Saturday, January 22, 2022

Neo-Nazi Numbnuts

In the aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, which resulted in the death of activist Heather Heyer, the white nationalist organization Patriot Front was founded as a breakaway 'sect' of explicitly Neo-Nazi group Vanguard America.  The founders of Patriot Front sought to avoid the use of outright Neo-Nazi imagery, using a more palatable facade of 'patriotism' to, in terms of alt-right gamer vocabulary, hide their power level.

The Patriot Front group made a big show of being present at this weekend's anti-choice rally in DC, as intrepid Daily Beast journalist Zachary Petrizzo reported:


These right-wingers wore the more 'respectable' uniform of khakis and matching jackets rather than the more explicitly fascist trappings of older Neo-Nazi groups, but the improvised metal shields belie the group's willingness to engage in violence. More importantly, the true nature of Patriot Front has been revealed in a massive data dump, including internet chat logs, arranged by activist organization Unicorn Riot: Some of the leaked material puts the lie to any pose that Patriot Front is not a Neo-Nazi organization: At the DC march, activists informed Patriot Front members that their personal information and private communications had been leaked:

While not wanting to downplay the threat posed to marginalized communities by these Neo-Nazis, once again I am moved to declare: Thank goodness these people are idiots. I hate Neo-Nazi numbnuts

ADDENDUM:  This is remarkable, it's funny how people don't like assholes who descend on their city to terrorize them.

1 comment:

Al said...

"America is loaded with fascists who don't know enough about their ideology to even know that they are fascists."