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Alt-right, socialist groups to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk – Lakenewsonline.com

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Eastern

BERKELEY, Calif. The International Socialist Organization says it will hold an “Alt Right Delete” rally in downtown Berkeley to show support for free speech and to condemn the views of conservative commentator Ann Coulter and her supporters.

Thursday’s rally at noon comes as Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” has said he will speak in the afternoon at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.

He is encouraging similar groups to show up for gathering.

Another group called the Orange County Alt Right Group is planning a morning rally in the same place.

Coulter’s planned speech at University of California, Berkeley, was canceled and police are preparing for possible violence by the groups with opposing political views.

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BERKELEY, Calif. Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters.

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

A group of far-right supporters plans to hold a rally Thursday at a Berkeley park to denounce what they claim is an attempt to silence their conservative views.

KCBS reports that Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys,” says he will speak at 2 p.m. at Civic Center Park and is encouraging other alt-right groups to make a large showing at the gathering.

In emails to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Coulter confirmed that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was canceled. But she remained coy about what she might do instead.

“I’m not speaking. But I’m going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country,” Coulter said in an email. “I thought I might stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment.”

Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. They cited “very specific intelligence” of threats that could endanger Coulter and students, as Berkeley becomes a platform for extremist protesters on both sides of the political spectrum.

Efforts by the university to cancel or delay the Coulter event dealt a blow to Berkeley’s image as a bastion of tolerance and free speech.

Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks sent a letter to the campus Wednesday saying the university is committed to defending free speech but also to protecting its students.

“This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks said in the letter. “The university has two non-negotiable commitments, one to Free Speech the other to the safety of our campus community.”

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Alt-Right Gays to Log Cabin Republicans: You’re No Conservatives – Daily Beast

Being gay and conservative used to be an idiosyncratic curiosity, like being gay with a bad haircutnow, its a way to get favs and followers.

When the Metropolitan Republican Club unveiled an upcoming panel discussion on The Gay Right: LGBT Conservatives, Libertarians and Beyond!, the first thing many critics noted was the lack of L, B, or T representation in the makeup of its panel on LGBT conservatism.

At the century-old organizations Upper East Side clubhouse on Thursday night, the panels moderator attempted to preemptively neutralize that criticism of the panels four white guys with a soupon of trans-bashing.

Listen, I’m not gonna assume any of their genders, first of all, said Jeff Goolsby, a real estate agent who moonlights as the Metropolitan Republican Clubs secretary. Goolsby said that he had reached out to trans reality star Caitlyn Jenner, but she cant do it until after the operation.

The apparent jokewhich, to the audiences credit, was met mostly with pursed lipswas the first of many instances of casual sneering at trans identity on Thursday, an unusual feature at an LGBT event marketed as a discussion on why the Right, with its emphasis on Individual Liberty, is their natural Home in the Trump Era and Beyond!

But more conspicuous than the tone-deaf jokes about gender or the predictable invocation of Ronald Reagan as a closet supporter of gay rights was the chasmic divide between the gay Republican old guard and the social media-driven stars of the queer right wing.

Being gay and conservative used to be an idiosyncratic curiosity, like being gay with a bad haircutnow, when accompanied by campy vulgarity and aint-I-a-stinker insouciance, its a way to get favs and followers. The question of whether the fervency of the rights new blood members is worth the headaches caused by their antics, however, remained unanswered at the panels conclusion.

Goolsbys introduction of the panel discussionwhich also featured jokes about Lena Dunhambeing naked and Suze Ormanaddressed the (pink) elephant in the room. If you’re gay and youre a Republican, the first thing people might ask you is: what the hell is wrong with you? This is insanewhat are you thinking?

On the (literal, not figurative) left side of the panelists table sat Fred Karger and Gregory T. Angelo, both members of the professional Republican political class with combined decades of experiences in Republican politics. On the right (literally and, depending on your views of the alt-right, figuratively) sat Chadwick Moore and Lucian Wintrich, both ostensible journalists with Slytherin names who have discovered newfound fame as ideologues and shitstirrers.

Members of the Metropolitan Republican Club told The Daily Beast that the audience skewed younger than the average attendees of the clubs speaker series, and more numerous. It was mostly an after-work crowd, clad in jackets and slacks, largely (but not entirely) white and largely (but not entirely) male. There were two MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hats in sightone worn by Goolsbyas well as two people with visible arm-sleeve tattoos.

If the more stereotypical attendees of the discussionUpper East Siders in bobs and Burberrywere put off by the injection of youthful vitality to the organizations ballroom, they didnt show it.

Millennials arent so much into labels, William Rutledge, a thirtysomething architect attending a Metropolitan Republican Club event for the first time, told The Daily Beast. Theyre more European.

Republicans might not agree with everything, but we have spirited discussions on these issues, Angelo said, of the schisms between the party mainstream and its LGBT membersand between its LGBT members themselves. Its a movement that values plurality of thought, that values people of different opinions, that values people of all sexual orientations and different gender identities.

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By the end of the event, however, members of the Metropolitan Republican Club might have left with the impression that a big tent approach to conservatism just enabled the clowns to take over the circus.

Generational differences of opinion would become the predominant theme of the night. After a heated discussion on the assimilationist aspects of same-sex marriage, one panelist compared the organization of the speakers table to a poorly planned dinner-party seating chart.

Karger, a former shaving-cream commercial actor turned political consultant who mounted a Quixotic quest for the 2012 Republican nomination as an anti-Romney candidate, introduced himself as the first openly gay candidate to ever run for president from a major political party. (James Buchanan, mercifully, doesnt count.) A cheery documentary about his run, entitled Fred, featured a scene where Karger trollishly mugged for a photo with noted scatological neologism and occasional presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Angelo is the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, the oldest national conservative organization for gays. The group was founded in opposition to the 1978 Briggs Initiative, which aimed to ban gay men and women from teaching in California public schools.

Historically, Log Cabin has been the red-headed stepchild of red politicsBob Dole returned a donation check made to his campaign by the group in 1996, but still earned their endorsement, as did every Republican nominee for president until Donald Trump, a decision that Angelo explained was made on very narrow grounds that Trump had never served in government before.

(Although the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed George W. Bush in 2000, the group withheld its endorsement in 2004 when he advocated for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.)

Despite Angelos remarks that he has been very pleased with the Trump administrations treatment of LGBT issues so far, the groups relationship with the president has been fractious. On the same day that Angelo remarked that preservation of LGBT rights and support for the LGBT community were a hallmark of Trumps campaign, the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era guidance on transgender students rights.

Moorea Hillary Clinton voter who turned conservative after the internet was mean to him about a fawning OUT Magazine profile of internet troll-slash-pedophilia apologist Milo Yiannopoulossparked the first intra-panel conflict of the evening by casually declaring I dont care about gay marriage, I never really have.

After Karger and Angelo, who had been working in favor of marriage equality since Moore was in short pants, pushed back on the idea that assimilation into the typical nuclear-family paradigm was bad for gays, Wintrich dismissed their concerns as anti-liberty.

Straight couples, growing up, I personally, as a faggot, find them relatively boring, said Wintrich, to a few barked laughs and a few more raised eyebrows, which was clearly his objective. Just be them when I grew up? The cute, bouncy couple that move to Fox Chapel?… You go to Panera Bread once a day? That’s not what I’m gonna do.

I hate that system, Wintrich continued. I think it’s very anti-liberty, its very anti-culture.

Wintrichwho has no professional training or experience in journalism but did launch a gallery show featuring photographs of lithe twentysomethings wearing Make America Great Again hats called Twinks 4 Trumpis a White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit, a hard-right blog that peddles in conspiracism which he described as the largest political website based out of the Midwest.

Part of a new cohort of day-pass-carrying trolls placed in the White House briefing room to antagonize members of the legitimate press, Wintrich has called himself the youngest, gayest correspondent in the White House in history! (This is one of the many instances where Wintrich appeared either unaware that he was mistaken or didnt care that he was lyingChris Johnson, the White House correspondent for the gay Washington Blade, has been covering the White House since he was 25.)

The kind of kid whose media profiles always begin depicting him chainsmoking cigarettes and nursing either white wine or a hangover, Wintrich is perhaps known best for meaningless Twitter flamewars and harassing Malia Obama at a SoHo nightclub. The latest in a long line of young conservative personalities who have risen to prominence by pissing on Ann Coulters fire hydrant, Wintrichs biggest contributions to Thursday nights panel were weirdly specific lies and saying fuck you! to an audience member with a question.

Both Karger and Angelo grew increasingly uncomfortable during Wintrichs rants, with Angelos knuckles visibly whitening when Wintrich accused President Barack Obama of hiring the most unattractive tranny to serve as LGBT liaison only months before the end of his second term.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, whom Wintrich said he would begrudgingly call she, was the first openly transgender person to serve in the White House.

(Despite Wintrich dismissing the position as having been created only four or five months before Obama left office, the position of White House LGBT liaison has existed since the Clinton administration, and Obama maintained an LGBT liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the entirety of his time in office.)

Angelo, who had opened his remarks by lauding the conservative movement as one that values people of all sexual orientations and different gender identities, remained silent. Karger, too, held his tongue behind a rigor mortis smile. When an audience member asked how Wintrich, as an ostensible member of the press, could be taken seriously when he used the words unattractive tranny to describe a White House official, he dismissed the question as having too many parts to merit an answer.

Wintrich and Moores shtick eventually wore thin with many audience membersabout a third of whom eventually migrated to the bar in search of a stiff drink while the panel was still ongoingbut for the most vocal element of the crowd, it was the reason they attended in the first place.

Fuck yeah! muttered one gentleman in a patchy beard and blue blazer when Wintrich called Democrats the party of fascism.

Its hard to lump 45 million Republicans together, said Karger, wearily. “We are as diverse as the country, and the Democrats the same.

If the panel was any indication, its hard to lump even four Republicans togetherno matter what their orientation.

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Is the OK sign becoming an alt-right symbol? – AOL

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Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the Pepe the Frog meme became co-opted as a symbol of the alt-right. The Anti-Defamation League declared it a hate symbol.

Now, another symbol with neutral origins may be going down the same route: the “okay” hand symbol.

The Outline put together a report of evidence that the sign is quickly becoming co-opted by white nationalists as Pepe was.

Prominent members of the alt-right movement have been seen making the gesture, such as Milo Yiannopoulos:

Richard Spencer shared a photo of him making the gesture the night of the election:

According to Forbes, “the air pinch with thumb and forefinger” also happens to be President Trump’s most recognized gesture.

Ryan Lenz, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center, told The Outline that the meaning behind the symbol depends on the context. He said, “I don’t think anybody’s going to accuse any user of Facebook for posting a picture of their wife or husband after giving birth to a child and giving the OK symbol as propagating racist messaging.”

This can change, however. If an overtly racist politician starts using the symbol, and it becomes a “rallying cry” for supporters, Lenz told The Outline, “then I think the symbol is lost.”

“Okay” received national prominence during the 1840 presidential election. “O.K.” stood for “Old Kinderhook,” a nickname for candidate Martin Van Buren, who was from Kinderhook, New York.

Like Pepe the Frog — and the swastika before it — the symbol may be appropriated to be hateful despite different origins.

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White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute arrives on campus to speak at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

Undocumented Texas A&M students and their supporters protest silently as white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

Organizer Preston Wigginton shakes hands with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer after introducing him at an event on campus not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

Jacob Jackson, a freshman international studies major, listens after asking a question to white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

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White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus during an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Richard Spencer is in town for the largest white nationalist and Alt Right conference of the year in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism. Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a ‘Bavarian-style mansion’ in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old. ‘It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,’ Spencer said with a laugh. ‘I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.’ (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Richard Spencer is in town for the largest white nationalist and Alt Right conference of the year in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism. Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a ‘Bavarian-style mansion’ in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old. ‘It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,’ Spencer said with a laugh. ‘I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.’ (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Discussion panelists Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, Kevin MacDonald, ‘Millenial Woes’ (thats the name he goes by) and Richard Spencer field questions at an Alt Right ( alternative right) conference hosted by the National Policy Institute in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. The think tank promotes white nationalism and critics accuse them of being racist and anti-semitic. The chairman of the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer, has been permanently banned from entering the UK, and was deemed a ‘national security threat’ after his arrest in Hungary in 2014. He was recently banned from Twitter in a prominent purge by the company this week. (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Alt-right, socialist groups to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk – Ashland Daily Tidings

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

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BERKELEY, Calif. The International Socialist Organization says it will hold an “Alt Right Delete” rally in downtown Berkeley to show support for free speech and to condemn the views of conservative commentator Ann Coulter and her supporters.

Thursday’s rally at noon comes as Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” has said he will speak in the afternoon at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.

He is encouraging similar groups to show up for gathering.

Another group called the Orange County Alt Right Group is planning a morning rally in the same place.

Coulter’s planned speech at University of California, Berkeley, was canceled and police are preparing for possible violence by the groups with opposing political views.

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BERKELEY, Calif. Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters.

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence.

A group of far-right supporters plans to hold a rally Thursday at a Berkeley park to denounce what they claim is an attempt to silence their conservative views.

KCBS reports that Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys,” says he will speak at 2 p.m. at Civic Center Park and is encouraging other alt-right groups to make a large showing at the gathering.

In emails to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Coulter confirmed that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was canceled. But she remained coy about what she might do instead.

“I’m not speaking. But I’m going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country,” Coulter said in an email. “I thought I might stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment.”

Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. They cited “very specific intelligence” of threats that could endanger Coulter and students, as Berkeley becomes a platform for extremist protesters on both sides of the political spectrum.

Efforts by the university to cancel or delay the Coulter event dealt a blow to Berkeley’s image as a bastion of tolerance and free speech.

Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks sent a letter to the campus Wednesday saying the university is committed to defending free speech but also to protecting its students.

“This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks said in the letter. “The university has two non-negotiable commitments, one to Free Speech the other to the safety of our campus community.”

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A Punch in the Face Was Just the Start of the Alt-Right’s Attack on a Berkeley Protester – Mother Jones

A video of Nathan Damigo (top) and Emily Rose Marshall (below) during the street fighting in Berkeley on April 15 went viral. Stephen Lam/Reuters via ZUMA Press)

On Saturday, April 15, Emily Rose Marshall drove up to Berkeley, California, from Los Angeles with a group of friends who were part of the anarchist Oak Roots Collective. They had heard about the “free speech” rally being held in Berkeley by an array of Donald Trump supporters, militiamen, and white supremacists. “We saw this was a rally meant to uplift neo-Nazis and the alt-right,” Marshall says. “We wanted to be bodies yelling and screaming in the street, adding to the number of people letting neo-Nazis know they couldn’t just show up for racism.”

By the time Marshall and her friends arrived in downtown Berkeley, the scene had devolved into street skirmishes between the right-wing side and “antifascist” counterprotesters. She and her friends were dressed in black like their “antifa” comrades, masking their faces to protect their identities. They went near the front line where people were facing off. An antifa activist lobbed a tear gas canister, but the wind blew the cloud back and right wingers rushed the antifa side, swinging.

When the short melee was over, Marshall wasn’t entirely sure what had just happened. Marshall, a 95-pound, 20-year-old white woman with dreadlocks who also goes by the alias Louise Rosealma, had been punched at least twice. The crew of right wingers who Marshall, her boyfriend, and others had tussled with for a minute ran up the street in pursuit of other antifa. She didn’t know it yet, but the man who had hit her was Nathan Damigo, a 30-year-old ex-Marine and head of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. Within minutes, a video of her getting punched was on its way to going viral.

Blood was streaming from Marshall’s boyfriend’s nose, which looked like it might be broken. They left the rally and went to a hospital. After she got in the car, she checked her phone. Hate emails started streaming in. “Would you be interested in doing a role play photoshoot,” read one she later forwarded to me, “where you are being beaten and raped (simulated), by a group of white nationalists?” “I absolutely love watching you get punched in your ugly ass face on YouTube. I can watch it over and over,” another read. “Might I suggest leaping your ugly, hairy ass from a tall building? Or, perhaps, swallow a bottle of sleeping pills? How’s it feel to finally be treated like a man? Haha.” Since then, she says she’s received more than 1,500 harassing or threatening messages via email, Facebook, and Instagram.

How did they know who Marshall was, and so quickly? One emailer signed off, “Praise Kek and Hail Victory,” hinting at the source of the storm. “Kek” is the god of a satirical religion that originated in the meme-driven world of 4chan, the online message board popular among the so-called alt-right.

Archived 4chan threads provide a glimpse into workings of the alt-right hive mind on the day of the Berkeley showdown. “Looks like a rat faced kike,” one commenter wrote shortly after the punching video was posted. Threads discussing the video became interspersed with memes of cartoon Jews with oversized noses. “That Jew whore thought she was the Jew bear,” one poster wrote. (Marshall is not Jewish.) Within hours of her getting punched, people on 4chan and other message boards publicized Marshall’s home address and contact information for her parents, grandmother, and 15-year-old brother. They discovered that she’d appeared in pornography. They turned explicit images of her into memes and posted links to her sex videos on her grandmother’s Facebook page. Before Marshall got back to Los Angeles that Saturday night, her mom had received so many calls that she’d unplugged the phone.

Some on 4chan went to work building a case justifying Damigo’s decision to punch Marshall. Before arriving at the rally, she’d posted on Facebook that she was “determined to bring back 100 nazi [sic] scalps,” a reference to the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds. This was presented as evidence that she’d come to fight and was therefore a fair target. Posters also found a Reuters photo and a video showing Marshall holding a glass bottle as Damigo rushed toward her. Some online posters claimed she had been throwing bottles at them. A military gear site called Tactical Shit claimed Marshall was putting powerful M80 firecrackers inside bottles and throwing them at rally attendees: “She was literally making IEDs. This makes her no better than the Boston Marathon bomber.” Damigo, the site claimed, was eliminating a bomb threat.

Marshall insists none of this is true. She says she picked the bottle off the ground to stave off attackers when the fight began. There is no evidence to corroborate her account or the alt-right’s. All that is clear based on video of the incident is that Marshall was holding a bottle as Damigo rushed in and hit her. She fell to the ground, dropped the bottle, got up, and stumbled away. A moment later, Damigo found her again and punched her in the face. (Asked for a comment from Damigo, Identity Evropa responded, “The video footage and photographs of the event as well as Miss Rosealma’s social media speak for themselves. Other than that we have no further comment.”)

The alt-right is aware that the new fight with its anti-fascist opponents is as much a clash of brawn on the streets as a culture war online. During the lead up to the April 15 rally, one 4chan commenter described it as “a battle on the front lines and the lefties help us make fun memes for the ages.” At the rally, some right-wing attendees carried signs referencing obscure 4chan memes. Even as people were fighting in the streets, the 4chan meme factory was already churning out content.

Meme warfare is uniquely suited to the far right. Unlike the antifa’s culture of anonymity, the far-right rallies around visible strongmen. Outlandish costumes like Spartan helmets and outrageous acts like Damigo’s “Falcon Punch” create excellent hero memes, which galvanize supporters and refute critics. Where a man punching a woman in the face would have previously been seen as an act of cowardice, it is now quickly recast as an act of heroism against terrorism, of moralism over hedonism, or of the master race against Jewish globalists.

The alt-right tried to identify others at the Berkeley rally as well. Message boards posted pictures and purported names of various antifa activists who’d shown up in Berkeley. One antifa man who hit someone in the head with a bike lock was allegedly identified through a meticulous effort of combing through images of the rally and matching the sunglasses and facial hair of an unmasked man with the masked bike lock wielder’s.

Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Andrew Frankel says the BPD is aware of the video, but he declined to state whether it is pursuing charges against Damigo. Marshall says she has avoided pressing assault charges against Damigo because she is afraid that if “they take action against him, I’ll have actual Nazis at my door instead of the trolls.”

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New Alt-Right Fight Club Ready for Street Violence – Southern Poverty Law Center

Kyle Chapman, a California activist arrested earlier this month in a clash in Berkeley between anti-fascist protesters and pro-Trump demonstrators, announced this week he is forming the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights (cleverly called FOAK).

Chapman, who uses the Internet meme Based Stick Man, says his new militant, highly-masculine group will be the tactical defensive arm of the Proud Boys, another group that shows up at pro-Trump rallies looking to rumble with counter-protesters.

We dont fear the fight.We are the fight, Chapman said in a recent social media post announcing FOAKs formation.

Im proud to announce that my newly created Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights will be partnering with Proud Boys, Chapman said, with the full-approval of its founder, Gavin McInnes.

McInnesis a co-founder ofVice(although he and the magazine severed ties 10 years ago)and more recently has been a frequent guest on FOX News and a contributor for the racist site VDARE where he denigrated Muslims and called Asian Americans slopes and riceballs.

Now described as a neo-masculine reactionary, McInnes calls his Proud Boys a pro-West fraternal organization.

Others describe it as the military arm of the Alt-Right.

And now theres FOAK, which Chapman proudly describes as a fraternal organization, a Proud Boys affiliate chapter, with its own bylaws, constitution, rituals and vetting processes.

Although there initially arent any overt racist themes, the new Alt-Right group of street fighters sounds quite similar to a neo-Nazi fight club called the DIY Division. Members of that white supremacist group showed up last month in Huntington Beach, California, mingling with an estimated 2,000 Trump supporters.

The Proud Boys reportedly have a four-step initiation process. It starts with a prospect declaring himself a Proud Boy, suiting up in Fred Perry polo shirts with yellow stripessimilar to those worn by skinheads.

The second degree is a cereal beat-in during which the new member is punched and beaten by current members until the plebe can rattle off the names of five cereals (you know, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Cheerios!)

The third degree reported involves adhering to the masturbation regimen and getting a tattoo, blogger Will Sommer wrote in a recent post.

Since then, a fourth-degree has been added to the initiation ritual brawling with antifascists at public rallies.

Chapman said his Proud Boys affiliate, Alt-Knights, are ready to take it to the streets.

Our emphasis will be on street activism, preparation, defense and confrontation, he said. We will protect and defend our right wing brethren when the police and government fail to do so.

Chapman says his organization is for those that possess the Warrior Spirit. The weak or timid need not apply.

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Betrayed by Trump, the alt-right has been casting about for a new direction. Some, like Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Worker Party, have been thinking about getting into electoral politics. Spencer has been considering not only fielding hand-picked candidates for elections, but also running himself. Trumps domestic policies have been just one lame shit burger after another, Spencer said. Hes become a normal president, and we cant trust him anymore. Still, it presents us with an opening. We can be the vanguard we always wanted to be, and vanguards are powerful.

To this end, the alt-right has realized that there is only so much that can be achieved through Twitter and other internet forums, long its favorite mode of organizing. There has been a surge of interest in real-world events. Auburn was one of them, meant to drum up support among white voters who might also be disappointed in Trump.

A group of guys had gathered under a tree on the quad, conspicuous in their matching khakis and crisp white polo shirts. They were equipped much like a destitute lawn hockey team that had been forced to settle for whatever protective gear they could scrounge up at Goodwill. Some wore BMX helmets, while others had lacrosse helmets. A few had to make due with surgical facemasks. One had written the words COMMIE FILTH on his shirt, though he had miscalculated the space he would need, leaving him with a small LTH bunched up illegibly on his right shoulder. I suspected that these were the boys of WAR EAGLE, although they all insisted on being called Chad and refused to admit to any sort of affiliation. Im Chad, they said and snickered. This is my friend Chad, and thats Chad over there. Were just concerned dudes. We dont want commies to start any trouble on campus, and we want to make sure that Spencer gets his First Amendment rights. That guys a god dammed hero.

Heimbach showed up, too. Mike Enoch, founder of the alt-right website The Right Stuff, had asked him to bring down a few members of his neo-fascist party to serve as protection in case there was trouble at Spencers speech. Heimbach brought nine guys, many of them carrying heavy, wooden shields emblazoned with the Traditionalist Worker Partys white logo, a four-pronged pitchfork inside a cog. Heimbach and Spencer are as much rivals as alliesthe two had made plans to meet in Washington, D.C., during Trumps inauguration, but Spencer snubbed himbut Heimbach disliked Antifa more. He figured it would be a good way to not only bury the hatchet, but also show that his party was to be counted on when it mattered.

Everyone was a little on edge after a big fight between fascists and Antifa in Berkeley the night before that left several people injured. The fight between fascists and Antifa is decades old. The two groups feed off each other to rally morale and sympathy. Lately, the alt-right has been able to use this feud as a tool to get supporters away from their computer screens and into the real world. Right now, it seems that organizing to neutralize the Antifas is a big attraction and I hope it continues, Brad Griffin, who runs the popular alt-right Twitter feed and blog Occidental Dissent, told me. Once it hits critical mass, more people will come to real world events. It wont stay corked up online in the long term. It isnt as fun.

Heimbach brought his guys over to the Chads, where a group of onlookers had gathered. What is it that you want? a young woman asked the Chad with the COMMIE FILTH t-shirt. I want Jesus and I dont want Commie Filth, Chad retorted. Whats so hard to understand about that?

Her question was a good one, though. The alt-rights platform had been deeply intertwined with Trumps platform, and now that they were splitting up it was hard to figure out whose stuff belonged to whom. When Trump unveiled a budget that would disproportionately hurt many of the white working class people who voted for him, I asked Heimbach if he was disappointed. Heimbach explained that he basically didnt care about anything Trump said or did, so long as he built the wall and kept the country out of war. Now that he had bombed Syria and was vacillating on the wall, the alt-right was scrambling to reclaim the anti-war, closed-borders mantle.

A screaming match ensued in the quad between a protester and one of the Chads. Youre supporting rape! she shouted into into his lacrosse helmet. What youre saying is that youre basically supporting rape! The Chad, not to be outdone, accused her of loving Sharia law. Antifa showed up, then quickly left. All of them were wearing some kind of armor and facemasks, and the police, citing a law against concealed faces in public, made them unmask, prompting them to leave with promises to come back later.

The girl and the Chad in the lacrosse helmet were still arguing, now surrounded by people filming the showdown on their cellphones. In the extreme rights war, no weapon is more powerful than the meme, and a few hours later the showdown would be posted online with captions that proved … whatever it was the poster wanted to prove. I dont know why youre a libertarian. Libertarianism is dead, man, one of the Chads said to a kid in the crowd. There is no center anymore. Just be a nationalist already.

How can you say that? the girl implored. American is the land of the free! Chad shook his head, seemingly unable to fathom how someone could be that nave. America is the rape and AIDS capital of the world, he said.

When he found out that Auburn was trying to prevent him from speaking, Spencer, along with Cameron Padgett, a soft-spoken Georgian who had been the one to invite Spencer, quickly sued. Padgett and Spencer, along with Mike Enoch, enlisted the services of Sam Dickson, an attorney with ties to several far-right groups including the KKK. They argued that public safety concerns werent enough to override the First Amendment. They won, a federal judge intervened, and so the speech was reinstated to one of the campus halls.

Shortly before Spencer was to begin speaking, Heimbach and his guys took seats along the aisle, prepared to jump out in case someone tried to storm the stage. Just as an FYI, Heimbach said. If anyone tries anything, just deck them with your shields. Also, if were going to chant, remember that our chants come in threes. No tapering off after two. He turned to me. Did you hear Im suing Trump? he asked.

Heimbach had been particularly disgusted by Trumps attack on Syria. As a proud Russian Orthodox he was enraged by the betrayal. He was also a co-defendant with Trump in a lawsuit brought by a Black Lives Matter activist who alleged that Heimbach shoved her at a Trump rally and that Trump had incited the violence. Now Heimbach wanted nothing to do with his co-defendant, going so far as to sue him for directing supporters to remove protesters from his rallies. Impeach the bastard, Heimbach said. It just proves that if you want anything done you have to do it yourself.

Spencer took the stage with a buoyant Oh yeah! that seemed to catch the audience off guard. As fashion-conscious as ever, he was wearing a blue suit, but this time he theatrically took his jacket off and, in a metaphor lost on no one, rolled up his sleeves.

I later learned it was a new persona he was trying out. No longer content to be an intellectual force on the fringe right, the break-up with Trump was pushing him to become a retail politician. That wasnt the intellectual Spencer that sits and writes stuff, he told me after the speech. The movement needs an enigmatic, badass leader. Sometimes my role needs to be a bit of the entertainer.

Fractured and scattershot as the movement is, he believes it is beginning to coalesce around him. He was inspired by a notorious conference in Washington, at which the audience was captured on video giving Nazi salutes to a grinning Spencer. At Auburn he was building on this momentum, creating a public figure out of the vacuum that Trump had left.

Spencer slinked across the stage, switching it up from earnest to serious to incredulous when he talked about sexual identity. Im a woman this week. Now Im a tranny, now Im gay. Buy this, buy that. This is whats known as the End of History. He ranted about consumerism and football, about how they were filling a gaping hole where our white identity used to be. He railed against the manufactured guilt produced by the Holocaust and Jim Crow, proclaiming that it was holding whites back from being heroes and reentering history. The front rows were filled with Chads and other supporters. The rest of the hall, the overwhelming majority, ranged from skeptical to outraged. Spencers shtick is a mix of history lesson, political science lecture, motivational speaking, and pure trolling. There is something explicitly white in challenging someone to a fair fight, he mused. Someone in the back said, Tell that to the colonies, but Spencer didnt hear him.

The exact extent of the alt-rights impact on the 2016 election remains unclear. But if the divorce between Trump and the alt-right holds in the 2020 election, then we will get a better picture of its influence. In the minds of Spencer, Heimbach, and many others in the alt-right, Trump was a mere trial balloon for their ideas. Now that the world has seen the power of populism and ethno-nationalism, they are ready to take their act solo. We need to have the intelligence to know when to dump Trump, Spencer told me. He might still be able to redeem himself, but its hard to see how. Once youve gone down the path of cuckery, its almost impossible to come back.

Our values, and the ones that helped get Trump elected, cant be compromised on, said Heimbach. Nationalism is basically faith, family, and folk, and you cant just do 50 percent of that. Its everything or nothing. Trump is a spectacular failure, but getting him elected proved that people are ready for nationalism.

The alt-rights biggest fear is that they will become like the Tea Party. Once the Tea Party established itself as a grassroots force, it was for the most part sucked into the superstructure of the GOP. This terrifies every single member of the alt-right. Were not going to go back now, says Spencer. And were only getting more radical and more loud. The only difference is that we have a presence now. Trump allowed us to reach a new plateau and that is a great thing. This weekend Heimbach will hold a rally with many other alt-right groups in Pikeville, Kentucky. He said it might be one of the largest far-right gatherings in the country in years. Nobody could have predicted this four years ago, he said. The far-right is finally coming together and its a beautiful thing. Antifa has said it will be there.

The crowd of protesters had swelled during Spencers speech. Heimbach and his people formed a tight phalanx as they pushed their way through the crowds. They made it past the police barricade and found themselves alone, surrounded by screaming protesters. A scuffle broke out, and Heimbach, thinking one of his boys was in trouble, charged in. One of his followers, Scott, charged after him, waving his shield and screaming, Sieg Heil! The scuffle turned out to be nothing and the nationalists were soon on the move again. The crowd followed. Suddenly people were running. It was hard to tell who started running first, but in an instant Heimbach and his guys were sprinting across the campus lawn with hundreds of students bolting after them. Soon the crowd swallowed them up. A herd of Chads were waylaid and punched before cops broke it off. Heimbach and his crew managed to lose their pursuers and lay low in an alley. The crowd chased down every Chad and fascist it could find, literally running them out of town.

The next day I met Mike Enoch at the airport. He had not heard of the chase until I told him. Weird, he said. They should have just come with us. We had a police escort.

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Alt-right, socialist groups to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk – Lakenewsonline.com

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence. UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Eastern BERKELEY, Calif. The International Socialist Organization says it will hold an “Alt Right Delete” rally in downtown Berkeley to show support for free speech and to condemn the views of conservative commentator Ann Coulter and her supporters. Thursday’s rally at noon comes as Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” has said he will speak in the afternoon at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. He is encouraging similar groups to show up for gathering. Another group called the Orange County Alt Right Group is planning a morning rally in the same place. Coulter’s planned speech at University of California, Berkeley, was canceled and police are preparing for possible violence by the groups with opposing political views. ORIGINAL STORY: BERKELEY, Calif. Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence. A group of far-right supporters plans to hold a rally Thursday at a Berkeley park to denounce what they claim is an attempt to silence their conservative views. KCBS reports that Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys,” says he will speak at 2 p.m. at Civic Center Park and is encouraging other alt-right groups to make a large showing at the gathering. In emails to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Coulter confirmed that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was canceled. But she remained coy about what she might do instead. “I’m not speaking. But I’m going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country,” Coulter said in an email. “I thought I might stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment.” Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. They cited “very specific intelligence” of threats that could endanger Coulter and students, as Berkeley becomes a platform for extremist protesters on both sides of the political spectrum. Efforts by the university to cancel or delay the Coulter event dealt a blow to Berkeley’s image as a bastion of tolerance and free speech. Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks sent a letter to the campus Wednesday saying the university is committed to defending free speech but also to protecting its students. “This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks said in the letter. “The university has two non-negotiable commitments, one to Free Speech the other to the safety of our campus community.”

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France’s Alt-Right Party is Still Filled With Racists and Holocaust Deniers – The Daily Banter

The Daily Banter France's Alt-Right Party is Still Filled With Racists and Holocaust Deniers The Daily Banter France's Alt-Right Party is Still Filled With Racists and Holocaust Deniers. Things are not looking good for Marine Le Pen's party in France after her replacement was found out to be a Holocaust denier. Avatar: Ben Cohen; Author: Ben Cohen; Publish … and more »

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Alt-Right Gays to Log Cabin Republicans: You’re No Conservatives – Daily Beast

Being gay and conservative used to be an idiosyncratic curiosity, like being gay with a bad haircutnow, its a way to get favs and followers. When the Metropolitan Republican Club unveiled an upcoming panel discussion on The Gay Right: LGBT Conservatives, Libertarians and Beyond!, the first thing many critics noted was the lack of L, B, or T representation in the makeup of its panel on LGBT conservatism. At the century-old organizations Upper East Side clubhouse on Thursday night, the panels moderator attempted to preemptively neutralize that criticism of the panels four white guys with a soupon of trans-bashing. Listen, I’m not gonna assume any of their genders, first of all, said Jeff Goolsby, a real estate agent who moonlights as the Metropolitan Republican Clubs secretary. Goolsby said that he had reached out to trans reality star Caitlyn Jenner, but she cant do it until after the operation. The apparent jokewhich, to the audiences credit, was met mostly with pursed lipswas the first of many instances of casual sneering at trans identity on Thursday, an unusual feature at an LGBT event marketed as a discussion on why the Right, with its emphasis on Individual Liberty, is their natural Home in the Trump Era and Beyond! But more conspicuous than the tone-deaf jokes about gender or the predictable invocation of Ronald Reagan as a closet supporter of gay rights was the chasmic divide between the gay Republican old guard and the social media-driven stars of the queer right wing. Being gay and conservative used to be an idiosyncratic curiosity, like being gay with a bad haircutnow, when accompanied by campy vulgarity and aint-I-a-stinker insouciance, its a way to get favs and followers. The question of whether the fervency of the rights new blood members is worth the headaches caused by their antics, however, remained unanswered at the panels conclusion. Goolsbys introduction of the panel discussionwhich also featured jokes about Lena Dunhambeing naked and Suze Ormanaddressed the (pink) elephant in the room. If you’re gay and youre a Republican, the first thing people might ask you is: what the hell is wrong with you? This is insanewhat are you thinking? On the (literal, not figurative) left side of the panelists table sat Fred Karger and Gregory T. Angelo, both members of the professional Republican political class with combined decades of experiences in Republican politics. On the right (literally and, depending on your views of the alt-right, figuratively) sat Chadwick Moore and Lucian Wintrich, both ostensible journalists with Slytherin names who have discovered newfound fame as ideologues and shitstirrers. Members of the Metropolitan Republican Club told The Daily Beast that the audience skewed younger than the average attendees of the clubs speaker series, and more numerous. It was mostly an after-work crowd, clad in jackets and slacks, largely (but not entirely) white and largely (but not entirely) male. There were two MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hats in sightone worn by Goolsbyas well as two people with visible arm-sleeve tattoos. If the more stereotypical attendees of the discussionUpper East Siders in bobs and Burberrywere put off by the injection of youthful vitality to the organizations ballroom, they didnt show it. Millennials arent so much into labels, William Rutledge, a thirtysomething architect attending a Metropolitan Republican Club event for the first time, told The Daily Beast. Theyre more European. Republicans might not agree with everything, but we have spirited discussions on these issues, Angelo said, of the schisms between the party mainstream and its LGBT membersand between its LGBT members themselves. Its a movement that values plurality of thought, that values people of different opinions, that values people of all sexual orientations and different gender identities. Thank You! You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason By the end of the event, however, members of the Metropolitan Republican Club might have left with the impression that a big tent approach to conservatism just enabled the clowns to take over the circus. Generational differences of opinion would become the predominant theme of the night. After a heated discussion on the assimilationist aspects of same-sex marriage, one panelist compared the organization of the speakers table to a poorly planned dinner-party seating chart. Karger, a former shaving-cream commercial actor turned political consultant who mounted a Quixotic quest for the 2012 Republican nomination as an anti-Romney candidate, introduced himself as the first openly gay candidate to ever run for president from a major political party. (James Buchanan, mercifully, doesnt count.) A cheery documentary about his run, entitled Fred, featured a scene where Karger trollishly mugged for a photo with noted scatological neologism and occasional presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Angelo is the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, the oldest national conservative organization for gays. The group was founded in opposition to the 1978 Briggs Initiative, which aimed to ban gay men and women from teaching in California public schools. Historically, Log Cabin has been the red-headed stepchild of red politicsBob Dole returned a donation check made to his campaign by the group in 1996, but still earned their endorsement, as did every Republican nominee for president until Donald Trump, a decision that Angelo explained was made on very narrow grounds that Trump had never served in government before. (Although the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed George W. Bush in 2000, the group withheld its endorsement in 2004 when he advocated for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.) Despite Angelos remarks that he has been very pleased with the Trump administrations treatment of LGBT issues so far, the groups relationship with the president has been fractious. On the same day that Angelo remarked that preservation of LGBT rights and support for the LGBT community were a hallmark of Trumps campaign, the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era guidance on transgender students rights. Moorea Hillary Clinton voter who turned conservative after the internet was mean to him about a fawning OUT Magazine profile of internet troll-slash-pedophilia apologist Milo Yiannopoulossparked the first intra-panel conflict of the evening by casually declaring I dont care about gay marriage, I never really have. After Karger and Angelo, who had been working in favor of marriage equality since Moore was in short pants, pushed back on the idea that assimilation into the typical nuclear-family paradigm was bad for gays, Wintrich dismissed their concerns as anti-liberty. Straight couples, growing up, I personally, as a faggot, find them relatively boring, said Wintrich, to a few barked laughs and a few more raised eyebrows, which was clearly his objective. Just be them when I grew up? The cute, bouncy couple that move to Fox Chapel?… You go to Panera Bread once a day? That’s not what I’m gonna do. I hate that system, Wintrich continued. I think it’s very anti-liberty, its very anti-culture. Wintrichwho has no professional training or experience in journalism but did launch a gallery show featuring photographs of lithe twentysomethings wearing Make America Great Again hats called Twinks 4 Trumpis a White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit, a hard-right blog that peddles in conspiracism which he described as the largest political website based out of the Midwest. Part of a new cohort of day-pass-carrying trolls placed in the White House briefing room to antagonize members of the legitimate press, Wintrich has called himself the youngest, gayest correspondent in the White House in history! (This is one of the many instances where Wintrich appeared either unaware that he was mistaken or didnt care that he was lyingChris Johnson, the White House correspondent for the gay Washington Blade, has been covering the White House since he was 25.) The kind of kid whose media profiles always begin depicting him chainsmoking cigarettes and nursing either white wine or a hangover, Wintrich is perhaps known best for meaningless Twitter flamewars and harassing Malia Obama at a SoHo nightclub. The latest in a long line of young conservative personalities who have risen to prominence by pissing on Ann Coulters fire hydrant, Wintrichs biggest contributions to Thursday nights panel were weirdly specific lies and saying fuck you! to an audience member with a question. Both Karger and Angelo grew increasingly uncomfortable during Wintrichs rants, with Angelos knuckles visibly whitening when Wintrich accused President Barack Obama of hiring the most unattractive tranny to serve as LGBT liaison only months before the end of his second term. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, whom Wintrich said he would begrudgingly call she, was the first openly transgender person to serve in the White House. (Despite Wintrich dismissing the position as having been created only four or five months before Obama left office, the position of White House LGBT liaison has existed since the Clinton administration, and Obama maintained an LGBT liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the entirety of his time in office.) Angelo, who had opened his remarks by lauding the conservative movement as one that values people of all sexual orientations and different gender identities, remained silent. Karger, too, held his tongue behind a rigor mortis smile. When an audience member asked how Wintrich, as an ostensible member of the press, could be taken seriously when he used the words unattractive tranny to describe a White House official, he dismissed the question as having too many parts to merit an answer. Wintrich and Moores shtick eventually wore thin with many audience membersabout a third of whom eventually migrated to the bar in search of a stiff drink while the panel was still ongoingbut for the most vocal element of the crowd, it was the reason they attended in the first place. Fuck yeah! muttered one gentleman in a patchy beard and blue blazer when Wintrich called Democrats the party of fascism. Its hard to lump 45 million Republicans together, said Karger, wearily. “We are as diverse as the country, and the Democrats the same. If the panel was any indication, its hard to lump even four Republicans togetherno matter what their orientation.

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Is the OK sign becoming an alt-right symbol? – AOL

Anna Iovine, AOL.com Apr 27th 2017 9:16AM Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the Pepe the Frog meme became co-opted as a symbol of the alt-right. The Anti-Defamation League declared it a hate symbol. Now, another symbol with neutral origins may be going down the same route: the “okay” hand symbol. The Outline put together a report of evidence that the sign is quickly becoming co-opted by white nationalists as Pepe was. Prominent members of the alt-right movement have been seen making the gesture, such as Milo Yiannopoulos: Richard Spencer shared a photo of him making the gesture the night of the election: According to Forbes, “the air pinch with thumb and forefinger” also happens to be President Trump’s most recognized gesture. Ryan Lenz, a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center, told The Outline that the meaning behind the symbol depends on the context. He said, “I don’t think anybody’s going to accuse any user of Facebook for posting a picture of their wife or husband after giving birth to a child and giving the OK symbol as propagating racist messaging.” This can change, however. If an overtly racist politician starts using the symbol, and it becomes a “rallying cry” for supporters, Lenz told The Outline, “then I think the symbol is lost.” “Okay” received national prominence during the 1840 presidential election. “O.K.” stood for “Old Kinderhook,” a nickname for candidate Martin Van Buren, who was from Kinderhook, New York. Like Pepe the Frog — and the swastika before it — the symbol may be appropriated to be hateful despite different origins. See Richard Spencer through the years 12 PHOTOS Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer through the years See Gallery White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute arrives on campus to speak at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge Undocumented Texas A&M students and their supporters protest silently as white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge Organizer Preston Wigginton shakes hands with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer after introducing him at an event on campus not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge Jacob Jackson, a freshman international studies major, listens after asking a question to white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus as a silent protester holds a placard at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus during an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute waves goodbye after his speech during an event not sanctioned by the school, on campus at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Richard Spencer is in town for the largest white nationalist and Alt Right conference of the year in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism. Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a ‘Bavarian-style mansion’ in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old. ‘It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,’ Spencer said with a laugh. ‘I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.’ (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Richard Spencer is in town for the largest white nationalist and Alt Right conference of the year in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism. Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a ‘Bavarian-style mansion’ in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old. ‘It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,’ Spencer said with a laugh. ‘I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.’ (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Discussion panelists Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, Kevin MacDonald, ‘Millenial Woes’ (thats the name he goes by) and Richard Spencer field questions at an Alt Right ( alternative right) conference hosted by the National Policy Institute in Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. The think tank promotes white nationalism and critics accuse them of being racist and anti-semitic. The chairman of the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer, has been permanently banned from entering the UK, and was deemed a ‘national security threat’ after his arrest in Hungary in 2014. He was recently banned from Twitter in a prominent purge by the company this week. (Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) HIDE CAPTION SHOW CAPTION

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Alt-right, socialist groups to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk – Ashland Daily Tidings

Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence. UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Eastern BERKELEY, Calif. The International Socialist Organization says it will hold an “Alt Right Delete” rally in downtown Berkeley to show support for free speech and to condemn the views of conservative commentator Ann Coulter and her supporters. Thursday’s rally at noon comes as Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys” has said he will speak in the afternoon at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. He is encouraging similar groups to show up for gathering. Another group called the Orange County Alt Right Group is planning a morning rally in the same place. Coulter’s planned speech at University of California, Berkeley, was canceled and police are preparing for possible violence by the groups with opposing political views. ORIGINAL STORY: BERKELEY, Calif. Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for possible trouble whether Coulter comes to campus or not, citing intelligence and online chatter by groups threatening to instigate violence. A group of far-right supporters plans to hold a rally Thursday at a Berkeley park to denounce what they claim is an attempt to silence their conservative views. KCBS reports that Gavin McInnes, founder of the pro-Trump “Proud Boys,” says he will speak at 2 p.m. at Civic Center Park and is encouraging other alt-right groups to make a large showing at the gathering. In emails to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Coulter confirmed that her planned speech on illegal immigration, followed by a question-answer session, was canceled. But she remained coy about what she might do instead. “I’m not speaking. But I’m going to be near there, so I might swing by to say hello to my supporters who have flown in from all around the country,” Coulter said in an email. “I thought I might stroll around the graveyard of the First Amendment.” Officials at UC Berkeley said last week they feared renewed violence on campus if Coulter followed through with plans to speak. They cited “very specific intelligence” of threats that could endanger Coulter and students, as Berkeley becomes a platform for extremist protesters on both sides of the political spectrum. Efforts by the university to cancel or delay the Coulter event dealt a blow to Berkeley’s image as a bastion of tolerance and free speech. Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks sent a letter to the campus Wednesday saying the university is committed to defending free speech but also to protecting its students. “This is a university, not a battlefield,” Dirks said in the letter. “The university has two non-negotiable commitments, one to Free Speech the other to the safety of our campus community.”

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A Punch in the Face Was Just the Start of the Alt-Right’s Attack on a Berkeley Protester – Mother Jones

A video of Nathan Damigo (top) and Emily Rose Marshall (below) during the street fighting in Berkeley on April 15 went viral. Stephen Lam/Reuters via ZUMA Press) On Saturday, April 15, Emily Rose Marshall drove up to Berkeley, California, from Los Angeles with a group of friends who were part of the anarchist Oak Roots Collective. They had heard about the “free speech” rally being held in Berkeley by an array of Donald Trump supporters, militiamen, and white supremacists. “We saw this was a rally meant to uplift neo-Nazis and the alt-right,” Marshall says. “We wanted to be bodies yelling and screaming in the street, adding to the number of people letting neo-Nazis know they couldn’t just show up for racism.” By the time Marshall and her friends arrived in downtown Berkeley, the scene had devolved into street skirmishes between the right-wing side and “antifascist” counterprotesters. She and her friends were dressed in black like their “antifa” comrades, masking their faces to protect their identities. They went near the front line where people were facing off. An antifa activist lobbed a tear gas canister, but the wind blew the cloud back and right wingers rushed the antifa side, swinging. When the short melee was over, Marshall wasn’t entirely sure what had just happened. Marshall, a 95-pound, 20-year-old white woman with dreadlocks who also goes by the alias Louise Rosealma, had been punched at least twice. The crew of right wingers who Marshall, her boyfriend, and others had tussled with for a minute ran up the street in pursuit of other antifa. She didn’t know it yet, but the man who had hit her was Nathan Damigo, a 30-year-old ex-Marine and head of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. Within minutes, a video of her getting punched was on its way to going viral. Blood was streaming from Marshall’s boyfriend’s nose, which looked like it might be broken. They left the rally and went to a hospital. After she got in the car, she checked her phone. Hate emails started streaming in. “Would you be interested in doing a role play photoshoot,” read one she later forwarded to me, “where you are being beaten and raped (simulated), by a group of white nationalists?” “I absolutely love watching you get punched in your ugly ass face on YouTube. I can watch it over and over,” another read. “Might I suggest leaping your ugly, hairy ass from a tall building? Or, perhaps, swallow a bottle of sleeping pills? How’s it feel to finally be treated like a man? Haha.” Since then, she says she’s received more than 1,500 harassing or threatening messages via email, Facebook, and Instagram. How did they know who Marshall was, and so quickly? One emailer signed off, “Praise Kek and Hail Victory,” hinting at the source of the storm. “Kek” is the god of a satirical religion that originated in the meme-driven world of 4chan, the online message board popular among the so-called alt-right. Archived 4chan threads provide a glimpse into workings of the alt-right hive mind on the day of the Berkeley showdown. “Looks like a rat faced kike,” one commenter wrote shortly after the punching video was posted. Threads discussing the video became interspersed with memes of cartoon Jews with oversized noses. “That Jew whore thought she was the Jew bear,” one poster wrote. (Marshall is not Jewish.) Within hours of her getting punched, people on 4chan and other message boards publicized Marshall’s home address and contact information for her parents, grandmother, and 15-year-old brother. They discovered that she’d appeared in pornography. They turned explicit images of her into memes and posted links to her sex videos on her grandmother’s Facebook page. Before Marshall got back to Los Angeles that Saturday night, her mom had received so many calls that she’d unplugged the phone. Some on 4chan went to work building a case justifying Damigo’s decision to punch Marshall. Before arriving at the rally, she’d posted on Facebook that she was “determined to bring back 100 nazi [sic] scalps,” a reference to the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds. This was presented as evidence that she’d come to fight and was therefore a fair target. Posters also found a Reuters photo and a video showing Marshall holding a glass bottle as Damigo rushed toward her. Some online posters claimed she had been throwing bottles at them. A military gear site called Tactical Shit claimed Marshall was putting powerful M80 firecrackers inside bottles and throwing them at rally attendees: “She was literally making IEDs. This makes her no better than the Boston Marathon bomber.” Damigo, the site claimed, was eliminating a bomb threat. Marshall insists none of this is true. She says she picked the bottle off the ground to stave off attackers when the fight began. There is no evidence to corroborate her account or the alt-right’s. All that is clear based on video of the incident is that Marshall was holding a bottle as Damigo rushed in and hit her. She fell to the ground, dropped the bottle, got up, and stumbled away. A moment later, Damigo found her again and punched her in the face. (Asked for a comment from Damigo, Identity Evropa responded, “The video footage and photographs of the event as well as Miss Rosealma’s social media speak for themselves. Other than that we have no further comment.”) The alt-right is aware that the new fight with its anti-fascist opponents is as much a clash of brawn on the streets as a culture war online. During the lead up to the April 15 rally, one 4chan commenter described it as “a battle on the front lines and the lefties help us make fun memes for the ages.” At the rally, some right-wing attendees carried signs referencing obscure 4chan memes. Even as people were fighting in the streets, the 4chan meme factory was already churning out content. Meme warfare is uniquely suited to the far right. Unlike the antifa’s culture of anonymity, the far-right rallies around visible strongmen. Outlandish costumes like Spartan helmets and outrageous acts like Damigo’s “Falcon Punch” create excellent hero memes, which galvanize supporters and refute critics. Where a man punching a woman in the face would have previously been seen as an act of cowardice, it is now quickly recast as an act of heroism against terrorism, of moralism over hedonism, or of the master race against Jewish globalists. The alt-right tried to identify others at the Berkeley rally as well. Message boards posted pictures and purported names of various antifa activists who’d shown up in Berkeley. One antifa man who hit someone in the head with a bike lock was allegedly identified through a meticulous effort of combing through images of the rally and matching the sunglasses and facial hair of an unmasked man with the masked bike lock wielder’s. Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Andrew Frankel says the BPD is aware of the video, but he declined to state whether it is pursuing charges against Damigo. Marshall says she has avoided pressing assault charges against Damigo because she is afraid that if “they take action against him, I’ll have actual Nazis at my door instead of the trolls.”

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Alt-right thugs want to bring muscle to liberal protests – New York Post

New York Post Alt-right thugs want to bring muscle to liberal protests New York Post An alt-right group apparently is trying to build a small street army vowing to use violence if necessary to defend free speech from leftist extremists. Kyle Chapman a proud American nationalist who became a conservative hero in some circles … and more »

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New Alt-Right Fight Club Ready for Street Violence – Southern Poverty Law Center

Kyle Chapman, a California activist arrested earlier this month in a clash in Berkeley between anti-fascist protesters and pro-Trump demonstrators, announced this week he is forming the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights (cleverly called FOAK). Chapman, who uses the Internet meme Based Stick Man, says his new militant, highly-masculine group will be the tactical defensive arm of the Proud Boys, another group that shows up at pro-Trump rallies looking to rumble with counter-protesters. We dont fear the fight.We are the fight, Chapman said in a recent social media post announcing FOAKs formation. Im proud to announce that my newly created Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights will be partnering with Proud Boys, Chapman said, with the full-approval of its founder, Gavin McInnes. McInnesis a co-founder ofVice(although he and the magazine severed ties 10 years ago)and more recently has been a frequent guest on FOX News and a contributor for the racist site VDARE where he denigrated Muslims and called Asian Americans slopes and riceballs. Now described as a neo-masculine reactionary, McInnes calls his Proud Boys a pro-West fraternal organization. Others describe it as the military arm of the Alt-Right. And now theres FOAK, which Chapman proudly describes as a fraternal organization, a Proud Boys affiliate chapter, with its own bylaws, constitution, rituals and vetting processes. Although there initially arent any overt racist themes, the new Alt-Right group of street fighters sounds quite similar to a neo-Nazi fight club called the DIY Division. Members of that white supremacist group showed up last month in Huntington Beach, California, mingling with an estimated 2,000 Trump supporters. The Proud Boys reportedly have a four-step initiation process. It starts with a prospect declaring himself a Proud Boy, suiting up in Fred Perry polo shirts with yellow stripessimilar to those worn by skinheads. The second degree is a cereal beat-in during which the new member is punched and beaten by current members until the plebe can rattle off the names of five cereals (you know, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Cheerios!) The third degree reported involves adhering to the masturbation regimen and getting a tattoo, blogger Will Sommer wrote in a recent post. Since then, a fourth-degree has been added to the initiation ritual brawling with antifascists at public rallies. Chapman said his Proud Boys affiliate, Alt-Knights, are ready to take it to the streets. Our emphasis will be on street activism, preparation, defense and confrontation, he said. We will protect and defend our right wing brethren when the police and government fail to do so. Chapman says his organization is for those that possess the Warrior Spirit. The weak or timid need not apply.

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The Alt-Right and Donald Trump Get a Divorce | New Republic – New Republic

Betrayed by Trump, the alt-right has been casting about for a new direction. Some, like Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Worker Party, have been thinking about getting into electoral politics. Spencer has been considering not only fielding hand-picked candidates for elections, but also running himself. Trumps domestic policies have been just one lame shit burger after another, Spencer said. Hes become a normal president, and we cant trust him anymore. Still, it presents us with an opening. We can be the vanguard we always wanted to be, and vanguards are powerful. To this end, the alt-right has realized that there is only so much that can be achieved through Twitter and other internet forums, long its favorite mode of organizing. There has been a surge of interest in real-world events. Auburn was one of them, meant to drum up support among white voters who might also be disappointed in Trump. A group of guys had gathered under a tree on the quad, conspicuous in their matching khakis and crisp white polo shirts. They were equipped much like a destitute lawn hockey team that had been forced to settle for whatever protective gear they could scrounge up at Goodwill. Some wore BMX helmets, while others had lacrosse helmets. A few had to make due with surgical facemasks. One had written the words COMMIE FILTH on his shirt, though he had miscalculated the space he would need, leaving him with a small LTH bunched up illegibly on his right shoulder. I suspected that these were the boys of WAR EAGLE, although they all insisted on being called Chad and refused to admit to any sort of affiliation. Im Chad, they said and snickered. This is my friend Chad, and thats Chad over there. Were just concerned dudes. We dont want commies to start any trouble on campus, and we want to make sure that Spencer gets his First Amendment rights. That guys a god dammed hero. Heimbach showed up, too. Mike Enoch, founder of the alt-right website The Right Stuff, had asked him to bring down a few members of his neo-fascist party to serve as protection in case there was trouble at Spencers speech. Heimbach brought nine guys, many of them carrying heavy, wooden shields emblazoned with the Traditionalist Worker Partys white logo, a four-pronged pitchfork inside a cog. Heimbach and Spencer are as much rivals as alliesthe two had made plans to meet in Washington, D.C., during Trumps inauguration, but Spencer snubbed himbut Heimbach disliked Antifa more. He figured it would be a good way to not only bury the hatchet, but also show that his party was to be counted on when it mattered. Everyone was a little on edge after a big fight between fascists and Antifa in Berkeley the night before that left several people injured. The fight between fascists and Antifa is decades old. The two groups feed off each other to rally morale and sympathy. Lately, the alt-right has been able to use this feud as a tool to get supporters away from their computer screens and into the real world. Right now, it seems that organizing to neutralize the Antifas is a big attraction and I hope it continues, Brad Griffin, who runs the popular alt-right Twitter feed and blog Occidental Dissent, told me. Once it hits critical mass, more people will come to real world events. It wont stay corked up online in the long term. It isnt as fun. Heimbach brought his guys over to the Chads, where a group of onlookers had gathered. What is it that you want? a young woman asked the Chad with the COMMIE FILTH t-shirt. I want Jesus and I dont want Commie Filth, Chad retorted. Whats so hard to understand about that? Her question was a good one, though. The alt-rights platform had been deeply intertwined with Trumps platform, and now that they were splitting up it was hard to figure out whose stuff belonged to whom. When Trump unveiled a budget that would disproportionately hurt many of the white working class people who voted for him, I asked Heimbach if he was disappointed. Heimbach explained that he basically didnt care about anything Trump said or did, so long as he built the wall and kept the country out of war. Now that he had bombed Syria and was vacillating on the wall, the alt-right was scrambling to reclaim the anti-war, closed-borders mantle. A screaming match ensued in the quad between a protester and one of the Chads. Youre supporting rape! she shouted into into his lacrosse helmet. What youre saying is that youre basically supporting rape! The Chad, not to be outdone, accused her of loving Sharia law. Antifa showed up, then quickly left. All of them were wearing some kind of armor and facemasks, and the police, citing a law against concealed faces in public, made them unmask, prompting them to leave with promises to come back later. The girl and the Chad in the lacrosse helmet were still arguing, now surrounded by people filming the showdown on their cellphones. In the extreme rights war, no weapon is more powerful than the meme, and a few hours later the showdown would be posted online with captions that proved … whatever it was the poster wanted to prove. I dont know why youre a libertarian. Libertarianism is dead, man, one of the Chads said to a kid in the crowd. There is no center anymore. Just be a nationalist already. How can you say that? the girl implored. American is the land of the free! Chad shook his head, seemingly unable to fathom how someone could be that nave. America is the rape and AIDS capital of the world, he said. When he found out that Auburn was trying to prevent him from speaking, Spencer, along with Cameron Padgett, a soft-spoken Georgian who had been the one to invite Spencer, quickly sued. Padgett and Spencer, along with Mike Enoch, enlisted the services of Sam Dickson, an attorney with ties to several far-right groups including the KKK. They argued that public safety concerns werent enough to override the First Amendment. They won, a federal judge intervened, and so the speech was reinstated to one of the campus halls. Shortly before Spencer was to begin speaking, Heimbach and his guys took seats along the aisle, prepared to jump out in case someone tried to storm the stage. Just as an FYI, Heimbach said. If anyone tries anything, just deck them with your shields. Also, if were going to chant, remember that our chants come in threes. No tapering off after two. He turned to me. Did you hear Im suing Trump? he asked. Heimbach had been particularly disgusted by Trumps attack on Syria. As a proud Russian Orthodox he was enraged by the betrayal. He was also a co-defendant with Trump in a lawsuit brought by a Black Lives Matter activist who alleged that Heimbach shoved her at a Trump rally and that Trump had incited the violence. Now Heimbach wanted nothing to do with his co-defendant, going so far as to sue him for directing supporters to remove protesters from his rallies. Impeach the bastard, Heimbach said. It just proves that if you want anything done you have to do it yourself. Spencer took the stage with a buoyant Oh yeah! that seemed to catch the audience off guard. As fashion-conscious as ever, he was wearing a blue suit, but this time he theatrically took his jacket off and, in a metaphor lost on no one, rolled up his sleeves. I later learned it was a new persona he was trying out. No longer content to be an intellectual force on the fringe right, the break-up with Trump was pushing him to become a retail politician. That wasnt the intellectual Spencer that sits and writes stuff, he told me after the speech. The movement needs an enigmatic, badass leader. Sometimes my role needs to be a bit of the entertainer. Fractured and scattershot as the movement is, he believes it is beginning to coalesce around him. He was inspired by a notorious conference in Washington, at which the audience was captured on video giving Nazi salutes to a grinning Spencer. At Auburn he was building on this momentum, creating a public figure out of the vacuum that Trump had left. Spencer slinked across the stage, switching it up from earnest to serious to incredulous when he talked about sexual identity. Im a woman this week. Now Im a tranny, now Im gay. Buy this, buy that. This is whats known as the End of History. He ranted about consumerism and football, about how they were filling a gaping hole where our white identity used to be. He railed against the manufactured guilt produced by the Holocaust and Jim Crow, proclaiming that it was holding whites back from being heroes and reentering history. The front rows were filled with Chads and other supporters. The rest of the hall, the overwhelming majority, ranged from skeptical to outraged. Spencers shtick is a mix of history lesson, political science lecture, motivational speaking, and pure trolling. There is something explicitly white in challenging someone to a fair fight, he mused. Someone in the back said, Tell that to the colonies, but Spencer didnt hear him. The exact extent of the alt-rights impact on the 2016 election remains unclear. But if the divorce between Trump and the alt-right holds in the 2020 election, then we will get a better picture of its influence. In the minds of Spencer, Heimbach, and many others in the alt-right, Trump was a mere trial balloon for their ideas. Now that the world has seen the power of populism and ethno-nationalism, they are ready to take their act solo. We need to have the intelligence to know when to dump Trump, Spencer told me. He might still be able to redeem himself, but its hard to see how. Once youve gone down the path of cuckery, its almost impossible to come back. Our values, and the ones that helped get Trump elected, cant be compromised on, said Heimbach. Nationalism is basically faith, family, and folk, and you cant just do 50 percent of that. Its everything or nothing. Trump is a spectacular failure, but getting him elected proved that people are ready for nationalism. The alt-rights biggest fear is that they will become like the Tea Party. Once the Tea Party established itself as a grassroots force, it was for the most part sucked into the superstructure of the GOP. This terrifies every single member of the alt-right. Were not going to go back now, says Spencer. And were only getting more radical and more loud. The only difference is that we have a presence now. Trump allowed us to reach a new plateau and that is a great thing. This weekend Heimbach will hold a rally with many other alt-right groups in Pikeville, Kentucky. He said it might be one of the largest far-right gatherings in the country in years. Nobody could have predicted this four years ago, he said. The far-right is finally coming together and its a beautiful thing. Antifa has said it will be there. The crowd of protesters had swelled during Spencers speech. Heimbach and his people formed a tight phalanx as they pushed their way through the crowds. They made it past the police barricade and found themselves alone, surrounded by screaming protesters. A scuffle broke out, and Heimbach, thinking one of his boys was in trouble, charged in. One of his followers, Scott, charged after him, waving his shield and screaming, Sieg Heil! The scuffle turned out to be nothing and the nationalists were soon on the move again. The crowd followed. Suddenly people were running. It was hard to tell who started running first, but in an instant Heimbach and his guys were sprinting across the campus lawn with hundreds of students bolting after them. Soon the crowd swallowed them up. A herd of Chads were waylaid and punched before cops broke it off. Heimbach and his crew managed to lose their pursuers and lay low in an alley. The crowd chased down every Chad and fascist it could find, literally running them out of town. The next day I met Mike Enoch at the airport. He had not heard of the chase until I told him. Weird, he said. They should have just come with us. We had a police escort.

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