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From: jamie@voyager.net (Jamie McCarthy)
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Subject: nswpp@earthlink.net's spams and lies
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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 11:52:07 -0400
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A number of people have been spammed by nswpp@earthlink.net;  this
person, "Winston Smith" (real name Harold Covington), has apparently
recently discovered the internet and is using it to send out his words
of wisdom to anyone who will listen and many who won't.

On Saturday, July 27th, he sent out "NSNet Bulletin #8," which ended:

                                  #

   NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS: It looks like we may be playing server tag
   with Nizkor fairly soon. Hilary Ostrov has filed a formal demand
   with Earthlink that our account be canceled. Apparently my "Goliath"
   challenge has enraged the Jews no end and whipped them up into a
   frenzy of hysterical hatred.
   
   We already have alternative servers set up, so if Earthlink pulls
   the plug on us we should be back on line with minimal delay.
   
   Yours for Victory,
   WINSTON SMITH
   General Secretary
   N.S.W.P.P.

A "frenzy of hysterical hatred"!  Well, here's the "enraged" "demand"
she had sent to his sysadmin:

   Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 20:57:54 -0700
   To: admin@earthlink.net
   From: Hilary Ostrov 
   Subject: Unsolicited e-mail from one of your users
   Cc: nswpp@earthlink.net
   
   I have received the following unsolicited e-mail from one of your
   users.  I trust you will take the appropriate measures to educate
   this user and to ensure that henceforth he conducts himself with a
   better regard for courtesy and netiquette and that he refrains
   from further abuse of the internet by such wastes of bandwidth.
   
   Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
   
   Hilary Ostrov
   
   ===============

[copy of offending email snipped]

The discerning reader will note that nowhere in that email did Ms.
Ostrov request that "Winston Smith"'s account be cancelled.  "Winston
Smith" knew this, because Ms. Ostrov was kind enough to Cc him.

Another lying, spamming Nazi.  (yawn)  How many does that make?

Note that this particular spammer has gotten most of his addresses off a
mailing list whose membership was accidentally revealed to him.  I refer
of course to the Zgram list -- Ingrid Rimland screwed up (again) and
posted all the supposedly private names.  He's been sending unsolicited
email to members of that list.  However, he's also been sending
unsolicited email to anyone else he deems might be interested in it --
including, apparently, just pulling names off groups like
alt.revisionism.

To his credit, he offers to take people's names off his list if they
don't want his spew, and presumably he follows through on that.  But I
don't think he deserves any more brownie points than the commercial
spammers who claim they'll take people off their list who follow some
simple instructions.  Unsolicited email is unsolicited email.

On Sunday, July 28th, "Winston Smith" sent out a special missive entitled
"Movement Ethics," defending himself for these practices:

   To get to the nub of the matter, yes, I took advantage of a
   fortuitous accident to advance the cause of Aryan racial struggle
   in a vital new area. I make no apology whatsoever for that, nor is
   any required. That's my job.

"Fortuitous accident" refers to Ms. Rimland's mistake.

"My job" refers to sending unsolicited email, apparently.

   The White race is at WAR, Mr. Winter, and I mean that in the very
   literal sense. Our people are being slaughtered like hogs in the
   streets every day; the fact that this butchery is passed off as
   "crime" rather than the casualties of racial war by the media does
   not make these people any the less dead or injured or the women
   any the less violated. I am becoming more and more frustrated and
   angry with people who refuse to see this and who seem to be
   laboring under the delusion that all this is some kind of genteel
   debate where there will one day be a winner and a loser and then
   we shall all retire under the shade trees for tea.
   
   I must also tell you quite frankly that I do not give a rat's ass
   what people in the National Alliance or anyone else think about
   me. [...] I have a job to do and I'm going to do it. I long ago
   realized and accepted that it was going to be just myself and a
   small handful of the most intelligent, most talented, most
   dedicated and above all the most pragmatic people against the rest
   of the world---not least the bulk of the so-called "Movement".
   
   If you want to call me unethical, by all means. Unlike most of the
   lies leveled at me by people with the most shameful and
   discreditable of ulterior motives, that particular charge is true.
   I am completely and utterly unethical where the survival of the
   White race is concerned.

Netiquette and respect for truth do not appear to burden him either.

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Posted;  note followup group;  emailed to Ms. Ostrov, "Winston Smith," and
"Winston Smith"'s internet service provider.
-- 
 Jamie McCarthy          http://www.absence.prismatix.com/jamie/
 jamie@voyager.net        Co-Webmaster of http://www.nizkor.org/
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