This is Maltego, everyone. It is our opinion we have much to be grateful to it for. It has given us the silver bullets we’ve been waiting on to free us from the monsters who have taken over our country. Donald Trump’s website tried to hack me yesterday, but I didn’t end up looking at the email from beloved Sucuri, the security plugin. We get all our IP addresses from hackers. I had a hunch just where to look to see who it connected to.
As it worked out, my hunch was absolutely right.
Thank Maltego, everyone. It gave us our silver bullet. Neither Trump nor Bernie ran the last election’s campaign with honor.
Now we pay them back for it.
So as all of you know, we here at Millennial Democrats have been covering the story of how #FarLeftIsAltRight pretty much since it began. We’ve had plenty of low-level circumstantial proof all this time, enough so that we who’ve been around a lot know who is on the level and who is not. We have known all this was real since then, but sadly, even after Robert Mueller’s two year long Russiagate investigation concluded, we did not have the proof. Not the ironclad stuff we really needed.
As of about three hours ago, that finally changed. Donald Trump’s website is linked directly to Vladimir Putin’s, as well as Guccifer 2,0’s and gwbush.com which is Zack Exley’s site. I cannot tell you people how surreal that was; everything I’ve ever hoped for and never expected or even thought in my wildest dreams. See for yourselves.
They were ALL there. Tencent from China, Namecheap from Los Angeles (Igor Efimenko), everybody. All the hackers I have really seen a lot.
They’re even sharing a network with OVH, whose owner, billionaire Octave Klaba, was the one operating the Trik Spam Botnet a few years back. It’s right there on his network.
43 million emails, it stole and then botched and exposed to the world. Then Mirai botnet hit them- an obvious deflection, and insurance scam besides. Now, worst of all, I have every reason to believe they’ll be coming for us very soon with a third botnet attack. They are massing for it all along the perimeter of the entire outer circle of the network. You’ve never seen anything uglier.
Maltego gives them red shapes fashioned after depth charges. Here’s some more.
It’s crazy to think we’ve got to face this, but at least this time we know it’s coming- and, in fact, is already here in at least two places- Seattle’s Emerald Ocean (another frequent hack attemptee of mine) and the server of Trump himself.
They have also acquired a great many Facebook servers; that also cannot be good news.
If Robert Mueller would have known what we do now- if he had gotten on that server and seen what is there, the whole entire event would have ended differently.
Not all of the evidence you’ll be seeing tonight is from Maltego, either, but has been confirmed by a variety of other tools and persons including my security plugin Sucuri, whois.com, a network scanning program called Nmap, and a search engine that only searches for devices, Shodan. Digital evidence does not lie; hear, therefore, what it has to say.
God, it’s unreal. I got Trump and Bernie in the same week, and both by examining their websites. First Zack Exley (Bern) at gwbush,com and now this. This is just too much good luck to hope for.
Silver bullets. baby.
All right, moving on. This is www.donaldjtrump.com, the website that tried hacking me today. Good old Sucuri caught them just like all the rest- and it turns out they are ALL connected.
VERY weird stuff around it. On September 9, 2015 they bought numerous blank domain names and have left them dormant since.
Whois.com had no data whatsoever which I have never seen before, but a simple Nmap scan revealed them to be present, even with some ports open.
It is impossible to say just what, but one thing is certain. They are hiding something.
Raising awareness has always been the goal. Now, for the FIRST TIME, we have something to raise awareness about. This will kick the opposition down a well. Going forward, the task is clear. We have to tell everyone in the world what we now know. If we can make this story news somehow before this evening this whole thing just might turn around for us. Stranger things have happened, and miracles do exist.
We’ll keep hoping- but all the while, we’ll be working on taking Ben Franklin’s old adage to heart.
“God helps those who help themselves.”
On that note, Democratic family, we might as well get to it.
The long-awaited 2020 election year has finally arrived, and the moment of November truth will soon be at hand. However, everything that comes with it is mostly still just ahead, and in this particular time and place, that statement covers a lot of ground. The Iowa caucus is now a week away, and because the media has failed us so horrendously and completely when it comes to vetting Bernie Sanders, who had a literal, digital hotline to Vladimir Putin during the entire 2015-16 debacle of an election season through Justice Democrats founder Zack Exley, we have no choice but to do it ourselves. This task has brought many eye-widening moments into my life.
But nothing whatsoever like this.
Just in case you missed that, Bernie had a hotline to Putin, through “Democratic” socialist Zack Exley. A literal hotline to the Russian Federation, Guccifer 2.0, and Putin. In the form of a computer server- that the Chinese government is connected to as well- provably! He still does. It’s unofficial, of course, but it exists. I have proof enough to fact-claim it for sure. I’ve got the evidence, and as soon as I’m sure it’s safe I will give it all to you guys. Suffice it to say for now, it’s a place of such significance to them that a literal billionaire has been hired to safeguard its net presence. I am trying to contact the Democratic Party’s national leadership about it before I put the data out in earnest for the whole world to see.
This is Exley up above here; remember well this goofy Mad Magazine face, but know he’s not as silly as he looks.
Look at his eyes. They glow like coals in the head of a predator; one suspects in the dark they have red shine, which no mammal has ever had unless it be by unwholesome means and in nightmares. There is no doubt the man is formidable, and wickedly so.
He’s one of the most clever and cunning people you will ever meet, actually, a Harvard graduate who has created a progressive council in every county that comprises the United States of America, more than seven thousand of them in total, according to his Harvard mentor, the famous union organizer Marshall Ganz.
I know what you’re thinking, folks; what in the hell does this guy mean, Bern and Exley had a hotline to Putin? That’s crazy!
This is tall talk, and I apologize for tantalizing you, but I have no choice. Please keep in mind as well, we have never failed a fact check. Not once.
What I found recently- using irrefutable methods, mind you, the type that simply cannot be faked- was enough to shock the breath right out of my lungs. I’ve never even been CLOSE to something this big before. I can’t help but think I should try and contact the Democratic Party’s leadership before publishing it. It may literally change history completely. There’s only one thing I can give you right this minute in the form of a hint, and it’s below.
I hate to say it, after all we’ve been through, but the Bern himself is a real piker compared to this guy Exley. Bern’s loud mouth and blue clown suit were the big reasons in the beginning why I thought he was trouble. But after the Philadelphia riots, which Exley’s close proxy Becky Bond- who co-wrote Rules for Revolutionaries-How Big Organizing Can Change Everything alongside him- describes vividly in said book, in which illegally-acquired-by-a-foreign-power documents saying nothing whatsoever
I never thought he could possibly be this bad when I first started researching him, only that he was a smartmouthed punk of a socialist who was trying to take over the Democratic Party with nonsense like he and Cenk Uygur’s#WeWillReplaceYou.
Who would have known in the beginning that this young-looking, self-admitted former snotnose kid was actually this strong of an opponent?
By now it should be frightfully clear to the reader that we are up against something much bigger- and much nastier- with the Bernie Sanders “revolution” than the newspapers are telling us. We actually are up against a man who, from all appearances, has been an asset of Russian intelligence for the last entire two decades. There are actual evidentiary items showing us this, I remind you. I have to get ahold of the Party leadership. I can’t believe I’ve been covering this all these last five years and never caught it.
Then again, Robert Mueller didn’t find it either. If he had, I believe with all my heart the whole thing would have gone a very different way. Paul Manafort is sitting in prison for seventeen years, and as much of a piece of trash as he is, he too is a piker next to Exley!
Very little of his personal life is known, but what we do know indicates- at least to me, knowing what I do about Chinese hackers whom I suspect are connected to Putin and the Russians- he broke bad in 1987, or whenever before that he really committed to all this and went to Shanxi Normal University in China– on the Russian border- to go to college.
I’ve been working on this piece on him, which literally spans back before two decades ago, for nearly six months, and that is the reason why.
It took me a lot of work, folks, putting all this together for you. It’s the biggest project by far I have ever taken on, and I’ll admit to being slightly freaked out, but c’est la vie.
Going forward, we’re going to view him increasingly not as Exley, but as what he is; a society-smashing hooligan of a Garbage Man.
George W. Bush was both right and not lying both for the first and only time in his whole entire life when he coined Exley’s moniker for him.
To fully understand the far left, and what has been happening with them, the story of the Garbage Man and his twenty-one year long attempt to conquer the Democratic Party is absolutely central. A more thorough understanding likewise of the true power and significance of MoveOn.org is necessary, as for the entire second half of the millennium decade it was vastly more influential than the Justice Democrats are now. It was powerful enough for people to take seriously the following statement from then-MoveOn executive director Eli Pariser.
Next time we’ll be starting out with a blast to the past. Flashback to the year 2004, a month and a day after John Kerry’s defeat at the hands of the junior Bush, to an episode of CNN Crossfire on which this quote from Pariser, who at that time was the young executive director at MoveOn.org, a man who all agreed was a genius, is read out by, of all people, Tucker Carlson.
Yesterday, the head of MoveOn’s political action committee sent an e-mail to supporters attacking outgoing Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe.
Quote: [from Eli Pariser] “We can’t afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers,” he wrote. He went on to say: “In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC and proved that the party does not need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it’s our party. We bought it, we own it, and we’re going to take it back” end quote. -Tucker Carlson, CNN Crossfire.
God, I resent how these radical leftists keep making me agree with the Republicans.
Pariser left MoveOn.org in 2013 to write the book “Filter Bubble” about the dangers of hearing only from people who agree with you (To me, this is highly revealing, and one day I will find out exactly why Pariser left; my guess is, it’s a really interesting story) was the first and the strongest of all Exley’s wunderkind proxies, and although there have been many since, none have surpassed him and all have been crafted in his image.
This is also when Exley developed the shocking trick he’s kept himself in the shadows with all these years, namely, not taking credit for anything (loudly, at least) and not boasting. In that, at least, we can find something to respect. But it’s also why it’s so tough to find anything out about this man and his utterly shady existence. Pariser’s “genius” gave him something-and someone- to hide behind.
The MoveOn.org team didn’t mind that Kerry had lost, just as they didn’t mind when Hillary Clinton was robbed in 2016. We know it was sabotage the second time, and one day we will find out about the first time too. Bank on it; after all, Tad Devine was there for that one as well-and for Howard Dean.
Why? Because they can’t have the likes of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, coming through with their conservative and extremely successful fiscal policies, proving that you don’t have to waste money like a slob to run a good country, nor talk like a Nazi either, nor start wars for cheaper oil only to jerk up gas prices. I wonder how long this has been going on for. I’m sure it’s been on a historical continuum, a plan revealed in phases, and only through windows made of treachery- and tragedy.
Maybe by now you’re starting to see the pattern.
Exley has a set of goals in mind that are not conducive to American life. Not in any way at all. And he certainly, in no way whatsoever, has goals that align with our Party. His only use for our base, e.g. the polyglot of persons that makes America and the Democratic Party both so strong, lies in co-opting them and putting them to zany work. Why?
Because it benefits the Republicans, and the right wing in general.
Donald Trump’s entire campaign for the year revolves around the Squad. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t go half an hour without saying something obnoxious or radical, like calling centrist Democrats- the only sane people in the country!- the Tea Party of the Left (which is Exley’s whole plan for her faction, according to Marshall Ganz) recently, and if it isn’t her it’s Ilhan Omar. Everything they do makes us look bad and they have tremendous energy, being young.
This is the whole point of Millennial Democrats, by the way. It’s half the reason it’s so important. We had to stand up and show you that not all of us are insane socialists! We were listening while we were growing up, we do not spurn you, we have not rejected the good things you taught us. We love you. Do not feel restless about leaving America in our hands.
How dare you try to take that from them, Zack Exley!
The far fake radical Bernie “left” wants to co-opt our entire generation. They wanted to use us like chalkboard erasers to undo the civil rights legacy of our parents- hence, “OK Boomer”. That is why the Bernie left literally made a fake Millennial Democrats of their own, several weeks ago.
They’ll throw huge cash at it, and unless one of our guys wants to do the same with me, they will soon be bigger than we are. So be it; I’m used to that.
But they’ll never be as good.
The far left exists to make Democrats look bad. We knew already Facebook had paid out huge sums of money (in 2015 Dustin Moskowitz gave MoveOn.org $1.5 million and his wife Cari Tuna gave another) to help breathe the far left into existence, which pretty much let us know for a fact why we’d been having so much trouble with them. Now we know that Putin too has been footing the bill; they’ve got an actual, physical hotline with him, through the server they keep just outside of his backyard.
See you all in Part II, and thank you for your patience on the bombshell. It will not be long.
Bernie Sanders is not going to be our President. One look at him is enough to tell you that; Americans love a winner, and that is not a role Bernie can play. Then after you hear him yelling, you can doubly forget it. Regardless of all the endless dollars that have poured into his creation, regardless of his fanatical following’s ferocity, Bern is a bust just as much now as he was in 2016. Democrats will come together behind literally anybody else, but we want nothing to do with the Bern. He’s a chickenhawk, scam and aggressive panhandler all rolled into one, like a prestigious university dual major, I can’t wait for the day I stop having to even write his name. I’m sorry the day came when I had to start.
On the other hand, Senator Joseph Bissonette Biden of Delaware, father, former vice-president, and all-around good guy, has the best of all possible chances. He will get a chance to demonstrate tonight once again why he’s in a league of his own when compared to the rest.
Tonight the final Democratic debates of the pre-Iowa caucus season are here, and the only thought on my mind is to protect the primary by any necessary means. We can’t let things get too out of hand or it’ll be 2016 all over again. Bernie, who is either foolish or evil for even running again, since he knows no true Democrat will ever accept him as their Party’s leader, kicked things off in his usual bullying style with a surprisingly vicious attack on his old friend Elizabeth Warren, a fight that has been coming for some time. They are now squabbling like a pair of aged turkeys jostling for feed, the alfalfa pellets that are so reminiscent of neo-progressive voters.
Joe Biden, like Hillary Clinton, knows better than to get deeply involved. Let them have at each other, what a blast. He won’t bother engaging with Bern since nothing good can possibly end up coming out of it. Bern is Murphy’s Law weaponized and given human form. His idea of philosophy is, Anything that can go wrong will go wrong- because as soon as I get the power, it will all be smashed to bloody smithereens by Great Destroyer me! Scourge of the millionaires and billionaires.
After the zoo that has been the last four awful years, the country needs to heal. We have to somehow find a way to cope with and process all that we’ve been through. Not one but two demagogues showed up, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, and both shattered tranquility anywhere they could find it. All of us on every side have essentially been living in hell, and need nothing now so much as a little peace of mind and peace and quiet; we’ve been dancing on quicksand all this time. We need the measured, sane leadership of Joe Biden.
We can knock this one out of the park without even mentioning 2016. It has been a long three years with this guy.
How about the time he tried accepting a keynote speaker’s invitation from the foulmouthed and bestial Linda Sarsour, who wants to “take away” the vaginas of other women, to appear at the Women’s Convention of 2017? When American women found out and made their feelings known, Bern backed out so fast you’d have thought he’d seen a ghost. He did the same thing at the Women’s March later that year, with the same result, showing he has no respect for women at all.
This is why his women’s rights record reads like an excerpt from Stag Magazine- on purpose.
“Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspaper with the articles like ‘Girl of 12 raped by 14 men’ sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?”
Who are we nominating for president again? Judge Roy Moore of Alabama? It’s clear Bernie knows to what they are appealing, at any rate, and why not? He always has the answers, to everything!
It has really been a long few years.
The first election of the primary season will be the same as it is every year, the Iowa caucus. This year it will be held on February 3; just three short weeks away. It is the first step on the way out of the miniature Dark Ages that terrible 2016 became- but it is not a critical one. Iowan voters have let themselves go haywire good in the past. The Bern’s overperformance there last time empowered and encouraged his tilting at windmills campaign, as did his expected victory in New Hampshire. Hope springs eternal in the human heart, they say, especially when hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to put it there, and for one special moment, they truly believed they could win.
Then the voting down South started, and all that was gone like the mirage of an oasis, Hillary Clinton’s lead became insurmountable instantly, and every week it just got worse. So did the behavior of his followers, who soon displayed the racism and sexism their foul breed is known for, every chance they got. Considering that their master once wrote something like this rape essay here- for fun, I might add, on his leisure time no less, can we really be surprised that not very long from his defeat in July of 2016, one of them put this picture up on the door of a black church?
By Super Tuesday Bern was in dire straits, and within the next few races, it became clear to any sane observer of sense that the jig was really up. His devotees, not yet completely insane prior to April, shrieked and howled at the moon like so many hyenas and wolves, and soon they resolved to bern down anything they couldn’t conquer- which was pretty much everything. Likewise, they made common cause with the Russians and their Macedonian flunkies, like Oliver Mitov here.
Buff Bernie, for the love of all creation. You don’t know whether to go blind or-
Well, fill in the blank.
Why someone would have spent his honeymoon in Russia, hanging out with a bunch of men, I do not pretend to know. A sodden intoxication, yowling Woody Guthrie songs with Communists in the Soviet Union, shirtless and disheveled and the most slovenly sight I’ve ever seen.
Judge for yourself.
You’ve got yourself a classic there, Bern. I can’t tell you how much I’m feeling you right now. Perhaps you and Putin and Vitali Shkliarov, another skeevy Ruskie working on your “central to the Russian interference plot” campaign, will all go out a-wassailing next Christmas, or at the next Russian military parade.
You should have been on trial beside Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, Bern, or at least testifying against him like your old campaign manager Tad Devine. You admitted blatantly to having known the Russians were involved in helping you and hurting Hillary Clinton when the whole world knows you sat idle and did not a thing to help.
You knew, Bern. The country was in danger, our electoral process was being used by foreigners as toilet paper, and the whole world was laughing at us. You are supposed to be our next commander-in-chief, which means it’s your job to protect this country, all of it. But you said nothing. Then later, in that interview, you lied on TV and said you lot had sent warning specifically; that was nothing but a joke from our perspective, the people who stayed to nail things down when your lunatic band of foreign and robotic Merry Men summoned a tornado down on us all. Just so we understand each other, you are nothing but a traitor. And your brat supporters false-reported the tweet offline.
Why have we been saddled with this moldy albatross around our necks, O Lord? Take this cup from us-please!
With thanks to Alternet for the writing and the data.
The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders’ hawkishness. While it’s true he voted against the Iraq war, he voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government in Ukraine and supported Israel’s assault on Gaza. At a town hall meeting he admitted that Israel may have “overreacted,” but he blamed Hamas for the entire conflict. When an audience member asked why he refused to condemn Israel’s actions, he told critics: “Excuse me! Shut up! You don’t have the microphone.”
Foreign policy is an area in which the Biden/Bernie gap becomes a chasm, a gaping abyss. The ancient Norse Vikings believed that all life on Earth arose from a massive Gap of Gaps, from which poisonous fumes rose like socialism and somehow created all we have. Go figure. Anyway, a gap that size is the one we’re talking about here. When it comes time to talk about fitness for the task of representing us well in the world, these two guys Biden and Bern are a ludicrous comparison to make. It’s like comparing apples to dog turds. They might as well be on different planets. We’ve got to stay focused on that and make sure everyone else does too.
By this point, parties on all sides are well aware the next six months promise a circus beyond anything P.T. Barnum ever dreamed of.
America doesn’t require or desire a return to what former President Warren G. Harding once called “a return to normalcy”, because what is normal in today’s world is a freakish caricature of what it meant thirty years ago when we were kids. Professional wrestling spilled out of our television sets and took over the world. Everything seems like a skit now, and Bernie is the perfect Heel to Trump’s Hero. Normal is probably out.
But we can have sane and decent again. Joe Biden is not a crazy socialist with a fifty trillion-dollar health care time bomb ready to set off in our economy. He knows what he’s doing in there. We have gone through too much in the Trump era for any more shenanigans from a demagogue, and we need someone capable enough to clean this whole mess up. We, center Democrats, have held the line; we became that rock in the river, tethered to a principle, and ready with a plan at every turn. These days Joe is the best representative we’ve got, which is the other half of the reasons to reject the candidacy of ridiculous and rusty Bernie Sanders.
In conclusion, it is not only Bernie’s incompetence and unfitness for the role that ensures he never will be President. We’ve got a better guy, one who is more popular, more polished, more professional, and just plain superior to the Bern even when he’s at his abysmal best. Joe Biden was the most recent vice-president Democrats have had, and under Barack Obama, no less, who turned out to be a genius. He has the information and skill that this will take. His unpleasant Gollum-like opponent is just plain lacking by comparison- and objectively.
While Bern was renaming post offices and little else, lounging around the Senate like the white Clarence Thomas, Biden was all over the world handling American affairs and representing her people with the utmost decorum and skill. Can he speak like John F. Kennedy? No. But that makes him all the more perfect for this time and place, in which nothing is more needed than a plainspoken, honest sort of fellow, the one your guts tell you you can trust- a No Malarkey sort if you will (check that awesome Group out on Facebook). Biden is a kind and genuine man, a finder of lost children. Bernie is the guy to lead us farther out into the wilderness. That old zombie will never, ever, EVER be the President of America, and for that, we really can be grateful.
From Millennial Democrats, starting today, look for All Biden, All The Time, until Iowa and beyond. We are in it to win it, and the day to fight in earnest together has come. You can find us without too much trouble at @MilDemsAmerica on Twitter. On Facebook, we’re Millennial Democrats- America and her fifty auxiliary State Pages. Our parent organization Organizing For Democrats has a great many Groups and Pages also, and allied organizations in the family such as the good folks at the WIRAPress Files, links shown here in blue, or the Musing Madman’s Madhouse, a blog living right next door to this one, so to speak, or talkingbarrysense.wordpress.com for another. Last, we’re newly on Instagram at millennialdemsusa. Check us out. And check out Joe Biden, while you’re at it.
Readers mine, it’s been a long four years, and no mistake is possible to make about it. Long, and ugly. The second week of 2020 is now underway, and the opposition is turning up the pressure now for all that they are worth. New tactics abound daily; we’re seeing a virtual onslaught from every angle- but, fear not, Democratic family, because we’re used to it by now. A lowly impostor aping my website is not the worst I’ve seen- but there is an intimacy to such an escalation that I once again find rather terrifying- not to mention truly irritating.
“Welcome! At Millennial Democrats, we are responding to millennial concerns and getting involved in the political process as millennials. Our message and our stance is clear. We are Democrats. We believe in helping actual people make actual changes for the better, in their lives and in society. As the youngest generation of voters, we’re about finding new and innovative ways to do that going in to the future. We are going to uphold the time honored traditions of Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama, by finding new ways to do good for the people living in the world. There is a reasonable alternative to the pandemonium created by the current administration. Please join us in the task of helping the concept evolve.” -Millennial Democrats, 7/17.
That, as most of you will recognize, is this site’s Home Page, its introductory paragraph. There have been signs before that people dig how I set up the site, with the city of New York and all; just seemed to fit, although my true interest here lies in the writing. It became obvious that this was the plan right from the top of their new Page, where they ripped off my language in the most shameless and inferior fashion.
“Millennial Democrats represent a group unlike any the US political process has ever seen. This organization is made up of volunteers who want to impact the political process and are tired of politics as usual. We are responding to the millennial generation’s concerns and are getting involved in the political process. We have learned from the history of Franklin Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and even politicians like Abraham Lincoln that there are alternatives to tribal politics: rational activism.” -an anonymous Brandon De Graff, speaking as the Impostor Millennial Democrats.org.
It’s not even subtle. I began looking into the website’s owner. It didn’t quite take me twenty minutes to find him. Or if it was over, it was just over:) I found his girlfriend and everything. Her name doesn’t need to get published here.
So the natural question begs itself. What are the haps with that website?
I’m going to make an example out of this one.
Today a teammate and close friend brought me a meme made by Kaivan Shroff, the guy who does the very first Millennial_Dems on Twitter and also, I believe, on Instagram. I will freely admit I came in second in the beginning by about two weeks, it’s how we ended up MD-America on Facebook and Twitter.
Kaivan’s all right, we have similar moderate views and have always managed to comfortably co-exist. When I found out the meme was his I relaxed there, we know each other and follow each other on Twitter. I intend to reach out for collaboration one of these days, two independents with good hearts and a will to speak truth to power.
It would have been nice to have Brandon’s help too, but that’s not how this story goes.
As we write these words, the Iranian trouble is kicking into overdrive, impeachment is kicking off, and all of it is being handled in the most shoddy, slipshod, slovenly, sloppy and nowhere near secretive enough manner. Hezbollah has killed several Americans already (not that Tulsi Gabbard will bother to condemn her own best buddies), Iran is firing missiles at us, Iraq has firmly handed us an eviction notice for our soldiers and through it, all, above the din, rises the high reedy voice of Donald Trump, screeching at us to trust in the intelligence community. In short, the saga continues, half dystopia and half tragicomedy, bordering on hysteria.
One does not know whether to laugh or to cry.
Of course, this all raises a fairly basic question- MD, what are you screwing around for? There’s big shit in the news! This can wait, can’t it? Shouldn’t you be writing about Iran?
Quick answer? Of course, I should, and so I have been. It’s basically done, tomorrow’s article, covering the whole story in as succinct a tone as I can muster- a remarkably difficult task given the complexity of writing about Middle Eastern power dynamic, but one I’ll gladly tackle every time I get a chance. It is a perfect microcosm of what is going on everywhere for Democrats large and small. Foreign hackers, domestic trolls no less vicious, elected politicians of both Parties, and all the big money in America without are targeting us every single day.
Just the same, it’s got to wait until tomorrow. I’m making a point with this article, a simple one, and that is this. When they target our social media accounts and silence our voices, they are taking out the only weapons in the whole civil rights arsenal we can really use with safety and daring both, and this, of course, cannot be allowed. We already know the Iranian Cyber Army cannot be far away. It’s only a matter of time.
When the Northern Kurds of Syria were hit by the Turkish the day Trump left them hanging last fall, it wasn’t long before dying humans were reaching out to the world, sharing footage desperately of the atrocities committed in those hours in the hopes of exciting enough world outrage for the killing to stop. I’m proud to say I’m among the people chosen to spread those videos, and I did. The same thing happened last week when Iranian general Soleimani was killed. I was brought the video without even asking before 24 hours had gone by. Those things would never have happened for me had it not been for the online digital awareness-raising mouthpiece I have built.
Visibility in politics is our greatest defense against the literal one-world police-state the monopolist elite are building, and this we get through social media also; in fact, even such monumental events as the Arab Spring could never have taken place without Twitter. This is why in addition to my website Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was targeted by the Chinese on New Year’s Eve. It is not a game at all. We get our power here.
So when someone decides to target your work like this fakir of a Bernie Bot has me, it means they are trying to disarm you completely. In a world where the true struggles between sovereign states are all on social media now; there are no “hot wars” (meaning straightforward military battles) worth fighting, this cannot be allowed.
It was just over 24 hours ago when I happened to Google my website, the first time I’ve had to do so in quite a while. I half-fooled myself. It actually took a moment to take in fully what I was seeing: a second Millennial Democrats WordPress blog, gussied up to look as much like mine here as possible. Surreal as it seems, the fact is undeniable. An impostor has suddenly popped up online, and is using my name and my brand to mislead and waylay our people.
This too cannot be allowed.
It was very strange to see my work thus aped and replicated, by a smug little weasel who is thinking to ride my coattails and eat crumbs from my table to live. Strange and upsetting, in fact. I wasn’t expecting it at all and indeed had no idea it existed. Before today it’s been a bit since I needed to Google myself, and this whole time before there’s only ever just been two of us Millennial Democrats, both myself, seen today on top, and the Millennial_Dems who are a bit older than us. We get along fine. But this guy in the middle? He’s new, and he’s up to no good. His name is Brandon, his last name probably isn’t De Graff, and this is his picture.
He is baiting people off of Facebook onto Reddit and undoubtedly worse places later. That’s my big thing, you know; he’s cloaking his predatory instincts with my work and aesthetic.
Ever read that old Stephen King novella, Secret Window, Secret Garden?
You stole my story, Brandon, so to speak. That’s patently unacceptable, and more so for you than for me.
Those who use their strength and wit to poison and destroy their fellow children of God are damned. Change your ways now, for soon it will be too late. You’d better do some thinking about what I could have done to you if I weren’t so nice a guy. The next guy you try to pillage and rob may not be so forgiving.
I could have chosen many other pictures, including some I found in a certain kind of registry database, the kind you do NOT want your job finding out about; those pictures are in an as-of-yet unpublished, sort of, unabridged article, you might say; I like to think it’ll be Brandon’s choice whether or not that one comes out.
But I chose this one, with full respect to the JW Cassel in the brave post calling him out, because it came along with a real Democrat’s completely correct opinion of him as a lousy piece of garbage, one who voted for Jill Stein out of Bernie or Bust resentment.
The latest Tweets from BC DeGraff (@BrandonDegraff1). Don’t follow me if you’re not a Bernie Supporter. I’m NOT a Democrat. I’m not a Republican. I’m a Progressive writer.
Which is to say, he prison shanked the United States. Right in the guts.
For shame, Brandon. To stoke an unfair grudge this far. Cultivated for no good reason except sexism, deniable only because of Jill Stein’s milkwater gender. You lit your country on fire. We agree on one thing, at least; there’s not a Democratic bone in your body. But since you have decided to step up and claim your false flag title, please allow me to bring you up to speed.
A Democrat will stop at absolutely nothing. I think you are likely to regret, sir, your decision not to ape someone else’s hard work instead of mine.
I found him by Googling the large hashtag on the site’s front page- which sure does look a lot like my site’s front page-#ANYFUNCTIONINGADULT, itself this year’s Vote Blue No Matter Who.
That brought me to two Facebook Pages with the same name, one big, one little. It must have been the big one he made on purpose. The little one appears to be the default landing place for his Reddit threads, and that’s where he biffed it. I soon found the same comments were posted on Reddit. A few more back and forths and around the net later and I had everything.
They are going to muddy our waters by pretending to be us and capitalize on all our hard work for free, all the while diluting and perverting our message with all the Bern-feeling drivel they can muster. Just look at the Friends List on this guy.
Worst I’ve seen since Oliver the Macedonian, Brandon the Impostor. You guys should join pro wrestling and be a tag team- or join the President’s Cabinet.
Jesus God. That’s not just feeling the Bern. That’s positively molesting him.
From there I found a Facebook Page by the same name, and from there a Reddit account that appears to be managing a subreddit for Rachel Maddow, one u/akacats. It appears fraudulent, to understate the point unto ludicrousness.
It did not take long to realize I was down the Bern rabbit hole again, and it also didn’t take long to realize I most probably had found me a big juicy bunny, too.
Any Functioning Adult. I wonder which one of the usual suspects came up with this one? This kind of crap goes around every year; it’s nothing but a cheap trick, a way to get real Democrats to drop their guard. Last time it was Vote Blue No Matter Who.
Bernie’s people are not Democrats and take great pride in the ignominious fact; they’re more like carjackers, bullies, and thugs like the guy in the image I used for this article. That’s why he’s come sniffing around trying to steal my work. He made some lousy movie about the Bernie or Bust movement; if I can find a pirated copy or make a fresh one, I’ll give it a watch. The whole last four years have been like having the flu anyway; what’re a few extra retches among friends and Millennial Democrats? Brandon’s friend below who uses that button as her avatar at least had the capacity to be honest about that, which is more than I will say for him.
It just goes to show; if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em- or, if that’s not an option because you’re a radical, impersonate them and waylay those who support them. He’s put this honey trap out there to punish and hurt you, loyal readers, to get to me. They’ll continue doing this kind of crap, too, unless I can find a way to make such a course of action unpalatable for them.
So that’s what I’ve been working on. All evening, in fact.
The many Bernie Bots I showed earlier were most of his friends, of course. But the usual alt-right types were there in dreadful plenty also. That Any Functioning Adult 2020, ostensibly imploring us to recognize Donald Trump as the greatest threat, the only threat worth considering, is entitled to its opinion, of course; I thought the same myself in 2016, as I said before.
But if she is a sincere Democrat, and it’s nothing but policy differences dividing her and us, what in God’s holy name is she up to supporting the Brexit?
Regular readers of this blog will not be suspicious when I tell them there’s more of this kind of thing; a lot more. did find some things to write about what they might find inconveniencing, although of course nothing malicious or illegal.
Just good, old fashioned open-source intelligence can give you all the dirt you need- or cleanliness, in this case. Clear, pristine, virgin cleanliness. Got to hand it to ya, Brandon. You’re a regular Peter the Hermit where that subject is concerned. Sh4rki would be proud.
Brandon De Graff, this is your cue to start listening.
#AltRightIsFarLeft; this is just one more bitter ratf*cking testimonial. You seem to know this quite well judging by who your friends are, Mr. Akacats on Reddit. But always remember where there’s life, there’s hope. You have been deep in the counsel of the enemy, There is much good you could still do. Come back to the path of reason. Talk to me, we’ll help you tell your old friends to go to hell. There’s just one thing, really. As a sign of good faith, I’ll be needing you to take the fake website down or I will have to keep digging; if this is what I found after 20 minutes, what would I find in a month?
Civil political discourse is one thing; welcome to the arena, but be warned now: you have crossed the tideline out into dark waters. Do not make me sink you there.
I’d just like to thank you, China. By including me in yesterday’s massive, personally motivated anti-Windows hack attack, as covered yesterday by Forbes Magazine, you gave me the best present anyone ever has, in this whole ten-year period. Furthermore, you used a Russian ransomware virus, but a variant of it created by yourselves, hinting strongly that you and Russia were in on this together-which I’ve also been saying for years. Proof of what you’re up to is not easy to find.
You really made my decade and my New Year.
I’ve been working on showing the world, China, what your horrible hacker jackals have been trying and failing to do to me for years, ever since the sonic attacks that injured our diplomats while visiting your country.
But no matter how many failed attempts or brute-force attacks you’ve made against my website, it’s been an uphill battle telling the world what Microsoft and the Trump administration has not wanted to admit- that you, and not Russia, is the most skillful and numerous of our cyber-adversaries.
Then came yesterday’s one-two punch, which certainly did unsettle me for a few hours- with pure excitement.
First, there’s the unbelievably powerful malware my dear good Windows Defender Firewall caught you trying to use on one of my honeypot computers.
You didn’t think I’d leave the back door unlocked on a computer I actually use, did you, silly China? Boy, howdy. It’s called a honey trap for a reason, Ping-Pong. I caught you with a hunk of junk put together from spare parts in twenty minutes. Learn how to read.
(Speaking of reading, folks, this story’s in two parts, and therefore nowhere near as long as it looks; the second part is really just for specialists. Do with it as you please, the two halves are clearly delineated.)
This was an unreal discovery. That is military-grade ransomware you’re looking at there, folks. The fearsome Cerber virus. They tried to hit me with CERBER. I know how they did it, too; our tech guy baited them with a proxy network. He left the door open for them, the slobs. They came right in- and got caught red-handed.
I still can’t believe that an indy journalist like me, one who is not even getting paid to write their thoughts down, is being targeted by this level of resources. Even at this late stage in the game, Cerber is used to take huge hospitals hostage, not single citizens. Out of every piece of malware known to man, only the Stuxnet virus, which can send nuclear reactor cores into meltdown, is more terrible. Even the Botnet virus is not considered as dangerous. This is no kiddie script. Someone who sends that at you is not messing around. They hate you.
Along with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), the DCU has been monitoring an advanced persistent threat (APT) [Editor’s note- APT37 is the group I correctly identified as being behind my site’s cyber-targeting last fall when warning our community to watch out for the Chinese in 2020] hacking group operating an extensive criminal network to compromise accounts and steal data.
Who is behind the Microsoft Windows attack campaign?
The threat group behind these cyber-attacks is thought to be based in North Korea and has been named as “Thallium” by Microsoft and is also known as APT37. The hacking group appears to have been targeting government employees, university staff, those working on nuclear proliferation issues, as well as world peace and human right. The majority of those targeted were based in the U.S. but Microsoft has confirmed individuals in Japan and South Korea also found themselves in the hacking crosshairs.
So I’ve been doing research on this all day, of course, and had planned to write something up about it soon anyway. But then around nine at night, I saw this about Microsoft attacks in this Forbes story released and came to understand it was not just me. Still, there were only a few hundred of us targeted, for personal and political reasons, out of a world of seven billion people.
It’s like a dark matter Pulitzer Prize.
Objectively speaking, it’s kind of a big deal. It represents a drastic escalation compared to what they’ve tried with me before. Hacking a website is still personal, even as a vast campaign of attacks meant to traumatize the whole free world’s community, but this is far worse.
I decoyed them, and they bit. As hard as they could. Like a striking snake.
They followed who they thought was me down a dark alley network, and tried to take me, prisoner. I wonder who the others they attacked were? The Forbes article said everyone targeted was a human rights and freedom activist, one they’d been stalking and preparing to savage for years. We should all get together.
Microsoft hit them back, and so did we. They got their asses kicked, too. I have said it before, and I’ll say it again. Don’t mess with the US, and least of all with American Democrats.
This will raise morale in our community, folks. The global elite has just been shown its hot cross buns again. They have money and resource advantages, yes, but in terms of personnel, they are the disadvantaged ones. They are NOT invincible and they CAN be beaten, by regular people, just like you and me- although, as a matter of fact, anyone who doesn’t specialize in the topic may want to stop here. It’s going to get technical. Those who would like to know more about our methodology are welcome to continue down below, where our tech guy will give you the whole story.
Going forward, whether or not we are technical specialists, we can thank our brave technical staff for taking this risk for us, and protect ourselves in the usual manner- by not clicking on strange links, and not opening strange emails. We cannot stress enough just how dangerous things are going to be for the rest of a year that began in so dramatic a fashion-and is guaranteed to get even worse.
Look after yourselves and every Democrat. A lot of us have been dying and disappearing, and we already know what killers our opponents are. This ransomware is bad stuff; fastcompany.com called it No. 2 on their Five Most Dystopian Technologies of the Decade List. You do not want to play games on it. Putin, Xi, and Trump will stop at nothing and shirk no dirty work- but that doesn’t mean they’re winning. Just the opposite, in fact. Ours is the stronger side and always will be, so long as we insist on it.
Happy New Year, Democratic family, from your friends here at Millennial Democrats!
Nancy Pelosi has had a good run. By any conceivable standard, she has had a sparkling career. As Speaker of the House under Obama it was her that carried home, in just over a year, every major legislative accomplishment the Obama administration was known for, most famously the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. In other timelines less bizarre, one might reasonably have expected such an achievement to be the cornerstone of their legacy. In this one, it’s only half. And by the time it’s all been said and done, it may be much less.
For now, her memory will be inextricably tied to a slob with nary an accomplishment at all, other than having been born rich and a guy who real players could exploit- Donald Trump, the man she just impeached.
Pelosi never wanted this. It wasn’t the plan in the beginning. I know; I have written many articles that were meant to help tamp down talk of impeachment. The most recent was in June- before Ukrainegate broke. The far-left wanted us to destroy ourselves by impeaching post-Mueller Report, of course, but real Democrats were not so eager. Not because Trump was innocent, but because we didn’t have enough evidence to make worthwhile a course of action that could tear apart the country. We knew everyone on the right would go nuts, and they’ve got all the force. We knew Trump would not go peacefully, that on the honor scale he had even less than Richard Nixon- an almost-bottomless pit. I didn’t see a scenario likely to end well, and I still don’t.
But after the Ukrainegate scandal broke, less than six months after Russiagate’s unsatisfying “end”, growing unrest among the people matched the one of unease in the hearts of the Congress. What Trump had done, withholding Congressionally-approved military aid to an ally at war with our bitterest global rival, Russia, in order to gain an advantage on Joe Biden– who will probably be our next President- was so far beyond anything Nixon had ever done that it defied the very comparison as facile.
When we retook the House of Representatives in the Blue Wave last fall, Trump’s corruption was a big reason why. Three hundred million Americans have been dealing with unease about whether or not our president worked for Russia’s, whether he’s insane, whether he’s a Nazi destroying our system. One of the main reasons we Democrats were given the power by the American people to impeach this unfit president after the Blue Wave was just this.
If we didn’t impeach him in the face of lawlessness this extreme, our children would have grown up knowing in America, the law does not exist. Nancy Pelosi, whose responsibility it was to begin the process of removing him from office, will have to bear the burden of these tiring and weighty events. So we’re going to support her. It is our duty and pleasure alike.
One can hope, of course, but I knew it would come to this. There was never a doubt in my mind. Trump is a crook, he’s always been a crook, but he’s not bad at lying about it to people who want to believe him. Republican arguments about how the American people had “vetted” him take no notice of reality or reason. But it wasn’t the same for all Americans. Some people seemed to really believe you could count on Trump’s words to mean something.
As we go forward into the New Year and the new election cycle, one wonders what they are thinking now.
While writing this final article of 2019, this final article of a decade that has changed my life, I enjoyed a rare moment of levity while looking randomly back on another. Remember Kenneth Bone? Yeah, you do. Think red sweaters and town hall debates, second of three of those disturbing 2016 general election season’s clashes of ideas.
Ken Bone — he’s no conformist. He’s the person a divided America needs right now. The man who brought some levity to the ludicrous, some vim to counter the vitriol. The only thing that was making America great again.
As Ramzy Nasrallah put it, “Was so sad and ashamed throughout the entire spectacle but then KEN BONE rose like a Phoenix from America’s ashes and there’s laughter again.”
He was that guy who sounded normal in a place where that word has lost all meaning if indeed it ever had one, and so at that moment, he proudly claimed the Warholian fifteen minutes of proverbial fame because of it.
That night the name of Kenneth Bone was on the tongue of every commentator and coming out of every pen, just as much as the names of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was dancing on the keyboards a digital fandango. Nobody could stop, it seemed; it was the Kenneth Bone Experience’s nature to be inherently addictive.
A rapper whose name I no longer remember wrote a verse about it that I find myself thinking about from time to time these days, in “The Ballad Of Ken Bone“, destined for classic status long before the hour of its birth.
Where have you gone, Kenneth Bone? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
Darkest of timelines, man. You better believe it.
Going forward into the New Year, hopefully the last of the miserable era to bear Trump’s wicked name, it’s good for us to touch base with our values. Sometimes it feels like all this time spent underground in these trenches and tunnels has changed me forever, not to mention the carnival funhouse outside.
I’m not the only one, either. Anderson Cooper on CNN tonight shared that many people have come forward to share stories about what the years between now and Ken Bone have done to them, and the one universal in these personal anecdotes was this: I’m not the same person I was before.
None of us are, and how could we be? We don’t live in the same country.
This is why we’re getting rid of Donald Trump.
The only person active in American politics today who could have handled this in the masterly fashion we have seen is Nancy Pelosi. Stand with our Speaker, therefore, we say again. The strength she has brought to the meeting, as she told the illegitimate and babyish 45th president, cannot be characterized.
Oh yeah. Jonathan Mann was the name of that rapper; he actually wasn’t a rapper, as rappers do not use guitars, but we’ll forgive him that small misdemeanor. Props, man. Wherever you may be in this strange vast world of ours, we at Millennial Democrats wish you well, and all of our fellow men.
Happy New Year, America. Let us finish this next year.