#OpISIS 8.2

When we last left off with Christopher Doyon a.k.a. Commander X in 2009, he had recently moved to California, after which he spent the next eight years recounting an array of different stories as to why he relocated there in the first place. One of these exciting tales shared by Doyon, who describes himself as Batman and a cyber warlord, involved avenging a man’s death after being tasked to do so by an entirely fabricated commander who led what appears to be an entirely fabricated organization called the Peoples Liberation Front. 

We also learned that Doyon is actively involved in artificial intelligence with a speciality in creating bots, and that his A.I. website was promoted by Dr. Wallace, a DARPA-funded scientist who created the infamous chat bot, A.L.I.C.E. During the mid-2000s, Doyon himself claimed to have his own artificial intelligence laboratory where he ran tests on 6-12 year-old children. 

After losing a bid for state legislature in November 2008, Doyon decided to follow the Grateful Dead’s 2009 tour. Their last show ended on May 10th in Mountain View, a northern California city situated about 40 miles south of San Francisco and considered part of Silicon Valley. It’s also the same place Doyon was arrested in 2011. But during the summer of 2009, he spent part of his time in San Francisco, at least that’s what he advertised. 

The Wizard of Haight-Ashbury

According to a website created by Doyon, he reinvented himself that summer as “the Wizard of Haight-Ashbury,” a San Francisco neighborhood dubbed “ground zero of hippiedom.” And yes, this story is everything you imagined and more.

He called himself “Christophorus the Mage,” and offered tarot readings, money and love spells, and links to books, sacred texts, and grimoires. He also used the nom de guerre “Magus Christophorus” and posted online the names of mystical schools and ancient orders he was involved with and/or interested in including the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) a.k.a. the Rosicrucian Order. 

We know that the website was Doyon’s because once again he used his real name, listed his astrological sign as one that coincides with his real birthdate, and mentioned that he went to Ball State University. In 2014, The New Yorker reported that while Doyon was serving time for the 1989 felony drug charge he plead guilty to in Indiana, he “developed an interest in religion and philosophy and took classes from Ball State University.”

He also posted a picture of himself so there’s that.

On June 27th, he used his real name again, listed his location as San Francisco, and posted his email as “MagusChristophorus@gmail.com” in an online forum in which he wrote:

I was sitting under a tree outside my favorite coffee house on the corner of Haight and Masonic in San Francisco. I was wondering idly if I would ever crack the theory of time travel and succeed in physically traveling through time. At that moment, myself from approx. 25 years in the future came strolling down Haight Street ! I knew instinctively and with complete certainty and no doubt INSTANTLY that it was me from the future – and as the other “me” from the future came abreast of my tree I wondered in my head: “Surely ‘I’ must know that this is ‘me’ sitting here, I wonder if the ‘I’ from the future will be able to resist the temptation to turn and look me in the eye?”. At the exact moment I thought that thought, the “me” from the future, less than ten feet away – turned and actually smirked at me !

I guess my Time Travel Software Kit works !

Yup, Doyon created time travel and then successfully infiltrated Anonymous under the guise of being a high-octane hacker a little over a year later. I mean, what a fucking embarrassment.

In the 2021 documentary, “The Face of Anonymous,” which focuses primarily on Doyon, Barrett Brown can be seen at approximately the 52:35 mark reading Doyon’s time travel post and describing him as an “albatross” and “anchor on all of our necks.” More from Brown:

That guy was among those people who, when I was not able to formulate the message in the background or the foreground with the press, it was him. It was increasingly him. And then, when I went to prison, it was very much him.

Not only was Doyon able to quickly reinvent himself as the face of Anonymous, which, by the way, didn’t really happen until after members of LulzSec, AntiSec, Paypal 14, and Brown were arrested, he increasingly became the intermediary between the collective and the media.

Fall of 2009: Santa Cruz Free Radio

By late summer 2009, Doyon had dropped the wizard persona, adopted a new alias, and re-located to Santa Cruz, immersing himself in the local activist scene. He also found his way on to a local radio show previously mentioned called “Bathrobes Pierre’s Broadsides.” The show was broadcast on Free Radio Santa Cruz (and maybe still is), a station founded by a “group of activists in Santa Cruz” who wanted to continue the legacy of pirate radio. According to goodtimes.sc:

The radio station was a ‘side project’ that found a life of its own.  [‘Skidmark Bob’] remembers the activist roots of the station, ‘Food Not Bombs and the local IWW…were basically the folks that started everything. Most of us were homeless.’

Robert Norse has hosted Bathrobes Pierre’s Broadsides…for 13 years and also came to FRSC via activism:  ‘I fancy that putting out first-hand accounts of people’s experiences with discrimination and abuse as homeless individuals may provide incentive to address these concerns.’

Pirate radio simply means that Free Radio Santa Cruz operates outside of an FCC license (at least they used to), which is generally prohibited by U.S. federal law. Four and half years before Doyon arrived in Santa Cruz, the station was raided by the FCC and “two dozen armed federal agents with automatic weapons and riot gear.” According to DemocracyNow, “They located the transmitter and seized all of the station’s broadcast equipment, including the antenna.” 

Clearly the government had its eyes on the station and it might be helpful to understand the political affiliations that Doyon got himself involved with when he arrived in Santa Cruz. According to Free Radio Santa Cruz co-founder, Skidmark Bob, the “roots of the station” were Food Not Bombs and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as the “Wobblies,” two groups that have long enraged the government. Why? Mainly because they’re anti-war but being pro-union and fighting against anti-homeless laws ain’t going to win you any friends, either. 

Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 by anti-nuclear activists in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and between 1988-1997, major arrests went down in San Francisco in response to the group’s protests against the city’s anti-homeless policies. According to Food Not Bomb’s website, the city’s response inspired others to start Food Not Bombs chapters in their own local communities. 

The organization partners with other groups like “Earth First! and The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, the latter of which is an organization that works in defense of American Indian, Leonard Peltier, who was wrongly convicted of killing two FBI agents.

Food Not Bombs also works with Anarchist Black Cross, Homes Not Jails, Anti Racist Action, Farm Animal Rights Movement and, of course, the Industrial Workers of the World. If you don’t think any of this would catch the attention of the U.S. government, we can always talk about Jeremy Hammond. 

Hammond did work for Food Not Bombs and in case you missed it, he had eyes on him as early as 2005 (if not earlier), when he and fellow hackers targeted the website of a pro-war organization called Protest Warrior. According to Rolling Stone, Protest Warrior contacted the FBI and Hammond was ultimately charged and sentenced to two years in federal prison.

In addition to Food Not Bombs, Free Radio Santa Cruz’s roots included the International Workers of the World (IWW), which some have reported as “America’s most radical union.” Yeah, that definitely won’t get you noticed by the government. For instance, ever heard of John Towery?

According to an article published on WikiLeaks, Towery posed as an anarchist under a different name and infiltrated the Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) headquartered in Olympia, Washington. He became one of the “listserv administrators that had control over the group’s electronic communications,” and according to indybay.org:

In his role as an administrator of the PMR listserve, John Towery had the email addresses of all subscribers, and the names of most persons involved with the organization. He had an intimate knowledge of how organizations in the activist community operated, how and when actions were planned and the beliefs, politics and personal matters of many activists.

Using the alias “John Jacob,” Towery also volunteered with Food Not Bombs. According to the organization’s website:

In August 2009 Food Not Bombs volunteer Brendan Maslauskas Dunn discovered that Olympia Food Not Bombs volunteer and good friend John Jacob was really John J Towery II, an Army Informant and Infiltrator. He brought his son out to Food Not Bombs and other community events and gatherings. Infiltration of domestic political groups by the military was illegal. When the Federal government was confronted by news that the military was spying on Food Not Bombs we were told that John J Towery II was not violating the law since he was working out of a Fusion Center in coordination with local and Federal intelligence organizations.

Folks, it can’t be said enough times. The entire point of an informant, their job, literally, is to obtain information. They’re generally not the people you and your “leader” ostracized from the community for having a little common sense and *gasp* pointing out red flags you should address, like, I don’t know, maybe the highly questionable and abusive behavior of the informant living within your ranks. 

An informant is usually someone that you like, someone that quite a few people like, in fact, because, hey dimwits, that’s how they gather information. Well-intentioned activists generally don’t share information or secrets with people they don’t like or trust, nor do they let them rise to positions of power within a movement where they have greater access to personal information.

They’re also the ones sliding into everyone’s DMs acting friendly and helpful, and they’re the ones you tend to believe despite the fact they virtually never produce any evidence to support the allegations and harassment they lodge against fellow activists and journalists they deem a threat. Why? Again, because you like them. They social engineered you emotionally and they say all the things you want to hear. This is like “Infiltration 101” level stuff at CIA University.

According to IWW’s website, in 2014, records obtained proved that “the United States Army used a multi-agency spy network to gather intelligence on nonviolent, antiwar protestors and to disseminate their findings to both the FBI and local police departments.”

According to the newly released documents, the U.S. Army paid [John] Towery, a Criminal Information and Systems Officer, to spy on the antiwar group Port Militarization Resistance (PMR), as well as the Students for a Democratic Society, the Industrial Workers of the World, and Iraq Veterans Against the War.

In an email from November 2007, Towery wrote to a number of people he had met at a Domestic Terrorism (DT) conference in Spokane, Washington that ‘it would be a good idea to develop a leftist/anarchist mini-group for intel sharing and distro.’

Towery seemed very concerned that existence of this ‘mini-group’ would become public knowledge. ‘[W]e will need to look at the third party rules and each individuals [sic] agency policy about email,’ he wrote, because ‘[e]ven open source information and files should not be distributed, because it might tip off groups that we are studying their techniques, tactics and procedures.’

And according to The Olympian:

OlyPMR [Olympia PMR] member Brendan Maslauskas Dunn said in an interview Monday that he received a copy of the e-mail from the city of Olympia in response to a public records request asking for any information the city had about ‘anarchists, anarchy, anarchism, SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), or Industrial Workers of the World.’

And lest we forget how private intelligence firms like Palantir and HBGary Federal feel about unions (via The Atlantic):

This week, the group’s actions spectacularly forced the resignation of beleaguered HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr after it was revealed that HBGary — in tandem with Palantir Technologies, Berico Securities and Hunton and Williams — were planning to initiate a disinformation campaign against pro-union organizers and opponents of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The group uncovered the astonishing lengths the three firms would go to in order to discredit their enemies: They planned to set up fake personas on social network sites to damage their opponents and contemplated using malware to steal private information.

So, would it be safe to say that the government was still keeping tabs on Santa Cruz Free Radio, a pirate station located in the “hub of anarchist culture and resistance,” after gun-toting agents raided it in 2004? Yes, probably, definitely. 

The U.S. Government Buried Multiple Convictions Against Doyon

This is what Doyon planted himself inside after he ditched the wizard costume and reinvented himself on the streets of Santa Cruz. I’m not saying he showed up in California to infiltrate anti-war groups as some sort of agent for the U.S.  government. I have exactly zero evidence that shows this, but I do think it’s important to realize that Doyon didn’t just settle down in some small town in North Dakota to work on his pet robots.

The evidence that I do have is that the U.S. government buried Doyon’s 1989 felony drug case in a recent sentencing memorandum in what I imagine was a [still-unexplained] move on the prosecutors’ part to purposely reduce his sentence. This doesn’t necessarily prove anything but whether or not Doyon wants to admit it, it undoubtedly paints a certain picture.

One could chalk up the omission as some sort of error on the government’s part but it has since come to my attention that they buried other criminal cases filed against Doyon, as well.

In March 1989, approximately three months before he was charged with the “1989 felony drug case” mentioned above, he was charged in Guilford County, North Carolina with both a felony (possession/solicitation of LSD) and a misdemeanor (possession of marijuana). 

Not surprisingly, the Grateful Dead was set to perform in Guilford County (Greensboro, to be exact) two days after the charges were filed on March 29, 1989. If I had to guess, people were tailgating, partying, and camping out before the concert when Doyon got popped. 

The two cases were consolidated and Doyon pled guilty to both after Case #4001998CR032864 was reduced to a misdemeanor. He received twenty days in jail—time served. And that’s in total for both cases. During Reagan’s war on drugs, no less.

Lending to Doyon’s questionable motives, aside from his chronic dishonesty and the government deceiving a federal judge, after he went on the run following a September 2011 indictment, the U.S. government allegedly hunted this guy for eleven years and when they finally caught up with him they thought it necessary to spend even more taxpayer dollars to extradite him from Mexico. So horrific were his crimes that afforded this that when it was all said and done, Doyan walked away with a year’s probation.

This just happened last month.

With that said, I don’t think that many people know what Doyon did and that the money spent on his extradition probably wasn’t about the 2011 indictment. It was used as an excuse to get him back to the U.S. and question him about Julian Assange. 

In case you missed Doyon’s other book, “Dark Ops: An Anonymous Story,” he wrote an entire chapter on how Assange directed Anonymous and other hackers around the world to hack the DNC emails in order to get Trump elected. If you think I’m kidding, I’m not. Straight from Doyon’s book:

[T]he actions that led to Trump being elected and the ensuing mayhem within and damage to the government of the USA was carried out by a disparate and only loosely organized band of approximately 30 Information Activists from around the world, led by Julian Assange, whose interests coincidentally aligned, and who were reasonably lucky in their strategy. As discussed above this band included the Guccifer Crew, Anonymous Russia, WikiLeaks, and a handful of western Information Activists who chose to fly no flag for this action.

So, the next time WikiLeaks supporters want to cry about the superseding indictment against Assange, remember to direct your ire at those who snitched him out (whether truthfully or not).

And just as a side note, this wasn’t Doyon’s first rodeo snitching out the publisher (see above). Don’t worry, we’re getting to that. Wash, rinse, and repeat. 

How To Social Engineer a Radio Host (If You’re Into That Kind of Thing)

After Doyon ditched the Wizard of Haight-Ashbury persona, we know that he moved to the Santa Cruz area by August at the latest because the Santa Cruz court website shows that he received a ticket for solicitation on August 17th. He was later charged with “Failure to Appear,” and was convicted on December 4th. 

We also know that the host of “Bathrobes Pierre’s Broadsides,” Robert Norse, first met Doyon on the streets of Santa Cruz on September 18, 2009, and that Doyon co-hosted his first show with Norse two days later.

At some point, Doyon adopted yet another identity called “Curbhugger Chris,” but that’s not to say he hid his real identity. On the contrary, an online summary of Norse’s shows reveals that Norse knew his full name almost immediately.  And during the September 20th show, Norse stated:

In the studio with us is another, perhaps another hero…I just met this guy again. He remembered me and, of course, I’d forgotten him, uh, that’s Christopher Doyon, correct, Christopher?

Additionally, throughout the time that Doyon spent on Santa Cruz’s airwaves, he himself revealed his age and full name, where he was from, and how much of a Deadhead he was. He also doxed his ex-wife and talked extensively about his internet radio channel, including the station’s name, as well as the four U.S. states he resided in while running it. 

So, how exactly does one social engineer oneself onto a radio host’s show? That is, if one were to embark on such a journey?

First, know their audience.

Doyon successfully scrapped the Christophorus the Mage persona he used in San Francisco and became a politically-charged, extremely knowledgeable, well-informed, and articulate homeless man living on the streets of Santa Cruz. Meanwhile, Norse was a long-time, well-established activist in the community and founder of a local group called “Homeless United For Friendship and Freedom.” He also had an audience. Doyon’s new persona “Curbhugger Chris” was perfect.

Second, tell the radio host that you’ve known him for over twenty years:

Norse: “I’m for sure talking on the street here, uh, in front of the Gap, here’s a man with a nice looking display, ‘Got yardwork? Need food. Please Help.’ And he’s in camouflage…but you’re a man that’s seen me somewhere, right?”

Doyon: “Yeah, probably as early as, I don’t know, the late 80s, I would say, for sure…”

Don’t worry if he doesn’t remember you…

Norse: “In the studio with us is another, perhaps another hero…I just met this guy again. He remembered me and, of course, I’d forgotten him, uh, that’s Christopher Doyon. Correct, Christopher? 

Sprinkle into the conversation how you not only worked at his radio station previously, you continued to work with the station’s co-founder for “years and years and years,” and then never mention it again:

Doyon to Norse (during their first meeting):
“Say hi to everybody at the radio station, um, Uncle Dennis worked with me even after I left because I started an internet radio station back east, so Uncle Dennis— we’ve been working for years and years and years with UnBrokenChain internet Radio and that went out of business—“

And keep hammering home how important you were back in the day. Dox your ex-wife if you have to because no one’s going to question why you can’t remember details about your criminal history but you remember exactly what year you and your former spouse met Norse:

Norse: ”I moved here [santa cruz] around ’88″ 

Doyon: “I think that’s when we met, we met in ’88 actually, I was married at the time. Me and my wife were helping you out with some stuff—”

Norse: “What was her name?” 

Doyon: “It was […].”

Norse: “I know in ’88 we had literally dozens if not scores of people who were protesting the city law, the Santa Cruz law, the anti-sleeping law—”

Doyon: “It was wonderful…it was wonderful…I myself was arrested several times by Santa Cruz police department…”

Norse: “In protest or — “

Doyon: “As part of your—as part of these actions…these very actions you described, I was a part of, I mean, uh, anytime I came back and there was an opportunity to participate in any of that I was there. I was all hands on deck.”

Then, start talking about how much of an effort you’re putting into fighting The Man by ratcheting up a fistful of tickets since you showed up in town:

Norse: “It looks like you have a collection of yellow tickets…”

Doyon: “Yeah, yeah”

Norse: “Lemme look…lemme look at what kind of tickets you have, let’s find out. You’ve been shoplifting…panhandling…it’s a little hard to read here, um, panhandling within 14-feet of an intersection…what did [the officer] tell you…?”

And for some super weird reason, tell everyone how sympathetic authorities are to your cause and use it as a running theme throughout your book eight years later:

Doyon: “She said she was very sorry she had to do it but she was under orders to crack down as much as she could on homeless people…”

Norse: “She actually said those words, homeless people and crackdown?”

Doyon: “Crackdown, yes. Homeless people, possibly.”

Don’t forget that you appointed yourself the town agitator so act like it. BE LOUD. Encourage others to do the same because it’s good for money and morale:

Doyon: “I drew a crowd…in every case [after the police cracked down on him] the crowd has been very generous netting me anywhere from $20 to $50…sympathy donations…

Norse: “But in terms of the public, are they being generous to you?”

Doyon: “Exponentially more generous the more they crack down.”

And on the off-chance someone might recognize you as that wizard guy or try to accuse you of creating time travel, make some comment you can point back to later that shows there’s no connection between you and that guy:

Doyon: “Four times a year, you know, every Dead tour began and ended in San Francisco but for me, every tour began and ended in Santa Cruz because I wasn’t a big fan of the street scene up there—I mean, I love Haight-Ashbury, don’t get me wrong. I mean, it’s a piece of history, it’s fun to be up there for about 8 hours and then after that it gets old.”

Last, if you’re worried that someone like the feds might try to track you while you’re living on the streets and your only mode of transportation is public transportation and hitchhiking, tell everyone on the radio where you hide out in the mountains, including the name of the property you’re camping next to, but that you’re not giving out the exact coordinates for safe measure.

Then, tell everyone that the forest rangers already know who you are to really drive home how anonymous you are:

Doyon: “I actually live in the same place I’ve traditionally lived…I really tend to like the mountains so I go way up past Davenport, I take the 40 out all the way out to Wadell Creek and I’m up—I have really no clue exactly ‘cause I’m kind of on the dividing line between Big Basin, Redwood forest—“

Norse: “Where? This is going out on the radio.”

Doyon: “That’s fine…well I’m not going to give longitude and latitude and it’s an 8,000 acre forest, good fucking luck with that, okay? Pretty well hidden. But, but in any case, yeah, I’m on the border between Old Man McGurdy’s land, Big Creek…and then the Big Basin, Redwood forest, I’m not exactly sure I move from time to time and so I probably go back and forth across the border but, you know, both of those men, the ranger at the ranger station and Old Man Bug [or Bud?] McGurdy know me.”

I mean, if you’re into social engineering a radio host and maybe an entire activist community, and I’m not saying Doyon was, these kinds of things might work.

There’s a lot more in these shows that I’m not going to cover. For instance, they discussed at length Doyon’s internet radio station but at no time did they ever revisit his comment that the co-founder of Santa Cruz Free Radio worked with him on his East Coast radio station for “years and years and years,” like he claimed during his first meeting with Norse. At least not that I am aware of. 

And there’s a super fun part where Doyon tells Norse that he was sued by multiple bands, including the Grateful Dead (you know, when he also claimed he was trafficking/dealing drugs for the Grateful Dead “family”) and if someone could dig up what I suspect are non-existent court records, that’d be great.

Ya’ll are welcome to listen to the 20+ radio shows Doyon appeared on but if I don’t start moving ahead to when he infiltrated Anonymous in 2010, we’re going to be here forever. 

Lead Photo: “Free Soup for the Revolution” via A Syn

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