So everybody’s favourite swabbie and Conservapedia sysop, Karajou, has taken to the blogosphere. It’s always good to see Andy Schlafly and his hand-picked goons venture forth from the safety of Fortress Conservapedia (even if only out of morbid curiosity), and at least it’s a step up from former CP sysop DeanS’s blog, which you could only read if he gave you permission. Clearly Dean was a bit hazy on the concept of a blog.
Sadly, Karajou doesn’t offer us anything that we haven’t already seen on Conservapedia, or in the behind-the-scenes discussions, so helpfully leaked by the late Terry Koeckritz. Which is sad. I was hoping for such insights as just what a Defender of Conservative Values has for breakfast before going forth to smite internet vandals and reporting them to every authority under the sun (My guess is still 30 Texan plain and a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20, until proven otherwise). Sadly no. We just get more of the same – incoherent rants about how liberals are to blame for all the ills of the world, interspersed with a creepy tale of him stalking an ex-co-worker.
However, it’s to his most recent post that I must turn my attention. In it, he rants about a discussion between a CP editor, Willminator (who has since suffered the fate of any other person who edits on CP – see my post below) and somebody calling himself Jeff Tavolieri. Now the really funny part of all this, is that Karajou believes that any part of the quoted e-mail, and the subsequent back-and-forth discussions, is real. A quick glance at a couple of choice sentences should make that quite evident.
Let this be a warning to you: I am pro-abortion. I do support population control. I do support letting the weak die (or even helping them die).
I will lie, revise history, cheat, steal and censor to further our goals.
Give it up and get out of America while you still can because nothing will stop us. Do you think you’re going to fight? Do you think we would have any problem using chemical warfare or weapons of mass destruction? Do you think we care if women and children get in the way?
Seriously, just how fucked in the head must you be, to take one ounce of the above as serious? However, Karajou is a very angry and bitter soul, and leaps at every opportunity to compensate for his massive inferiority complex by snarling at the world. In typical Karajou fashion, this involves him issuing a set of instructions to the person involved,
you’re going to get a hold of your local police department and file a report. You’re going to provide evidence that you did receive these threats, as well as provide your boss’s phone number to them as well, so they could corroborate the threat of firing. You’re going to explain to them how they were able to determine your private address, phone number, SSN, and other things after looking at a disposable email account which you now have and are replying to me with. You’re also going to explain to them – as well as a JUDGE – how you got a hold of “discussiongate,
which is nothing new. He does the same thing on Conservapedia, even demanding on one occasion, that an editor go to his local library, track down a certain book, and read the disputed citation back to Karajou. The above quote also highlights a weird, recurring tactic of Karajou’s – he seems convinced that if he hurls around enough insults, somebody at Rationalwiki is going to jump up and sue him. The basic premise behind this seems to be that once in court, Karajou’s lawyer could turn to the claimant and say, “A-ha! But you are a member of Rationalwiki, which has been declared a vandal site in the mainstream media!” (actually no it hasn’t, but it’s a misunderstanding of a media report that the idiots at CP cling to for dear life) thus rendering the claim null and void, and possibly having said claimant clapped in irons for his trouble.
You’d think that given as to how there hasn’t been a single response to any of his demands that action be taken against certain individuals, he’d begin to realise that nobody cares about him, Conservapedia, his silly little blog and his spittle-strewn rants. Certainly not enough to take action, and that goes double for dragging his ass into court.
However, Karajou is a well-balanced individual – he has a massive chip on both shoulders. By this point in his post, he’s worked himself up into a fine old lather and rolls out the same old tired rants and garbage. He claims those who speak up against him are cowards, and that Rationalwiki is a
place called a “trash heap” by one, and “inhabited by thugs” by another. They’re on record as using “cyber-terror tactics” in an effort to remove Conservapedia from the internet; they’re the ones who employ DDoS attacks, major and minor vandalism, links to porn and worse.
Wow. So according to him, two people have said bad things about Rationalwiki. Of course, he provides no proof of these accusations, other than his own delusions. Indeed, Google searches for the terms “trash heap Rationalwiki” and “inhabited by thugs Rationalwiki” bring up no results, in terms of somebody applying the phrase to Rationalwiki itself. There is no proof that Rationalwiki is behind any DDoS attack on CP. In fact, Karajou is himself on record as attributing vandal attacks to the group Anonymous. However, it’s his own raging paranoia, that causes him to attribute all the ills of his world to Rationalwiki. It’s probably also their fault that Conservapedia has no editors, not the sysops’ raging paranoia and itchy block-button fingers.
The “remove Conservapedia from the internet” is another frequent meme used by the sysops, as a means to fuel their own paranoia and inferiority complexes. I think you would find that most people have no problem with the idea of a conservative POV encyclopaedia. What most people have a problem with, is the fact that the rantings of one man, supported by a group of spineless toadies, is masquerading as that conservative encyclopaedia.
This is also the man on record as saying
I’m going to begin a campaign of ignoring RW. I very rarely look at their silly website, and having looked at it for the last time today I am of the opinion that it’s just a little piece of nothing.
and yet almost immediately upon RW laying into the hideous design and colour combinations used on his blog, updated it’s appearance. One wonders how he knew to do that – coincidence?
Finally, Karajou seems to have no sense of irony, calling people cowards, whilst himself hiding behind the ban-hammer and oversight functions at Conservapedia, and closing comments on his own blog. The little mention “Only a member of this blog may post a comment” appears at the bottom of the page. Of course, even if comments were open, you could bet your ass that anything vaguely critical or questioning, would be deleted as “trolling.” Yes, Karajou’s skin is that thin, that any deviance from his point of view is verboten.
So, my final word on all this: Karajou, it is you who is the coward. Not only that, but you are a bare-faced liar as well. Now, let’s see if you have the balls to respond and defend your claims. Or will you carry on your craven bleating, from behind the secure walls of Conservapedia and your blog? I’m guessing the latter.