How the Rise of the Information War Gave Birth to a New Digital Culture

Haywire

Rachel Haywire | experimenthaywire.net

What happened? For the past few years I’ve been nailing the death of the Internet into the coffin. I recently posted about The Death of Memetics and was all but ready to give up on creating any sort of digital revolution. The cancer had spread too fast and we were completely outnumbered. The new generation of cyber-thugs decided to shit on the city that we built for them. Anonymous was no longer about free information but getting depressed 12 year old goth girls to kill themselves. The mobbing of innocent people was not related to natural selection but sexual rejection. Bullycide everywhere.

Enter Julian Assange. Enter Wikileaks.

Enter the beginning of Information War I.

Suddenly Anonymous wakes up and suddenly we are rewriting the manifestos. The cancer is no longer relevant. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive and we do not forget. We support the freedom of information. We are against digital mobbing.

Now we have found secret documents that our own government has kept us from viewing: secret documents that were used to kill innocent civilians: secret documents that gave validation to everything any so-called conspiracy theorist claimed. There are hundreds of mirror sites to Wikileaks. We cannot be stopped.

All of this is completely exhilarating for me. I now feel the pulse of the revolution that I thought had died. We are reclaiming our territory. The Internet is being used for to spread free information again. Memetics are reborn. We are experiencing a new digital culture and I must say that it doesn’t contain very many lolcats. I love the Internet.

— Rachel Haywire | http://experimenthaywire.com

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  • Anonymous

    unfortunately the internet is also used to serve up thinly-veiled articles that amount to nothing more than an advertisement for personal gain.

    Kind of like slandering fellow musicians and accusing them of being part of a white power movement.

  • Hadrian999

    the rise of information war is a natural development of guerrilla warfare and propaganda.
    the internet is a tool just like any tool it can be used to help you or hurt you.

    • http://twitter.com/Acidexia Rachel Haywire

      Very good point. The Information Wars go through a cycle that is much like the physical wars we have fought for centuries. This is only the beginning.

  • Hadrian999

    the rise of information war is a natural development of guerrilla warfare and propaganda.
    the internet is a tool just like any tool it can be used to help you or hurt you.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    What can I say…we’re defined by the times we dwell in…without a struggle of consequence, we tumble inwards into disarray…but the right struggle for the right cause has come at last…and that same restless energy can finally be put to good purpose.

    • http://twitter.com/Acidexia Rachel Haywire

      I’m far too excited now. I thought we were doomed.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    What can I say…we’re defined by the times we dwell in…without a struggle of consequence, we tumble inwards into disarray…but the right struggle for the right cause has come at last…and that same restless energy can finally be put to good purpose.

  • Andrew

    I’m supposed to know who exactly she accused, right?

  • http://twitter.com/Acidexia Rachel Haywire

    Hey there. I no longer have any drama with the musicians you are referring to. It was a personal conflict that was made public against all of our wishes.

  • http://twitter.com/Acidexia Rachel Haywire

    I’m far too excited now. I thought we were doomed.

  • http://twitter.com/Acidexia Rachel Haywire

    Very good point. The Information Wars go through a cycle that is much like the physical wars we have fought for centuries. This is only the beginning.

  • Anonymous

    you were the only one making it public…so….

  • Ellen

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt. During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base, all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds. Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson. She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

  • Ellen

    Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

    Kinetik Productions Inc
    Montreal (Qc) Canada
    NEQ: 1164635469
    http://www.festival-kinetik.net

    Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment Haywire

    Montréal, November 29th 2009,

    Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts present during the festival.

    Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel Haywire.

    For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its acts.

    The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality, innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory comments.

    The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels, production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial festival.

    With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

    In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

    Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance, endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

    Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
    Director Kinetik Productions
    jffortin@festival-kinetik.net

    Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador 21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando, Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

    *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it interesting and beneficial.

    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=87140131848&topic=18204

  • Ellen

    Her name is spelled Mendelson, with an ‘e’, Rachel Ellen Mendelson.

  • http://twitter.com/RachelHaywire haywireasfuck

    The reason for all this bullshit can be found here: http://extinct-marsupial.org

    Has anyone seen this guy? He has been targeting anybody associated with chaos magick since the early 90′s because he thinks we are responsible for him getting kicked out of the OTO.

  • http://twitter.com/RachelHaywire haywireasfuck

    The reason for all this bullshit can be found here: http://extinct-marsupial.org

    Has anyone seen this guy? He has been targeting anybody associated with chaos magick since the early 90′s because he thinks we are responsible for him getting kicked out of the OTO.

  • Ellen

    Rachel “Haywire” Mendelson is the daughter of Janet Reno’s former 2nd in command, Florida Ass. State Attorney General Paul. M. Mendelson ! ( with an ‘e’ not an ‘a’).

    Paul M. Mendelson, JD ’77, a
    deputy chief assistant with the
    Miami-Dade state attorney’s
    office, died January 26 from a
    heart attack suffered while
    ……driving home from work.

    Recently involved in helping
    the city of Miami shape the
    language of the Civilian Re-
    view Panel, he prosecuted
    such high-profile cases as O.J.
    Simpson’s road rage trial last
    year, the murder convictions
    of socialite Joyce Cohen, pros-
    ecution of the killer of UM.
    football player Marlin Barnes
    and friend Timwanika
    Lumpkins, and trials of the
    accused killers of police offic-
    ers Scott Rakow and Victor
    Estefan.
    Known as a “prosecutor’s
    prosecutor,”

    He is survived by his wife,
    Debra Mendelson, and two
    children.

    Did Janet Reno hit on you? — She hugged me. It was my father’s funeral and she was his boss. Looking back it was p… http://4ms.me/h623hz about 6 hours ago via Formspring.me

    I strongly encourage all of you to file complaints with the Florida Dept. of SSDI disability to see that Rachel Mendelson stops her fraudulent abuse of SSDI money for her “mental illness.” She does not report non-ssdi income, and she is not residing in Florida. These are requirements to receive SSDI disability payments. Rachel is committing SSDI Fraud, which is a felony.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5027053_report-social-security-disability-fraud.html

    it is important to include Rachel’s middle name in all complaints to the SSDI fraud office:

    Rachel Ellen Mendelson Debra C Mendelson (mother) Daniel Jacob Mendelson (brother)

    report SSDI fraud online here:

    http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oig/hotline/index.htm

  • http://opensourcetogo.blogspot.com lefty

    The person postin

  • Ellen

    David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’ is a well known internet troll and real life stalker ; he is rumored to be paying for Rachel Mendleson to reside in Santa Cruz, as she is rumored to be his mistress. His wife is the Right Reverend Anne L. Schlesinger.

    Open Letter to Reverend Anne L. Schlesinger of LeGrand Methodist Church

    Dear Reverend Anne Schlesinger:

    This is a difficult matter to bring to your attention. But I do
    not believe that your husband David N. “Lefty” Schlesinger has made
    you aware of certain illegal and immoral activities that he is
    engaging in regards to his pornographic and harassment/stalking
    websites. I do not know if you are even aware of Lefty’s 16 year
    career of stalking and harassment, which seems to have begun with
    his menacing threats and extortion demands on the Waldorf school
    teacher Kathy Sutphen. I doubt someone of your position in the
    Church *could* be aware of such horrendous activities and not stop
    them immediately and by any means. Currently, Lefty under the name
    ‘stonemirror’ and in his own civil name is harassing several
    parties unrelated to me. This in addition to Lefty even of this
    morning contacting some friends of mine I haven’t even talked to in
    months and harassing them. Worst of all, Lefty has decided to
    increase his harassment of my person by purchasing from my ex-
    partner several home made pornographic photographs over ten years
    old which he has now illegally published on one of his many
    harassment websites, http://www.extinct-marsupial.org . Here is a
    link to the photo in question, one of many:

    [as of 2/20 the pornographic material has been temporarily forced offline with the intervention of law enforcement]

    This material was never public in any way until your husband David
    “Lefty” Schlesinger made it public in order to harm and stalk my
    family.
    This not only illegal harassment and cyberstalking on Lefty’s part, it is civil
    court actionable on several counts including willful invasion of
    privacy and infliction of emotional distress. If you can stop your
    husband Lefty, perhaps we can avoid involving the police and/or
    civil attorneys in this matter. David needs your help, his actions
    are not those of a sane and sober man.

    The following WHOIS link has your and David’s home address on it,
    499 Balch Way, Ben Lomond, CA. This proves that the site extinct-
    marsupial.org is the creation of Lefty and Lefty only. Though in
    fact, Lefty makes it a public boast that he owns this
    stalking/harassment site with its stolen, unauthorized pornographic
    photos.
    http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=extinct-
    marsupial.org&prog_id=godaddy
    Lefty also runs other websites devoted to harassing my family
    such as
    :
    http://stonemirror.wordpress.com

    Here are other links which document Lefty’s harassment of myself,
    my extended family, and several other unrelated individuals:

    http://lwn.net/Articles/367498/
    http://lwn.net/Articles/366559/
    http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/30218/
    http://boycottnovell.com/2010/01/16/…te-time-lines/
    http://linsux.org/blog/sirsane/2010/…advocates-and-
    homophobia/
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20559&page=21

    Anne: your husband Lefty has been called out as mentally
    unbalanced by his own work colleague the internationally regarded
    Bruce Perens.
    I believe only you can get him the help he needs, and make him stop
    this vile and disgusting and illegal activity he is engaged in,
    driven by his obvious mental illness.
    Reverend Anne, will you do something
    to help your husband and also help his stalking victims escape his
    insane actions?
    sincerely,
    The Victims of David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’

  • Ellen

    “My name is Victor T. Cypert. In 2003 – 2004 I worked as the resident computer programmer for the American Federation of Musicians in Hollywood, CA (Local 47.) David “Lefty” Schlesinger stalked, harassed, and otherwise abused me — going so far as to call my employer in an effort to have me fired and posting my employer’s IP address

    on his then-active LiveJournal.

    If you need an affidavit, a sworn statement, or some other document attesting to what transpired between myself and Mr. Schlesinger, I will be more than happy to provide one.”

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20559&page=56

  • http://opensourcetogo.blogspot.com lefty

    The person posting here using the name “Ellen” is, in fact, Jason Christopher Hughes, aka Michael Rudra Nath. He is a long-time serial stalker and harasser, who has attempted to pull this sort of nonsense on both Ms. Haywire, myself and dozens of others, over a ten-year period now.

    He has, in addition to posting the sort of anonymous, harassing comments he’s “contributed” here, conduct email campaigns to send letters to close to 1000 people in an effort to interfere with my employment as well as the employment of completely uninvolved members of my family.

    Even though these efforts were fruitless, I have an open criminal case filed against Mr. Hughes/Nath in Merced County, California. Ms. Haywire has a similar case, filed in Austin, Texas. There are other cases aginst him as well, in other jurisdictions.

    I am the owner and maintainer of the web site at http://extinct-marsupial.org. I am offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of Mr. Hughes, so that he can be made to stand trial for his criminal actions.

    (Note that I don’t hide who I am, to the point of putting my own contact information on the web site’s domain registration. Who is “Ellen” supposed to be except someone with an obvious axe to grind against Ms. Haywire here, and no particular ethics about how he does it?)

  • Ellen

    oh, the irony of leaks re grding Rachel Mendleson and her sugar Daddy David Lefty Schlesinger – leaks of their criminal activity – being erased by either disinfo or Rachel Mendleson herself, self professed member of wilkileaks ie her use of “we” in reference to the activities of wikileaks.

  • http://opensourcetogo.blogspot.com lefty

    It’s only your lies and harassment which are being deleted, Jason Christopher Hughes aka Michael Rudra Nath. You can’t stake out the moral high ground when you’re the one standing in the cesspool.

  • Ellen

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt. During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base, all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds. Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson. She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

  • Anonymous

    hmmmm…..so who removed some of the comments here. Disinfo or Miss Haywire?

  • lol

    I’m sorry but Anonymous has gone from interesting to a bunch of chucklehead 12 year old mouth breathing basement dwellers. Believe me, nobody fears you, it’s easier to laugh at you. Nobody cares that they don’t forgive or forget, nobody cares about rule 1 and rule 2 or that you liek mudkips. Put on your big boy / girl pants and do something that doesn’t involve jerking it to anime in your mom’s basement, losers.

  • lol

    I’m sorry but Anonymous has gone from interesting to a bunch of chucklehead 12 year old mouth breathing basement dwellers. Believe me, nobody fears you, it’s easier to laugh at you. Nobody cares that they don’t forgive or forget, nobody cares about rule 1 and rule 2 or that you liek mudkips. Put on your big boy / girl pants and do something that doesn’t involve jerking it to anime in your mom’s basement, losers.

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