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The RAW-OTO-Illuminati Rabbit Hole

Robert Anton Wilson
Recent conversations with J Fox Sircy have led me down a certain RAW-OTO-Illuminati rabbit hole first mentioned in Cosmic Trigger Volume I, The Final Secret of the Illuminati—page 225, to be exact:

I have now encountered the “real” Head of the “real” Illuminati several times…. The first real Head I met was Rev. Thomas Patrick McNamara of San Francisco. He is a charming and witty person. The second real Head is Robert Shell from Roanoke, Virginia. I haven’t met him in person yet, but we’ve corresponded quite a bit, and he seems charming and witty also. The third real Head is an individual in southern California who shall be nameless and who is neither charming or witty. He threatened to sue me for a put-on letter I had written to an occult journal, Green Egg, in which I had jokingly pretended I was the real Head of the Illuminati. I sent him back a form saying his letter would not program into my computer and would he please resubmit it in Fortran; I haven’t heard back from him since. Another real Head of the Illuminati is a chap called Frater Paragranis, in Switzerland, who registered his to that title in Francis King’s book, Sexuality, Magick and Perversion.

I have also been corresponding for a year now with a 33º freemason in Texas. Part of the time I think he’s the real Real Head of the Illuminati. Part of the time I think that he thinks I’m the Real Head. And part of the time I think he just likes to correspond with professional writers about occult subjects…

Over the years (as RAW notes in Cosmic Trigger) some suggested that he was the Real Head of the Illuminati, which of course RAW would never actually confirm or deny—not because it was either true or false—but because it was more amusing to let people believe whatever they wanted to believe… and it probably didn’t hurt book sales of Illuminatus! either. Whatever the case, around 2003 I posed to RAW this very same question, inquiring if he was indeed the one and only Head of the Illuminati, and his answer, in typical satiric fashion, was “No, I’m the toe.” This wasn’t exactly the response I was looking for, but just the same I asked if he’d appoint me an Illuminati High Priest, to which he didn’t hesitate one second: “You are hereby appointed.” And although this lofty position hasn’t improved my sex life or finances to any measurable degree, you must admit it’s one hell of an honor belonging to a secret order associated with Robert Anton Wilson.

However—due to information shared with me by J Fox Sircy—there is evidence to suggest that RAW (in the previous passage from Cosmic Trigger) may have identified the Head of the Illuminati and the Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) as one and the same person—which hopefully will become more clear to you, dear readers, as you continue on through this post. To this end, certain conspiracy theorists have suggested that OTO grand poobah Aleister Crowley was also a high level Illuminati Master, whatever that actually entails.

As history instructs, a freemason-enthusiast named Theodor Reuss founded the OTO in Germany in 1906, which at its outset was a seemingly mundane mystical order that Crowley later joined in 1912. In short order, Uncle Al finagled his way to the position of Head of the British OTO branch, introducing many new rituals into their ceremonies, including some with a decidedly sexual spin, ooh la la.

Crowley—as he was wont to do—eventually burned his bridges with OTO leadership, who in short order kissed his ass goodbye, in the process stripping Uncle Al of all his illustrious OTO titles, which probably didn’t mean all that much to Crowley anyway. Just to spite his former OTO brethren and sistern, Crowley proclaimed himself the Outer Head of the OTO (OHO), a sort of outcast leader in exile who, in the years to come, would serve as spiritual father to upstart OTO chapters in the US, such as Jack Parsons’ Agape Lodge, active in Los Angeles during the 1940s and early-50s.

Prior his death in 1947, Crowley appointed as his successor (otherwise known in OTO-speak as ‘Caliph’) a fellow named Grady McMurty, a former member of Parson’s Agape Lodge, who would later become good friends with RAW during the period both lived in Berkeley in the early-70s. However, some disputed McMurty’s appointment to Caliph-hood, claiming that they (the people disputing McMurty) were the true Caliph(s), among them British occultist Kenneth Grant, Hermann Metzger (who I suspect was RAW’s correspondent in Switzerland, Frater Paragranis, mentioned in Cosmic Trigger) and Brazilian Marcelo Motta.

Such disputes as these led to seemingly endless internal OTO squabbles throughout the years, as documented in the following editorial by Marcelo Motta from the 1981 edition of The Equinox (Vol. 5, No. 4), in which Motta lists a countercultural rogue’s gallery engaged in unsanctioned OTO pursuits that included such notables as experimental film director Kenneth Anger, Grand Caliph Grady McMurty and, most notably, RAW.

Editorial by Marcelo Motta from the 1981 edition of The Equinox (Vol. 5, No. 4).

Motta’s main bone of contention in regards to RAW related to the above quoted Cosmic Trigger passage about the charming and witty Robert Shell of Roanoke, Virginia, who—according to Motta—granted RAW an “OTO Patent” which allowed RAW to proclaim himself an OHO and, in turn, print his own OHO cards (authorized by Baphomet, no less!) thereby allowing each recipient thereof to likewise proclaim themselves an OHO (in the OTO!) much in the same manner that anyone anywhere anytime could proclaim themselves a Discordian Pope.

An OHO Card.

In fact, these OHO cards greatly resemble the famous Discordian Pope cards we’ve all grown to know and love. And, of course, OTO leadership (or those who claimed to be the true OTO leadership) didn’t dig this one little bit as it allowed the uninitiated (read: the profane!) OHO status while not having jumped through all the required and authorized OTO hoops that are supposed to be passed through to attain such lofty status. (I’m sure RAW was laughing his ass off about all this.) To confuse things even more, RAW (in Cosmic Trigger) seems to have intentionally misidentified the Head of the OHO as the Head of the Illuminati—unless he was privy to certain secret society secrets which confirmed that the Illuminati were, in fact, OTO adepts!

Although unsubstantiated at this point, our crack research staff here at Historia Discordia have heard rumor that—during the period RAW was passing out these OHO cards in the 1970s—the official OTO “patent” had lapsed and, in the interim, he had achieved a high enough OTO rank to make his OHO cards “official.” So, in effect, RAW owned a “patent” that legally permitted him to distribute these cards. It can be further conjectured that the aforementioned Robert Shell of Roanoke, Virginia was the OTO Adept who—through written correspondence—awarded RAW his highest OTO level thus authorizing his “patent,” an offense that purported Caliph Marcelo Motta considered so egregious that he publicly denounced RAW.

And this pleased the Goddess.

UPDATE: While we strive for least 23% accuracy with at least 5% of our posts, I’ve just been informed that the OHO Card discussed above was actually created in the mid 90s by a fellow named David Schlesinger (aka Stone Mirror, the Great and Terrible!) who then shared it with RAW. For further clarification you’ll have to consult your pineal gland.

6 replies on “The RAW-OTO-Illuminati Rabbit Hole”

Rebuttal of David “Lefty” Schlesinger (aka stonemirror’s) latest lies and stolen photographs, ie fresh harassment from The Original Internet Psychopath
[line by line rebuttal….]
[Only in the mind of the clinically insane is the person who gets their house set on fire in the night anything but the victim, not the ‘stalker’. Schlesinger boasts of owning and publishing stolen nude photos, not I. But in clinical studies of demented stalkers like David “Lefty” Schlesinger they almost always claim to be the victim, it is a hallmark of their personality disorder and/or mental illness ]
JULY 22, 2015
I tried to provide an overview of what online harassment actually can become, and how it actually can ruin people’s real lives. I mentioned that, in USENET days, even the most vituperative flame wars didn’t really rise above the level of name-calling and “saying mean things”. Participants in flame wars just hoped to “rustle people’s jimmies”, by and large, and that was as far as they typically went.
But, as I also said, there were a few notable exceptions, and one highly notable exception in particular. This fellow may turn out to be the Ur-Online-Harasser. He’s been at it for twenty years now.
[David “Lefty” Schlesinger claims to be one of the inventors of ARPAnet even though his name appears nowhere in that history, he also claims to have made some of the first usenet troll posts]
Charla Williams

In 1995, a COBOL programmer from Seattle named Charla met a guy named Chris. She went out with him a time or two, and decided there was something a little “off” with him and declined to see him any further. Chris was rather disappointed. To put it mildly.
[Witnesses know I broke up with Charla and she called my phone 50 times a day and threw rocks at my window wailing about “THE MAN I LOVE!”]
Rather than getting over his hurt feelings and moving on, Chris decided to spend the next four years attempting to destroy her life, through USENET. He enacted this campaign by posting to a wide range of USENET groups — all of them related to where Charla lived, such as talk.seattle and seattle.eats, or to her professional career like comp.lang.cobol. And when I say “posting”, we are talking about hundreds and hundreds of posts, as a search on Google Groups still shows, twenty years later.
[Only because Schlesinger submits crawl requests to google on this ancient, 17 year old flame war every week or so to keep it at the top of google search results. He really has little else to occupy his time with, as he is unemployable at this point due to his reputation for disturbing behavior in the presence of software luminaries like the internationally regarded Bruce Perens. Perens called Schlesinger “a fabulist and emotionally unstable” after Schlesinger had a teary public meltdown in front of Perens ie “cried like a little girl and flounced off.” ]
In a 1999 post to a number of law-enforcement-related USENET groups, Charla relates her story:
I have been cyberstalked for sometime now by a couple who I have every reason to believe are J. Christopher Hughes and his wife Vanessa . Chris sent me a private email threatening to post this kind of material to Usenet before the harassment began and some of it has been posted from his wife’s email account to Usenet as well. Usually they hide behind DejaNews accounts.
Chris is somebody who I dated very briefly 4 years ago.
I would like to know what various types of legal address I have. Most recently their tactic has been to take what I post and then repost it attributing it to me but mangling my words. I will include below an example of this. First my original post and then what they posted in reply. I believe that what they have posted in my example below may fall under the category of a hate crime.
They also continue to say I use drugs and that I have a cocaine and/or meth habit.
[Charla knocked back fat rails of coke right in front or me, I declined to participate]
This is ludicrous and untrue. Among the Usenet groups they post this to are professional computer newsgroups which I frequent. I am a computer programmer by profession and have been for 20 years. I believe they are attempting to interfere with my livelihood with their postings to professional newsgroups.
They are also calling me a prostitute and posting vile sexual material. Does this fall under some category of sexual harassment?
Briefly, Chris’ claims included that Charla was a prostitute, a crack cocaine addict, a witch, mentally unstable, and wanted “rough” anal sex from strangers. He’d post to programming groups that she used a “crystal ball” and “Tarot cards” for writing COBOL programs. He referred to her as a meth-using “Yeti”. Sometimes, dozens of times a day. For years.
If any of this is sounding vaguely familiar in general outlines, go look back at the previous installment and reread the description of “Anna Mayer”‘s online harassment.
Some people simply don’t handle rejection
[You know how long I have been happily married, Lefty. Almost 15 years now. You got a stooge of yours to go in person to a state courthouse and get copies of my marriage license and other personal documents not available on the internet, and this was one of your earliest acts of IRL street level stalking against my person and family.]
well, and Jason Christopher Hughes handles it even less well that that.
[Except that isn’t what happened at all. I rejected Charla. And there are witnesses who dealt with Charla stalking me over a four year period up to and including? Charla spreading my personal information to a violent felon (with a long prison record) who then sent rape and death threats to my wife on Charla’s behalf.]

I first encountered Hughes — or thought I had, it took me a little while to connect him back to his decade-earlier USENET activities, and I was astounded when I did make the connection — in 2003, when I maintained a Livejournal under the user name “stonemirror” and Hughes had one under the ID “antisense”. At the time, he was using Livejournal to harass a 19-year-old woman posting under the ID “acidexia”. According to him, she’d stayed at his house, pissed in his bed, and stolen a bottle of vitamins, but — as with Charla Williams — even if you believed the claims to be true, the abuse he was directing at her was grossly disproportionate.
[This would be David “Lefty” Schlesinger’s current mistress Rachel Ellen ‘Haywire’ Mendelson who has little pamplets published by Arktos Media, the publishing arm of the Swedish Neonazi Party ]
His vendetta at one point spilled over into the comments of my Livejournal postings, and I made it pretty clear what I thought of his harassment and of him as a generally poor excuse for a human being. At that point, I became another one of his targets.
[No at this time Schlesinger began doxxing my civil name and street address and engaging in a wide pattern of harassment of my family members, calling their employers to begin with ]
At first, his claims were mainly that I was a pedophile.
[David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’ has been in a long term relationship with Rachel Ellen “Haywire” Mendelson (an ‘out’ sex worker, age 30 ) since the year 2000. The math is very simple here. She admits in her odd, garbled autobiography ‘Acidexia’ of being an underage sex worker in the late 1990′s when the two met. Schlesinger has leased apartments in the Santa Cruz area for Mendelson.]

He downloaded a photo of me holding up a sign, taken from my Livejournal, and ‘shopped a pro-pedophilia message onto it, posted claims that I had an “Asian houseboy”, and other absurdities. After a few weeks of this, I brought the situation to the attention of Livejournal, and Hughes was permanently suspended from the site.
[As usual, this deluded psychopath again inverts the truth. Stonemirror lost HIS livejournal account for continuously doxxing my private information, at one point even my SSN. My account was never suspended permanently. ]
(Hughes was, in fact, involved in so much harassment, of so many people on Livejournal, that the support team there actually had a nickname for him, based on his apparent fondness forthe no-longer-extant thylacine — the tattoo on his upper left arm represents this creature. They referred to him as the “Extinct Marsupial”.)
[absurd lies, and deeply pathetic, childish ones at that]
His suspension
[I was never suspended, that happened to STONEMIRROR FOR DOXXING personal information and violating a Cease and Desist order from livejournal abuse dept.]
, and the loss of his journal, enraged Hughes. He not only created a series of quickly-suspended sockpuppets on Livejournal to attack me, under clever names like “stonedmirror”, “stonermirror”, “sconemirror”, etc., but began taking his abuse to the broader Internet.
[And yet again I am somehow blamed for the army of enemies who have gone after ‘stonemirror’ for his stalking, people like Kathy Sutphen and Victor Cypert
Specifically, Kathy Sutphen writes
)Yesterday I received _six_ emails from this Schelsinger aka
Lefty. All of
have since publicly accused David Schlesinger of “extortion” (a
felony), “mail fraud” (a Federal crime), and threatening to get in
touch with the police, his service provider, his employer…
since 1996, Schlesinger has been making the same rants,
threats, insults and complaints
against many different people, like a broken record!
“I intend to avail myself of every legal means necessary to
collect the fees which I contend that these people owe me. I am
also considering taking action against them for tortious
interference in attempting to infringe my ability to earn a living,
and for libel and defamation of character for the unfounded charges
they have made in this public forum of Mr. Dugan’s.”- David “Lefty”
Schlesinger aka “stonemirror”
repeating himself with the same vain threats since 1996 !!!
October 23, 2009 12:49 PM
Anonymous said…
more blackmail from David “Lefty” Schlesinger, again in his own
words, on his own blog:
First off, one of your supposed “friends” pointed your little
garbage-hunting list out to me. The same kind of “friends” who send
me pictures of you, in flagrante delicto, hogtied just like the
squealing little piglet you consistently prove yourself to be.
stonemirror said this to me on July 17, 2008 at 11:49 am
And here in Lefty’s own words, is admission of his publishing of
the pornographic photos which he even claims absurd copyright to!
As if he had made the photographs himself! IE REVENGE PORN! ]
Work-related Harassment

[“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.” ]
In 2005, I was working at Palmsource, the newly-spun-off software division of Palm, Inc., where I had been a manager since the beginning of 2001. A popular web site at the time relating to Palm handhelds and Palm OS was (no longer online). At one point, a number of comments were posted by a variety of throw-away, Whack-a-Mole sockpuppet IDs, with names like “scone_mirror” claiming that I was a pornographer, a blackmailer, a Satanist, a drug dealer, a serial killer, and a number of other things, and demanding that readers contact Palm to insist on my immediate firing, before I could single-handedly destroy the company and the platform that readers of that site were fans of.
Palm HR also received regular phone calls from someone identifying himself as Jason Christopher Hughes, demanding that I be sacked; these only stopped when he started getting forwarded to the Corporate Counsel, who made it clear that he was skating on very thin ice indeed, and if he wasn’t looking for real trouble, he should find another hobby.
[Utterly untrue . I don’t even own a phone and avoid owning one actually. I borrow one from my wife when rarely necessary]
The online harassment, however, continued. In 2007, I had the honor of being invited to present at the Ottawa Linux Symposium, one of the oldest and most “academic” of Linux conferences. I mentioned this in a blog posting, only to get comments from Hughes about how “security” at OLS “was probably non-existent”, an obvious attempt at intimidation. I mentioned this threat to the organizers when I arrived, and went on to do my presentation without incident.
As with most online harassers, Hughes is an extreme coward in real life, from all accounts. I’ve had multiple reports that he refuses to enter the state of California at all, out of fear of running into me.

[David “Lefty” Schlesinger has the pathetic need to be feared that one usually only finds in a 10 year old school yard bully. For a grandfather of nearly 60 years old to have this kind of simple-minded emotional pathology is most sad and pitiable. ]

Nevertheless, his efforts to defame me on a variety of sites related to my professional career, such as and, continued non-stop, and continue to this day.
Impersonation and Claims of Pedophilia

[David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’ has been in a long term relationship with Rachel Ellen “Haywire” Mendelson (an ‘out’ sex worker, age 30 ) since the year 2000. The math is very simple here. She admits in her odd, garbled autobiography ‘Acidexia’ of being an underage sex worker in the late 1990′s when the two met. Schlesinger has leased apartments in the Santa Cruz area for Mendelson.]
I had maintained a website on the domain for a number of years. In 2005, having seen that the .org domain was unregistered, I expressed an intention in a blog posting to go ahead register the domain for some other plans I had, and went to bed. I woke up the next morning, went to actually register it, and discovered — to my amazement — that “someone” had not only beaten me to it while I’d been sleeping, but had registered the domain for ten years.
I went to see what was on the domain, and found this:
Many of the photos used on that site were, in fact, taken by me on my first trip to Tokyo, and had been stolen off of my blog, where I’d posted them. Taking a closer look at the WHOIS information on the domain registration, I discovered that the domain had been falsely registered to a non-existent address in Billings, Montana — Hughes’ hometown, by the way — with a non-working telephone number for contact. I alerted ICANN to the illegality of this registration.
ICANN’s response in cases of falsified registrations like this is to demand an immediate correction, and if one is not received in short order, the domain is locked and rendered useless for any purpose at all. The domain was locked for seven years, until 2012, when it was re-registered in the name “Aaron Bohannon”, also fictitious — that’s the nickname of one of Hughes’ known associates, Aaron Rossetto, now the ex-husband of Chris’ previously-mentioned “wife”, Vanessa “niwi” Rossetto.
[But you did call Aaron’s employer and try to get him fired, Lefty. Yes, you did. ]
[I had nothing to do with this, it was probably the work of another bloggger Schlesinger stalks who goes by the name ‘Aktiophi’ and whom Schlesinger constantly with zero evidence associates me with. As usual, Grampa Lefty Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror the great and terrible’ is just … Making Shit Up. ]
Between 2003 and 2009, Hughes changed his name (semi-)legally, first to “Luis Manuel Arsupial” in Texas, and then to “Michael Rudra Nath” in Washington state. In both cases, he committed perjury on his affidavits to the courts by listing a mail drop as his “residence”.
[Call the cops, Grandad. With an arsonist like you on the loose, I am wise to keep my street address private!]
Harassing My Family

[llPosted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, GPL, Kernel, Microsoft, Novell,Patents at 7:13 pm by Dr. Roy SchestowitzSummary: Serial harasser of Free software luminaries may be put on their blacklists, but the verbal abuse continuesA reader of ours has just revealed somerude E-mails from someone who abused Boycott Novell for a long time.I was provided an e-mail from a source that has been dealing with David “Lefty” Schlesinger, aka Stonemirror, Aka Lefty, Aka Aqualung93. First I told Lefty to stop harassing me and then I was included in his unrelated criminal complaints against Mr Nath/Mr Hughes. It appears that since nobody takes Lefty seriously, he now attempts to bring Richard Stallman and Bruce Perens into his exaggerated and highly defamatory claims. ]
I finally grew tired of this — I had been in increasing contact with a surprisingly large circle of Hughes’ other victims, who’d received similar treatment, many of whom had known him personally and provided me with photos of him. With the Livejournal support team’s nickname for Hughes in mind, I registered the domain, and put up a site detailing Hughes’ exploits and giving details on his harassment.
Having his face publicly visible online and out of his control gets Hughes, well, out of control.
[And here we have Schlesinger displaying actual glee at stalking my family which he has called “my little hobby.” Here is more Christian sentiment from Mr. Methodist When Not Satanist :
4 months agoDavid “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’ aka ‘zanzibar mcfate’ aka ‘Dov Hazmali’ wrote a month ago :“Hey, while we’re on the subject of your car getting torched, you wanna know what I find most gratifying about it?You’ve discovered that there’s somebody out there who hates your guts so much that they’re willing to take the risk of doing something like this. You have no idea who they are or where they’re from or where they might be at this very moment.You can’t make them stop. The police can’t help you. You have no way to know whether they’re across the country or across the street.You picked yourself up your own stalker now — you created your own stalker somehow, seems like you picked the wrong victim somewhere — and now you’re in exactly the same boat as the people you’ve been victimizing for over two decades.I’ll just bet that’s a pretty scary feeling, hm? Open the door in the morning, and who knowswhat might be waiting right outside for you?And now, you’re on the receiving end, and you don’t like it, not one little bit.Payback really is a bitch, bitch. Suck it up.“this quote is still available on Schlesinger’s very own public disqus cache ]
[Theft isn’t legal or morally acceptable, Schlesinger. Neither is your ‘revenge porn’ which is now illegal as of 2013 in the state of California]
He attempted in every way he could think of to have the site taken down. He filed DMCA infringement complaints on every one of his photos; I replied to each of his complaints with a counter-complaint, basically daring him to sue me. None of the photos were taken down for more than the two weeks the DMCA process demands, and when no response was received they went right back up. (I have a different hosting arrangement now: you send a DMCA complaint, I get it directly. I expect this posting will make him apoplectic: it contains considerably more detail than my “Extinct Marsupial Appreciation Society” site did.)
[Almost 300% more bullshit but fewer pornographic photos than Schlesinger’s regular harassment webpage due to revenge porn becoming officially illegal in CA in 2013]
Having failed in this effort to get the site removed with dozens of DMCA complaints, Hughes went on to target my wife
[google ‘open letter to reverend anne l. schlesinger’, a simple and plain and polite request for Anne to stop Lefty aka stonemirror’s revenge porn antics]
, who was getting close to the end of her seven-year-long ordination process as a pastor in the United Methodist Church at the time. He emailed her directly and incessantly, demanding that she make me take the site down, and promising dire consequences if she didn’t comply.
I configured her email to simply forward me anything from a Hushmail address — he must have had about three hundred of them before the service became unusable for him by demanding an SMS confirmation of the user’s identity to set up an account in response to criminal abuses of the service, go figure — and deleting it from her Inbox.
He then threatened to alert “300 Methodist Churches in California”, or maybe “9000 Methodists” — I don’t think he ever used the same figure twice — to my “crimes”, and actually followed through on this threat, to at least some degree. The message he sent out accused me of the usual things, as well as a few new ones — the attempted murder of his “elderly grandmother”, for example
[More bullshit from Lefty. What you did, Lefty, was call my frail 82 year old grandmother at 2AM. You told her you were a police officer, and you told her I WAS DEAD. She did not die, but she did require hospitalization for three days. The evidence was a Santa Cruz phone number on her caller ID. This was perhaps the most despicable act of stalking in your whole malignant career of psychopathic behavior. ]

— and questioned how the Methodist Church could put up with someone who was married to someone like me. Most email clients will simply treat a Hushmail address as junk, but a few got through — one made it to the office of the Bishop of the Northern California/Nevada Conference — and we did indeed get some questions.
Typically, they went something like, “Who is this obvious lunatic, why is he so insanely angry at you, and what can we do to help?” Despite the lack of the response Hughes had clearly hoped for — she was ordained right on schedule — the entire thing was understandably upsetting for my wife, but not as upsetting as the threat he apparently didn’t carry out
[It takes some serious Crazy for Lefty to accuse me of things he admits I … did not even do…. this is quite typical and symptomatic of his disorganized thinking, general confusion and schizoid paranoid malice.]

: he sent her an email with a photo of her face, along with a fairly grotesque pornographic photo, threatened to Photoshop the former onto the latter, and send it to even more“Methodists”.
In response, we made a criminal complaint against Hughes with the Merced County Sheriffs Department. It didn’t get very far, for the usual reasons: lack of expertise on the part of law enforcement, a low priority being assigned to such cases, compounded by the difficulty in actually locating Hughes. Hughes, as I’ve mentioned, goes by multiple names. He’s also developed a facility for fleeing for the hills when things get too hot.
One of my biggest motivations for putting up the “Extinct Marsupial Appreciation Society” site was having Google Analytics on a site that was guaranteed to capture Hughes’ interest — and Hughes monitors his targets obsessively and compulsively. Truth be told, the site was not heavily visited, but there was somebody who was viewing it scores, even hundreds, of times a day, every day, without fail. I watched Hughes go from Austin to Seattle, back to Austin, then to New York, and was able to keep a pretty good fix on his current location in this way.
[Granpa Lefty apparently doesn’t ‘get’ how a VPN works]
Meanwhile, Hughes was busy working at harassing my ISP, an effort that ultimately proved successful, more thanks to his endurance than to the correctness of his position.
I was told by my tech support contact that Hughes was calling them dozens of times a time, shrieking and cursing at whomever answered the phone over their refusal to force my site offline. Finally, they decided that, while there was no legal issue with the site itself as far as they were concerned, the incidental toll it was taking on their support staff wasn’t really worth the thirty bucks a month I was paying them, and I could either host that site somewhere else, or close my account.
So, I took that site down, and ultimately let the domain expire. Apparently the moment that it did, it wasbought up by an “M. R. Nath”. Any record of my site has also been scrubbed from the “Wayback Machine”. (Hughes is going to have a fit over this posting. Good.)
[This will all be reported to the UMC Bishops Council, Lefty. Anne is responsible for your illegal and immoral actions, and your theft of private, intimate photographs, the same kind that you flipped out over when gamergate trolls used them against YOU less than a week ago July 2015]

As long as this post is — over 3000 words — believe it or not, this only represents the high points of Hughes’ attempts to harass me. He’s still harassing “acidexia” — her efforts to do a Kickstarter were shut down thanks to his trolling them, and the story made the Daily Dot. Unsurprisingly, Hughes weighs in in the comments section, under the ID “na_koja_abad_don”.
[ Rachel Haywire ‏@RachelHaywireIn which Kickstarter banned me several years ago for that what they claimed was my lunatic stalker: …I found out later it actually had nothing to do with him. A head social justice engineer had reported me to their CEO for “being creepy.”Retweets 3Favorites 3]
Currently, he’s using this Twitter ID, under the name “David Powell” for purposes of harassing me, and probably others as well. (The “David” is in reference to me; “Powell” is the last name of another of his victims, not otherwise mentioned here.)
In November 2013, while Hughes was living in Austin at Aaron and Vanessa Rossetto’s residence — he seems to have since fled from there — someone set his car on fire while it was sitting in the driveway, reducing it to cinders and twisted metal — Hughes sent me a large photo gallery on Facebook. Hughes is certain I’m behind it, and accuses me repeatedly of being responsible, although how I could torch a car in Austin from California remains unclear.
[Criminal conspiracy is quite clear and was shamelessly admitted on Schlesinger’s own FB page “ You just can’t make this stuff up. Btw, I found and archived the Facebook thread you mentioned above in which one of his friends admits to having come up with the idea of “smoking out” some guy he hates by “circulating flyers around the neighborhood”: These flyers were stuffed into the mailboxes of the entire neighborhood minutes before the arson and they are in fact print outs of one of Schlesinger’s own harassment websites which at one point contained actual revenge porn.” ]
It’s also evidently unclear to Lt. Jack Garner, an arson investigator with the Austin Fire Department, with whom I had a phone chat of about forty minutes around the time of these events and whom I’ve never heard from again. Garner admitted to me that there were “way too many potential suspects”, that “Hughes seems to make an awful lot of people very angry”, and also that Hughes’ accusations “didn’t make a lot of sense” — he was “identifying” me as the ringleader of a gang whose “members” were in Indiana and New York, and who had somehow conspired to have his car immolated 1500 miles from any of us.
[This is complete bullshit and not what any Police Officer would say to any suspect at any point, obvious fantasy land nonsense]
I commented that, to my knowledge, Hughes went by three different names, and Garner replied, “Yeah. ‘Raymond Johnson”, too.” So far, no arrests have been made in this crime, but Hughes is happy to tell anyone who’ll listen that I’m “guilty” of arson. (I’ve challenged him to sue me; he hasn’t taken me up on the offer. I’d happily sue him if I had an address to serve a subpoena.)
The threatened “real law enforcement attention”, not to mention “real attention from the FBI”, has completely failed to materialize.
[You didn’t manage to kill anyone, Lefty. The FBI only has interest if someone dies and often not even then unless it is a drug or terrorism case]
Despite that, he continues his harassment and his accusations, anonymously, of course, on places like Tumblr, where he maintains a number of sites. Here’s one dedicated to “acidexia”.
Here’s a Disqus ID created under the name “Melanie Saffka” — he seems to have some sort of fixation on this 1960s singer/songwriter, in spite of not knowing how to spell her name — purely to demand that Disqus support shut down my account for posting “illegal revenge porn” of “her” “husband”. When Disqus declines to take his complaints seriously, they’re told that they’re “totally unprofessional, uncaring and indifferent to abusive and illegal use of its system”.
[Disqus removed the stolen photos Schlesinger posted on a neonazi blog actually, the nazis actually removed the original thread as apparently even neonazis find Schlesinger unpalatable and unacceptable! ]
Here’s an ID he set up on Reddit for no other purpose than to post a single harassing and defamatory comment:
Here he’s set up an ID on Amazon (using the nickname of yet another one of his own stalking victims) to post a negative review of “acidexia”‘s book (since deleted — he was conspicuously not a “Verified Purchaser”):
Here’s a Tumblr site dedicated to a completely different target (and note that he uses a “David Powell” Twitter ID here as well, since suspended).
Just to show how low Jason Christopher Hughes is willing to go in his harassment, during his USENET career, he had multiple altercations with Tim Maroney, an Apple co-worker, a friend, and a well-known occultist. Tim, tragically, died very suddenly in his early forties in 2003.
In response, Hughes sent multiple emails to his long-time girlfriend, crowing over Tim’s death and even claiming responsibility for it, via a “death curse”.
[More totally anonymous comments attributed to me and probably made by
“Aktiophi”, but no one will ever know the comments being ANONYMOUS]
He pulled similar shenanigans on another one of his stalking targets whose girlfriend had been killed in a motorcycle accident, again claiming “credit” for her death, commenting that she “had finally found a way to get thinner”, and including multiple photos of graphic motorcycle accidents.
Hughes leverages Google heavily: as I’ve said, he’s not only obsessive about keeping on top of what his victims are doing, but he also uses it as a offensive weapon: his activities are calculated to create an impression that his victims are, in fact, victimizers. His efforts turn out to be largely in vain in my case — I share a name with a former chief editor of Reuters, and unless you search on a pretty specific set of keywords, you’ll find him and not me (and not Hughes’ various lies about me). He wants his victims to have results for a name search, but he wants those results to be the ones he’s created. His goal is for a search on my name to return results creating at least the superficial impression that I’m an arsonist, a pedophile, and so on.
So, that’s what we’re talking about here. Through his anonymous sockpuppetry and his propensity to run and hide, Hughes remains at large, and has never been arrested for his activities, in spite of criminal complaints against him in (at least) California, Washington, Texas and New York.
[Fictional complaints. I obviously had to be interviewed by police after the arson, and obviously there were NO WARRANTS or I would have been arrested]
His victims — I’m personally acquainted with no fewer than two dozen, I’m certain there are others I’m unaware of — continue to hope to see him brought to justice.
[I have the testimony of Schlesinger’s victims – Brandon Lozza, Aaron Rosessto, Wan Hughes, Kathy Sutphen, and many more. Schlesinger can only make totally baseless and unattributed accusations made up in his genuinely toxic and diseased imagination]
This is a third of an ongoing series on the “Broken Internet”; part one is
, part two is
. In the next installment, I’ll discuss what I see as the core design flaw which enable monsters like Jason Christopher Hughes to get away with this sort of thing for two decades: online anonymity.
[In the next installment, David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’ will grace us with 5,000 more words detailing his long term psychiatric condition and complete disconnect from reality]
David “Lefty” Schlesinger should not be allowed within a mile of children

It has come to my attention that David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka “stonemirror” aka “zanzibar mcfate” is running some kind of free computer programming class for children out of St. Pauls Methodist Church, Fresno, California.
ANYONE who would let this stalker, arsonist, revenge porn operator and genuinely creepy psychopath within ONE MILE of their child is out of their mind. Schlesinger reveres serial killers and cannibals in his blog posts, he has a background as a self proclaimed past member of the infamous ‘Process Church of the Final Judgement’ (which used overt Satanist and Nazi imagery and was implicated in the Charles Manson affair), and he makes constant threats of violence using social media, along with racist terms and verbal abuse of the most grotesque manner. Schlesinger has in public called stalking his victims “my little hobby.”
His activities seem minimal though, with only one such “liberating software” event held in a whole year thus far. So one can hope he gets no further opportunities to be near any children. Ever.
Here are recent tweets that David “Lefty” Schlesinger made, only a few days ago:
Zanzibar B. McFate ‏@stonemirror
1h1 hour ago
Zanzibar B. McFate ‏@stonemirror
11m11 minutes ago
Fresno, CA
Zanzibar B. McFate ‏@stonemirror
28s29 seconds ago
Fresno, CA
@ExcuseMySarcasm THAT IS A GROSS INSULT TO WET FARTS. @xvszero @Chriss_m@Your_pet_meow @2dAmMuslim @Nero @thewtfmagazine
Zanzibar B. McFate‏@stonemirror
@xvszero WHICH WE ARE _NOT_, YOU PEDOPHILE DOG-FUCKING ARSONIST STALKER.@ExcuseMySarcasm @Your_pet_meow @2dAmMuslim @Chriss_m
davidleftyschlesinger liberatingsoftware stonemirror stpaulsfresno stpaulsumc unitedmethodist psychopath
Why does David Lefty Schlesinger obsessively white knight for a documented white nationalist/neonazi?

So we’ve got a 61-year-old wierdo (David “Lefty” Schlesinger), who presents a “social justice” face, married to a female Methodist pastor (Reverend Anne L. Schlesinger) and spouting feminist …. while he is having an affair with and obsessively white-knighting for a transhumanist “hard right” atheist sex worker who writes for Attack the System (and other neo nazi websites.)

You just can’t make this stuff up. Btw, I found and archived the Facebook thread you mentioned above in which one of his friends admits to having come up with the idea of “smoking out” some guy he hates by “circulating flyers around the neighborhood”:

From what I’ve been able to gather from looking at these various threads, I take it that the guy in question is your husband, and also the same man that Lefty bought private nude photos of from an ex-wife and has been posting online, that the “flyers” were those very same pictures, and that one of his friend’s goons went so far as to stuff a bunch of those flyers in your mailbox personally.

Also, all this stuff happened about the same time that your car was torched to cinders and fire was set to your house – something which I see other commenters say David ‘Lefty’ Schlesinger has threatened to do to people before. Hmm.

Btw, I think it’s interesting that in that very Facebook thread, Lefty is white-knighting for this Rachel “Haywire” character, (Lefty’s mistress)
umc methodist leftyschlesinger stonemirror pastoranneschlesinger rachelhaywire neonazi arson revengeporn umstpaulsfresno
Open Letter to Reverend Pastor Anne L. Schlesinger, St Pauls UMC, Fresno 2015

Open Letter to Reverend Anne L. Schlesinger of LeGrand Methodist Church 2010
Dear Reverend Pastor 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, . 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
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- 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
Lefty also runs other websites devoted to harassing my family
such as
Here are other links which document Lefty’s harassment of myself,
my extended family, and several other unrelated individuals:…te-time-lines/…advocates-and-
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?
The Victims of David “Lefty” Schlesinger aka ‘stonemirror’
stonemirror david leftyschlesinger stalker cyberstalker arson revengeporn pastoranneschlesinger stpaulsumcfresno mfcate
stonemirror david leftyschlesinger stalker cyberstalker arson revengeporn pastoranneschlesinger stpaulsumcfresno mfcate
Jul 29th, 2015

Well, Jason Christopher Hughes there doesn’t seem even a little bit insane, does he?

He is, in fact, currently awaiting his sentencing on multiple Federal counts of using an interstate communications facility to make threat of harm, to which he’s pled “guilty as hell“, and is potentially facing as many as ten years in the slammer as well as fines of up to half a million dollars. And good riddance to him.

Yes, I did in fact design the “OHO card” in this article, back around 1994, maybe? I gave a stack of them to Bob later that year.

The entire thing so incensed one OTO member that he threatened to sue me for “copyright infringement” until I pointed out to him that a) he had no standing to sue since it wasn’t conceivably his copyright, and b) since it had been published prior to 1922, the design was in the public domain.

He then went to complain to Bill Breeze, who was then the “official” OHO of the OTO. Breeze disappointed him by asking where he could get some cards of his own, so I sent him some as well.

I think the entire thing went rather well, myself.

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