Filed under: Anti-fascist, Editorials, US
In the face of mounting community opposition to the Unite the Right neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Alt-Right organizers online have doubled-down in their support for the demonstration and it’s pro-genocide, racist, and anti-Semitic message. The protest, which despite a recent attempt by the City to move the permit 2 miles away is still expected to take place at Emancipation Park on Saturday, August 12th, and is likely to bring together over 500 neo-Nazis, KKK members, and Alt-Right trolls.
AltRight.com, a website with wealthy backers and run by Richard Spencer, wrote:
The Daily Stormer has been promoting the event heavily and it looks like they are going to bring a lot of young new cadres to the rally. Identity Evropa will be there as well as several Southern Nationalist groups. There will be no Alt-Lite co-rally, it will be just us, the proverbial and literal White Guard out there defending the statue of General Lee. This is a good development. They are quickly becoming irrelevant and losing their street presence as we continue to grow and take up space.
We have taken precautions. There are several self-defense units already organized, and it looks like Azzmador’s people from the Daily Stormer will have shields on them, just like the Traditional Worker’s Party will as well.
The Daily Stormer is an unashamed neo-Nazi website that embraces violence, genocide, and openly uses racial slurs. In July, the website made a “hit list” of local politicians and police, and warned against “local n*ggers” showing up to counter demonstrate, and also instructed participants to bring concealed weapons. According to The Daily Stormer website, one of it’s writers, “Azzmador,” will be also speaking at the protest but has not been included on any of the flyers due to the website’s reputation.
But The Daily Stormer is also the flagship Alt-Right website, getting around 3 million hits a month. So, if there was still any doubt that the Alt-Right is nothing but repacked neo-Nazism you need only look at their latest article entitled, “Charlottesville 2.0: Be There or Be Square,” which includes pictures of marching Nazi soldiers.
In it, they write:
It will be a long and bumpy road, for sure. But now, thanks to the magnitude of this event, I truly believe – more than I ever did before – that we will eventually win this struggle and secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.
It is our destiny.
Next stop: Charlottesville, VA.
Final stop: Auschwitz.
The post ends with a GIF of the “Moonman,” a meme popular within the Alt-Right, standing in front of the gates of Auschwitz, a concentration camp that was run by the Nazis which murdered over one million people during the Holocaust.
The Alt-Right has laid it’s card on the table. It is a fascist, neo-Nazi movement cloaked in Pepe the Frog memes. It’s stated aims and goals are the same as the Nazi Party before them; to take state power and create an all powerful fascist State, remove and destroy anyone who is non-white, and use violence, brutality, and genocide to do it.
To confront these people is to act in self-defense of yourself, your family, and your community.