Um.

Those pro-Rittenhouse stickers don’t just imply racism because someone put them over Ida B. Wells’ face.

The circular halo-like emblem is called a sonnenrad (black sun), and it’s an explicitly Nazi emblem.

(cont.)
The sonnenrad appears in a lot of contemporary Neo-Nazi and white supremacist propaganda.

The perpetrator of the Christchurch massacre used one as the cover for his manifesto, ‘White Genocide.’

And that’s not all.
The black sun is used by younger generations of Neo-Nazis because it’s less ‘obvious’ than a swastika.

At least, to those who aren’t familiar.

The sonnenrad has a long history; here’s a brief overview:

theguardian.com/world/2020/nov…
Oh, don’t worry — I’m getting there.
White supremacists have a culture of “martyrs” — but they also elevate violent attackers to the level of saints.

Case in point:

I’ve received numerous death threats that reference “Saint Tarrant” — the Christchurch perpetrator, who used the sonnenrad on his manifesto.
In fact, the are entire Telegram channels dedicated to “Saint Calendars” — celebrating a violent perpetrator on the attack anniversary.

Often, they use the sonnenrad as a halo.
There are also Neo-Nazi Telegram channels dedicated to white supremacist portraits of the “saints.”

Here’s Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch massacre perpetrator — and his manifesto cover.

You can see the sonnenrad clearly on each.
Neo-Nazi artists often use the sonnenrad halo for historical figures like Hitler and prominent SS members.
Sonnenrad halos are also, however, applied to living “saints.”

Here you see Breivik, the Unabomber Kacynski, and Dylann Roof — in addition to Timothy McVeigh.
Those Rittenhouse stickers may be getting attention now, but the sonnenrad “Saint” depiction isn’t.

People need to get up to speed with the sonnenrad emblem — how it’s used, and why, as well as:

its use to *launder* Neo-Nazi and white supremacist messages as ‘conservative.’
For those asking, yes — I will write an in-depth article on the sonnenrad “Saint” halos (I already have a lot written on this, but I’ll update and publish it in response to the Rittenhouse stickers).

For now, however, here’s the thread form:
PS:

1) Logging off for now, but as always, I will respond to as many of your questions as I can later on.

2) For the (inevitable) angry conservatives, nowhere in this thread do I say or imply “Rittenhouse is a white supremacist.” I’m stating the obvious here: they claim him.
Like I said — nothing in the thread above even implies Rittenhouse is a Neo-Nazi.

I identified a Neo-Nazi symbol that Neo-Nazis use to *claim* Rittenhouse.

This much knee jerk hostility indicates: 1) you’ve fallen for their laundering op, *or* 2) you’re a bad actor.

Period.
Sigh.

I’m going to bed.
Scroll up for an entire thread of… proof.
Just to be clear:

- We aren’t talking about the OK sign.
- We’re talking about the “circular halo-like emblem called a sonnenrad.”
- We aren’t talking about Rittenhouse.
- We are talking about people who made Rittenhouse stickers.

I know this is difficult.
Left: Earlier in this thread, I posted this image (from Nazi Telegram) of Himmler and the SS cult center complex he built, Wewelsburg.

Right: Wewelsburg’s sonnenrad mural in ‘Generals’ Hall.’

Once again:
The black sun is an indisputably Nazi symbol.
“What Is This Thread About: A Visual Guide”

Because reading is hard.
If you’re new to my timeline, and are impressed by the level of Can’t Read And Crazy in my @‘s here:

Just WAIT until someone asks me to explain Christian Identity Movement — an explicitly white supremacist theology (literally)!
If you’d like to learn more about the sonnenrad (black sun) and Neo-Nazi iconography, this book is worth your time:

amazon.com/Black-Sun-Esot…

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22 Nov
Mr. Twitter egg, that’d be 10 years of ‘fringe articles’ on white supremacists — as well as ISIS, and other ‘imaginary’ political violence — for the United Nations, global think tanks, and the top academic journals.

If you’re so triggered, why bother reading? 🤷🏻‍♀️
PSA for all the new trolls who’ve just found their way here — because your time is valuable!
Feel free to use for your own @‘s, y’all.

Because sharing is caring! #Blessed

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21 Nov
I guess you missed the whole “Walter White’s only redeeming act is his slaughter of the Neo-Nazis in the finale” part.

Oh, and the shaved head part, you know … cancer.

(JFC this is painful to read as someone who actually works on white supremacist groups.)
“Judging from the reactions to my extremely flawed Walter White analysis, everyone but me is stupid.”

k.

Y’all want an *actual* white supremacist Walter White — not a fake deep rant from someone who managed to miss pretty much all of Breaking Bad?

Meet Walter White of the Southern California KKK!
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20 Nov
Oh, that reminds me - I’ve got a crazy anecdote about the impact of Charlottesville / Unite the Right while we wait for the Sines vs. Kessler verdict.

This one deals with “reformed” Neo-Nazis (and I don’t mean Heimbach and Schoep).

Incoming!
This story deals with the Neo-Nazi who allegedly assassinated George Lincoln Rockwell: John Patler.

Rockwell coined the slogan “white power,” founded the American Nazi Party, and was allegedly shot to death by his fellow Neo-Nazi in 67.

(Schoep’s NSM is today’s ANP)
John Patler was a member of Rockwell’s American Nazi Party and his printer - Patler tried to assassinate Rockwell before 1967.

He was also Rockwell’s printer, a Marine who wore his uniform to ANP rallies — and one of William Pierce’s enemies.

ANP expelled him in 1967.
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19 Nov
While we wait for the Sines vs. Kessler jury to return a verdict over Charlottesville, warning: don’t get complacent if it’s guilty.

Remember, Metzger lost his 1990 case — he wasn’t stopped; he just got more careful & deeper underground.

[Nazi Telegram noted the same thing.]
I feel bad for the jury, but I hope that verdict doesn’t come today.

In conjunction with the Rittenhouse verdict, regardless of which way Sines vs. Kessler goes —

— that’s potentially very bad timing.
In fact, Metzger saw his 1990 court loss as a victory (and not just as a spinned one, either).

THAT is when he went full force pushing the “lone wolf” approach — and became far more cautious about white supremacist organizational and security strategy.
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18 Nov
#MustRead

If you heard my @TheLoopcast⁩ interview, *this* is what I couldn’t talk about - but thank God, it’s now public.

The story of the DOJ counterterrorism official, Philly cop — and Neo Nazi band (no joke: “Arresting Officer’) member. progressive.org/magazine/lone-…
Arresting Officers was a VERY well known Neo Nazi band — with ties to Tom Metzger.

Yes, the same mind behind ‘Operation Appleseed’ - a multi-decade white supremacist strategic plan to infiltrate the police and military.

@frankiemeeink is dead on. Image
Brian Haughton’s VERY well known Nazi band was called — again — Arresting Officers.

He then became a Philadelphia police officer, and now?

He’s a counterterrorism expert for DOJ, with access to all kinds of information sharing databases.

This. Should. Scare. You.
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… is… Richard Spencer using the “Jews killed Jesus” insinuation here as HIS DEFENSE
(Not to mention to the whole “basically I’m Jesus” point Spencer is trying to make, which is… interesting)
Abridged version, Richard Spencer’s closing defense in Sines vs. Kessler:

“I passed Classics 101 with a B-, see! I’m civilized, this is so unfair, and also I’m Jesus”

Spencer rests
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