Quite often, while reading through the many different post on ATS, the subject of Racism pops up. Obviously this is a very sensitive issue for most
people... passions can often run high as people discuss a topic that can often stab at the very heart of what it is to be an ethical human. Some
people get angry some people get sad, some people quote statistics, others argue with their heart.
I honestly feel that this is good for the human race; we need to get all these emotions out and in the open even if they are uncomfortable to
However... One worrying trend I have noticed is that of the Racist Troll. They often try to hijack threads regarding racism towards ethnic minorities.
Often with the same type of garbage spewed out.
For example... If there is a post regarding a Black man who was attacked by Racist thugs they will try to justify the attack by listing crimes
committed by ethnic minorities on White people. Why do they do that??? People are well aware that ALL people (black, white, whatever) are capable of
crimes!!! No one ever suggests that people from ethnic minorities are incapable of racism and/or crime... so why do Racist’s smugly provide us with
these story’s as if it’s going to be some kind of amazing revelation that will open our eyes to the injustice’s against the white man!!
Like im gonna say “what?? A black man rapped a white woman??? Well that explains why the KKK set fire to churches full of Black family’s then...
sign me up today” I mean... really... are people that stupid??
Another tactic seems to be bringing peoples patriotism into question... almost suggesting that if you don’t agree with their racist views you are
somehow a traitor. Again this is just a transparent attempt to bully you into their viewpoint.
I have also seen poster being accused of lying when they have spoken of personal experience of racism... I mean come on... how dare someone accuse
another of lying when there is no proof, the story is not farfetched, and there is no discrepancy’s in the story!! It’s rude and disruptive... and
I feel it is a deliberate attempt to derail a topic!!
Another thing I have noticed (although this is mainly when dealing with posts regarding racism in Britain) is that when you click on the Trolls name,
to view their profile, you sometimes find that the person has been involved in very few posts and is often a new (ish) member of ATS!!
I then discovered this on the BNP website...
What is cyberactivism?
This simply means using the Internet to good effect in making complaints, defending the truth and making those who claim to represent us listen to the
voice of patriotic Britons. It means using email, chat and message forums, local and national online newspapers, TV Channel websites, and social
networking websites to influence decision making, bring about change and ensure that our voice is not overlooked or underestimated.
That is the BNP own statement on the issue of Cyberactivism!!
However, I have found references to acts even more worrying...
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If you read the comments section of the above link you will find the following...
Warning** The above two messages may be from the BNP's Cyberactivism team pretending to be ordinary local people who find they are siding with the
Now this, if true, is really worrying!!! Do we have an army of BNP activist searching the web for relevant words... and then hijacking websites and
forums, using deception and disinformation tactics to derail topics for their own political agenda?!?!
I, after being involved in many discussions regarding Racism, am starting to believe that this is true. I believe that most far right extremist groups
are employing these tactics and I also believe that we have seen examples of this on ATS. I will not provide links to the threads, that I believe this
happened in, because it would be unfair for me to single people out without further proof... however, I would urge you search the forums yourself and
make up your own mind.
To be honest though i do not feel that this is a massive threat to multicultural cohesion... just a bloody nuisance!!!
So... to summarise my thoughts...
I believe that members of the BNP and other far right groups are deliberately infiltrating websites and forums, under false identity’s, with the
intension of disrupting and corrupting any topic that does not agree with their ideology.
I believe they use tactics which include the following...
List crimes against White people in an attempt to lessen the shock/disgust of a crime against a person of ethnic origin.
Question the patriotism of those who do not agree with them
Accuse those who have had person experience of lying
Being generally rude and disruptive during a debate
I believe that ATS has been infiltrated and threads hijacked on numerous occasions
I would be interested to hear peoples thoughts on this matter...