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Anonymous Plans to Expose 1,000 KKK Members

Anonymous Plans to Expose 1,000 KKK Members

by P. H. MadoreOctober 28, 2015

In commemoration of the Ferguson protests that began last year on November 24th, Anonymous has announced its intentions to publicly identify 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members on the 24th of November. The 24th of November is the day the Grand Jury in St. Louis came back with a decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who many believe wrongfully shot and killed a teenager named Michael Brown earlier in the year. At the time, President Obama told the country, “We need to accept that this decision was the Grand Jury’s to make.”

But Anonymous and perhaps millions of Americans do not agree. They saw the slaying of Michael Brown as one more notch in the belt of a criminal justice system which has systematically murdered young black men for decades with minimal accountability at best. The topic of white privilege and whether or not black Americans are disenfranchised became a subject of national interest.

Anonymous was not universally lauded for its activities during the Ferguson protests. A member of the group willfully doxed the wrong individual in relation to the killing, before the St. Louis police had identified Darren Wilson, and this caused some in-fighting in the group, who had not unilaterally approved the release. The Twitter account of @TheAnonMessage was subsequently deleted, but not before the life-threatening misinformation was spread.

Taking on the Ku Klux Klan

At the same time, Anonymous made a lot of friends when it took on the Ku Klux Klan. The 100+-year-old group, which can only be described as a white nationalist terrorist organization, publicly kkk
warned protesters that it would use “lethal force” on them. Anonymous did not stand by, but rather hacked several KKK accounts and mocked the “proud to be white” people mercilessly. The main KKK account, @KuKluxKlanUSA, has been controlled by Anonymous for nearly a year now, with Twitter doing nothing in response.

For some, perhaps, it might be interesting that the KKK was allowed to have an “official” Twitter account in the first place. Or that Anonymous are, for that matter. In an era when people are offended by smaller and smaller things, social media companies have responded by increasing their censorship policies and limiting the freedom of expression of participants in new ways.

Also read: #OpSingleGateway: Anonymous Takes down Thai Government Websites

Anonymous has long said, “we do not forgive, we do not forget.” In the case of the KKK, who’d previously been left alone by the group, for the most part, the group remembers quite well what the KKK said to protesters last year. In a statement released last week, the group made plain its intentions to dox (an act of revealing another personal’s personal information on the internet) as many as 1,000 KKK members, an ultimate irony when you consider that the KKK has long cherished the anonymity of its hoods.

We are not attacking you because of what you believe in as we fight for freedom of speech, we are attacking you because of what you do to our brothers and sisters. […] We’ve gained access to yet another one of your KKK Twitter account. Using the info obtained, we will be revealing about 1000 of your klan member identities. The aim of our operation is nothing more than Cyber Warfare. Anything you upload will be taken down, anything you use to promote the KKK will be shut down.

The KKK has yet to make much of a public response regarding the coming doxing. Perhaps those who know they’re on the list are making preparations for the backlash that might come as a result.

After all, any company employing such individuals will see it as prudent to fire them and save face. Any church to which they belong could see fit to ostracize them. The KKK has not been a popular group for many decades, even in the deep south where this writer lives.

The Anonymous statement closes with a simplistic yet resonating rationale: “You messed with our family, and now we will mess with yours…”

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  • brett

    So they are attacking a group of rednecks now? How about they expose ISIS members in the us? I think they are just racist against white people. Im all for taking down the KKK but i think ISIS is a much bigger problem at the present time. Besides, a couple years ago they released a documentary telling everyone the CIA and FBI had takin over anonymous and thats how its top members got arrested. It was anon that released it.

    • ClubRob

      ..because ISIS doesn’t have a ONE HUNDRED PLUS year history of terrorism INSIDE the United States..that’s why. Perhaps when ISIS has regular marches INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS is found to have recruited “everyday” people to terrorize, intimidate and murder Americans INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS starts recruiting POLICE OFFICERS and other people in judicial authority to terrorize Americans INSIDE the U.S…perhaps when ISIS gets so “mainstream” that regular Americans start making excuses for their blatant, racist, terrorism by passing the buck onto other less relevant or substantial terrorist groups..then perhaps Anonymous will target them. Right now..the KKK is a pretty relevant target. #nolivesmatterintheusa

    • ReverendJohnny

      No offense brett, but how about turning off the TV and pulling your head out of your ass?

      ISIS? Are you mental? What part of propaganda, misinformation, disinformation and tribalism do you not understand? All of it maybe? I hate to be so cruel but I’m sick and tired of the assholes in Washington and their for profit, corporate media puppets trying to scare Americans with this bullshit!!! The other evening as I was relaxing with a cold beer and some friends, we all got a code amber alert on our phones. I know some of this is aimed to help people in need, but it was about a kidnapping WAY far away from where we live – a few states over. WTF?

      I own this phone and I pay out the buttocks for my service and NOW I’m forced to get this BS on my phone?

      My point in bringing this up is that there are 1000 ways to scare a person and this is yet another of them. Keep people scared and then when you go to strip them of another human right, they will line up to accept what is dished out. Terrorists in the U.S.? Oh yes friends there are definitely a lot of terrorists in the U.S. And 99% of them reside in Washington, DC. They wear suits and ties, pay a lot to have their hair looking nice, sleep around with underage prostitutes and generally live the life of The New American Aristocracy.

      Go back brett and read some Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Listen to what he says about the crooks in Washington. Listen to what great writers and speakers have said about this country and how, if We The People don’t watch our government, they will run right over us, take advantage of us and eventually enslave us. This is not hyperbole, this is FACT.

      The reason you think ISIS is a bigger problem than the KKK is PRECISELY because you are a slave to the media and you believe the bullshit that is being generated to scare you.

      Grow YOUR OWN balls man and start doing some serious research into the problems in this country. Yes there are MANY problems and groups that are more dangerous to us than the KKK, but until you wake up and realize who the real enemies are, you will continue to think and respond like your average feeble minded 4 year old or 94 year old.

      Good luck old sport.