You be the JudgePosted: March 24, 2011
Last night, a commentator named Baby Giraffes dropped a bombshell on the truth about Charles Johnson. One of our admins put the comments in pending because he felt it was not appropriate. After reviewing with other admins and even consulting someone with legal experience, we decided to publish it. The reason being is that after reading the comments, it really explains Chuck’s mindset. Also, The Jazz Man has smeared and lied about many public figures and is in no position to cry about what is said below.
Comments by babygiraffes
I’ve hesitated a long time writing this post, for reasons which will become apparent when you read it.
Have you ever seen the movie “Reversal of Fortune” with Jeremy Irons playing Claus Von Bulow, and Ron Silver’s character Allan Dershowitz says “You’re a very strange man,” and ‘Von Bulow’ answers: “You have no idea”.
That’s kind of how deviously twisted Charles Johnson is compared to how you guys portray him. You have no idea.
I know Johnson personally, IRL. I know a girl who dated him for a long period of time. I have to watch what I write or he’ll figure out who I am, and as I’m about to tell you, that would be very bad for me if he did. Read on to find out why.
First off, I only know this stuff, not because I know him or know his ex, or know some of his personal friends -he doesn’t have many, and he doesn’t keep in contact with those he has, he’s pretty much a hermit who spends more hours than you can imagine on the internet. I’ll tell how I know this stuff in a few. But suffice to say, he is psychotically addicted to the ‘net. In the rare occasions his ‘net goes down, he must go somewhere with free wi-fi, because he as as addicted as a person can be. He has 2 main occupations on the ‘net.
One is online gaming, and he’s again, as addicted as you can be. Why, with his ‘great talent’ for programming doesn’t he have a job doing it? Because he’s mentally and even physically incapable of keeping a job, because he is so addicted to gaming, and his 2nd passion, his online persona. He once spent 72 online gaming (that I know about specifically, he probably has many times) over a holiday weekend when many other gamers were online because of a 3 day holiday, and he ate, slept and even (ugh) pissed at the computer, yes, in a plastic bottle so he wouldn’t have to get up to go to the bathroom, with a cooler for drinks. This is just an example of how addicted to gaming he is. It consumes him, and he plays obsessively, and is obsessively concerned about his gaming ‘rep’ and handle on any game he plays. Which brings us to his second obsession: his name online.
You have only scratched the surface of his sock-puppets and online devious behavior, which is truly the behavior of a psychopath. He maintains dozens and dozens of online personalities, some of which he has cultivated for YEARS: he posts as them on his site, he joined forums as them and keeps up regular posting as many different people, he comments on many sites (masking his IP, he’s that smart, anyway) and even carries on conversations and fake flame wars or debates with his own socks: then, when it suits his purpose, he can have an ‘army’ of seemingly diverse and unrelated people come to his defense or the defense of a subject which he supports when he really wants to. And it seems like “wow, even LiberalTard335 and HardCoreTPartyNut agree with him, CJ must be right!”.
He creates profiles, photos, backstory, history, etc. for these socks, on many sites, so they really seem like real people. And he’s been doing this for years, so some of them seem like very established and real live people, not some sock he registered right before he needed it. Because he knew long ago he _would_ need them, and he’s carefully used them for a long time. He never “burns” an alter.
How do I know this? Not because I know him personally, or some of his friends, or even someone who was intimate with him. He doesn’t admit or let any of this out of the bag. All this is under deep cover, because he’s used these socks ON his friends and an women he’s dated or stalked online. He has used them in the guise of “friends” to sing his praises to a woman, or to pull some kind of cruel trap on a friend. So no one must know he’s capable of this kind of deviousness. But, it gets out.
When you play this game, you get very good at lying, but you do slip up. Socks reveal info only Johnson would know, or phrase things in a way CJ has IRL, there are many small ‘tells’ that, taken together by a group of people who already know the guy is a bit unhinged, well, we figure it out. Plus, I’m not going to say who, but someone close to him DID get on one of his private computers (he has a bank of them on his workspace, so he can be logged in as many people at once, seemingly posting simultaneously, without logging on and off) and on a simple pulldown login saw the names of DOZENS of well-known posters on LGF: “what is this? are you all these people” “no” he lies “I had to log in as them to fix problems with their accounts. Yeah, right.
And he posts incessantly. He likes to pretend he’s “offline” and post only as socks to see what people are up to. He stalks sites like yours, many such, and posts. He posts contrary to what you would think CJ would post, to keep up the charade, but gets in subversive comments and disinformation.
And he has a long and very vengeful memory. He obsessively googles himself, but he doesn’t want old or outdated hits, he googles with the date to get the new stuff. Then, he comments, trolls, attacks, whatever, with his fake army. And that’s only the beginning.
If you are one of those naive people who leaves his real name, phone, address on his WHOIS for your site, he’ll look them up. He’ll use PeopleSearch or some other site to find you IRL, where you work, where you live. He has, in the past, anonymously emailed or even called places of business where his enemies work and informed on their online activities, perhaps they used bad language or attacked someone in a flame war, or posted an online rant. To a person who is not part of the site, this stuff looks very bad indeed, and can, and has, gotten people fired, at very least caused them difficulty. He has frightened people’s loved ones, hacked emails, spoofed screennames, any number of anarchaic and sinister hate methods to get to people who attack him online.
He oftens waits a long time to do this dirty work so his hand won’t be immediately suspected, never proven.
He notifies WordPress or Blogger to try to get sites taken down. He’ll contact owners of an image a blogger might have used, trying to get him DMCA’ed. He’ll do anything he can to sabotage them and kill their blog.
That’s why it’s so odd he has these vociferous groupies who seem to defend him to the death: most, if not ALL of them are actually him, because really, who else would give a crap? And, those Twitter accounts are surely his, because he had dozens of Digg accounts to spam his blog, as well as many other “digg” type accounts which spread blog post links, trying to drum up attention for his blog. He did, for a long time, harbor the idea he might get hired to write, or even get regular gigs on cable news as a commentator. It never happened, and that is one reason, besides his anger at being rejected, he hates Pam Geller so much: she’s actually doing it, and it really galls him to see people he “mentored” to be surpassing him. Same with Zombie and others. CJ has no talents to sell, he’s always depended on the talents of others, and once they decide to quit subsidizing him and go off on their own and get popular, he denounces them as traitors.
Which brings up another point: where he gets his money. He has no regular job, he couldn’t have one, because he has no time for one. He’s online nearly 24/7. If he’s awake, he’s online. All that crap about all the biking his does: just that, crap. He rarely leaves his computer room, period. Maybe he takes a 30 min bikeride and takes 100 photos and then posts them over a few months and claims he took 100 rides: bull. If he’s awake, he’s online in front of a monitor.
The blog barely stays online due to server costs, and he gets zilch from ads, calendars, cook books, tshirts or any of that other crap. He’s lost his ass on every enterprise like that he’s ever tried. Most of his friends figure he does have some savings from when he DID work, and he must be getting subsidized by his parents for things like rent and his bills. He lives very simply, which is easy when you sit on your ass in front of a computer 24/7, so his costs are rent, electricity, phone/internet and the cost of his blog (yes, it costs money to run, it does not make money, not a penny) and food. He doesn’t own a car, which he acts like he’s proud of, but he can’t afford one. I don’t think he has a driver’s license. He’s been addicted like this since around 2002, when he lost his last real job due to gaming addiction, and in fact he lived with his parents for a bit when he also lost his place of residence and couldn’t pay his bills, but it’s surmised (but not known for sure) that they set him up in a place to live to get him out of their house, and have paid his bills since.
His “programming” skillz are completely self-taught, because he spends so much time just messing around with his site and always has, but they are not applicable in the most part to a real-world job, not that he would be able to function at one anyway.
There are also rumors and stories about his online “romances” and manipulation of women and girls with his internet tricks, as well as weird porn proclivities, but I don’t know about this stuff first hand, people who know him online and IRL have caught him in some slips, or found him here and there online and with little “tells” have figured out it’s him, but as I’ve said, he keeps this stuff very much to himself in his own little twisted head. He doesn’t let friends, family, girlfriends or anyone else know about his machinations because if they did, they’d see just how insane he is, and man, he IS insane. He’s crazy and obsessed enough that if there was a way to kill someone over the ‘net and not be caught, he’d have done it by now. Some of us have witnessed the insane rage and rants he’s let go with in his weaker moments about things people have said about him.
You think he doesn’t read your blog? He reads every word, every comment. He’ll google and do whatever else to try to figure out who every commenter is, and expose them if he can. He lives in paranoia that some of his site’s members go on other sites and trash him, and one of his main occupations is trying to expose them so he can ban then. That’s all those “unexplained” bannings. He’s caught them somewhere else, or thinks he has. He’s big on “hunches” about who someone is, if they use a vocabulary word that’s odd and he sees it somewhere else, or a link, or a thought matches, he uses his “deduction” to bust them. That’s again, why people get banned and can’t figure out why the hell they were banned. Sherlock Holmes either figured you out, or delusionally thought he did.
Everyone should also be on notice: he’ll damage you IRL if he can: he’ll expose home addresses, real names, try to googlebomb your real name to something terrible if he can, post as you on illegal or unsavory sites, then “expose” you as being a member (when it’s really him) either anonymously or openly on his site, depending on his needs.
I’ve had to leave out a great deal because if I told more details, he’d quickly figure out who I am, and he may anyway. And to be honest, he scares me, I’ll admit it. If you’re smart, he’ll scare you too. He’s not brave, and he’s not really that smart, but he’s devious beyond belief, and evil, and a pathological liar, and NOTHING is beyond him for terrible deeds in service of defending CJ.
I was driven to post this because of the guy who wrote the Twitter post, giving CJ the benefit of the doubt: DON’T. It’s him. Twitter is the tip of the iceberg. He makes sock puppets for forums, other blog comments, Digg, Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket, Blogger, WordPress, YouTube the list goes on and on and on. And he spends his time manipulating these sockpuppet “alters”, using them for his various needs, like moving chess pieces around on a chess board: he always has a number of scams, flamewars, attacks as well as many “long games” he’s playing, and he never stops. He doesn’t read leftist blogs, you notice he never links them. He spends his time attacking conservative blogs and baiting them to respond, so he can get mentioned and noticed. He both craves the attention, then reacts hysterically to it, attacking his attackers with hilariously out-of-proportion means.
Well, that’s about all I have to say. Just want you to realize, as much as you post and find out about Charles Johnson, and you think you have his twisted weirdness pretty much pegged, and it’s grotesque and insane as far as you know already, but there is much, much more, beyond your wildest imaginings. Always remember: “You have no idea”.
You be the judge to the validity of this comment!
After checking the IP and seeing everyone’s comments, I believe this “inside knowledge” to be fake. Does Charles have multiple socks, plays video games for hours, has women issues and spies on posters? Absolutely, but this is public knowledge. Thanks to everyone for voicing your opinion.
Thanks everyone for their input in this.
Daedalus Update II:
To be fair babygiraffes answers some of our observations.