The REAL Deal: The KOBE DeVoy WAR, and its
LOS ANGELES, CA (Beach Cities IMC) - Im sure many of you are aware of the
continuing saga of the KOBE/DeVoy "war" which has been going on for over two
years. Sometimes amusing, sometimes annoying, always entertaining, this war is
being waged on the internet and is being won by KOBE for the most part.
Stephen R. DeVoy, an obscure author and webmaster of websites at
likes to think of himself as a "victim" of nefarious forces and deviously
conceived government plots to destroy him and discredit him. After reading this
article, you will see that he does a far better job of that himself. Read
his most recent delusion (currently on the homepage of Stop-Fascism):
In order to make it
clear to you how serious this is, the FBI began an online death threat campaign
against me two years ago. At that time I thought it was some nutcase harassing
me. I went to the FBI office in Austin, Texas on Sept. 11, 2002 and filed a
report, including documentation indicating the sources of the harassment.
Within days of doing this, the harassment program intensified. Within a month
the harassment program obtained its own website and used it to recruit other to
harass me. I now can prove that the Austin field office of the FBI gave their
notes from that interview to the harassment operation. The harassment
operation, it turns out, is run from the Baltimore field office of the FBI.
From the beginning, the
FBI's demands, under the guise of a cyber stalking project, were that I close
down all of my websites. When I refused, they terminated my employment hoping
that would shut down my websites. When I found another means to fund my
websites, they attacked that means. When that failed, they began editing this
website illegally. They have engaged in hacking, emailing viruses, spoofing
email addresses, forging documents in my name, committing illegal acts on the
Internet (such as threats against the President) using my name, hacking my email
account, hacking my cell phone account, committing fraud in online purchases,
physical stalking, invasion of privacy, libel, defamation, active interference
with employment, intimidation and death threats. In sum, I charge the FBI with
violating the First and Fourth Amendments and with official oppression.
Ahem...uh, yeah. Does he genuinely believe that garbage? I'm
afraid he does. For the last two years, the online entity known as KOBE has run
a website at http://www.kobehq.com and has
attracted lots of traffic (mostly to see the free "babes" section which contains
over 1500 pictures). The forums mention DeVoy from time to time, but mostly
focus on other political matters such as illegal immigration, the terrorist
threat of Islamic Fundamentalism, and there is lots of humor and lighthearted
horseplay. KOBE definitely has an "In Your Face" political style which is
becoming more and more popular with Neo-Conservatives. An FBI headed plot
against a single paranoid anarchist nutcase? Hardly.
What he doesnt tell you, is that he has "positively identified" KOBE SBM (as
well as a similarly long list for KOBE HQ) no less than 10 times within the past
year. Here is the list:
- Special Agent Barry Maddox of the FBI
- Dave Young, an employee at a small computer store in California
- George Bullock, a programmer who works for Microsoft
- Ned Lyle, the owner of the small computer store where Dave Young works
- Josiah Hagen, a former employee of Cycorp, Inc in Austin TX
- Jack Feldhaus, CEO of Sigma Data Systems
- Doug Lenat, CEO of Cycorp, Inc.
- Jack Daley, a police Officer in the Boston Police Department
- An ex-girlfriend of his who lives in Palos Verdes, California
- An old grandmother in Australia (who nearly had a heart attack after
hearing from him)
Think about this: in each case of "confirmed" identity, Stephen R. DeVoy
published a big fat red and black page or section on the homepages of his
Stop-Fascism! website. He often published the theories (which were stated as
fact) on all of his four websites, linking them from one to the other. He
followed it up with action against his perceived targets: harassing telephone
calls, threatening e-mails, defamatory remarks about them or their families,
etc. NONE of the people in that list match any member of KOBE, present or past.
That means that in his quest for "justice", Stephen R. DeVoy harassed, defamed
and/or threatened those innocent people without regard to the consequences, and
without apology after realizing that he was mistaken. Is THIS the sound judgment
of a sane person?
Many of you are probably saying at this point, "Who gives a shit about them
anyway?! They are nothing but trolls and juvenile annoyances". Perhaps that
might be true, however if you have read this far, your curiosity is more than
casual. The whole internet is a potential battlefield. This is a classic example
of a "Hatfields & McCoy's" style feud between to vehemently opposed camps.
Somewhere in there is a lesson to be learned.
Those who constantly need to state that they are sane, are probably not.
Those who feel that they are victims are just as likely to victimize others.
Anarchism is not the garden in which you want to sow the seeds of logic and
pragmatism. It seems to be the folly of teens, the poor and the disenfranchised.
DeVoy is not an anarchist, he is a neurotic suffering from Paranoid Personality
Disorder. He should seek help.