Although the Anonymous hacker collective has verified, via statements reported by various news outlets, that the list of KKK members released before November 5 are not part of their Operation KKK, and although the list containing names of heritage people posted at Pastebin is an obvious hoax, it nevertheless generated lots of hate aimed at the people on the list. At the end of this post are just a few Tweets sent to the Virginia Flaggers twitter account as a direct result of the hoax kkk list.
Posting information like this is likely to elicit commentary in the floggosphere (especially from folks like Preacher Sandi Saunders and Liberty "Kill Whitey" Lamp) that Confederate heritage folks are always "playing the victim" or "claiming victim status." I'm not posting this small sampling of tweets to claim victimhood (and the person they were sent to would be the last to proclaim herself a victim), but to show the kind of people our critics and opponents are.
The recipient originally shared these tweets with me privately, via instant message, just to illustrate for me what the hoax list had resulted in, but when I suggested that I put some of them on my blog so my readers could also see, she agreed. Other heritage folks on that list have received similar hateful and threatening communications, some via the Internet and some by phone. What you see here on Backsass is just a sampling.
Remember these tweets the next time a flogger writes about how hate-filled and threatening heritage folks are... and note how often they do not acknowledge this kind of hate and threats aimed toward our people from folks on their side.
My apologies for the filthy language in some of these Tweets...