Embrace The Hate: One ICE Employee's Quest For A Race War

from the holy-crazy dept

We all know that the Department of Homeland Security and its daughter agency, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, wield a great deal of power. One need only look at their ability to circumvent the need for warrants to search pilots to notice that. Beyond just pilots, ICE's insistence that their metaphysical thought-bombs are of more import than any codified rights of citizens at the border certainly is a flexing of agency muscle. Even playing Kujo for the biggest sports league is a measure of their terrible relevancy. And, as the saying goes, great power comes with great responsibility, so you'd have to imagine that an agency like ICE takes its hiring practices quite seriously to make sure these extreme measures are carried out by a crack-team of super-agents.

But that's all it would be: imagination. Because if it wasn't, then DHS is going to have to explain how employing a guy running a website advocating the mass killing of white people makes for good human resources policy and slipped past the screeners. Meet Ayo Kimathi of the DHS.

Off-duty, he calls himself “the Irritated Genie.” He’s a gay-bashing, revenge-seeking black nationalist who advocates on his website – War on the Horizon – the mass murder of whites and the “ethnic cleansing” of “black-skinned Uncle Tom race traitors.”

“Warfare is eminent,” the website declares, “and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our Christian hearts can possibly count.”
You really have to love the kind of loon that claims to be a Christian in the same sentence he’s advocating killing whitey. I believe it was John 14:6 when Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me. Also, if you see any pale-skinned dudes walking around, thou shalt dispatch them to eternal fire post-haste. Black power!”

More importantly, how does this psychopath get past the employment screenings? Now, Kimathi’s role in the DHS is essentially in procurement, am I really to believe that his being hired shouldn’t cast doubt on ICE hiring practices of folks that might actually take part in all the examples listed in the opening? He’s far more dangerous than others that have been harrassed by ICE. It’s not like he kept the site super-secret, either; he had to get doing this website approved by the brass, and was successful.
Kimathi obtained official permission but only by misrepresenting the true nature of his endeavor. He told management that it was an entertainment website selling videos of concerts and lectures. He called it simply WOH, never saying that WOH stood for War on the Horizon.

“If he had adequately and truthfully described his group,” the supervisor said, “I can’t imagine for a minute he would have been granted permission.”
You didn’t check? This isn't just some minor crackpot pushing the limits of free speech, this guy has a barely-veiled hit list that includes Al Sharpton, Oprah, Colin Powell, and President Obama. Employed by Homeland Security, you have to hope this guy wasn't simply trying to get into a position where he found himself close to any cracker or black "race traitor" on his list. Either way, it's an incredible indictment on the DHS human resources office.

So, hey, government, listen up. I know you’re there, I know you’re listening. No more spying on us until you get your own house in order, mmkay?



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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:30pm

    I'm sorry the NSA nor DHS could be with us but we're sure they're listening in.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:32pm

    Sounds like a good candidate for the Muslim Brotherhood.

     

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    Alias (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:46pm

    Spelling counts...You know, because first impressions and such...

    >>“Warfare is eminent,”

    *Imminent. Learn to spell before inciting a race-war, dumb@ss.

     

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    Rekrul, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:50pm

    Even playing Kujo for the biggest sports league is a measure of their terrible relevancy.

    They're acting as a Japanese ninth street? Strange reference. Is a ninth street something to be feared in Japan? Maybe like a 13th floor here in the US?

     

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    Michael D, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:58pm

    but but but

    If it was a civilian saying this it would be 6 months solitary confinement and an outrageous bail.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 3:59pm

    I don't really see why this is even newsworthy. His views may be abhorrent but he has a First-Amendment right to run a website advocating them on his private time. They're within their rights to fire him for it, but as someone sitting on the sidelines advocating that you should think long and hard about where you'd draw the line, if you would. You might be supporting some things you're not thinking about now.

    Anyway, lots of people simultaneously hold normal jobs and patently crazy (though unrelated) beliefs on all sorts of subjects. The only reason this article exists is because racism of this sort is so extremely taboo that it's mainstream to call it out. Other equally radical/crazy beliefs would not be as easy to condemn, and free speech isn't decided by the trivial cases.

     

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    artp (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 4:06pm

    He wants to kill the President?

    And DHS not only didn't have him on a dangerous list, but they even hired him? So much for the effectiveness of spying powers......

    To what lengths will DHS go to prove to us that they are totally, irretrievably, incontrovertibly incompetent????

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 4:17pm

    High school kid quoting someone elses bad rap lyrics online gets to go to jail.
    Adult racist advocating genocide gets to work for ICE.
    Explain this one, please.

     

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    ShellMG (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 5:10pm

    Re: but but but

    If it was a civilian saying this it would be 6 months solitary confinement and an outrageous bail.Sadly, it's not the civilian/government issue that keeps him on the job.Most government employees are unionized. These are the chumps that whined to Congress about having the same health plans as we plebes. They've most likely got an air-tight contract that's completely slanted to preserve this psycho's job (and union dues payments) in all but the most insane of circumstances.IF he gets any kind of punishment, he'll have representation at the table that will insist his extra-curricular activities have no bearing on his work. He could get the Lois Lerner treatment (weeks off with pay AND government network access). Firing this creep could take a very long time and WILL take a lot of lawyering money. And -- I will say the unsaid -- the racial card will be played.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 5:20pm

    better than embracing

    the prophesy of the upcoming Tekwar.

     

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    MikeC, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 6:00pm

    NSA/DHS WhiteList/BlackList?

    If the NSA is tracking all internet traffic, there are threats against the POTUS and others -- did they miss it or is there a
    "WhiteList" and "BlackList" for whom they actually check on. "PUN INTENDED" ...

     

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    Anonymous, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 6:05pm

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    "Is a ninth street something to be feared in Japan?". If there's some demonic dog roaming loose, I guess.

     

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    Watchit (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 6:28pm

    They're obviously too busy checking teenagers facebook post to bother with people like him.

     

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    Anonymous, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 7:03pm

    So light 'em up, up, up
    Light 'em up, up, up
    Light 'em up, up, up
    I'm on fire!

    (I'm kinda obsessed with that song. On another note, WOH sounds like a good graffiti scrawl.)

     

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    Internet Zen Master (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 7:26pm

    Re: Re:

    Or giant St. Bernards with rabies wandering around attacking women and children...

     

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    auburnsks, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 7:59pm

    Re: do stupid

    When you work for the federal government and your job is to but weapons for "ICE" you don't get on your or the government's "PC" and post it's time to start killing whites. I tell you what. You start a blog and post the same word for word and just change the word white to black And see how fore your 1st-amendment right goes. The whites have sold out to black Thugs. I have black friends that I call my brother and sister. But a Black gang member or Thug can all kill each other out and I'll sleep just fine at night. Ops. Was that a gun shot I just heard "Hot dog" Hope it was dead on shot.

     

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    toyotabedzrock (profile), Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 8:19pm

    It seems too obvious

    Are we sure this isn't a satire site? And has he ever hurt anyone or do something violent?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 8:59pm

    Does this imply there is no background check for ICE employees? Certainly there was some sort of screening ... or maybe just questions and his replies were not truthful. He is going to be fired - right?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 23rd, 2013 @ 9:44pm

    I don't like the man, and I don't like his hateful words. But he has a right to say them

    I can differentiate between speech that should be illegal and speech that I hate. The law isn't there to shut other people up so I don't get offended.

    That goes for anyone, no matter their beliefs. I think one of the problems with our society is that we've taken to personally trying to find ways of punishing people for what they say instead of recognizing that they do have a right to say it, as much as we have a right to not listen to it. Trying to be vindictive over the things people say only results in about 40% of techdirt's legal failures postings.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 12:09am

    popeyes chicken is the shiznit

    Let the sin begin.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 12:12am

    Re:

    Easy kids don't have power so the sociopaths love to push em around.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 12:37am

    Re: It seems too obvious

    I don't know but the NSA might :)

    Is there a chance that a FOIA request would show us something?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 1:32am

    I dunno, he seems perfect for ICE

    He's illiterate.

    He's a racist.

    He's insane.

    He's a thug.

    He's a bully.

    He's a coward.

    Doesn't that make him pretty much the model ICE employee?

     

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    alternatives(), Aug 24th, 2013 @ 5:11am

    Re:

    I don't really see why this is even newsworthy. His views may be abhorrent but he has a First-Amendment right to run a website advocating them on his private time.

    Other than the part about managers having to approve the web site which addresses the idea of a 1st amendment "right".

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 7:37am

    Re: Re: do stupid

    "whites have sold out to black Thugs"
    - Really? This again?


    "I have black friends"
    - How does this lend credence to your rant?


    Maybe I missed the sarcasm?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 7:45am

    Re:

    The first amendment does not state one can say anything they want. It is supposed to place limits upon the federal government.

    Within certain limits (set forth in law) one is allowed free speech, however it does not protect that speech from criticism.

     

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    Sunhawk, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 8:36am

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    I think the news is more the incompetence of human resources. Homeland Security hiring someone who would be quite happy to kill/see killed a sitting President is... not exactly a sign of a well-run agency.

     

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    Anonymous, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 8:55am

    Re: Re:

    "Within certain limits...one is allowed free speech". Gee, that's mighty white of them...oops...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 9:08am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Yes, humor noted.

    However need I drag out the tired old theater example?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Aug 24th, 2013 @ 12:13pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Please don't. That theater example is based on a supreme court opinion that was an absolute travesty and should never be uttered by anyone again, nor would it if people knew the context of the Justice's bullshit statement in his opinion...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 2:05pm

    Re: Re: but but but

    He could get the Lois Lerner treatment (weeks off with pay AND government network access.

    Apparently he is: http://www.khou.com/news/national/DHS-employee-behind-racist-website-on-paid-leave-220895351.html

     

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    funandmental, Aug 24th, 2013 @ 2:08pm

    Re: Spelling counts...You know, because first impressions and such...

    Maybe he meant Eminem

     

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    Wolfy, Aug 25th, 2013 @ 6:35am

    Re: "playing kujo.."

    I suspect the author is trying to reference "Cujo" by Steven King, but misspelled it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2013 @ 10:34pm

    or didn't want the dmca issued takedown notice having them pick it out saying it was a link to a popular film with everlasting copyright.

     

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    btr1701 (profile), Aug 26th, 2013 @ 4:20pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    > That theater example is based on a supreme
    > court opinion that was an absolute travesty
    > and should never be uttered by anyone again

    And which was overruled by Brandenburg vs. Ohio, so it's not even valid law anymore.

     

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    another mike (profile), Aug 27th, 2013 @ 3:34pm

    Re: Spelling counts...You know, because first impressions and such...

    It's really more homophone choice than spelling. Merriam-Webster defines it as "standing out so as to be readily perceived; conspicuous." So it could still be correct in that sentence because, to my mind, warfare would be a rather conspicuous activity.

     

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    Rekrul, Aug 28th, 2013 @ 1:52am

    Re: Re: "playing kujo.."

    I suspect the author is trying to reference "Cujo" by Steven King, but misspelled it.

    I suspect I knew that. ;)

     

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