This week, Trump praised the police murder of anti-racist #Portland protester Michael Reinoeh while promoting tweets from racist Holocaust revisionist Styxhexenhammer666 + far-Right YouTuber Lauren Southern, both of whom work closely with white nationalists + neo-Nazis. A thread.
According to a report from the New York Times, US Marshalls and local police may have open fire and shot Portland activist Michael Reinoeh without even identifying themselves as law enforcement or without seeing a weapon. nytimes.com/2020/10/13/us/…
Reinoeh was on the run after fatally shooting a member of the far-Right group Patriot Prayer in what he calls self-defense after hundreds of far-Right Trump supporters flooded into #Portland + attacked people on the street with projectiles + other weapons. vice.com/en/article/v7g…
At least 21 witnesses have stated that "they had not heard the police identify themselves or give any commands before opening fire. Five witnesses said the shooting began as soon as the task force vehicles arrived and that Reinoehl appeared unarmed." aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/1…
Around the same time it was reveled that the DHS was encourage people in the government to back far-Right militia killer Kyle Rittenhouse with supportive statements. rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
Trump also RTed a Tweet from far-Right and racist conspiracy theorist Styxhexenhammer666, also known as Tarl Warwick.
Here's Warwick sharing his ideas about the Holocaust and how he doesn't think it happened like "they" say it does.
Warwick often does videos with neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and other racists such as Richard Spencer and Red ICE TV.
Trump also boosted Lauren Southern, known for promoting Alt-Right + white nationalist talking points, especially around immigration. Southern worked with the Identitarian + white nationalist group, Generation Identity, which attacked migrants at sea. thenewinquiry.com/fash-at-sea/
Here's Lauren Southern reppin MAGA in Berkeley in 2017, hanging out with her buddies Nathan Damigo, ex-con and founder of Identity Evorpa, a neo-Nazi group which marched in Charlottesville and white supremacist Johnny "Monoxide," who was supposed to speak at Unite the Right.
Trump has also boosted the false far-Right conspiracy theory that a private security guard who shot and killed a far-Right Trump supporter at a Patriot rally was in-fact some sort of deep cover antifa agent. theintercept.com/2020/10/12/far…
Trump has even boosted Tweets from a pro-MAGA UFC fighter giving tips on how to beat up "hooligans and antifa like individuals."
The Trump administration has always been a coalition: a collection of far-Right Libertarians, Dominionist Evangelicals, Nativist anti-immigrant activists, CEOs from the fossil fuel industry, and also sections of the Alt-Right. newsweek.com/steve-bannon-t…
In 2016 and 2017, Steve Bannon and Milo through Brietbart and backed by the billionaire Mercer family attempted to whitewash the Alt-Right and use it as the online foot-soldiers for the Trump campaign. Spencer explains:
According to former DHS agents, Trump refused to distance himself from white nationalist and far-Right groups, even after high profile mass causality attacks such as in Pittsburgh and El Paso. usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
According to another DHS whistleblower, DHS leaders also instructed staff to play up the threat of anarchist + antifascist groups while downplaying threat for far-Right + white nationalist groups - contradicting information produced by the government. npr.org/2020/09/10/911…
Trump has continued this trajectory with his embrace of the anti-Semitic Qanon conspiracy. As he is rejected by a growing number of working-class people in the wake of the pandemic, Trump continues to rely on his violent far-Right base for support. washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/…
Just as Trump needed sections of the Alt-Right to support him in the run-up to the 2016 election, in 2020 he needs far-Right, militia, Patriot, and Proud Boy groups to be his foot soldiers as the GOP engages in a broad campaign of voter suppression. businessinsider.com/virginia-trump…
But Trump has also found a friend among the class of Centrist pundits - who are seemingly more afraid about the rise of working-class movements, strike activity, and grassroots organizing than they are of fascism. fair.org/home/in-month-…
The fact that politicians must continue to rely on conspiracy theories + outright manipulation of their base speaks to a fundamental truth about the present order: it's falling apart + in the breakdown, only seems capable of doubling down on repression. itsgoingdown.org/against-trumps…
As modern life continues to be gripped by crisis after crisis and the increasing threat of climate change looms - the need for the exploited and excluded to take their lives, destinies, and struggles into their own hands is greater than ever.
If you enjoyed this thread and found it useful, please drop a donation into our tip jar and help us continue to do this work! itsgoingdown.org/shop/

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh
 

Keep Current with It's Going Down

It's Going Down Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

PDF

Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @IGD_News

14 Oct
On #ThisWeekInFascism, we look at a week of hardcore misinformation. From trying to paint Boogaloo Boys as anarchists to grifters branding a security guard an antifascist. Plus doxxes, prisoner updates + calls to action in #Boston + #SanFrancisco. itsgoingdown.org/this-week-in-f…
ICYMI: Here's our tweet thread on the far-Right #Michigan plot to kidnap and execute the Governor because some far-Right Boogaloo Boys and militia members were angry over the State's response to the #COVID19 pandemic.
Here's our thread on the Right and Fox News attempting to brand a far-Right Libertarian/AnCap as a left-wing anarchist.
Read 7 tweets
11 Oct
Security guard contracted by 9NEWS was arrested following the shooting death of a far-Right Trump supporter in Denver after police dispersed Patriot rally + an antifascist counter-protest. Far-Right grifters online falsely claimed that 'Antifa' was behind the shooting. A thread.
On Saturday, October 10th, far-Right Trump supporters, militias, and Patriot groups called for a rally at the Colorado State Capitol in #Denver. The event was organized by John “Tig” Tiegen, a Trump supporters, Marine, and "Benghazi hero" who went on to work for Blackwater.
Tiegen is also part of the group, United American Defense Force, whose website proclaims: "Radical groups have gained control in the US. Police around the country are being defunded and disbanded. The enemies are promising to come to your neighborhood."
Read 14 tweets
9 Oct
A reminder that the term "Libertarian," was originally used solely by the anarchist movement, in an attempt to get around censorship of anarchist publications in places like France. Only in the US has the term taken on a position to mean laissez-faire capitalism.
So-called 'anarcho'-capitalist Murry Rothbard wrote: "We captured a crucial word from the enemy. “Libertarians,” in contrast, had long been simply a polite word for left-wing anarchists...But now we had taken it over."
Rothbard was heavily involved in the 'far-Right populist' branch of the Libertarian Party, which included figures such as Ron Paul + Lew Rockwell, the latter who many credit with writing Paul's newsletters that contained racist, homophobic + anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Read 10 tweets
9 Oct
In wake of #Michigan militia plot, Right media is attempting to paint far-Right Boogaloo Boy who praised Kyle Rittenhouse for killing "commies" as left-wing anarchist because he can be seen in videos next to flag with crudely drawn 'anarchy' symbol + ranted against cops + Trump.
This is an attempt by Right media to create distance between far-Right militias and Trump - who Trump has praised. The @dailydot has mapped out the man in question's social media and he is clearly a supporter of far-Right politics and conspiracy theories. dailydot.com/debug/brandon-…
Brandon Caserta was a follower of the far-Right Boogaloo Boys, who promote the starting of a second American civil war and have been linked to recent murders of law enforcement officers. huffpost.com/entry/boogaloo…
Read 9 tweets
8 Oct
A collection of far-Right boogaloo boys, conspiracy theorists, and militia members were arrested today in a plot to storm the #Michigan capitol, kidnap the governor + kick off a "civil war." These arrests follow months of far-Right 'Re-Open' rallies and activity. A thread.
According to the FBI, over several months, a paid undercover informant became involved in a circle including militia members and far-Right rally attendees that began plotting to take action against "state governments...violating the Constitution." scribd.com/document/47923…
#Michigan has long been a home for a variety of far-Right militia groups since the movement exploded in the wake of the standoff at Ruby Ridge and the raid on the Waco, TX Branch Davidian compound which led to the deaths of 82 people, including 25 children.
Read 27 tweets
1 Oct
A @nytimes editorial board member, @fstockman, ran opinion piece promoting de-bunked protest conspiracies + racist "outside agitator" tropes, who's main source is a conspiracy theorist + YouTube comedian that defends Kyle Rittenhouse + follows leader of the Proud Boys. A thread.
According to study covered in the NYT, the Black + youth led rebellion following the murder of George Floyd by July 2020, had involved between 15-26 million people. The uprising, marked by the burning of a police precinct, sparked a mass movement. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Since that time, tens of millions more have taken to the streets in cities + small towns across the US, from Kenosha to Portland. The mass unrest demanding grassroots change is an unparalleled explosion on this scale in American history.
Read 60 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!