It’s not a good week for fascist bro culture. At the beginning of the week, the Proud Boys announced that they would be suing the SPLC for slander because the SPLC designated them a hate group. As luck would have it, later this week, reporter Andy Campbell of The HuffPost published messages from a Proud Boy Discord server planning armed, premeditated attacks on ‘leftists’. The timing is impeccable.
I was dubious about the validity of a lawsuit in the first place- I doubt that any of these guys really wanted to go through with the discovery phase. With the evidence of a conspiracy to assault others, indeed to engage in terrorism, this lawsuit pretty much has to go the way of the dodo, because it won’t go the dodos’ way. Once again, the fact that these modern fascists are dumbshits has been the one bright spot in the perennial shitshow.