FRESHWATER THE TROLL BLUDGER: PART TWO

FRESHWATER THE TROLL BLUDGER: PART TWO

HOWARD CRAWFORD AND MICHAEL ALLEN

In early 2016 an AFP member who shall be known as V1 introduced “Michael Allen” to the Sydney party. He had apparently been out with V1 once before at an open forum in Bexley.

From the outset it was made clear he was a troll, but V1, whose motives would much later become a subject of scrutiny, throughout the entirety of the matter remained mawkishly vague about his lifelong friend, suggesting that “Mick” was an ex-lefty who through their online parlays had begun to warm to nationalist concepts. But all S knew about ‘Michael Allen’ up to that point was that he had blocked him on Facebook for being a troll.

A cunning plot transpired to run a sting operation on a long-time adversary of the Australia First Party, who had done much to undermine it and it is even suggested played a role in suborning its first elected nominee, Maurice Girotto, who was voted as Penrith City Councillor in 2012, only to resign from the party under a puzzling cloud. Michael Allen was integral to this plan.

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This is what a typical troll looks like

Howard Crawford was once President of the Liberal Party’s Londonderry branch. A chicken farmer by trade, whose father was a decorated world war 2 veteran who served in PNG despite being underage, he wound up in the shifty back curtain of right-wing politics, involving himself at one time with the Australia First Party just long enough to denounce it in a manner so absurd as to be calculated. It was reported that he commented to a third party, and here we paraphrase as best as we can recollect, that he visited the party but then “out came the flags and uniforms” and he was turned off. This kind of outrageous fabrication was pure Crawford.

For a right-winger averse to “flags and uniforms” he didn’t mind becoming a mentor to Squadron 88 who had a considerable fetish for flags and uniforms. In the relationship that followed he promised members that the western Sydney Liberal Party Branch was waiting to be taken over by National Socialists. An ex-kickboxer with connections to a martial arts school he swore that S88 would help to turn the Libs over to National Socialism as they trained to become its foot soldiers.

Mark McDonald spent time as his protégé and was promised the position of “Western Sydney Fuhrer”. He scoffs at this association now and will try to brush off Crawford, but this is McDonald’s style whenever questioned about his shady past.

A cunning plot transpired to run a sting operation on a long-time adversary of the Australia First Party, who had done much to undermine it and it is even suggested played a role in suborning its first elected nominee, Maurice Girotto, who was voted as Penrith City Councillor in 2012, only to resign from the party under a puzzling cloud. Michael Allen was integral to this plan.

Crawford occasionally visited S88’s tumbledown Stanmore headquarters bearing gifts of pizza and beer. S88 HQ was in part owned by Jerry D, a member of the Party for Freedom, with whom Crawford was closely connected, and whose 2IC was a Jewish woman named Radka Smith. Nick Folkes, its leader, had previously taken part in a street activity in Sydney’s Newtown defending Jewish franchise Max Brenner Chocolates against pro-Palestinian protesters.

Moreover, Crawford is an out-and-out Zionist and fan of Israel. Make sense? For an avowed anti-Semite like Mark McDonald, it put him and S88 and in a queer position; and as recently as late last year McDonald was photographed at a tiny rally in Lakemba with Folkes, whom he had a longstanding involvement with. Yet, he likes to put about that S is a Jew. Why? Well, it’ll come to pass that McDonald will intersect with all those involved in the conspiracy.

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Nick Folkes with a megaphone outside Jewish chocolate chain Max Brenner Chocolates counter-protesting “lefties” supporting Palestine

All of this occurred around the time of the Penrith Mosque protests in Sydney during 2014, and Crawford was linked to councillor Marcus Cornish, spruiking for him and touting Cornish as a leader “more radical than AFP” although Cornish has never publicly acknowledged his association with Crawford.

Cornish was the founder and main organiser of the Protect Penrith Action Group and along with Robert Balzola, who became their lawyer, took money the group had raised from the citizens and lost the case against the developers. AFP opposed the court case and knew it would end in disaster. In the party’s thinking, the entire proceedings were a diversionary project, designed to distract from Chinese development beginning in North Penrith which Cornish supported. The mosques went ahead and so did the Chinese developments and the mugs who dipped into their pockets blew their dosh. Cornish also flirted with Pauline Hanson and became a civic patriot figure in his own right. Persons loyal to Crawford went on to campaign for him in 2016 at the federal electoral while Robert Balzola became involved in losing the mosques court case in Bendigo. When it comes to being defeated in cases against mosque developers, Robert Balzola has an incomparable genius.

Mark McDonald spent time as his protégé and was promised the position of “Western Sydney Fuhrer”. He scoffs at this association now and will try to brush off Crawford, but this McDonald’s style whenever questioned about his shady past.

Memory is hazy on how the cunning Crawford caper came into being but was probably V1’s idea. However, one thing led to another and the brainstorm was conjured to use ‘Mick’ to capture Howard on film candidly disclosing his dirty secrets.

V1 had purchased a surveillance wristwatch that intergrated a concealed camera and recorder and a scheme was hatched to convince Crawford that Allen, who was claiming to be a member of Socialist Alliance (and in hindsight could very well have been) had documents that were damaging to AFP President Jim Saleam. He wished Crawford to have them since he supposedly constituted a common enemy. Crawford leapt at the chance and a dinner meeting was arranged in Hawkesbury whereby Crawford paid for the meal and Michael Allen handed over the documents while ‘Allen’ questioned him about certain topics pre-discussed with the AFP president. Unfortunately for Crawford, the documents were worthless material already on public record that was supplied by Jim Saleam himself.

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Howard “the Chicken Whisperer” Crawford flapping his gums to a troll who went on to troll us and probably even trolls himself

In a near-miss prior to the meeting, V1, who parked nearby the pub almost crossed paths with Crawford walking on his way to meet Freshwater which would’ve given the whole game away; something which V1 called Jim Saleam to excitedly tell him.

But all went off more or less without a hitch. For once the AFP and the former Whitelaw Towers had Crawford on video. But the problem was that the sound quality of the videos was poor, and it became a tedious and time-consuming effort to transcribe the material the job of which was left up to S.

Editing both the video footage, that was released on AFP’s YouTube channel which was embedded on the Whitelaw Towers blog and writing separately about what the recordings contained became a project that generated as much amusement as it brought attention. The video series became known as Howard’s End – The Last Supper and consisted of five parts: 1, 2, 3,4&5 embedded here. Aside from the revelations straight out of the slippery and mendacious Crawford’s beak, S’s written work was notable for its scathing wit and inventiveness; the mainstream media even picking up on his naming Crawford “the chicken-whisperer”.

Mark McDonald spent time as his protégé and was promised the position of “Western Sydney Fuhrer”. He scoffs at this association now and will try to brush off Crawford, but this McDonald’s style whenever questioned about his shady past.

Much was made about the Crawford series. Freshwater himself frequently complimented S over it eagerly awaiting the next instalment. But then Freshwater was involved in debriefings so that he could correlate with much of the unintelligible recordings, which S had to subtitle in the videos. And with the release of each new written piece S would call Freshwater on one of his many mobiles (notice how dodgy people always own more than one mobile phone, like Mark McDonald) to clarify certain points or try to interpret what was being said in parts. The publication of each Crawford article became a highly anticipated event and many phone calls between different parties resulted in much hilarity and praise.

The exposure of Crawford caused a reaction all the way to the top of the Liberal Party offices. Those who had questioned Jim Saleam’s conspiracy theory about a link between the Liberals and the fire-ship civic-patriot operations was validated and even friends who were formerly sceptical now could see and hear the truth for themselves. On the other hand, the Left remained totally mute about the whole thing; barely referencing it at all.

During this period Freshwater turned up at the AFP headquarters with V1 in a social capacity and a worried S prophetically remarked to Jim Saleam, “This guy’s a troll, how come we’re letting him in and around the inner circle. He’ll only end up trolling us.”

Because of his relationship with V1, who at that time enjoyed good standing within the AFP, Freshwater was allowed to be taken for granted. In fact, S eventually came to trust he was truly invested in the ideas of Australia First Party although he never regarded him as a nationalist.

In a near-miss prior to the meeting, V1, who parked nearby the pub almost crossed paths with Crawford walking on his way to meet Freshwater which would’ve given the whole game away; something which V1 called Jim Saleam to excitedly tell him.

Something S did note, and which never added up to him, was the small “SS” symbol tattooed on one of Freshwater’s hands in a prison fashion. For a bloke who was supposedly coming out of the small ‘l’ liberal left, it seemed incongruous, especially when he had claimed to have been a member of One Nation at one time, which also sounded like a croc. V1 was never very helpful in shedding much light on his lifelong friend either, and at times was deliberately obfuscating; shrugging as he professed not to know this or that about him. In fact, V1 never revealed his surname, which eventually was left up to an AFP member using gumshoe methods to find out.

Regardless, during 2016, S and Freshwater were working together to produce the Howard Crawford revelations culminating in a post where Crawford even suggested a criminal plot to attack Jim Saleam’s home.

He also admitted to dipping into a slush-fund to help his mate Nick Folkes out of the financial hole created by his and Shermon Burgess’s attempt in 2015 to create a controversial event around the anniversary of the 2005 Cronulla Uprising. Although he also said Nick “gets drunk and says really stupid fucking things.”

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Howard Crawford: “The likes of Saleam and Cottrell, you can’t work with. They are just hate mongers and more damaging to the Conservatives than any of the Left.”

In a messenger exchange with ‘Michael Allen’ prior to their meeting, Crawford says something very interesting. He writes, “To significantly reduce the power of the Neo-Cons, we must work together. The likes of Saleam and Cottrell, you can’t work with. They are just hate-mongers and more damaging to the Conservatives than any on the Left.” Not long after that, Blair Cottrell would take the civic patriot route from which he’s never really looked back from; defused and deactivated as per the desires of the controllers.

Freshwater, who alleged an association with a member of the once popular Australian skeg band The Radiators, sought help from his producer friend to clear up the quality of the recordings which allowed S a much better opportunity to interpret what was being said in the noisy din of the Thai restaurant.

During this period Freshwater turned up at the AFP headquarters with V1 in a social capacity and a worried S prophetically remarked to Jim Saleam, “This guy’s a troll, how come we’re letting him in and around the inner circle. He’ll only end up trolling us.”

S was once involved with an avant-garde band that, while making no money, achieved positive reviews for its one album. Knowing Freshwater was into music, and owned a guitar, S shared some of his stuff, which ‘Mick’ praised him over even asking if he would be prepared to write lyrics for some mates of his who were likewise impressed.

Cutting to the present, he has linked to one of the two music videos made by the band during the 1990s to adolescently slander it. On his Ladsleaks 3 page, he calls the late drummer, Stephen Piper, a “dead junkie”. It doesn’t get much lower than that – the band were not political at all and Steve, much beloved by S, was entirely apolitical and undeserving of such a random smear.

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What do you get when you mix a middle-aged non-entity with ten kilos of skunk weed and the Internet? You get deranged and negative-attention-seeking behaviour and grammatical skills worthy of a six-year-old 

S was present during the last few hours of Steve’s life. Unlike Freshwater, Stephen did not touch drugs. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and departed this world later that night of S’s visit in 2011; passing away in his mother’s arms. S described it as “the most harrowing thing I’ve ever witnessed”. But that wouldn’t matter to a sociopath like Freshwater. Over 400 people attended the Ukrainian Church in Lidcombe where Steve’s service was held. Freshwater would be lucky if two seagulls turned up at his. Such behaviour puts Freshwater in the same basket as those sickos who troll the accounts of murder and rape victims just to get their tiny rocks off.

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Reefer Madness was an early biopic of Freshwater’s life

But about drugs, Freshwater is one to talk. Michael Freshwater is a degenerate cannabis fiend. Not only does he cultivate marijuana plants which he refers to as his “girls” in the back shed of his Winston Hills home, but he sells the produce to whatever circle of washouts call him a friend.

Freshwater openly smoked joints and bongs when visited by AFP members and while on the phone to S was often heard choking back a “billy”. The stuff frequently caused him to become unhinged and in 2016 during the Meet the Candidates night at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre he was ejected after becoming argumentative with staff for no discernible reason. Jim Saleam later spoke with him outside and said of his behaviour, “He was entirely irrational”. This, S noted, was reefer madness. He’d witnessed it in others many times before. But it was also that classic Freshwater hubris; a man who is forever confusing his ego with his abilities.

But about drugs, Freshwater is one to talk. Michael Freshwater is a degenerate cannabis fiend. Not only does he cultivate marijuana plants which he refers to as his “girls” in the back shed of his Winston Hills home, but he sells the produce to whatever circle of washouts call him a friend.

Nevertheless, it isn’t the sale of homegrown Mary Jane alone that Freshwater lives off, but until it was outlawed, he was a midnight gambler: playing online poker into the wee hours of the morning. Freshwater considers his deceptive online capers as a game of Texas Hold’em and regards himself as a master player. As to how he sustains himself otherwise, he also claims to be part-owner in a pest control business. That and an inheritance from his estranged father keeps him in an otherwise indolent lifestyle, where, with too much time on his hands, he mutates into the cross-eyed troll that has caused so much damage. But more amazingly, and something we’ll get to in Part 3, is how this lunatic is now regarding himself as a ‘troll hunter’ in a way that a police informant might mistake themselves as an agent of the law.

WHO IS FRESHWATER?

Freshwater’s body is definitely built for comfort and not speed. In his 50s, with unfocused eyes and fair hair, an octangular head, in the proportions of a potato, sits atop a stumpy neck connected to an unwieldy, bulky frame. Complaining of an ongoing back complaint he moves with all the grace of a tranquilised gorilla. For a bloke with a quid to spend S puzzled over why he never bought new glasses but wore outdated rectangular specs that were practically taped together. It was, he came to learn, an indicator of his “carefulness” with money.

This was likewise apparent in his sartorial presentation: for a guy who claimed to have spent his life working in the “fashion” industry, he has a wholesale indifference to dressing; preferring faded jeans, T-shirt and sandals which accentuated his shuffling elephantine walk. He is also an irascible one that tends to talk over the top of others. S recalled a visit with V1 to Freshwater’s Winston Hills’ home in February 2017 prior to a dinner at the Hawkesbury pub in honour of the anniversary of the Howard Crawford sting. Freshwater did not attend, they believed because he was afraid of running into Crawford. But while over there he noticed whenever he tried to get a word in edgeways, Freshwater raised his voice and spoke right over the top of him; invalidating any input he might have had. S pointed this out to others who had noted his overbearing habit as well. He mentioned it to V1 in the car on the way to the Hawkesbury but V1 was typically in a vague mindset and simply grunted before breaking wind and forcing S to wind down the window.

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Freshwater’s frustrations stem from doing girls’ work most of his life

That evening at the pub’s eatery (the restaurant of the actual hotel where the sting occurred was closed) S noticed another odd practice, one that existed between V1 and Freshwater. Whenever certain AFP members were gathered, he would call ‘Mick’, or Mick would call, and he would place him on speaker phone. That night, it seemed reasonable enough, given he was integral to the whole operation, but this went on and on until it occurred to S that Freshwater may, in fact, be using the opportunities to record the conversations; a thought that only had real credence once Freshwater was exposed as an infiltrator. Also, it placed V1 in the position of a collaborator, which again took the AFP hierarchy a long time to come to terms with following an extensive period of investigation.

A chain smoker, Freshwater has a filthy habit of rolling his own cigarettes from pouch tobacco; and his fingers are stained yellow as a result. He never drank, and bragged of this, as if he was a health nut with the small exceptions of his smoking addictions. He boasted a healthy diet although his wobbly belly would testify otherwise.

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We thought we’d help Mick out here: if he wants to clean up his filthy nicotine-stained fingers, just follow this hack

Again, V1 never offered background information about his friend. What we learned came straight from Freshwater’s mouth. Attending Normanhurst Boys’ High with V1 as a classmate he came from a home where he was estranged from his parents. His father walked out on the family when he was a kid and Mick held a bitterness towards him ever since. He spent his productive life in the clothing industry, he says, “Working for Jews”. He was a ‘cutter’, which means, his job was to cut the fabric into the set patterns for whatever design was being manufactured. Freshwater is said to have a child, or children, who he never sees; an episode in his life kept strictly private.

A chain smoker, Freshwater has a filthy habit of rolling his own cigarettes from pouch tobacco; and his fingers are stained yellow as a result. He never drank, and bragged of this, as if he was a health nut with the small exceptions of his smoking addictions. He boasted a healthy diet although his wobbly belly would testify otherwise.

His working life ended when local clothing manufacturing disappeared offshore in favour of sweatshop duds made in Pakistan and the like. However, during those years, according to his account at least, he became a trusted employee more-or-less given certain control over his part of the factory floor.

At this time, he told S that he lived in and around Sydney’s inner-city, and liked to go and see bands at popular venues. He cultivated a semi-muso persona. Now and then he tried to act tough, telling S, “Sometimes I’d just smack someone out at night on the way home” at which he laughed. S thought him full of it.

One day he made a curious admission Jim Saleam and S were sharing a car ride with him and V1. He told a story in which he had acted as a police informant over an insurance rort, wearing a wire. We’re not sure whether the scam related to the garment industry but memories are strong of that admission and particularly in light of his sudden backstabbing of AFP and its members.

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A seasoned rat, Freshwater admitted to having worn a wire to aid police in an operation to nab an insurance scammer

On the strength of his role in the Howard Crawford operation, and his friendship with V1, Freshwater became a semi-regular but always marginal figure at certain AFP gatherings although the largest he attended was the October 2016 national conference. On at least two occasions he, V1, Jim Saleam and S dined together, once with V1’s invalid brother at a Newtown pub. It seemed as though ‘Mick’ really was becoming one of us and he finally joined the party although it turns out gave fake personal details.

Earlier in May 2016, Jim Perren decided that Whitelaw Towers had achieved its objectives and archived it, allowing S to continue their work against invasive civic patriots and other enemies of nationalism via the new United Nationalists blog. JP stayed on as an admin but contributed little except his own angst. Eventually, they parted ways over a post regarding Penny Louise, a former female member of the Party for Freedom who the now-defunct PfF itself went on to denounce.

A chain smoker, Freshwater has a filthy habit of rolling his own cigarettes from pouch tobacco; and his fingers are stained yellow as a result. He never drank, and bragged of this, as if he was a health nut with the small exceptions of his smoking addictions. He boasted a healthy diet although his wobbly belly would testify otherwise.

Once the last drop of juice had been rung out of the Howard Crawford caper, the final post of which appeared on UNA Premium, Mick kept on trolling about on various groups and remained in Private Message contact with S; providing bits and pieces of gossip. The focus had shifted to the Party for Freedom and Nick Folkes who was in a contest to steal political ground from the AFP.

Freshwater and V1 were instrumental in providing intelligence to UNA on the PfF’s activities. V1 remained on speaking terms with Nick Folkes and for reasons which remain unclear Folkes used V1 to unburden himself; confessing to certain indiscretions and admitting insecurities, which V1 would record on his mobile; sometimes playing them to audiences in the backyard of the AFP’s Tempe headquarters. These were always reported back, either to Jim Saleam, who passed them on to us or by V1 himself.

Infiltrating a PfF group their major achievement was befriending an elderly woman who had become highly critical of the PfF. Judith Macalpine shared a series of personal messages with Freshwater on Facebook, containing scandalous revelations about the inner-workings of PfF, but then met with both him and V1 at a club in Sydney’s southern suburbs where they recorded a revealing conversation in which she spilt all the dirt. UNA is in possession of those digital tapes which, once transcribed, enabled us to detail the internal problems of what was then an unregistered micro-party.

We believe that V1 always turned on the conference speaker when Mick ‘just happened’ to call during certain meetings between AFP members because Freshwater was recording conversations. They had colluded, for reasons unknown, to pursue espionage against their own comrades.

Once the last drop of juice had been rung out of the Howard Crawford caper, the final post of which appeared on UNA Premium, Mick kept on trolling about on various groups and remained in Private Message contact with S; providing bits and pieces of gossip. The focus had shifted to the Party for Freedom and Nick Folkes who was in a contest to steal political ground from the AFP.

V1 certainly has a penchant for recording others, making screengrabs of their posts, and photographing them. V1 got out and about and often turned up at conservative meetings that weren’t necessarily related to nationalism and he did so because he fancied playing the secret agent. S nearly quit AFP at one point when V1 acknowledged that, during S’s tenure administering the AFP’s open group on Facebook he had been compiling screenshots and a dossier on everything S did. S hit the roof and tore right into V1, calling up Jim Saleam to make a formal complaint. V1 then claimed to have deleted the file but beyond a mewling explanation, could not account for his actions.

S began to genuinely question Freshwater’s motives when in early 2017 Mick and V1 encouraged him to move out of the funky Enmore apartment where he was staying and into his Winston Hills property. Claiming to be involved in purchasing the big Winston Hills house in a deal with an Italian friend whose father is the owner living abroad, he offered to fast track him into accommodation. But S made it clear that he wasn’t used to living in the suburbs. S, a man of small eccentric habits, demanded privacy and refused to live with other people. He asked whether what was being offered was ‘self-contained’ and he was particular about this and made sure it was understood. Both Freshwater and V1 assured him that he would be moving into a “flatette” deal and that he would not be part of the main house.

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The closest Freshwater ever got to becoming a rock god

S had visited Freshwater’s house one time before on a freezing winter’s night with others following the July 2016 Lindsay by-election but had stayed at the back of the house, everybody sitting around the garden table under the night light. Freshwater’s room opened onto the garden via a sliding glass door. He had already admitted that he shared that half of the subdivided house with a Maori flatmate, who was often inferred he could turn to for security purposes if need be, however, this was most likely bravado.

Nonetheless, S agreed to inspect the property, as the terms being offered were quite favourable. Moving to the sticks would be a big change, but then S felt he had to get out of what was a fairly tiny apartment in a rundown block, where the only things going for it were its locality and the affordable rent.

But when he arrived at Freshwater’s to check out this ‘flatette’ he was being offered an open plan lounge room which was shared with the kitchen. Either that or he could have accepted a spare room upstairs. Freshwater went on with some nonsense about installing a ‘wall’ downstairs between him and the kitchen but it was unbelievable. There could be no privacy in such a place. It was a complete misrepresentation of what they had him expect. Furthermore, one of the two upstairs rooms were occupied by an Aussie race-mixer living with an Asian girlfriend. It was nothing like he was told. S said he’d think about it but rang Mick that night and explained that firstly, he was expecting a self-contained pad such as he was used to, and that, being a member of AFP, and one who wrote frequently for the party, it wouldn’t do to be sharing digs with a race-mixer and two non-Whites. Furthermore, in a polite way, he suggested that Freshwater wasn’t yet a nationalist.

Nonetheless, S agreed to inspect the property, as the terms being offered were quite favourable. Moving to the sticks would be a big change, but then S felt he had to get out of what was a fairly tiny apartment in a rundown block, where the only things going for it were its locality and the affordable rent.

Freshwater audibly faltered, then he said, “Oh… Oh no… no… I’m MORE of a nationalist than you’ll ever be.” He began ranting and S tried to placate him but he was off. Then he hung up. The two did not speak again for several weeks.

Yet, S couldn’t help mentioning to other AFP associates the anomaly of it all; promising a self-contained apartment and then offering him simply a couch or a room. He recounted the way Freshwater had gone mental and claimed to be “more” of a nationalist despite being a marijuana addict and living with non-Whites, and aside from the online career disseminating left-wing propaganda, which he’d done only months previously. S’s original instincts about Freshwater began to resurface.

It was as though Freshwater wanted him close so he could monitor him.

COMING UP IN THE FINAL PART: FRESHWATER TURNS RAT

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Freshwater’s back garden where the slugs are stoned and butterflies hopelessly collide

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST TROLL BLUDGER EXPOSED – PART 1

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST TROLL BLUDGER EXPOSED – PART 1

The last thing anybody on earth should do is offer attention to the pitiful troll Michael Freshwater. But in the interests of clearing up the chaos created by his pathological trolling, it’s become necessary for us to do just that.

So, obviously, the first question is who is Michael Freshwater, or more accurately, what is he? This must be answered in segments. Firstly, he is a troll in the most toxic sense. As we summarize his current online escapades, we must return to the beginning of our association to describe both the pitiable individual and his history of duplicity, treachery, doxing, and overall dishonour. This, in turn, will involve a retelling of the last three years of history in both the patriot movement and the world of Nationalism, since so much intersects and is pertinent; revealing a complex cross-plot of iffy characters the depth of which we are still but guessing at. Yet, we will begin at the present.

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Michael Freshwater from 2013. He’s older, fatter, dumber, and uglier now. But he’s still trolling

Most recently, Freshwater became exposed as the craven snitch behind the Ladsleaks Season 3 Facebook page. In fact, in true Freshwater style, he wasn’t so much revealed, in an obscure pattern of behaviour we shall recount later, he was itching to be identified as the culprit; a peculiar strand of his nature that is just one of the many complicated and defective features of his maladjusted faculties.

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In classic Freshwater psychopathology, he begs to be known as the culprit of the page. This reference is obscure to the reader but it links and identifies him to court action and with an entity, we shall come to in later segments of this series. Notice too, he cannot start a post without “Bahahahahah”. A fragile attempt at purchase on a superiority sorely missing in his writing abilities

This essay is composed in the interests of protecting others, whoever you may be, from allowing this social media parasite into your world. As we will explain, he is not operating from political motives or ideological passion but out of a psychological compulsion typical of negative social media addiction. He acts from the absence of ethics, human conscience, and remorse that is becoming a recognised characteristic of digital nativism.

Michael Freshwater is the emotionless by-product of the cyberverse along with every other garden variety troll. His chief assumption that everyone that he encounters on social networks has a personality as grubby-minded as he drives himself to push things further and further. He is the classic disconnect which scientists are discovering about social media usage: stuck in the mental binary state which feeds his dopamine as he responds to the premeditated algorithms of Facebook that prizes controversy in its ‘like’ or ‘ignore’ platform. In which case, he is a social media loser, since most of the handful of ‘likes’ he gets come from his own troll accounts. This means, he’s not doing it for the ‘likes’, as does every other conditioned social media user, but for darker reasons; as we previously said.

Indeed, inconsequential in life, social media is his agency of power; where he gushes his hatred of ignorance in others, which is consonant with psychopaths who really just loathe their own weaknesses.

Most recently, Freshwater became exposed as the craven snitch behind the Ladsleaks Season 3 Facebook page. In fact, in true Freshwater style, he wasn’t so much revealed, in an obscure pattern of behaviour we shall recount later, he was itching to be identified as the culprit; a peculiar strand of his nature that is just one of the many complicated and defective features of his maladjusted faculties.

Analysing “trolls” is the new thing and it’s surprising how many are calling themselves “troll hunters”. Usually, from our experience, they tend to be the biggest trolls of all. So, this isn’t a troll hunting exercise, or a pretence at reductionism to examine the causes of trolling, but a caveat to all groups and individuals involved in the struggle to reclaim Australia. It is a lesson in both the toxicity of social media and the dangers it poses to your cause.

It is also instructive in how to restructure your organisations to avoid the blitz of doxing that marked 2018 and in which Michael Freshwater played a key role.

LADSLEAKS

We cannot be sure whether Freshwater was responsible for all three manifestations of Ladsleaks since the first tranche had a decidedly different flavour, but then who knows. Initially, it was a pernicious leaking of online screengrabs from the Facebook Lads Society community. Its intention was initially to incite dissension between the Lads’ founder Thomas Sewell and his long-time friend and associate Blair Cottrell who enjoys a much wider public profile.

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An original Ladsleak, concerned with the internal frictions of the Lads Society

From the beginning, these grabs raised questions about Lads Society unity. Aside from being bandied glibly by the Antis’ page, they were shared to the Facebook page of the United Nationalists Australia. We believe the page’s creator(s) intended to use us to further their agenda to generate animosity and discord among the Lads. This was because a quarrel between us and the Lads Society was common knowledge. The reason for the enmity between us, Australia First Party and the Lads Society is a discussion for elsewhere. While we initially resisted this temptation to respond, a particularly contemptible leak which involved defamation of N.S, our editor-in-chief, for its own sake, could not go unanswered. This was the intent of the page’s author(s) all along.

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UNA reported on the Lads Society after it became revealed to us by an insider that Tom Sewell was instructing members to avoid the AFP and UNA. Our commentary, fair as it was, then became the subject of an anti-NS in-group chat which Freshwater relished; publishing it in the interests of furthering animosity

The ‘leak’ sent us into a frenzy of trying to figure out who exactly was benefitting from stirring up this kind of trouble: who would’ve been positioned among the Lads to do so and who would hold the motive? This leak signalled a change in the page’s orientation; Ladsleaks was no longer interested in doxing the internal workings of the Lads Society but became all about defaming and slurring our embattled editor-in-chief (from here on referred to as ‘s’), who, like the President of the Australia First Party to which he belongs, seems to occupy that curious position of facing fierce opposition from both the left and right.

Indeed, inconsequential in life, social media is his agency of power; where he gushes his hatred of ignorance in others, which is consonant with psychopaths who really just loathe their own weaknesses.

This situation arises from his possessing two unfortunate qualities: implacability and an appalling habit of writing the truth.

Initially, others speculated about the Ladsleakers. When UNA posted, what was a defensive commentary about Ross “The Skull” May who had been set up by antifascists in the Blue Mountains and arrested for something he didn’t do, the fact we said he is “not a nationalist” became seized upon by the troll(s) behind the Ladsleaks. But a strange thing also occurred.

Firstly, however, it’s fair to say that Ross, by all the conventions of Australian Nativism and Nationalism is not a nationalist since his whole act from the get-go has been based on the universal National Socialist identity; appearing on TV in full SS regalia. He might agree with nationalist ideas but only one who invests themselves entirely of the Australian Nationalist philosophy, and who doesn’t goose-step around in historical German National Socialist costume, is entitled to be considered an Australian nationalist by their peers.

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The Skull in black SS get-up. ASIO informant David Palmer on the soapbox. We’ll get to him in a future blog

In our regard, he is more by way of a caricature and willingly contributed to creating a self-parody of himself. But again, we were warning the wider nationalist community about a group of antifascists in NSW’s Blue Mountains; particularly Katoomba where a notable busker on Katoomba Street who wears dreadlocks and is part of a clan of local Antis that drink at the Gearin hotel struts around pensively. The Antis worked to have that post removed from Facebook, fearing our description would lead to them being hunted.

Yet, the logic of the exercise was overlooked and was being deliberately so because it was part of an ongoing harassment campaign led by certain individuals against our editor-in-chief. Nonetheless, it curiously interconnected with this matter regarding Ross when ‘somebody’ with access to Ross’s Facebook account posted a denunciation against our ed slandering him, as usual as being a “Jew” and a “homosexual”, but mainly on the grounds of writing that Ross was not a nationalist. We know that the originator of these two abominable lies is the cowardly and furtive leader of the Sydney Lads Society, Mark McDonald.

It is also instructive in how to restructure your organisations to avoid the blitz of doxing that marked 2018 and in which Michael Freshwater played a key role.

We have published much about McDonald. As time goes on, we suspect there’ll be plenty more to add; as those he’s beguiled around him wake up to the fact, he wasn’t just a poor innocent newcomer to the country from NZ who met with the wrong crowd, but from the moment he arrived was an agitator and provocateur whose stories and behaviour never added up. We know too that he has had contact with one of the identities which led to nationwide defamation of our ed.

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Given Mark McDonald’s  (R) manipulation of The Skull (L) back in the S88 days, and given he and he alone generated the false story about our ed-in-chief, for reasons we will come to in a later segment, it was reasonable to assume he had the access to the Skull’s account; as he’d previously promoted him as a social media identity

However, we mention him here because in a previous incarnation during 2014-15 McDonald led an ill-composed grouplet of Hollywood Nazis called Squadron 88. During that time McDonald courted Ross May and recruited him to anti-mosque rallies in Sydney’s western suburb of Penrith provoking Ross to his usual modus of public behaviour that saw him moved on by police. McDonald even went on to try and exploit him as a social media personality which Ross was not equipped for.

It was common knowledge to some that Ross had handed the password for his Facebook account to others since, while he occasionally peruses FB, he seldom if ever posts. One of these, logically, must have been Mark McDonald. Thus, the condemnation of S screamed not just fake (since Ross wouldn’t know him from a bar of soap) but had McDonald’s deceits written all over it. Little known to the troll who posted from the account, one of the AFP also had access to Ross’s account.

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Fake post

When this other person contacted Ross about the post, he denied any knowledge of it and didn’t even know who S or United Nationalists Australia are. He then posted a denial and disclaimed any ownership of the post’s content. UNA responded with a ‘gotcha’ post, that pointed all of this out, and named McDonald as the author of both the fake post and most likely was involved in Ladsleaks too.

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Our first reaction was to blame McDonald who we suspected, being a slimeball, of being behind Ladsleaks. It also figured he would have access to The Skull’s FB page. We later retracted this post with commentary, because we are big, expansive men and Freshwater is a slug

This didn’t stop Ladsleaks, who had immediate access to the fake post publishing it with his usual third-grade vitriol.

This didn’t stop Ladsleaks, who had immediate access to the fake post publishing it with his usual third-grade vitriol.

As all trolls who have advance knowledge of the disturbances they instigate, the Ladsleaker went off in his superior scoffing and mocking style — belittling S as a fool and a hypocrite and in a later post on his largely unread page he asserted that a “retraction” was in order presumably since he hadn’t discovered the “true” originator of the fake post, which he knew, and was eager to share that fact for his own perverse jollies.

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The real Skull finally posting

Freshwater takes great pride in the conflict he causes from the anonymity of his living room. If McDonald didn’t do it then Ladsleaks has as boastfully doxed the only other likely candidate who, as we tell Freshwater’s story, was solely responsible for importing this virus into our world. Wherever Freshwater posts, he’s usually not far behind. He cannot plead ignorant to Freshwater’s political crimes because he’s aided and abetted them at every turn.

However, we hadn’t deduced that he was behind the Ross May account post until a reference to a person to whom the page’s author had played a great hand in defrocking became ever so clear as Freshwater goaded us into realising it was him. Which meant the person with the keys to Ross’s account had been Freshwater’s accomplice since the word go. He was so subtle as to even give away the fact “He is a member of AFP” as he jabbered on about N.S’s “tinfoil hat” conspiracies, ironically, while the very nature of the exchange was taking place because of a conspiracy against him. But if he thought that the AFP was duped by this “AFP member” in anything other than his link to Ross’s account then it’s another example of both he and Freshwater overestimating their cleverness.

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Freshwater cannot help but dox his own mate, V1. And he talks about “tinfoil hat theories” while this very post is evidence of a conspiracy. Not too sharp is old Freshwater; not the brightest colour on the palette 

In fact, the party has been aware of this person’s subterfuge for many, many months. So much evidence had accumulated against him that he was the subject of a rare meeting of the national council. The only one who didn’t know was him. And if he wants to blame S, who never did a thing wrong to him or to Freshwater for that matter, then he had better take a long hard look in the mirror.

COMING UP IN PART 2: HOWARD CRAWFORD AND MICHAEL ALLEN

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The Chicken King Howard Crawford and Michael Freshwater coming up in part two