Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Netroots Nation Exposé: Conference Founder Trained by Central Intelligence Agency


Francis L. Holland, Esq.*

Afrosphere Action Coalition
55 (73) 3288-1716

June 26, 2008

Netroots Nation Exposé:
Conference Founder Trained by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Adam Zerwer
National Black Programming Consortium

Dear Adam:

As we discussed tonight, Netroots Nation the yearly conference of the white blogosphere, founded by Markos C.A Moulitsas Zúñiga, is coming up on July 17-20. I have two blogs dedicated to reporting upon Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga, DailyKos, YearlyKos (now Netroots Nation) and the exclusion of Black people from his blog and others in the white blogosphere: (1) Truth About Kos, and (2) AfroSpear in the Whitosphere.

Tonight in my conversation with you, I made some very highly inflammatory statements about Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga and DailyKos, for example:

Now, here is the documentation for each of those facts (pages at the Truth About Kos include to primary sources), and based on a speech by Markos C.A. Moulitsas himself, his published writings in his college newspaper, internal polls of membership by race at DailyKos, and a quote from the owner of MyDD, as well as my own independent research.

As I said in our conversation of tonight, Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga does NOT consider himself to be a minority; he considers himself to be white. When he was a student at Northern Illinois University and wrote for the student newspaper, the Northern Star, he wrote a five part series on relations between people of different colors and ethnicities at the campus. However, Moulitsas Zúñiga said in an essay concluding the series, that he was glad his work confronting the issue was simply over and done with:
Today the Star ran the last of my four-part series on racism at NIU. Having been a project that dominated my life for the last couple of weeks, I was more than glad to have it finished and over with so I could return to the mundane world of Faculty Senate meetings and other reporter stuff." Northern Star, September 2, 1993. (Emphasis added.)
Apparently, this was an an assignment that Moulitsas did not relish and he was glad to have his study of racism over and done with. In spite of being partly Salvadoran, Moulitsas never considered himself to be subject to racism and always considered himself to be simply "white." When he finished writing his series on racism for the school paper, he said,
And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. They would never be able to escape who they were. Northern Star, September 2, 1993. (Emphasis added.)
Shortly after I dug up and reported the existence of the essays, and another letter to the newspaper in which Moulitsas Zúñiga OPPOSED ALL SERVICE BY GAYS IN THE US MILITARY, these essays disappeared from the online archives of the Northern Star. Thankfully, I had taken a screenshot of the one opposing all gays in the military. As a result of my investigation, he has since acknowledged, in writing at DailyKos, that he held this position.

Although his online biographies state that he wrote for the Northern Star during college, you will discover that the archives of the Northern Star have been scrubbed and no longer mention Moulitsas Zúñiga's name, even though these same archives cover the years in which he is known to have published at the Northern Star, 1992 and 1993. But, if you call and ask for them providing the dates of these articles, the Northern Star will confirm the existence of these articles, confirm that they were once available and are not now, and send you faxes of these articles.

As I said, there is unanimous agreement among Black people and Black bloggers that no part of the Democratic Party apparatus should be segregated by color, and that Black people should be adequately represented among the bloggers at the Democratic National Convention.

I have collected all of my research about Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga into an outline with extensive documentation using US and Salvadoran government documents available online, US and Salvadoran newspaper accounts, Moulitsas Zúñiga's own published statements and tthe statements of his relatives as reported in Salvadoran Newspapers:

The Indictment of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)

Also see,

Why Has Markos Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (M.A.M.Z.) Lied About His Wealthy Salvadoran Oligarchy Family Background?

Matt Stoller, owner of MyDD, has said,

Now first I'm going to address this community about our culture. Most MyDD readers are comfortable within what I call 'Jewish political culture', which is a very individualistic, progressive style of argumentative discourse . . . There are lots of other cultures out there, and lots of other ways of thinking about the world. These represent themselves online, but they don't necessarily represent themselves here. Does it matter that they don't? Maybe. Maybe not. 12/293#commenttop (emphasis added)

Please feel free to contact me for any more information that might be helpful.


Francis L. Holland, Esq.
55 (73) 3288-1716
The Francis L. Holland Blog
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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Strange Tree of Netroots Nation

Cross-posted from the Francis L. Holland Blog.

The Netroots Nation website (previously known as "YearlyKos" or "Yearly Whitosphere")
says it is "a project of . . . "

Something very strange is going on at DailyWhitosphere, beyond its connections to the Central Intelligence Agency.  According to the Washington Post, the Netroots Nation coordinator, Gina Cooper, has said, "I hate using the word 'diversity.' " It certainly shows when you review the website for the 2008 Netroots Nation conference.

The word "diversity" does not appear a single time on the Netroots Nation website with respect to the 2008 conference. The term "African-American" does not appear a single time on the Netroots Nation website with respect to the 2008 conference. The term "Black" does not appear a single time in the Netroots Nation website with reference to Black people. The term "Latino" does not appear in any document on the Netroots Nation site with respect to organizing for the 2008 Netroots Nation conference.

However, the phrase "make my dick bigger" appears prominently among the advertisers and financial supporters of bloggerpower, the "non-profit" that sponsors Netroots Nation. Why is it alright to say "make my dick bigger," but unacceptable to use the words "Black", "Latino" and "diversity"?

The Netroots Nation website (previously know as YearlyKos or Yearly Whitosphere) says it is "a project of with the generous support of the Netroots Arts and Education Initiative (NAEI)." If you go to the website, you discover that one of the sponsor links is "Make My Dick Bigger".


Now, you might be tempted to think this is a frat-house joke from a group that is 70% male and 96% white, but when you click on the "Make My Dick Bigger" link, you actually find a series of for-profit entities that promise penis enlargement.


However, if you look at the conference's contact form, (above) you will find not a single line vaguely referencing diversity, presumably because Gina Cooper and the Netroots Conference "hate using the word diversity."

A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators
At the Yearly Kos Bloggers' Convention, a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males

According to its website, "Netroots Nation 2008 will feature a spectacular 26,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall centrally located near all the action," but it won't have any Black or Latino listed exhibitors (as far as I can see by reviewing the exhibitors list), and it won't have any Black or Latino sponsors or organizers, as far as I can see. You tell me! I would love to be wrong, but I'm afraid that I'm right.

What a strange "progressives" conference, sponsored by penis enhancement companies but statistically and constitutionally averse to the participation of Blacks, Latinos and diversity.