The “alt-right” has never been as nearly as big as the left-wing media wants people to believe.
It also never had the resolve that its leaders pretend it does.
Recently with the FBI’s involvement, turncoats, and a earned toxic public image on both sides of the political spectrum it all appears to be coming apart.
Christopher Cantwell was one of the self-identified alt righters at the Charlottesville mayhem last August. The outspoken white nationalist is now facing 40 years in prison for his role in inciting the carnage. In light of that, Cantwell announced on his blog his intentions to become an FBI informant.
There he wrote “I’m facing 40 years in prison on false charges and the prosecutor is choosing not to prosecute my accusers for perjury after he admits to catching them in lies. For me, this is not a choice between talking to the FBI or talking to hot chicks.”
Cantwell’s first taste of mainstream notoriety came immediately after the “Unite the Right” disaster when he became known as “the Crying Nazi” after being informed there was a warrant out for his arrest. He openly sobbed on his live stream in an inglorious moment for the alt-right “tough guy” as he plead his innocence.
Chris Cantwell from the Vice documentary crying.
The sobbing national socialist assured that his FBI participation will not be to entrap his alt-right brethren, but to somehow ensnare antifa members involved in the riot.
“If these scumbags get indicted, as they should, it basically torpedoes the case against me. My alternative is to place my faith in a Charlottesville Jury, a corrupt prosecutor, a biased judge, and two lying witnesses, one Jew, one tranny.”
During the violent event Virginia officials declared a state of emergency, causing first responders to scramble, during which a helicopter went down killing two police officers. A protestor died when a 20-year-old member of fascist group Vanguard America, named James Fields, bared into a crowd of people with a speeding car. Fields is now being charged with murder.
The keynote speaker for the white pride event was the first to coin the term “alt-right,” Richard Spencer. The aftermath of Charlottesville has prompted Spencer last month to announce he will be halting all his speaking engagements effective immediately. He said he needs time to “reassess.”
Alt-right fixture John Turano, known as Based Spartan, was caught up in the violence of the rallies last year. He has since turned his back on the alt-right when he was disturbed by the racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia it brings with it. A Vice documentary he participated in revealed he received a visit from the FBI asking about white nationalists he may have known who intended on hurting someone.
When John Turano showed up to a few major pro-Trump rallies last year in body armor and a Spartan helmet-brawling with Antifa protestors and confronting anyone who got in his way-he quickly became an icon of the alt-right “Patriot” movement. But after Turano, a.k.a.
The FBI requested Turano integrate back into the alt-right to gather more intelligence on them.
Another white nationalist who appears on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Baked Alaska, took a moment to stop talking about “Jews” to do a live stream with Cantwell about whether they should stop using the term “alt-right” in a rebranding discussing.
Unfortunately, you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, and terrible ideas by any other name are still shit.
A lot of the juvenile notions that go along with what the race-obsessed members of the alt-right saw as making them “interesting” or “edgy” because they were so taboo are now coming home to roost.
There were never many alt-righters to begin with; Charlottesville was their best shot, it took months to plan, and all they were able to get was a couple hundred people. There have been bigger house parties in Virginia.
The purposeful naming of “Unite the Right” was done to troll the world into thinking the fringe group’s beliefs were endorsed by the right as a whole. But all it managed to accomplish was to make the majority of right wingers–who are reasonable, practical, and patriotic–resent the implied association even further.
It appears the racist message preached by the limited numbers of isolated internet oddballs who finally got the attention they were so desperately seeking made them immediately collapse.
We are now entering a phase where the worst of the people calling themselves “right wing” have been revealed, and are either going silent, going to the FBI, or going to jail.
feature image: Cantwell, via ABC7 Chicago
Pawl Bazile is Patriotism Correspondent for DANGEROUS and Production Director for Proud Boy Magazine. He tweets at @PawlBazile.