BAILEY T. STEEN | MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018
If the alt-right were trying to show off their ‘populism’—gathering in Washington, D.C. for the one year anniversary of the deadly Unite The Right rally — this weekend was a total embarrassment for the fascist movement.
On Sunday, as approximately two dozen white nationalists larped around the nation’s capital celebrating the deaths of counter protester Heather Heyer and two U.S. soldiers last year, a resistance march against the alt-right managed to grow a crowd of hundreds, all denouncing white supremacy, racism and the far-right’s hailing of murder as a far-right victory.
According to a new report from The BBC, over 400 fascists were expected to attend the sequel rally in D.C., however its seems the alt-right activists decided to abandon their hu-white brothers in arms, opting to hide behind their keyboards and 4Chan forums for the evening instead.
This weak turn-out was to be expected, of course, given that it was TrigTent who reported the rally only secured a $10k backing from a measly handful of online crypto-donors — a reality which defied the mainstream narrative that this was a dark web uprising from a far-right grassroots or a populist-driven “surge” in individual donations, echoing political campaigns the likes of Bernie Sanders or President Donald Trump.
At last year’s Unite the Right rally, a hundred members of the alt-right movement gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to denounce the City Council’s removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, erected during the height of the civil rights movement to intimidate local minority citizens.
It was a shocking event garnering non-stop media coverage, spawning vicious anarcho-street battles between ANTIFA and white supremacist groups, forcing a bipartisan denouncement of violence from the president.
2018, by comparison, proved the alt-right are no political boogieman. Instead, they’re just an embarrassing fringe who rarely leave their darkened bedrooms.
Case in point, take innocent ol’ Daniel from Long Island:
As reported by Zack Beauchamp, the senior editor of Vox, Daniel is one of the few white nationalists to actually attend Unite The Right D.C. rally. This scrawny little boy, who just turned 19-years-old, believes in what he calls a “peaceful cleansing” of both the Latino and Black populations from the U.S. to preserve his praised master-race.
To Daniel’s misfortune, despite arriving outside the White House at 5:30pm on the dot — when the rally was actually supposed to begin — he was left standing alone until he was informed by Beauchamp that Jason Kessler, the organiser, ended the event hours earlier.
This, by their standards, was an absolute shit-show where the far-right took their toys and went home. But should we have even expected otherwise?
Outside of the alt-right’s established PR nightmares, which include:
- Their racist ideas.
- Their silly tiki torches.
- Their ridiculous hate group costumes.
- Their pathetic chants of “blood and soil” & “Jews will not replace us!”
- All the above being antithetical to America values.
There’s no doubt it was their 2017 display in Charlottesville — which ended in literal blood and bodies buried beneath the soil — which turned the nation against the crumbling alt-right movement. The event passed peacefully, to the relief of the average public, which is thanks to the grassroots opposition. While libertarians like The Rubin Report’s Dave Rubin cry about their lord and saviour the free market, where YELP reviews somehow solve problems where government regulations manage situations fine enough, they have an argument when it comes to America’s resistance to the fascist movement.
Consider a report from Jane Coaston of Vox, detailing the countless ways it’s unprofitable to be an ethno-nationalist. Currently, members of the alt-right are facing countless lawsuits from Charlottesville victims for their role in the violent protests. Patreon and PayPal are outright refusing to fund far-right political organisers, from altright.com’s Richard Spencer to the alt-lite’s total non-racist personality Lauren Southern, forcing them to the indie underground of crypto-currency donors. And don’t forget on top of all that is the doxxing, where revealed identities can put their lives in absolute danger for their violent views, whether it’s state crackdowns to mob justice.
The Daily Stormer’s own neo-Nazi editor Andrew Anglin warned his ilk:
“Getting doxed as a neo-Nazi street fighter will ruin your life, forever.”
Is racism defeated in America? Of course not. But this is an identification of America remaining free of the fascist identity. President Trump’s America remains a divided country between the left-wing social democrats and the libertarian-nationalist right, sure. There’s even plenty of research showcasing that racist views persist across both parties. But if polling hasn’t already shown Americans overwhelmingly reject fascism, this pathetic event is just case number 1488 of the long line of mounting evidence.
Let the alt-right hide their heads in the corner, mainstream media.
Their movement is already dead and buried beneath the soil.
Thanks for reading!
Bailey T. Steen is a journalist, editor, artist and film critic based in Victoria, Australia, but is also Putin’s Puppet™ on occasion.
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