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1/ Can someone have a white power tattoo and not be a white supremacist? A thread about Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice Media.
2/ I wrote a guide to Gavin at his best and worst. Written for journalists and people considering being guests of his show. The article is an exhaustive, 1 hour #longreads…

The article is chronological but I’ll take some freedoms in this thread.
3/ Gavin is the only person I know who has defended the Rodney King beatings.

Guest: It’s not true that they needed to beat the shit out of him-
Gavin: Yeah, it is.

4/ When Gavin was about 18 y/o he got a white power tattoo. The former neo-Nazi @cpicciolini helped me identify it. Fists holding a lighting bolt was a symbol used by Skrewdriver, the neo-Nazi white power band.
4b/ Here is a close-up of Gavin’s Skrewdriver tattoo.

The left word in the circle 權 means power. The right word 力 means strength, force.

The two words 權力 together means “authority”.
5/ A fist holding a lightning bolt is esoteric enough to have gone unnoticed until I did a timeline of Gavin’s tattoos in the first part of this trilogy. Below is the article that helped me identify it.…
6/ Vice Media was co-founded by a guy with a white power tattoo.
7/ Gavin not only has a Skrewdriver tattoo here he is in 2004 in Japan wearing a Skrewdriver T-shirt. Skrewdriver is a White Power band.

Gavin claims he isn’t racist. He says his tattoo isn’t racist.
8/ Vice began in 1994 as ‘Voice of Montreal’. Gavin and Suroosh co-opted a grant designed to provide work for Haitian-Canadians and used the paper to review hate literature.
9/ Remember that tweet of a 2004 Vice article with subheading “The third world's taste in music sucks dick”? It was published under a pseudonym — the real author was probably Gavin.

Gavin was the editor and would often write under pseudonyms.

10/ Gavin has always been super anti-immigration (specifically to non-majority white countries). Here is his author page in VDARE (@splcenter deems it a hate site)

He wrote four articles for VDARE in 2005…
11/ Gavin wore a golden ring with the word HATE on it. Here is a collage of images taken between 2004 and 2006 (Found using Bing image search)
12/ The HATE ring shows up in a Vice interview w/ Jared Taylor. Jared wants America to be white in the same way Japan ethnically homogeneous. You would think Gavin avoided him after that. Nope.
13/ Gavin promotes and defends Jared Taylor
• 2004 As an ‘expert’ in Vice Magazine
• 2005 As a victim of censorship
• 2014 Writes for his white supremacist publication
• 2015-16 Twice guest on TGMS
14/ Gavin once forwarded me an email from Jared Taylor while trying to defend his fake black on white rape statistics.
15/ Gavin’s relationship with Richard Spencer is even closer
• 2009 Sencer helps McInnes get his job at TakiMag
• 2016-17 Spencer is a guest three times on TGMS
16/ At Takimag, Gavin spewed an enormous amount of racist garbage. His views are spelled out in B&W in his “10 Things I Like About...” articles.

Basically, ‘white guys’ invent things and ‘black people’ keep domestic violence a secret.
17/ Gavin has always written for white men. Gavin loves angry white men.

From the Vice Guide to Picking Up “Different Chicks”:

“The beauty of nonwhite chicks is that they grew up in an environment that said ‘You are not normal’”
18/ Gavin has remained remarkably consistent in his racism.

~18 y/o White power tattoo
-33 y/o is called a White Supremacist in @nytimes by @vanessagrigor
-47 y/o starts the Proud Boys

Must take a toll on the soul.
19/ Lots can be said about the ‘Proud Boys’ but here is Jason Kessler, the Unite the Right rally organizer on his show.

During one appearance, Kessler was promoting his upcoming rally.
20/ Gavin made a point to tell everyone he disavowed the rally. He didn’t. Gavin accidentally disavowed it for ~8 hrs then retracted it. Proud Boy Magazine reverted to the old disavowal only after someone was killed.

Gavin loves lying to the press.…
21/ One member inside the PB Facebook group sent me screenshots of my doxxing. They thought it was wrong to doxx a pregnant family member.

Most PBs (10-40) sent creepy messages and others tweeted out phone numbers. One family member had to change their phone number.
22/ I’ve learned there are two types of Proud Boy. Some think they are holding the fort to further extremism. Others, like Richard Spencer, see the group as a recruiting tool for white nationalism.
23/ What motivates him? I think it’s simple: Gavin is unhappy and wants attention. He has confided in others about his unhappiness and the drudgery of his situation. Gavin is unapologetic its part of his brand and is trapped by the things he’s said and done.
24/ Gavin’s shows lack substance and have gotten very repetitive. He won’t engage in a debate he thinks he can lose.

Guests are either like-minded or naiive targets.

So if you know of someone who should read this: please share it with them.
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