Some people are alcoholics. Some are hooked on opiates. And then there’s Award Winning Journalist™ Chuck C. Johnson, who’s drawn to Twitter like a moth to a candle flame.
Late last night, Johnson, who was permanently banned from Twitter a year ago, began carpet bombing tweets from a new account, @freethechuck, bragging there was nothing Twitter could do to stop him, because he had a VPN! Muahahahaha!
Within two hours, this new account was suspended, but not before watchful Twitter users captured some of his tweets — the kind that got him suspended and banned the last four or five times. (We confess we have lost count. Maybe this is Johnson’s 11th Twitter account in 13 months?)
[UPDATE 6/17/2016: As he threatened, Johnson created a new, new account @chuckcuckslayer, the next day. It was suspended a few hours later.]
— Chuck C Johnson (@chuckcuckslayer) June 17, 2016
By one observer’s count, on the @freethechuck account, Johnson managed to excrete 200 tweets in the short time he was on Twitter. Several refer to his joint venture with Pax Dickinson, WeSearchr, which incidentally also has a Twitter account — so far, anyway. It depends on how fed up Twitter support gets with Johnson’s abuse of the system.
We present a sampling of Johnson’s most recent tweets, in no particular chronological order. If you have more, please leave them in the comments box.
The one above requires some explanation. Webster Hubbell, whose name is on the medicine bottle, is a long-time associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The usual right-wing rumor mills have suggested that Hubbell is the real father of Chelsea Clinton, and Chuck Johnson has intimated that he was going to collect DNA from Hubbell and the Clintons somehow to prove the connection. He even started a $40,000 GoFundMe campaign called the “Clinton Secret Oppo Project,” which has only garnered $1,055 in donations thus far. Maybe because it’s “secret”?
After this image was retweeted, Johnson deleted it, as if that would make it go away forever.
This one also requires some explanation. Chuck is in his home office, which he showed off earlier when he made a Facebook video swearing he would never use Facebook again, just before he started using Facebook again, and then getting suspended again from Facebook for another 30 days. Do you see a pattern here?
Anyway, “Be a man among men” is a recruitment poster for the former Rhodesian Army, as in the all-white army that tried to keep Ian Smith’s Rhodesia from becoming Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. We know how that turned out. The poster and indeed Rhodesia itself is very popular among white supremacists. We’ll let The Christian Science Monitor explain why.
Rhodesia and South Africa hold an important place in the online forums where neo-Nazis and other white supremacists gather. The experience of the two countries since the end of white rule – particularly the economic and humanitarian basket-case Zimbabwe has become – is held up as proof of the racial inferiority of blacks; and the diminished stature of whites is presented as an ongoing genocide that must be fought. Worries about miscegenation and white “genocide” abound.
While apartheid South Africa has a big place in white supremacist hearts, smaller Rhodesia seems to have one equally as big, thanks to the unapologetic racism of its leader Ian Smith, who declared a white republic in 1964; the brutal guerrilla “Bush War” that his men fought against Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA); and the legendary “Selous Scouts,” who many modern white power groups view as heroes. The Rhodesian guerrilla war also drew in white supremacist mercenaries from around the globe. Mr. Smith himself was both a World War II fighter pilot and clear advocate for racism. “The white man is master of Rhodesia,” he said shortly after he’d taken power. “He has built it, and he intends to keep it.”
Draw your own conclusions about Johnson being proud of his poster.
Immediately before Twitter dropped the ban-hammer over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend, Johnson had tweeted that he wanted information to “take out” activist DeRay McKesson. Given his intense dislike for McKesson, and the tense situation in Ferguson, MO, last year, Johnson’s tweet was taken by many as a threat of physical harm. It was apparently reported as such, and Johnson lost his Twitter access. He claims he never meant “take out” in the mob-hit sense, but his later use of the term on his blog to refer to Muslims would belie that claim.
BTW, Chuck hates Michelle Fields, because she dared accuse Donald Trump’s campaign manager of roughing her up, and Ben Shapiro, because he defended her in print.
Lindsey Graham has denounced Trump publicly, so it seems he is on Chuck’s hit list now. Sorry, we meant shit list.
Over at GotNewsDotCom (which is not us!), Johnson has posted claims, based on third-hand “intelligence” culled from an unhinged Twitter source, that Mexico is deliberately inciting violence at Trump rallies to prevent Trump from being elected. We, however, believe Trump himself is trying to prevent Trump from being elected, because being president is hard work.
Incidentally, “researcher community” is the new term for “people who spend all day on the Internet trying to prove conspiracy theories from their Mom’s basement.”
See also Johnson’s post at GotNewsDotCom regarding Bill Kristol (bad Jew) and John Podheretz (good Jew). Or is it the other way around?
Ah, yes, the now-legendary floor shitting episode, which like a fish story, gets ever more embellished by the teller.
To make a very long story short, way back in 2011, when Johnson was but a mere lad at Claremont McKenna College, someone left a comment on his college blog that he had once pooped on the floor of a dormitory. Years pass, and the comment has now become an Internet meme, a stubborn rumor that refuses to disappear, especially as Johnson himself keeps bringing it up. (Or putting it down, as the case may be.) Enter Gawker, which published a couple of stories to peer into the murky past of the Internet’s least favorite pest. They concluded that the floor shitting episode never happened, but that didn’t stop Johnson from filing a $66 million libel/defamation suit against them last spring — a suit that in the end was tossed out of court for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Johnson’s first attempt to deflect the rumor was to claim he did not shit on the floor, but it was a companion or classmate who was deathly ill, and had had diarrhea. Now, Johnson is claiming he saved the guy’s life by getting him to the ER.
Johnson’s short-lived account has been suspended, meaning none of these are viewable on Twitter anymore. Some live on in the Google cache of his Twitter feed, and in the hearts of many.
We anticipate a new carpet bombing from the VPN-wielding Ginger Avenger any time now. Stay tuned!