked with racist and anti-Semitic-themed remarks, most all of which ironically seek to portray Garrison as a racist as anti-semitic figure.
With the above in mind MHB believes that particular caution should be exercised in its editorial policy. The editor shares such news in a tradition of honesty and forthrightness. Memory Hole appreciate your continued participation, support, and understanding.