ARA bosting they break into the
Heritage Front's hotline
ECOMEDIA TORONTO BULLETIN #118, MAY 16 TO JUNE 4, 1992
One white, one right...
by J. Alexander Ferron
To be black and keep some semblance of sanity in Toronto, one
lives and acts in two worlds. One makes sure not to talk too
fast or too loose in the white world. One makes sure to be that
"nicest black person I know." One quickly changes the subject
when talk slips to racism and police and imigration [sic]. One
remembers that old adagel never talk about religion and politics
In the comfort of one's home, or one's barber shop, or one's
after-hours domino club, guises are shed. Careful talk about law
and order are quickly replaced by rants against "Babylon" in the
black world. Natural voices condemn the casual racists at the
office, at the bus station, at the factory. This is a side the
white world can never see.
A black man grows up and can never escape the title of boy.
A black man grows up to receive a baccalauratea and is still
asked if he can understand English by a Toronto Sun-reading bus
driver. Kids throw rocks and hold placards. Kids show anger,
adults keep it in, knowing better, knowing there are mortgages
and food, and knowing forced loyalty to one colour - green.
I see a black man in a suit. TO the white world he seems
concerned. He condemns violence and rioters and thugs and
hooligans. I see a different face. The man's eyes show
jubilation, admiration. I can see the mask, the mask that falls
in the barber shop when the man speaks of too much "ism-schism"
in Toronto. Too many false smiles and long knives. Too many
We can all sing now. We can sing the name of studies.
Equality Now. Who Gets the Work? And on. And on. The man
rolls down his window and yells "nigger." I have been studious
long enough. The liberal-left, bleeding-heart, politically-
correct media does not need to tell me I should be angry. One
needs no justification. In any world.
Kudos to the persistent hacker who sabotaged the white
supremacist Heritage Front Hateline by breaking the Front's three
digit answering machine code and substituting another message.
Callers expecting a white power message this Mayday were
instead greeted by "This is the disgustingly racist Heritage
Front. As we all know, justice was not done, repeat, justice was
not done in the Rodney King verdict. We all know the four white
cops are guilty." The message continued, urging protesters in LA
to avoid burning down their own neighbourhoods and burn down
cushy white SimiValley instead. Additionally, callers were told
"The KKK is alive and well ans wearing three-piece suits" and
advised not to leave their name and number at the beep as the
line is monitored by Metro Police.
So if you're an experienced hacker or just an amateur, why
not turn your talents to hacking the Hateline? Why wait for the
Human Rights Commission to put it out of commission when we can
do it ourselves?! (They're in the phone book)