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Why I Got Suspended

Posted on | August 8, 2015 | 74 Comments


In March, Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg (@srhbutts) was the subject of a 1,200-word article I wrote, “Fake #GamerGate Victims,” and I did what I routinely do with my articles: Promoted it on Twitter with a quote and a photo. Another day, another dollar — routine work — and I scarcely gave it another thought until this morning.

Yesterday, I was locked out of my Twitter account for 12 hours. The notification didn’t explain why this had happened, but when I logged on this morning, I was instructed to delete one Tweet:


Holy Hell! You’re telling me that I was prevented from using my Twitter account for 12 hours — effectively the whole day — because of something I tweeted five months ago? This is insane!

Click here to see how many Twitter users have applied the word “pedophile” to Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg. Am I to believe that all of those accounts will also be suspended and required to delete their tweets about him/her? If so, does this mean that Twitter is engaged in protecting Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg from the consequences of his/her own irresponsible folly?

Nicholas/Sarah tried to shut down funding for the website, which had supported #GamerGate, by falsely accusing them of hosting child pornography.  However, he/she failed to anticipate the reaction, i.e., that the people he/she had attacked would figure out who he/she actually was, connect the dots, and expose Nicholas/Sarah’s unsavory background. It appears that “Sarah” had been something of a nuisance in various online forums circa 2006/2007, allegedly engaging in discussions about pedophilia and sex with dogs.

One of these discussions was about lowering the age of consent to 12, and Sarah said someone who had “a positive, fulfilling, non-abusive sexual relationship with an adult as a child are more likely to realize such relationships are not inherently abusive, and be more likely to admit they’re attracted to kids.” Sarah said that while “most people aren’t ready at 12,” this is not “a valid reason to outlaw sex at said age.” Sarah asserted that “most people” don’t understand “childhood sexuality,” because it doesn’t involve “full-blown intercourse” and therefore it is “inherently less dangerous and virtually impossible to lead to pregnancy, etc.” Sarah said “childhood sex play” is “nothing harmful” and that “what’s harmful is society pretending children are asexual.”

Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury, I am not here today as a prosecutor. The question before you today is not whether Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg has peculiar or dangerous sexual proclivities. No crime is alleged against him/her, and if you wish to hire Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg as your babysitter, that’s your choice. This is not relevant to the case at hand, because I am not here today as a prosecuting attorney, but rather am here to defend the First Amendment right to free speech. This is a right that belongs equally to Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg as it does to me or you, but you see that Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg is determined to deprive others of their right to speak the truth.

Our system of justice protects citizens against harassment and defamation. Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg says he/she was wrongfully “doxxed” — her personal information published online in order to make her a target of illegal harassment — and, if so, this could be a federal crime subject to prosecution. (The Justice Department has prosecuted someone who engaged in such harassment against me.) Yet you, ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury, can see as well as I can why Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg had inspired such hatred. He/she had attempted to deprive the proprietors of of their right to free speech and had falsely accused them of a very serious crime in an attempt to cut off their funding or otherwise drive their site offline. Whether or not you or I approve of the content at is irrelevant to this case, in the same way it is irrelevant whether Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg is sexually attracted to children. To the best of my knowledge, he/she never said that he/she had any such attraction, but rather Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg was merely saying that having sex with children isn’t necessarily a bad thing. You probably disagree with that as much as I disagree with it, but we wouldn’t be here today discussing this matter were it not for the fact that Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg used an Internet alias, “Sarah Butts,” in a Twitter campaign against

It was this anti-free-speech campaign, part of a “Social Justice Warrior” (SJW) battle against #GamerGate, which (a) made “Sarah Butts” a public figure, and (b) inspired the question, “Who is ‘Sarah Butts’?”

Perhaps it is not necessary for me to explain to you, ladies and gentlemen of the Internet jury, why it is generally a bad idea to use an online alias to engage in such attacks. An ordinary person may take for granted their right to protect their privacy through the use of an online pseudonym. However, such an alias is unlikely to withstand the kind of hostile scrutiny a person attracts when they try to silence someone else, which is what “Sarah Butts” was trying to do to

None of this was of interest to me. I had only occasionally written about the #GamerGate controversy, and knew nothing about That peripheral Internet spat probably never would have come to my attention, except that Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg decided to pose as a heroic martyr and invite the world to his/her pity party:

I Set Out To Expose A Hate Movement In Gaming
— So They Set Out To Destroy My Life

Oh, right: Climb up on the cross, you pathetic troll. Parade your victimhood for your feminist “sisters” and claim that what has been discovered about you is “heinous lies” and “defamation.”

You don’t fool me, Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg.

You did a DARVO — Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender — a common tactic of sociopaths when they are accused of wrongdoing. Deny the accusation, attack the accuser and pretend that you, the offender, are actually the victim. Create sympathy for yourself by pretending that you have been unjustly accused, and impugn the integrity of those who seek to hold you responsible for your actions. Try to hide the evidence of your wrongdoing, and attempt to silence those who call attention to that evidence, so that five months after I mentioned you on Twitter, I’m hit with a 12-hour suspension? You chose poorly. There is such a thing as a “Streisand Effect,” wherein your efforts to conceal a fact has the opposite result, creating unwelcome publicity for that which you had hoped to hide. If the allegations others have made about your past behavior are “heinous lies” and “defamation,” wouldn’t it be easy to prove that these things are false? Was there a case a mistaken identity? Are you, Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg, the same Sarah who wrote so enthusiastically about “childhood sexuality”? If so, were your statements about having “a positive, fulfilling, non-abusive sexual relationship with an adult as a child” based upon your own personal experience?

Really, Ms. Nyberg, since your claims of social-justice martyrdom were published at and at Huffington Post Women — attacking #GamerGate as a “hate movement” — perhaps the editors of those sites would be interested in your explanation of what you (allegedly) wrote about pedophilia in 2006/2007. Certainly, if you wrote an article explaining what inspired you to write that “childhood sex play” is “nothing harmful,” many people might be interested to read it. However, you refuse even to acknowledge your authorship of those comments, leaving us to suspect that you wish to avoid discussing your opinions on this subject. In fact, the effort to suppress this information about you, Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg, led to me being locked out of my Twitter account five months after I called attention to it.

So run along now, you creepy freakshow. Go tell all your foolish friends how that big, mean right-wing “transmisogynist” is harassing you. Climb up on your cross again, and do everything you can to silence everybody who tells the truth about you. Go ahead. Try your smokescreening and deflection and every other sociopathic defense mechanism in your repertoire in an attempt to explain to your foolish friends why you don’t really need to explain what you wrote about “childhood sexuality.” Try every little evil trick in your evil little book, because there will be an Army of Davids to keep telling the truth about you, and no matter how far you run, you can never hide from the truth. Selah.


Light it up, my friends. Light it up like the Fourth of July.



74 Responses to “Why I Got Suspended”

  1. Fail Burton
    August 9th, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    The funniest thing about that lesbian test is that the most important human events throughout history don’t pass it, unless you count the bored wives of French engineers at the Suez Canal.

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    August 9th, 2015 @ 9:38 am

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  3. Dianna Deeley
    August 9th, 2015 @ 9:41 am

    Hoo, boy.

    She should have known better.

  4. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    I know, right? I guess I must be wrong about dot-replying then. I have to be, in order to restore balance to the universe.

  5. The Osprey
    August 9th, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    I thought the redditors had overthrown Chairman Pao and that reddit had become a free speech zone? But I don’t hang out there a lot. The only subreddit I frequent is for a participatory comic on European and international politics called “Polandball” and it is a very un-PC environment.

  6. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    Well, I guess technically, though I’d argue that their choice of fashion statement reveals them as surely as a tattoo (which may be part of the fashion statement, come to think). They also have some sort of aura to them as well. Haven’t you noticed that before? The “ain’t quite right in the head” vibe?…Oh, and look, we’ve come full circle back to Pee-Zed again! : )

  7. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    How the hell would HE know anything about that? That’s like me having a rant on ball itch.

  8. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    The Dolezal comparison is an accurate one, I think.

  9. Adobe_Walls
    August 9th, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    Why does the universe ”have” to be balanced?

  10. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

    Because when a “normal” person (me, for example) agrees with the sphincter PZ, it’s possible that wormholes or whiteholes or something could form, destroying life as we know it. Even worse than 6 years of Barry has.

  11. Adobe_Walls
    August 9th, 2015 @ 4:21 pm

    Given the last 50 or a hundred years or so, mightn’t it be better if life as we know it (in this context I don’t mean life forms or living things [mostly]) ended?

  12. DeadMessenger
    August 9th, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

    I’m waiting for God to execute that on His timing. I expect it will be soon at the rate we’re going. I hope it will be soon. My tolerance for pure evil is rapidly dwindling.

  13. Joe Guelph
    August 9th, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

    For those of you with strong stomachs and sick senses of humor, here’s a treasure-trove of dirt on this deranged individual, courtesy of the un-PC and extremely NSFW Encyclopedia Dramatica:

  14. nraendowment
    August 9th, 2015 @ 11:45 pm

    Note that Planned Parenthood and its defenders are also employing DARVO against the folks that exposed its gruesome business of killing, dismembering and selling the organs of fetuses for fun and profit (she wants a Lamborghini!). Sociopathic? Oh, yeah.

  15. Il_padrino
    August 10th, 2015 @ 7:02 am

    Ball itch is pretty awful, to be honest.

  16. texlovera
    August 10th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

    Pro tip: If you are such a fragile little SJW that you can’t handle having your own words used against you, you should siddown and STFU.

  17. texlovera
    August 10th, 2015 @ 7:41 am


  18. RS
    August 10th, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    I thought it was the bored wives of French diplomats in Thailand. There was a “documentary” about it some years back.

    Or, so I’ve heard.

  19. Jeanette Victoria
    August 10th, 2015 @ 9:21 am

    Oh Look Mr Thomas Mix of Vero Beach Fla objects that his PUBLICLY available tweet inciting people to harass Sabrina Corgatelli place of employment is exposed!

    Hint Mr Mix that is something she could SUE you for harassment and tortious interference.

  20. theoldsargesays
    August 10th, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    Eh…I don’t know about that. While RSM certainly accumulates numbers of them through his exposure of the fool hardy, his enemies are not truly influential people.
    Don’t get me wrong now, I appreciate the exposing and mocking of the kooks as much as the next person, but his enemies tend to be oddballs who, for the most part, are the type that likely still live in their mom’s basement and not very dangerous in the big scheme of things.
    I’m not saying that RSM needs a better class of enemies like mafioso, crooked union bosses or Presidents- people who can make bad things happen to you- but he’s not an Eliot Ness or a Rudy Giuliani as far as enemies goes anyways.
    Just sayin’…

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 10th, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    I was thinking more of the Amanda Marcotte, Charles Johnson, Morris Dees, Kimberlin-Rauhauser type of enemies, not their piker orc legions.

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    August 10th, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

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  23. theoldsargesays
    August 10th, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

    While I was typing I reckoned that you were referring to that group and their ilk.
    Aside from Mr. Dees, the rest are just a pile of a-holes who, if not for the internet, would be sandwich artists.
    Mr. Dees would be an ambulance chaser ( which really isn’t much different from what he does now ).

  24. Mark Samenfink
    August 11th, 2015 @ 8:10 am

    once again, butts has made the fatal error of trying to silence people to cover up their own impropriety.