"This above all: to thine own self
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou Canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare - Polonius Advice to his
Son, from Hamlet
PLEASE NOTE: This page was written in approximately 1998. It is LONG
out of date and Mr. Mitchell does not now seem to be posting ANYWHERE on the
internet - at least not about Freemasonry. Further, Mr. Mitchell's hometown was
essentially destroyed in Hurricane Katrina so we
suspect that he has far more pressing matters to address.
Regardless, he'd stopped posting well before that, seemingly consumed with his
One additional point: identities such as A. Melon, Nomen Nescio, and An Metet
are used by ALL persons using those respective remailers. Just because Mr.
Mitchell was one of hundreds of others who've used those hidden identity
remailers should not lead anyone to draw the conclusion that the poster is Ken
Mitchell. It's easy to make assumptions on the internet and many often do,
smearing Ken when - in fact - the liklihood of it being him is practically zero!
This comment added 6 August 2011.
Internet remailing services can often shield a person's identity. There are dozens of
places on the Web where one can get a 'hidden identity' account or one can just change
Internet Service Providers to become a whole new and different 'person'. Doing this makes
it harder to track who's who. When used by one person to deliberately defraud, the casual
reader could also be led to believe there's far more support for a position than there
really is. Childish? Of course! But that doesn't stop Ken Mitchell who uses this
methodology to garner attention and to harass Masons.
Anonymous remailers have become the haven of anti-Masons like Ken. In fact, he actually
spent $15 to open an account at anon.nymserver in order to have total anonymity. Having
been removed from the various free services, this now gives him the opportunity to rant
and rave at his pleasure. Of course, it does severely limit his ability to sends messages
complimenting himself on his wonderful work!
Most of Ken's posts are now not archived. Remarkably, though, whenever a new
Ken-identity appears, it uses a 'voice' identical to Ken's and will have a complete
history of what has transpired on the newsgroup months earlier. With hundreds of posts a
week, how do they obtain such information? Simple: they already have it because it's just
Ken using a new screen name!
|In September, 1998, Ken determined that he and his screen
identity were two separate entities - each capable of independent thought and action.
Accordingly, he feels that he can say, "I did not post...." when the
"I" referred to the screen identity and NOT the person. Sound a bit bizarre? It
December, 1998 actually finds one of Ken's on-screen identities
writing that he (the identity) had talked to Ken on the phone and was going to visit him
at work. This serious bi-polar disassociation is becoming disconcerting to all
who have tolerated what previously seemed to be harmless rants.
Here are some of the many nicknames he has used in his ongoing quest to defame
Freemasonry, an organization in which his deceased father and his brother were/are proud
members. If this individual had something legitimate to say, would it be necessary to
spend so much energy attempting to disguise himself as the following? Beginning with
mid-October, 1998, we'll also list dates of 'first arrival' so you can see how juvenile
Mr. Mitchell's actions really are. For someone who's claimed that he had to
leave the internet to protect the safety of his family, it would appear that
there's precious little concern - or yet another of his many lies!
"Unequally yoked"? Would you believe someone who does this? Just
count how many 'screens' you go through to reach the end of this list.
|A.Melon <firstname.lastname@example.org> (October 17, 2000) -
Amazing how this hidden identity was able to post a message from 1998
relating to Ken - and yet, he claims that there's no proof that this
identity is really him! <guffaw>|
(It should be remembered, though, that this address
is one which can be used by ANYONE and thinking that everyone with this or
the several subsequent anonymous posting 'nyms' is, in fact, Ken Mitchell
reflects ignorance of how anonymous reposting works!)
|Anonymous <email@example.com> (September 11, 2000)|
|Secret Squirrel <firstname.lastname@example.org> (First date unknown) An
interesting choice of remailers as this one is also used by a frenetic,
hate-filled anti-Semitic sub-human to post on the alt.conspiracy newsgroups.
Could Kenny be that identity as well? While we'd certainly hope not, it's
clear that much of the antagonism against certain Masons seems now to stem
from his hatred of certain religious beliefs....|
|Nomen Nescio <email@example.com> (Anonymous Remailer) (July
16, 2000) **This 'name' (or lack thereof) is also in use by another
anti-Mason described elsewhere on this site! It can be SO confusing in
the world of anti-Masonry obfuscation sometimes.... <SIGH>|
|An Metet <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Anonymous Remailer
used by him before) (July 10,
|Anon <email@example.com> (Anonymous Remailer) (June,
|Anonymous Sender <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Anonymous
Remailer) (May 17, 2000)|
|Bilgates Remailer <email@example.com
(Anonymous Remailer) (April, 2000)|
|Anonymous Remailer firstname.lastname@example.org
(Anonymous Remailer) (January, 2000) |
|email@example.com (December 1999) - Yet another anonymous
remailing site that Ken has found to hide behind. |
|Anonymous <firstname.lastname@example.org> (1 March 99)|
Note: this particular address can be used by anyone so not all posts bearing
this address may be from Kennie. The language pattern so telling, however, will easily
identify those which are. Ken has chosen this location because, apparently, of problems
with his 'rebel' identity having spoken out in support of Ernst Zundel, noted Holocaust
denier and having made libelous statements regarding alt.freemasonry newsgroup members.
(still) Talkway.com but 'spoofing' a legitimate ISP (13
December 98) (Subject to correction)|
|Robert Liashoff<using email@example.com - as well as a
name nearly identical to that of the deceased Brother of a Mason on alt.freemasonry with
whom Ken is fixated> (21 November 98) |
|Exposed<using firstname.lastname@example.org - a $35/year hidden
identity remailing service > (3 November 98)|
|email@example.com Using the name of a Mason to confuse readers
(25 Oct 98)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org (18 Oct 98)|
|email@example.comQss <AFMrEVIL> (16 Oct 98)|
|mason_slayer <firstname.lastname@example.org> (using talkway.com)|
|mason_slayer <email@example.com>(using hotmail.com - when this
account was cancelled on 26 October 1998, Ken loudly proclaimed it was
NOT cancelled only to have it revealed that he was posting now with that identity from
talkway.com rather than hotmail.com - and that, indeed, the account WAS cancelled!)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org - Note: "Watcher" - one of Ken's
earlier identities spelled backwards.|
|Russy <email@example.com> - In an attempt to confuse these posts
with those of the true object of much of Ken's obsession|
|firstname.lastname@example.org (note: earthling and not
|email@example.com - This account closed 23 July 98 by
|firstname.lastname@example.org (7 days in July, 1996)|
The primary names by which Ken was known initially were joken, kwayne, C.A.L.L. (Christians Against Lucifer's Lodges) and
Reading the above list from the bottom upwards, one can see how Ken has increased his
knowledge of hiding his identity - and has abused the services of those who offer
Ken is also fond of pointing out that various other Masons have used a variety of
addresses AND that many of the above names are simply derivations (commonly known as 'spam
bots' to help deter junk mail). Count them yourself, however, and you'll find over
separate and distinct (non-related) identities. We know that some people will change
Internet Service Providers, sometimes several times, before finding one they're happy
with; these folks generally use the same or a similar nickname wherever they are.
We take no issue with that but using that many different identities and then claiming that
they're different posters, all of whom write exactly the same way.....?
And to what end these ruses? Simply, because each and every one of Ken's charges
against Masons and Masonry have been refuted time and time again. Masons are appreciative
of concerns about their fraternity and will try to resolve such issues. At some point,
however, it becomes clear that Mr. Mitchell is simply striving for attention and/or is
totally incapable of understanding. Sadly, it appears that he feels he is serving Jesus
Christ through his attacks and cannot understand how anti-Christian his actions are.
|As the days progress, it appears more and more clear that Ken's posts are
less involved with criticizing Freemasonry then spewing hate and anger towards those who
confront him. He lashes out at individuals rather than at the organization which first
brought him to (his perception of) 'fame'.
In December, 1998, he began posting in
alt.masonic.demolay, spewing forth more venom and subjecting young men to his
veiled allusions of obscenities and his version of the 'truth'.
Readers of alt.freemasonry have become seriously concerned that the fantasies of such
an individual who would troll other venues looking for 'dirt' on specific individuals and
who resort to mindless postings in a futile craving for attention are reminiscent of
symptoms reported in those who wreak havoc against individuals in fits of rage.
Each time members of alt.freemasonry read or hear news reports of bizarre activities of
crazed individuals, we wonder if the report will mention a name which we know well....
alt.freemasonry users and masonicinfo.com thank Tom Krummell for keeping
this list up-to-date! Tom signs his messages with this unique sig: "- The mockingbird
can change its tune eighty-seven times in seven minutes. Politicians regard this
interesting fact with envy."
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