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Unmasking Violentacrez – Internet Pond Life and ‘The Biggest Troll on the Web’

October 17, 2012

By Adran Chen

Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company where he works as a programmer and he was having a bad day. I had just told him, on Gchat, that I had uncovered his identity as the notorious internet troll Violentacrez (pronounced Violent-Acres).

“It’s amazing how much you can sweat in a 60 degree office,” he said with a nervous laugh.

Judging from his internet footprint, Brutsch, 49, has a lot to sweat over. If you are capable of being offended, Brutsch has almost certainly done something that would offend you, then did his best to rub your face in it. His speciality is distributing images of scantily-clad underage girls, but as ‘Violentacrez’ he also issued an unending fountain of racism, porn, gore, misogyny, incest, and exotic abominations yet unnamed, all on the sprawling online community Reddit. At the time I called Brutsch, his latest project was moderating a new section of Reddit where users posted covert photos they had taken of women in public, usually close-ups of their asses or breasts, for a voyeuristic sexual thrill. It was called “Creepshots.” Now Brutsch was the one feeling exposed and it didn’t suit him very well.

But Michael Brutsch is more than a monster. Online, Violentacrez has been one of Reddit’s most reviled characters but also one of its most beloved users. The self-described “creepy uncle of Reddit” has played a little-known but crucial role in Reddit’s development into the online juggernaut it is today. In real life, Brutsch is a military father and cat-lover. He lives with his wife in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas. There are many sides to Violentacrez, and now that I had Michael Brutsch on the phone I hoped to find out where the troll ended and the real person began.

I first became aware of Violentacrez last year, when controversy erupted over a section, called “Jailbait,” that Violentacrez had created on Reddit dedicated to sexualized images of underaged girls. (Brutsch adapted the name from “Violent Acres,” a popular anonymous blogger he was fond of in the mid-2000s.) Reddit, for the uninitiated, is essentially a social news site; with a free username, anyone can submit and vote on content and can do so anonymously. And anyone can start a forum on Reddit dedicated to their interests, known as a subreddit. Today, there are about 10,000 active subreddits out of nearly 100,000 total, spanning a dizzying array of topics from funny pictures, to Power Rangers, to pooping. If a post gets enough “upvotes,” as they’re called, it can be propelled to the front page of Reddit and a massive audience.

The breadth of topics and dedication of users has made Reddit, which calls itself the “front page of the internet,” the single dominant force in internet culture today, boasting over 3.4 billion pageviews this August. It reached a new level of legitimacy last month, when President Obama held a Q & A on Reddit. These days, Reddit is mentioned in the same breath as Twitter and Facebook by pundits expounding on the power of social media.

But Reddit’s laissez-faire attitude towards offensive speech has led to a vast underbelly that rivals anything on the notorious cesspool 4chan. And with Jailbait, Violentacrez decided to create a safe space for people sexually attracted to underage girls to share their photo stashes. I would call these people pedophiles; the Jailbait subreddit called them “ephebophiles.” Jailbait was the online equivalent of systematized street harassment. Users posted snapshots of tween and teenage girls, often in bikinis and skirts. Many of these were lifted from their Facebook accounts and thrown in front of Jailbait’s 20,000 horny subscribers.

Violentacrez and his fellow moderators worked hard to make sure every girl on jailbait was underage, diligently deleting any photos whose subjects seemed older than 16 or 17. Violentacrez himself posted hundreds of photos. Jailbait became one of Reddit’s most popular subreddits, generating millions of pageviews a month. “Jailbait” was for a time the second biggest search term bringing traffic to Reddit, after “Reddit.” Eventually, Jailbait landed on CNN, where Anderson Cooper called out Reddit for hosting it, and Violentacrez for creating it. The ensuing outcry led Reddit administrators to reluctantly ban Jailbait, and all sexually suggestive content featuring minors.

On the phone, Michael Brutsch insisted he is not a pedophile but was unapologetic about Jailbait. He compared the photos of underage girls he posted to Britney Spears’ sultry “Hit Me Baby One More Time” video. She was 16 at the time, he said—how was that different than what he was doing? Brutsch said he only reposted photos that he’d found elsewhere, mostly on 4chan, and that he promptly removed any outright child porn that was posted.

Read more on Violentacrez here at Gawker

TRAILER: ‘Horses for Courses’ – 21st Century Wire – Tonight on SKY TV 191

October 4, 2012

Watch this trailer for Episode 5 of ’21st Century Wire’ on PSTV SKY Channel 191 in UK and on European satellite. Host Patrick Henningsen meets with horse racing tipster and current affairs pundit, Basil Valentine, as Basil teams up with Patrick to reveal the science of racing and how the same matrix can be applied to predicting recent geopolitical events – in Iran, Syria, Egypt and Washington DC.
Airs Thursday Oct 4, 2012. Don’t miss it…

http://www.21stcenturywire.com
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Decline of the West: Blood-lust in the streets of Libya suffices for justice

October 21, 2011

By Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire
October 21, 2011

It appears that Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi may have been handed down his final verdict by NATO rebels, but it’s perhaps an even more bloody awful fate already suffered by a morally detached western civilization.

The man who liberated his country from the tyrannical monarchy of King Idris back in 1969… was tried and sentenced by bullet today.

Gaddafi modeled himself after Omar MukhtarThe Lion of the Desert, the only other man who has led a genuine, independent Libyan resistance, fighting against a brutal Italian colonization in 1927. Yet, our media tell us he’s just another dead tyrant.

Unable to conceal her philistine nature, pathetic US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to crack a predictably disingenuous joke. When hearing the news of Gaddafi’s death she cackled as she told reporters, “We came, we saw, he died!”

 News clip of Hillary Clinton’s cackle over the death of Libya’s Gaddafi

This has become the new narrative in the US and western Europe now, where foreign leaders and other non-state actors with brown skin are given lengthy trials through press briefings by suited politicians in places like Washington, London and Paris, echoed by the corporate media until an antagonist is born for public consumption.

Following the White House’s comical staged hoax of SEAL Team 6′s gallant raid on long-dead Osama bin Laden, and with no evidence to show it actually happened other than President Obama’s TV speeches- we get the next public assassination. After all, Obama’s far-fetched tale of the bin-Laden mission somehow vindicated all those innocent lives ruined by US incarceration and outright torture of thousands of young men since the War on Terror officially began in 2001.

Al Jazeera will no doubt play the shaky cell phone video of the man being stripped and dragged through the streets of Sirte by the NATO rebel mob. Somehow they believe, Gaddafi’s brutal post-mortem will vindicate their careless efforts and somehow make right the thousands of innocents who have perished- so that Libya can finally become part of the globalist, debt-based, neoliberal economic IMF system.

The west and its banking elite have nothing left to plunder other than middle class pension funds and incomes at home, so they are relying on plundering countries in the east and south in order to refill its sadly diminishing coffers. This is the only way to get their hands on any real liquidity or assets.

JUSTICE? Gaddafi could never be put on trial by the West, it's a stage they cannot afford to give him.

The same treatment was given to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Like Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden, he worked hand in hand with America’s CIA and Britain’s MI6 in order to help western intelligence agencies achieve their operational goals, and thus the foreign policy objectives of the US, Great Britain and Israel. Grainy cell phone videos of Saddam’s circus execution somehow vindicated those in the west who liquidated so many innocent Iraqi lives since 1991, and arguably before.

This is the new trend in dispensing due process, in a declining western civilization where blood-lust suffices for justice.

After the protracted media trials of both Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein, globalist power-brokers will never allow their war criminals to stand trial and spill the beans on all their dirty little secrets.

Over the last few decades, both Americans and western Europeans have become well-trained media consumers, and absorb their talking points much in the same way that grade school children dutifully repeat after their teachers and walk in single file. As adults, their teachers are CNN, FOX, the BBC, and the newest addition to the state information corps, US CENTCOM’s own Al Jazeera. None of them have any genuine moral or ethical perspective left in their editorial vision. The corporate networks will reserve any real humanitarian compassion for a handful of trapped miners, baby seals, missing Caucasian children and Amanda Knox.

Our new teachers have taught the dutifully minded among us that when the mob labels a head of state or non-state actor as a tyrant, then regime change must take place, and that this man deserves to die. They have taught us that one dead US soldier is worth more in headlines than 100 dead brown-skinned Iraqis, Afghanis, Palestinians, or Libyans- women and children included. That is the overwhelming power of the 21st century media.

Will Libya have anything near the stability it enjoyed over the last 30 years? Will its people enjoy the mountain of state benefits available to them under the Gaddafi rein? Will Libyans be able to retain ownership of their country’s bounty of natural resources, and see the state reinvesting its profits back into their country for the benefit of future generations?

History has taught us that the answer to each and every one of these questions is of course…no.

History has written all over the sands of  the Maghreb of North Africa, and Libya in particular. It has always been under the thumb of one empire or another- from the Romans, the Spanish, the Vatican’s Knights of Malta, the Ottomans, and Mussolini’s Italy.

Libya’s first brush with America came in the early 19th century, when war broke out between the United States and what was then  referred to as Tripolitania, in what came to be known as the Barbary Wars. Only this time around the Barbary pirates are on the other side of the fighting, and they are known the world over by the name of ‘NATO’.

It’s only fitting that this latest chapter of history should be written as follows…

It was clear from day one that the Anglo-American empire, along with its clients like Qatar, were actively supporting and planning to bring destabilization to the country. From the very first days of the civil war in January 2011, before the shell casings had even hit the ground, western envoys and consultants worked with known al-Qaida fighters and criminals in Libya to form a new NTC government, a new central bank and a new state oil holding company. NATO were deployed to give brutal air support to these new gangs of rebel paramilitaries, and for nearly 10 months, both those groups killed, tortured, raped and looted everything in their path.

Meanwhile, offshore transnational corporations from the US, Europe and Qatar carved up the country’s assets. Months followed years of instability, infighting and acts of internal retribution followed. The poor became poorer, the rich became richer, organized crime blossomed and thousands of middle class Libyans were allowed to immigrate to the UK, France and Italy.

This would come to be known as Libya’s liberation.

What it means

The UN issued the citation, and NATO came in with the tow truck. Make no mistake, in the real world, NATO is the USA and the USA is NATO. It’s a politically correct way of using military force without being seen to be acting alone as an imperial aggressor. But what about the NTC’s death squads, the theft, the rape, the torture and destruction of citizens’ property, business, and whole lives?

To pass the buck a little further, NATO’s goals and end-game is handed over to Libya’s NTC, this way everyone’s asses are covered.

Politicians in Washington, London and Paris should be proud. They got everything they wanted, and with no dirt under their nails.

If no one in the US, UK, France, the UN or NATO’s technicians of death are held accountable for the sacking and looting of Libya- the crime of the 21st century, then expect that they will simply move forward, and do it again, and again. So who’s next? Syria?

There is no more moral high ground, no more western values, no beliefs to use as a back-stop for western civilization.

Was Gaddafi guilty? Is that it then, a bullet?

He will never be afforded the same trial that anyone reading this article would expect as their god-given right. So what makes any among us believe that we deserve any of these so-called rights we think we enjoy in the west?

Meanwhile, the US and UK corporate media can’t stop parading those barbaric pictures on the front page in exactly the same manner as Libya’s NATO rebels where parading corpses around town. And this is what 2000 years of civilization brought?

Who are we kidding?

New Al Qaeda Leader Claims He Has Nothing To Do With Al Qaeda

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

“So who really is Saif al-Adel? The so called new al Qaeda leader has all the hall marks of another Goldstein figure in the mould of bin Laden and the former al Qaeda in Iraq figurehead al Zarqawi. The man has not been seen or heard of for close to ten years, his past is shadowy and undocumented, and we have a report from a legitimate investigative journalist documenting claims from Muhammad Ibrahim Makkawi that his identity was stolen and molded into the “sword of justice” by Western intelligence as part of a “big lie” that is the war on terror…”

THE NEW AL QAEDA LEADER? RECORDS SAY HE IS NOT.

READ FULL REPORT HERE

IN DEATH, AS IN LIFE, BIN LADEN CONTINUES TO SERVE HIS CIA MASTERS

May 6, 2011

By Giles Dexter and Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire
May 6, 2011

As Washington and the CIA scramble to shore-up their official narrative this week, it is reported that “Al-Qaeda” has confirmed the death of its leader Osama Bin Laden, according to a statement attributed to the group.

Following predictable intelligence agency protocol, this scripted statement was posted on a series of seemingly random “jihadist” internet forums.

This latest dubious Al Qaeda broadcast is timed to perfection and reads like a bookend to the White House’s grand proclamation earlier this week. The statement said that Osama bin Laden’s blood would not be “wasted” and that al-Qaeda would continue attacking the US and allies. In addition, the alleged Al Qaeda message goes on to say that Bin Laden’s death would be a “curse” for the US and urged an uprising in Pakistan.

As is the case with most western manufactured Al Qaeda messages, this one should also be read as a hint to a future move on the part of the Washington-London-Tel Aviv axis, one which may see Pakistan as a new potential NATO military conflict opponent.

Assumptions layered on top of lies, layered on assumptions. The fiction now surrounding the life and death of Osama Bin Laden has reached epidemic proportions, and now Washington is scrambling to hold its fragile story together. So it’s time to ask ourselves, what do we actually know about him, and what is pure fiction?

Firstly, what we know, undisputed and documented by public sources:

1) Osama bin Laden was a well known, well paid CIA intelligence asset used over a long period by more than one US administration to fight their proxy wars. Originally he was recruited during the end of the Carter administration to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, he was subsequently used and armed to bolster the Muslim cause where it could be applied as a proxy force in civil wars, including Bosnia in the 1990’s.

BEDFELLOWS: Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski in Afghanistan.

2) On several occasions in the 1990’s (by which time his name was increasingly linked to, but never proven to be responsible for several terrorist attacks), there were opportunities to arrest him, and on each occasion intelligence services interceded on his behalf either directly, or as was the case during the Clinton administration, the case against him was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

3) Though he was claimed by Washington to have “gone rogue”, the rest of his family remain as one of the best established and most westernised of the super-elite Saudi families who have married into British high society. The bin Ladens are linked to the Bushes and have been majority share holders in world foremost transnational arms and development consortiums of the Carlyle Group, whose directors include former US President George Bush Sr and former British PM John Major.

4) There have been numerous reports of Osama bin Laden’s death, including announcements by Heads of State on several occasions. On December 26, 2001, Fox News reported on a Pakistan Observer story that the Afghan Taliban had officially pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead earlier that month. According to the report, he was buried less than 24 hours later in an unmarked grave in accordance with Wahabbist Sunni practices. On January 18, 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced quite bluntly: “I think now, frankly, he is dead”. In October 2002, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNN that “I would come to believe that (Bin Laden) probably is dead”. A number of other official admissions can be found here. In total, this latest announcement by Obama would be the ninth time bin Laden has been pronounced dead.

5) Al Qaeda is not a genuine organisation, as it was invented by the FBI, CIA and promoted by western governments to sell their global war on terror.

  Video: How enemies Bin Laden and Al Qaeda were invented by the West.

What we don’t know:

1) There is no evidence, other than anecdotal and innuendo, whatsoever linking him directly with 9/11.

2) No evidence exists that he has been alive since late 2001. Although a number of videos and audio message have been released by  CIA and Pentagon-run media offices, namely Intel Center and SITE, all subsequently proven to be poorly crafted fakes, no real evidence has ever surfaced. The most infamous of these fake tapes was the one which appeared just before the 2004 election, one that both Bush and Kerry attributed to George W. Bush gaining re-election that year.

3) There is no evidence he was ever in the ‘compound’ building in Pakistan’s Abbottabad Valley on May 1, 2011. Certainly, there is no evidence, other than the official statement from Washington this week, that he was killed then and there.

A likely version of events

As a long time western intelligence asset, Osama agreed to be the fall guy for 9/11 in exchange for safe passage and the continued patronage of his family which include a number of multi-billion dollar contracts from major Anglo-American-Saudi contractors. In death, as in life, he continues to do the bidding for his intelligence Puppet Masters, who still continue to use the utterly meaningless, catch-all term “Al Qaeda” to justify imperialist, dictatory and globalist policies, and subsequently announcing their endless agenda of grotesque plans.

Critically acclaimed author and former US intelligence operative Steve Pieczenik, gives a complete analysis on the legend of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden here.

Washington’s announcement this week that it will not be releasing bin Laden photos is simply down to the fact that there are no genuine photos of his alleged assassination by US forces. To make this tale even more incredible, President Obama claims that Osama’s body was dumped into the Arabian Sea ten hours after he will killed.

 The ruling elite are promoting the irrational fear of terrorism to control populations.

So what do we have? No body, no photos, no video… no evidence. But the official narrative moves forward like a Hollywood script, “a brave team of Navy SEALS carried out a daring operation to capture and kill the world’s number one terrorist”. And for the first night in ten years, Americans can go to bed feeling proud and safe.

White House using the Bin Laden story

Clearly, a fictional character like Osama bin Laden was worth more alive than he was dead, which explains the lengths which Washington was willing to go in order keep his presence in play. The decision by the White House to cash in their big chip this week is likely due to a dire need for domestic approval in the run-up to the 2012 election, bury the birth certificate problem, re-spin unpopular foreign occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to help sustain an expensive and ultimately useless hyper-security state.

Obama’s latest propaganda stunt is the equivalent of the Holy Grail in terms of 21st century Anglo-American politics. But as well packaged as his delivery of this event appeared on Sunday evening, the fairy tale of bin Laden appears to be unravelling faster than his relatively inexperienced White House spin doctors can manage.

The Bin Laden-Al Qaeda-911 Psy-Op which began under George Bush Jr and the Neo-Con establishment was inherited by the current administration, who are struggling to streamline their complexed story well enough for the public to resubscribe to it. Perhaps the best strategy for the Obama Administration would have been that of the Bush Administration- to leave the major fictional villain of our epoch, Osama bin Laden… safely buried in the closet. Wheeling him out now will mostly certainly start of chain of events that even the most skilled White House media minions will find difficult to patch up. The damage that this fairy tale has done to the US- and continues to do, threatens  a number of major fundamental pillars and institutions domestically and overseas.

The official narrative is easy to believe if you choose to switch off your critical faculties, and allow the Washington spokespeople and media moguls to take over, directing you what to think and when to think it. Conversely, sifting between the truth and the lies… requires effort.

INTERVIEW: Globalist Threat More Dangerous Than Bin Laden

May 6, 2011

The Daily Bell
May 5, 2011

Anthony Wile, founder and Chief Editor of TheDailyBell.com, speaks with Russia Today‘s Kevin Owen (RT). Wile says that he does not think the death of Osama Bin Laden has brought any change to the safety of the world as long as “we have the fundamentalist-driven type of philosophy that is being implemented from within the chambers of the City of London and anchored under the cloak of Western style democracy.”

Wile believes that Bin Laden has not been the main threat to the world. Moreover, “people will be resistant to forceful intrusions into their backyards in order to make them believe any concepts or philosophy behind the assassination of Bin Laden. And this refers not only to people in those countries where the US military-industrial complex is busily going about spreading democracy, but also around the world and in the US itself. The retaliation will continue,” Wile says.

                  Watch Anthony Wile’s interview on RT.

The elimination of Al-Qaeda‘s leader will not facilitate the pull-out of US troops from Afghanistan, Wile believes. “The forces that are on the ground, these globalist forces that have the intent of bringing in line the various nations and states that need to be molded together in order to create a globalist government, they will continue their efforts, whatever it takes – force or propaganda through the mainstream Western media sources or the subversive movements of the CIA,” says Wile.

Wile believes that the US is using the conflicts in the Arab world to consolidate power and weaken those nation states that have been resistant “to globalist governance which will be administered by the UN and a global monetary structure that will be administered by IMF and the World Bank.”

“Americans should be more concerned with their own government and growing authoritarianism which is mounting within the US and the soft police state that is being imposed,” concludes Wile.

Another Bin Laden Scoop for Alternative Media: “No photos or video will be released.”

May 5, 2011

21st Century Wire
May 4, 2011

Yet again, the alternative media has proven that it remains ahead of the corporate media’s analysis curve, leaving pundits at FOX, CNN, MSNBC and every major newspaper still scratching their heads.

A full day before Washington made its announcement, Patrick Henningsen, Editor of 21st Century Wire went live on air Tuesday with Russia Today TV stating conclusively, “There will be no photos or video released (of Osama bin Laden’s final minutes) at all.”

On Wednesday, the White House validated 21st Century Wire’s prediction as President Barack Obama stated that he will not to release any of the photographs of “the deceased Osama bin Laden,” according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

 21st Century Wire beats Obama to the punch by predicting no photo evidence would be produced.

Regarding this latest scoop, Editor Patrick Henningsen explains, “If you have been paying attention to this story over the last 8 years, then it’s not very difficult to predict this. If you apply basic common sense, the evidence weighs in favour of Osama bin Laden having died years ago. Or you can choose to believe the Hollywood version of events that we have been fed over the years, one which requires no effort.”

M.I.A. : Washington lacks habeas corpus to prove their latest triumph over the illusory bin Laden. (PHOTO AP)

Henningsen adds, “The official announcement that Washington will not be releasing bin Laden photos was made because there are no genuine photos of Sunday’s alleged assassination. No body, no photos, no video- no evidence. All you get in the end is the official gospel for the public to believe. It’s another example of the public switching off their critical faculties, whilst being instructed what to think by Washington and the mainstream media machine.”

Official news report on Washington’s missing evidence of bin Laden’s assassination.

For those who follow the news via alternative sources, this incident will come as no surprise, but this scoop speaks volumes. With daily budgets in the millions, audiences should seriously question whether the corporate mainstream media are up to the task and still deserve to their lofty titles “free press”, and “watchdog”.

Meanwhile millions of viewers a day are migrating away from the major networks and newspapers, opting instead to pursue their own credible content and independent analysis online.