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Recently, there have been reports of people using the identity of Conservative bloggers, and attempting to ruin their credibility.  Zilla has her experience here…

Please be aware that leftists have taken to committing identity theft to impersonate me in comments sections of blogs and are using a fraudulent email that looks similar to my public email address to make it look as if I am saying horrible offensive things in an attempt to destroy my reputation, apparently because I did well in a recent contest for political bloggers, they have been doing this to the winner of the contest, The Lonely Conservative, as well. If you see something that appears to have come from me but is totally out of character for me to say, know that it is in all likelihood, NOT ME, but a leftist troll who thinks a campaign of personal destruction against a person who is fighting serious and potentially fatal illness is a good and proper thing to do.

Then, one of Zilla’s online friends, Lisa Graas, is also experiencing something similar…

The Lonely Conservative has  seen this as well.  

The uncivil progressives aren’t satisfied with simply leaving negative comments on this site. Now they’ve taken my email address and signed me up for all sorts of interesting reading. Most children aren’t this petty and immature.

Adult-toys

Sex Toys Buzz

Atheism Rising

Atheists United

Richard Dawkins

Atheist Revolution

MoveOn

This isn’t anything that is necessarily new.  It’s the Alinksy Method translated onto the internet.  It’s about taking a target, freezing it, and personalizing it.  When you can’t bus 500 thugs to someone’s house to scare their children, perhaps the next  best option is to have a few trolls impersonate them.  We have to remember, at all times, that we are dealing with people that cannot process reality.  Not only that, they have an aggressive reaction to facts, and tend to attack those that discuss the truth.  Then, add to that the fact that for them, the ends justify  the means, and that they are, shall we say, morally deficient, and it’s easy to see why they would impersonate others.

There is also a pragmatic reason for leftists to do this.  If they are freezing a target, the target is not doing what they normally do, or not doing it as effectively.  When one has to devote time to defending themselves, they haven’t the time to do what they do best.  It also, if carried on for a long time, tends to wear down the resistance of targets.  Some might buy into the false flag operation, causing mistrust. And, it might actually cause their target to give up and stop speaking out.  Of course, that is the intent of the leftists, as reality goes against the narrative, and therefore, it must be discredited or eliminated where ever it can be transmitted.

This is no different that the 2008 Democratic primaries, during which the Obama Campaign had paid trolls going into the forums run by the Clinton Campaign.  These trolls posed as Hillary supporters, but created dissension in the ranks, reducing the effectiveness of her supporters.   In fact, it isn’t all that different from when lefty group sent people to Tea Party events to make racist comments, so Think Progress could post videos of it.  Think of it as the “cognitive infiltration” proposed by Cass Sunstein.

The ability to communicate and disseminate true information is the basis for the ability to resist.  That is why any totalitarian state limits and controls communication and information, our leftists are no different in that regard.  The basis for controlling dissent is controlling information.  Their worst enemy is reality, so suppressing that has to be a high priority.    We see this regularly, with attempts to control talk radio, and to end talk radio.  They also advocate for the elimination of FOX News, and others seek to ban free speech from the internet.  Since these have failed, perhaps they are going to come after people personally, one-by-one.  It wouldn’t be without precedent.

I hate to say it, but there is likely to be more and more of this.  As the economy stagnates,  gas prices rise, and prices continue to inflate, more distractions will be needed.  And, the leftists are not going to want people exposing their distractions, and pointing out the failures of the administration.  So, making it personal, and going after people that speak out is a viable means to silence people.  Combine that with the fact that they have no moral center, and the leftists have an nearly unlimited number of options by which to harass, intimidate, and potentially silence anyone who opposes them.

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  • http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/ BrockTownsend

    I see no peaceful way out of this.

  • http://capitolcommentary.com Harrison

    Wow I am semi-shocked. I’m sure this process will become automated.

    Now if you ever disagree with me I’ll just claim it’s an Obamabot.

  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    I didin’t know this was going on, thanks for the heads up. The left is getting desperate and there is no telling how low they can stoop.

  • http://libertarianadvocate.blogspot.com Libertarian Advocate

    I’ve noticed an uptick in weird e-mails which suggests someone has subscribed my address to off-the-wall sites.

  • http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/ Adrienne

    My crazy troll did that to me by leaving horridly awful comments at Creative Minority Report. Thankfully either Pat or Matt Archbold realized the comments were not left by me and deleted them. I was also pleased to see many of the other commenters immediately saying there was something very, very weird about the comments and they didn’t think it was me.

  • http://www.manhattaninfidel.com Infidel de Manahatta

    Fortunately no on has tried to impersonate me yet. Probably because everyone knows the “rest home” I’m living in only allows me 25 minutes online per week.

    But seriously why should anyone be surprised at this. Liberals are children.

  • http://www.Bunkerville.wordpress.com Bunkerville

    Lifelock informed me my e-mail addy was out there on the internet being sold. Change passwords freqently.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Thanks for the heads up, Matt. This is something that I had not thought of but as I think about it seems logical that the leftards would do this. I wonder if it will change if Obama loses in November? Probably it will get worse.

  • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

    We need to be watchful, that’s for sure. There are many things going on. The security I have on my blog informs me every day that someone is trying to log into the dashboard with an account that does not exist.

  • http://marezilla.com Zilla

    Thank you for writing abut this, Matt, and including my post. I am sorry it took me so long to get here!
    Hopefully our friends in the Dextrosphere will check the IPs of commenters posting as Conservatives but saying messed up stuff or if there is a system in place, such as DISQUS, they will heck the profiles so they will know that it is the work of imposters.
    BTW my public email is [email protected] – one of the fraudulent emails being used by my impersonator(s) is [email protected] which is a non-existent domain and is most definitely NOT me. So if you get emails from that second address or anything else that looks similar to the 1st one but isn’t it exactly, direct it to your spam folder. (I generally use my private email address when I write to my blogger friends anyway, so an email from me at the 1st address is unusual anyway.) If you see anything questionable that appears to have come from me, you may can always just check with me personally to see if it’s a fake me or if I am just being a bitch (because that is sometimes possible, but I am pretty consistent in the things that I am a big meanie pants over so hopefully you can tell when it ain’t ME).
    The Lonely Conservative has gotten the worst of it in the wake of that contest we were in (that she deservedly won) in the form of harassment in her comments section at her blog; I have the Mightiest Ban Hammer in the Dextrosphere so the comments at my place haven’t been too bad, but maybe that’s why they’ve taken the extra step of creating a fraudulent email address to use towards ruining my reputation, you know, since they cannot troll my the comments section at my blog very effectively.
    I think you are correct in your prediction that this is only the beginning of this sort of thing, no doubt all the rest on our side will see leftist dopplegangers of themselves soon as well.
    I call them cloner trolls. You’re also right that it isn’t a new phenomenon; I used see a lot of them back in the day when I haunted message boards, before twitter & facebook were around.

  • http://912member.blogspot.com just a conservative girl

    Yeah, the same thing happened to me several months back. Although in my case Maggie (maggie’s notebook) have kind of figured it was PaulBots doing it. They sent these really long winded emails as well as leaving comments to Newt supporters saying that they had no morals!!!