We received this message about a fascist group masquerading as anarchist while pushing racist and authoritarian nonsense. Obviously, you’re smart enough to know dangerous nonsense when you’re shown it but the more this message is spread the better.
In the past few months, a considerable effort has been put into building up a fake “anarchist” website, anarchy.net, and making it appear legitimate. A mere shell just a few months ago, this site suddenly includes a blog, a forum with nearly 500 (fake and apparently real) users, a Wikipedia page, a “library”, and even an online store selling shirts advertising the site.
Though the site sports a “copyright” (one of many give-aways!) dating back to 1997, the domain was just a gateway to porn sites as recently as 2005.
It is currently registered to “Throne Networks”, someone with a Virginia PO box who also hosts these other lovely sites:
- fuckcapitalism.com (“Anti-Capitalism”)
- ihatejobs.com (“I Hate Jobs”)
- infoterror.com (“Infoterror Internet Activist Promotions, Inc.”)
- antihumanism.com (“Anti-Humanism”)
- nihil.org (“Center for Nihilist and Nihilism Studies”)
- amerika.org (“Al-Qaeda Appreciation Society of North America”)
- corrupt.org (“Remaking Modern Society”)
- nazi.org (“Libertarian National Socialist Green Party”)
- churcharson.com (“CHURCH ARSON”)
- realitynews.com (“A look into the real world”)
- juliusevola.com (“Julius Evola: Traditionalist Visionary”)
- necrocapitalist.org (“Necrocapitalist”)
- pan-nationalism.org (“Pan-Nationalist Movement”)
- penttilinkola.com (“Pentti Linkola Fansite”)
- hessian.org (“The Hessian Studies Society”)
- anus.com (“American Nihilist Underground Society”)
- lostwisdom.com (“Lost Wisdom”)
- zionists.com (“Kahanist National Zionist Party”)
- continuity.us (“Continuity MOvement”)
- genocide.org (“genocide, holocaust, and democide studies”)
- fuckchrist.com (“Support the Judeo-Christian Holocaust”)
- burzum.com (“The Music of Burzum and the Writings of Varg Vikernes”)
- sataniccoalition.com (“The Satanic Coalition”)
- pragmatism.us (“Pragmatism Party – Traditional National Democratic Party”)
Most of these sites link to several of the others, and up until very recently, even the new “anarchist” version of anarchy.net linked to at least the first six of them. The links were taken down when commenters on the site’s blog, and posters on its forums, began objecting to their content. But it is clear that the same organization is behind all of them.
Taken together, these sites appear to be a broad net cast at young people in the process of rejecting inherited, official values. Whether they are a front for “third positionist” fascists, a government operation, part of a spam enterprise, or the product of a bored obsessive, what is abundantly clear is that anarchy.net is not operating in the interests of the anarchist movement, nor indeed of the majority of the world’s people.
If the links with “nazi.org” weren’t enough, digging a little on the site itself uncovers an explicitly racist position:
http: //www.anarchy.net/ [linkbroken] anarchy/anarchy_library/racism/
“No one seems to care how contradictory it is for the powers that be that push the ideas simultaneously that
a) all races are inherently equal
b) there is no such thing as “race”
c) some races need special assistance.
It is obvious that there are noteworthy biological differences with ifferent human populations. However, this shouldn’t be either a free ticket to discriminate with great prejudice nor to think that racial gaps should be diminished by interbreeding, because both forms of thinking are very far from what is stable and close to reality.”
The same text was pasted as a comment on a third-positionist fascist blog (anarchonation.blogspot.com/2007/10/jena-racists.html) in October, by someone calling himself “Postglobalism” and linking to anarchy.net, with the added line “Every nation needs its own culture, rules and space to live.”
The Internet is notoriously full of exactly this kind of bullshit. What makes “anarchy.net” a problem is that it is now pretending to be the “International Anarchists Alliance”, an emerging coalition of actual anarchist groups:
- Anarchist-Antitheist Army, (Platformist), North America
- BlackStar Coalition, (Underground Collective), North America
- Anarchist Brotherhood, (Underground Militant Group), North America
- Schuyler’s Army (Black Bloc Coordinator), North America, Europe
Needless to say, these groups are all either fake or imaginary:
- “The Anarchist-Antitheist Army, based in North America has come forward to be the first organization to become part of the Anarchist alliance.”
- “BlackStar is based in North-Eastern USA and South-Western Ontario. The Coalition’s contact may be reached through one of our staff.”
- “The Anarchist Brotherhood operates in northwestern USA, Ontario and
- Quebec. Contact to the Brotherhood is not permitted.”
Anarchists in the US and Canada are forming real organizations. Some are networks that support us in our participation within broader movements for change and resistance in our communities and workplaces; others are specific political groups pursuing collective action strategies. Many are now growing, experiencing a slowly rising wave of social discontent in response to economic anxiety and distrust of government solutions.
But history has proven that lone rebels can be misled. And in the course of a few months, somewhere between dozens and hundreds of visitors to the anarchy.net site, many identifying themselves as 13 to 17 years old, have already registered and handed their email addresses over to whoever is behind the site. At the best, this serves as a confusionary diversion. At worst, though, it provides a point of contact for fascist indoctrination, or a fresh FBI file.
Spread the word about “anarchy.net”, and if you’ve already been duped yourself, be more careful. If you are interested in what anarchists (and our friends) have to say about the world we live in and our prospects for making revolutionary social change together, try one of these sites: