There is a group called Resisting Hate that can be found on Twitter and Facebook and other social media platforms. It was co-founded by a woman named Roanna Carleton-Taylor, who has had a relationship with the influential British “anti-hate” group TellMama that stretches back for quite some time. On 30th September 2016, TellMama tweeted out a blog written by a @bored_rose (Roanna) about how Twitter wasn’t “tackling hate speech” properly. You’ll get a clearer idea of what TellMama and Roanna think of as being “hate speech” by the time you get to the bottom of this article.
Resisting Hate. What a good idea. How would a person go about resisting hate? I would imagine it would include engaging in dialogue, having open discourse and an exchange of ideas, all leading to some negotiated centre-ground from which everyone could operate without fear and from where each person could freely express their opinions without being shouted down as a “racist” or “bigot.” That would be a good start. Let’s listen to each other and let’s try to find a compromise, let’s find out what unites rather than divides us. What are our problems and what are we opposed to? Let’s figure it all out and be friends. None of those options seem to be in @ResistingHate’s narrative, however.
Roanna Carleton-Taylor (co-founder) is one of the most hateful people on the Internet. She has tweeted out her full support for a hard-line troll called Joker (or variant spellings thereof, a man so hateful that his accounts are constantly being suspended as soon as he makes them, and this has been going on for at least a four-year period on Twitter). She has gone so far as to publicly state that she will NEVER reveal his identity because he is such a good friend of hers (Nov 13, 2017).
Loyalty to one’s friends is a good thing. Absolutely. But there are a trio of people on Twitter that Roanna is best mates with. Joker, Monkey (username is generally a variant spelling on Begs_Ali), and Lazarus (username always with a reference to the moon). Joker likes to call people “faggots” and “white spastics” and “n-ggers” or “nigs,” and he likes to tell people he is a pharmacist who can access people’s private information which he posts online. He posts pictures of his NHS card and patients’ medical records. He also says he likes to “f-ck with white people’s medication” (racism), and that he’s going to “cut up white faglets” and throw them off scaffolding (homophobia). He threatened to visit a trans woman’s home and f-ck her up (transphobia). The Monkey character says she sends people’s details to ISIS and she says that young white girls who were raped by Muslim men were “sucking c-ck for cider and fags.” The Lazarus account is simply not worth talking about. You’d lose brain cells trying to debate with him the man is that moronic.
Why would a group called “ResistingHate” support the three biggest haters on Twitter? Joker, Monkey and Lazarus don’t simply name-call on Twitter. They spend their (funded?) time “doxxing” people, portraying people as racists and attempting to lose people their jobs and make them unemployable. The trio post people’s home addresses online, as well as posting children’s pictures, parents’ photographs, medical history and anything else they can get their hands on, all in a bid to discredit a person.
Roanna, very un-ironically, was short-listed last year for a “Community Volunteer Upstander Award” award by a group of organizations called #no2h8. The people handing out the awards clearly didn’t do their homework. Roanna is not for discourse at all. She’s aligned with the majority of hard-left groups on Twitter. If she finds someone she feels guilty of “wrong-think,” then she puts out the command for everyone to mass-report the person as being spam or hacked. In this way, Roanna gets people’s accounts shut down. No one has any chance to defend themselves, and Roanna gets to bully her way through Twitter, and she gets to decide who has a platform and who doesn’t. She proudly, very recently, posted an article written by herself about why doxxing and ruining people’s lives is necessary. Twitter quickly removed it. Seems not everyone is in agreement with Roanna’s admitted illegal methods of resisting hatred.
Her relations with the Twitter accounts of Joker, Monkey and Lazarus are even more puzzling in light of the organisations that comprise the #No2H8 assembly. TellMama are involved (both Roanna’s friends threaten to send people’s details to ISIS and throw gays off buildings – is this helping Islamic relations in the UK?), as are Trans Media Watch (look at the screenshot below of Roanna referring to a trans woman as being an “it”), Stonewall (remember Roanna’s good mate Joker’s favourite word is “faggot”), Show Racism The Red Card (“n-gger” is another of Roanna’s friend’s favourite words), and other organisations/charities that sponsored and hosted the event all claim to want to raise awareness against hatred and all kinds of bigotry, yet Roanna is good mates online with the biggest homophobes and racists, and has never attempted to “stop their hate,” get them offline, or report them to the police. Instead, she and her moronic minions are targeting Katie Hopkins. Roanna’s friend, Monkey, likes to call every one a “mong” (the n-word for people with learning difficulties, and yet a mental health charity called Wandsworth and Westminster Mind are also involved in nominating people for these awards). Monkey proudly declared the other week that her new word to insult people is “flid” – thalidomide.
Roanna cites her hero, a Dr. Kurdy (quoted by TellMama – the group who lied about “hate crimes” in order to continue obtaining their governmental funding by filing mean tweets as being hate crimes). Dr. Kurdy was stabbed in the neck by a homeless man as he was entering a mosque, and he says “I forgive because I have to listen to why people hate in order to talk with them.” I find it most bizarre that Roanna Carleton-Taylor, whilst citing a hero’s ethos, isn’t willing to emulate it. She doesn’t listen to people to understand why anyone hates, she simply sounds out her Twitter bugle and has anyone whose opinions don’t agree with hers shut down. There’s no way forward from this type of hatred and intolerance.
If enough people mass-report you on Twitter for being spam or for targeted harassment, whether you are guilty of it or not, your account will be suspended. Resisting Hate put out posts telling their followers “you know what to do,” whilst linking to the “offending” person who has an opinion different from their own. They haven’t reported the Joker account for wanting to kill “faggots”; they haven’t reported Monkey for threatening to pass details on to ISIS (or for using the words mong and flid), and they haven’t reported Lazarus for threatening violence (he drove up to a man’s house one day and then drove off even faster when he saw he was no match for the man who came out of his house to confront him). Resisting Hate actively supports, engages with, and protects these accounts. Their latest recruit is a failed Scottish ex-soldier, a Muslim convert who, drunk one night, sent threatening texts to another mosque member telling him that he was going to “kill unbelievables” (sic). The police looked through his computer and decided he was an idiot who is no threat to anyone. His name is Alexander Tiffin. The mistake he made was that when you googled his name, you could click on one picture and it took you straight to his Resisting Hate Twitter account, which was called @lawlesstiger_RH. As soon as it was pointed out who he was, he deleted his Twitter account. Why would he do this if Resisting Hate are so noble? Do they have something to hide?
This all leaves me wondering what kind of hate Resisting Hate are resisting. They seem to be creating and supporting hatred by encouraging racism, transphobia, homophobia and bigotry and hatred towards anyone with a mental health problem or a physical disability, and by trying to doxx people in order to make them unemployable if the person’s opinion doesn’t agree with their own. Roanna was recently engaged in a “debate” with a slightly center-right trans person. Roanna dehumanized the trans person by calling her “him” and “it,” simply because the trans person didn’t adhere to Roanna’s strict criteria of how people must think, and certainly not how trans people must think. The trans woman had asked Roanna to report the Joker character, who had threatened to come to her house and “f-ck her up.” Roanna replied that the trans woman would be “waiting a long time” before she reported her friend Joker.
Is this tolerance? After a while, and after many other twitter users pointing out Resisting Hate’s hypocrisy, Resisting Hate asked the trans woman if they could DM her to offer an apology for calling a trans lady “him” and “it.” The trans woman said, very correctly, that anything they had to say could be said in public since everything else they had thrown at her had been very public. Resisting Hate wanted to offer the trans woman an apology on their terms. The world is comprised of different time zones, and the trans woman told them she would accept their apology for their hateful behaviour if they pinned their apology to their page for 24 hours, so that all of their followers in all different time zones could see it. Resisting Hate said “NO” to that request, which makes me wonder how heartfelt their apology must have been.
Roanna used to tweet as “bored_rose” (a very well-known troll who relentlessly targeted people, including a woman whose husband was on life support, and was part of a group who then mocked the woman when her husband died), then she changed her @ to NoHateWitchy whilst still engaging with and in full support of Joker, Monkey, and Lazarus. She now chooses to go under her real name of Roanna Carleton-Taylor, after having been nominated for “crime-fighter” of the year (which she didn’t win – God only knows who researched the nominees, a quick glance over her Twitter account reveals Roanna to be aligned with jihadists, homophobes and racists).
Resisting Hate aren’t resisting hate, they are reviving it.