The fuckin nazis are makin noise again. Over the weekend the group Patriot Front marched at the Lincoln Memorial. This is the name change of American Vanguard who were the khaki commandos at Charlottesville whose own member killed Heather Hayer with his car. This is highly problematic as they’ve had plenty of time to plan and organize coming from a group who has demonstrated a willingness to kill. Also Proud Boys marched over the weekend. The most concerning is that Ron DeSantis is working to establish a state guard in Florida. This proposal will be about 200 volunteers who will serve alongside the National Guard bit be strictly beholden to DeSantis. My bet is 200 members of neo nazi leadership to recruit and marshal those federal resources. Like I said, they weren’t hiding, they’ve been planning. Make sure the streets is watching and have each other’s backs out there.
As a reminder, the mainstreaming and growth we’ve seen in hate and right wing extremism isn’t over. The frequency and severity of incidents will likely increase. A large part of that is an irresponsibility to address Nazis in the underground. Over the past decade I’ve seen more punks seeming to have no problem with em at shows and seem more interested in partying than addressing racism and racists in the scene. There’s plenty who still do the work, but not enough to send these fuckers scuttling to the darkest corners of ideological existence. So as they’re able to gain increasing passive existence, they’re now free of the leash of Trump acceptance and they’re angry at any progressive victories. Also the extreme right has evolved from the standard swastika and shaved heads. We have the Proud Boys who were a complete joke now being the flagship as they’ve been able to become a multiethnic hate group. Ideologically they are white supremacists as they fight for the supremacy of the white male dominant paradigm that has ruled America since its inception. They proudly wish to be colonizers, sexists, racists and classists. The fact that Tucker Carlson (Q Anon/ Infowars light) is the most popular news show in America lets us know that these viewpoints are no longer underground. I’ve gotten stared down plenty by proud and boog boys at the grocery store. If we don’t take sides and actions, I believe the right will be paving over culture from the underground to main street. This is the call to action, this is the line in the sand.