There were few takeaways from the first Presidential debate between Democrat challenger Joe Biden and Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, such was Trump’s appetite for heckling his opponent and talking over his answers. But The Donald had one standout: when he was asked to condemn white supremacists, and especially the Proud Boys. He said they should stand down, and then added that they should “stand by”.
He goes on to tell “What I’ve learned is this: if you are convinced the Proud Boys are white supremacists, you won’t care to find out that they’re not … On the Proud Boys’ official website, ‘white supremacy’ is not listed among the group’s tenets. In fact, according to the website, the ‘core values of the Proud Boys’, include ‘anti-racism’ and, in clearly stated language, a refusal to ‘discriminate based upon race or sexual orientation / preference’”.
“The Proud Boys are not relying on their website to set the record straight. In Salt Lake City, Proud Boy Thad spoke ‘on behalf of the entire national organisation’, and said the Proud Boys ‘denounce white supremacy’. This was during a joint news conference with a leader of a local Black Lives Matter chapter. The international chair of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, has also been vocal about the group’s anti-white-supremacy stance”.
On top of that, Brendan O’Neill has weighed in on the subject, asking “Why are we talking about the Proud Boys? They aren’t the ones who have helped to unleash a wave of instability and destruction in recent weeks” and asserting that the Proud Boys are nothing more than “an ineffectual bunch of muppets”. But then came the dénouement.
“Kyle Chapman, the founder of the Proud Boys’ so-called ‘tactical defense arm,’ sent out a message to supporters that he no longer wanted to pretend that he wasn’t a white nationalist … Chapman wrote. “We will no longer cuck to the left by appointing token negroes as our leaders. We will no longer allow homosexuals or other ‘undesirables’ into our ranks. We will confront the Zionist criminals who wish to destroy our civilization.’”
Anti-black racism. Homophobia. Anti-Semitism. They’re a bunch of Nazis. Not just white supremacists. Josef Mengele and Adolf Hitler would have been pleased to welcome those who claimed “We recognize that the West was built by the White Race alone and we owe nothing to any other race”. That is what Spiked has been defending.
At this rate, even the Kochs may stop and think. I’ll just leave that one there.