A couple of years ago, when I was doing Men’s Rights work fighting false allegations in places like the US and UK, there was a huge political blowup in Germany. It was reported (initially) that a thousand Muslim men had publicly raped (not “assaulted,” literally RAPED) 100 German women on the streets during that very night’s New Year’s celebrations in Cologne.
At that time I had been working extensively with false rape victims and covering false rape allegations. I had recently been working with Erin Pizzey on a false allegation case in the UK, where an innocent man was finally released thanks to her efforts, and I had been covering the Emma Sulkowicz Mattress Girl false rape claim at that time. I had also done work with the wrongfully accused on and off for years, and worked with others who did the same work.
So the second I heard “100 women raped on the streets by 1000 men in coordinated Jihadist attack in downtown Cologne to establish a Caliphate” (which was what was initially reported to me) I was immediately skeptical. “So 100 women in downtown Cologne on one night had their skirts and pants ripped off and were gang-raped each by 10 men? In the middle of New Year’s celebrations downtown? No, I don’t think so.”
I had tweeted out my skepticism, and several people from Europe started sending me stories from the news there, noting multiple cases of the police and government saying women were lying about rape by migrants. So now, not only was I skeptical, but people from Germany were tweeting me stories of false rape allegations in Europe. So I got even more skeptical.
Now the truth is, my concentration in politics from about 2012 to about 2016 was entirely on Men’s Rights issues–the way we drug and abuse boys in the schools, false allegations and their devastating effects, male rape and child abuse victims, the prison-industrial complex, and so on. I was aware of but not really focused on European politics, and I did believe (at that time) that many on the Right were grossly exaggerating the problem with the refugees/migrants/invaders/whatever you insist on calling them.
It’s what I thought because it’s what the press was telling me, and it was also what some Europeans were telling me. They said this was hysteria. Well, I’d seen lots of Rape Hysteria here in the States, and the UK, so why wouldn’t I believe them?
You could say I was “blue pilled.” To this day I do not believe at all that 100 women were literally raped on the streets of Cologne. I don’t think anyone else believes that anymore either. We know there was something bad and some women were attacked, and that it was part of an ongoing pattern of abuse of Europeans by these “migrants/refugees/invaders/whateveryouwannacallem.” But no, sorry, 100 women did not have their pants and skirts ripped off and get gang raped in Downtown Cologne. That did not happen. What did happen were muggings and assaults, including some sexual assaults and a few actual rapes. Which makes more sense and is a lot more realistic.
Also, I had been friends with Muslims on and off since the 1990s, including charity work together. Like Donald Trump and many others, I view Muslims as people we should try to get along with, even while we confront the radical terrorism problem. That is the view held by Donald Trump, is he some sort of Muslim sellout? I doubt it.
This is also why I was uncomfortable saying Cologne was a “Muslim Attack.” To this day I don’t see any reason to believe that was Jihadi activity that was religiously motivated; I think it was street gang thugs and hoodlums from other countries who don’t speak the language and can’t integrate into German culture. Maybe I’m wrong, but I still need to see more evidence that it was truly a coordinated plan to establish a Caliphate, as some like Jimmy Metokur were suggesting at the time.
In retrospect if I’d known what was actually going on over there, and if I’d realized at the time just how much the Globalist press was lying about sexual assault in Europe, I would have just stayed quiet until people calmed down. It also only took me a few weeks of reading and absorbing to realize: no, the press had been lying to us about what was going on in Europe. I see that now, though I didn’t at the time.
Anyway, when I posted my initial skepticism, I was immediately deluged with attacks on all sides, in a Twitter storm. Many prominent people who’d rarely interacted with me before were suddenly attacking me, among them Jimmy Metokur. And they weren’t listening to me, they were putting words in my mouth, accusing me, and giving me no chance at all to give a reasonable explanation, though I kept trying to tell them I was just skeptical and why I thought I had reason to be skeptical.
Even people like Davis Aurini and RooshV and Matt Forney and others got into the act. I tried talking to these men, tried getting them to listen to me, and they would not. Davis Aurini was particularly mystifying, as we’d met and talked pleasantly before, and as fellow Catholics I thought he’d at least TALK to me before accusing me.
RooshV and his RoK site had without provocation multiple times attacked Men’s Rights Activists, and had refused efforts I’d made in those days to talk to him, make him understand what we were trying to do, and make him understand we didn’t have to be enemies even though we sometimes disagreed on some things. But RooshV never would talk to me, still doesn’t seem like he will as he’s ignored several efforts. I did wind up writing a blistering attack article on him, but even that was based as much on previous abuse from him and his RoK site as anything; if the guy was going to keep smearing us, up to and including lying about what I really thought on Cologne, it seemed necessary to push back and call him out. He was hardly a Saint in those days.
To this day I’d still rather get along with people like Roosh, Davis, Forney, Metokur, etc. and work on issues where we share views and goals, but they didn’t seem interested.
The weirdest though was Jimmy Metokur. Jimmy and I had been in Gamergate together. Jimmy I had always thought was a goof, but also insightful sometimes, and overall not a bad guy. I was shocked when he came after me out of nowhere and wouldn’t even let me talk to him or explain. I asked him to talk to me and he agreed we would.
I messaged him privately a few times and said I’d cooled down and understood the situation better, and in reality we mostly agreed on most things. (Because we do.) I messaged him privately on both Twitter and Skype saying I thought we’d misunderstood each other, we agree on many things, and that I’d like to talk privately with him about it because there was no reason to fight. We were mostly on the same side.
Jimmy, being the Internet sh*tposter that he is, decided to prank me. I thought I was going into a private conversation with someone I’d been online allies with, shared the same enemies with, and that I’d just been confused and misunderstood.
However, Jimmy put me on the air without telling me. When I realized he’d done that to me I probably should have hung up, but I kept trying to reason with him. And of course we all know Jimmy, he just kept tweaking me and bullsh*tting me and hitting me with questions he knew were bullsh*t questions.
Sure I got emotional. Who wouldn’t? But that was the point. Jimmy’s ultimately a prankster who’s not serious about anything and doesn’t care about anyone. That’s too bad, he’s smart and talented and if he had a more functional life philosophy he’d probably be 10 times more popular by now. But whatever, he prefers to be a dick, so let him be a dick. I hung up, calmed down, rolled my eyes, and figured, “OK, an internet prank. You got me. Oh well.”
After that, on Twitter I was still being harassed by his goober followers, and attacked for even being friendly with Muslims. Someone accused me of being a secret Muslim, and I responded sarcastically that yeah I’m a Muslim now, Allahu Akhbar. Jimmy and his fans, pretty much knowing I was being sarcastic, decided to run with that as if it were serious, even though they all knew it wasn’t.
I really didn’t think it was gonna go much beyond that, but for about two and a half years now I still hear occasionally from Jimmy and more often from his fans, who keep repeating bullsh*t from Jimmy’s idiotic prank call–claiming I’m a Muslim, claiming I constantly change my positions, claiming I don’t do anything for men’s rights, claiming I don’t care about rape, etc. Ridiculous, all of it, but it keeps being repeated.
The usual response people have to these things is often to run off the internet and try to hide. Problem is, I won’t ever do that. I’ve been smeared, slimed, and harassed by way bigger and more powerful than Jimmy Metokur and his Tentacle-Porn Loving Fans, and I’ve got friends bigger and more powerful than him too. So it doesn’t bug me, but it is stupid and annoying. I usually just point out what douchebags Jimmy’s dumbass fans are, and they usually back off.
Still, I keep asking old Jimmy to talk to me again. I already accepted his apology on Andy Warski’s show when he admitted he was just pranking me. His fans who harass me admit it now too, most of them knew he was full of it when he did it they just thought it was funny.
Still, at some point you’d think Jimmy would say “OK joke’s over.” Yet he and his fans still seem to want to keep it going, years later. Why? Is it money, or just some need to pick on people you mostly agree with?
Anyway, I’ve sent Jimmy numerous private and public invitations to talk to me, my channel his channel or another channel. And I keep waiting for a response. Which he is apparently too cowardly to give.
So, to correct the record: I never denied anything at all happened in Cologne, I was skeptical when the story immediately came out, for good reasons. I never converted to Islam, I was being sarcastic, although I do have anti-Terrorist Muslim friends so you can hate me for that if you want. Then again, I agree that Islam isn’t compatible with Western values–which are after all Christian values. And I’m not a SocJus leftist.
Jimmy Metokur owes me a conversation. It’s an open invitation, even to get drunk with him. Jimmy admits he and his fans pranked me, and admits much of what he said there was not right. I’d like to shake hands and make friends. But to do that, the cowardly pussy has to answer the messages I send him, instead of ignoring them.
So Jimmy, when are you going to talk to me? With no setups, no pranks, just as guys who share a lot of the same worldview and similar struggles? I accepted that it was just a prank, and so did you, so why not clear the air?
Or ya just gonna keep being a sarcastic goober and spreading rumors about a guy you know aren’t true?
Hey if Jimmy still won’t answer, should we do a Kumite challenge? Or would the Kumite people be too afraid to let me on with Jimmy? They know I can match Jimmy body blow for body blow, and so does Jimmy after all. He might be too afraid.
Or maybe we could just talk like guys do, because honestly, we aren’t that different. Open invitation Jimmy, why don’t you shoot me a note and let’s talk?
PS: I’ll send this to Jimmy, but since he ignores my other contacts, if anyone else wants to send it to him that’d be useful.
PPS: Updated this 7/3/2018 to fix the stupid error of saying it was Copenhagen when I meant Cologne. Added a little extra detail too, of other things that turned out to be bullsh*t on the initial reports.
Max Kolbe of Michigan, also known as Dean Esmay (but his friends still call him Max) starred in Cassie Jaye’s Red Pill Movie. He is former publisher of Dean’s World, contributor to The Moderate Voice, former Managing Editor of A Voice for Men, and a general rabble-rouser.