The following was originally posted September 4, 2014 at 88FourteenWordPress, the blog of Nazi activist Vernon. This particular post does not discuss Nazi issues, but instead examines practice of anonymity on the internet and throughout history. The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this commentary.
Andy Jacobs comments:
How about a new rule around here? Either post under a real name that can be verified as being real, or have your posts taken down?
He made a bunch of followup posts repeating himself and failing to address counter-arguments, as usual.
Oddly enough for someone so obsessed with real names Andy Jacobs posts under just his first name. You might say that he makes no effort to conceal his last name, but then he doesn’t proactively slap it on his comments either. And how exactly does Andy think he knows that Vernon is not actually my name? Incidentally, while I have posted at IPR under a variety of nomes de plume, Randy was never one of them. Jill makes this editorial claim in the article above with zero evidence, and while she removed the editorial “troll” from the article title (you can still see it in the URL) she left the troll picture up as part of her post.
I guess Andy isn’t a big fan of V for Vendetta, Mark Twain or the American Revolutionaries, among many others who have historically used anonymity to make political points….
“From the late-18th to early-19th centuries, it was established practice for political articles to be signed with pseudonyms. A well-known American was the pen name “Publius”, used by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, in writing The Federalist Papers. In his youth, Benjamin Franklin wrote a number of letters to his brother’s newspaper posing as a widow under the pen name Silence Dogood. The British political writer “Junius” was never identified.”
Revolutionaries throughout history used pseudonyms.
Here are some “cowards” from the American Constitutional debates:
Good thing that Andy wasn’t around back then, or in Roman times when Cato wrote his letters.
The “Jewish” khazar Bolshevik commissars in the USSR would have loved Andy, because it’s so much easier to round up the goyim for criticizing the zionist occupational government when you know who they are and where they live. And it certainly makes things easier for spammers, identity thieves, and other criminals; not that I am accusing anyone at the heavily censored IPR, of course (you can read my blog if you want more information on that).