This is one of those posts where I will get a certain number of angry comments or emails, upset with me for “amplifying” these sickos’ message. My purpose is not to amplify depravity but to illuminate people as to what the right-wing listens to and what it thinks. This is some heavy misogyny here and it behooves us to take a look at it, beyond its overt sensationalistic message. Yes, there is always that, the tweak to own the libs, to shock our sensibilities. I get it. But underneath that is an ugly and pernicious world view.
Here is Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s vision for a brave new world. Bear in mind that this man was banned from Twitter for hate speech and Elon Musk reinstated him last December.
Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin advocates for "forced child marriage": "The idea that the girl is menstruating (i.e. , dropping eggs) but is somehow not ready for sex does not make any sense. That's saying God made a mistake." https://t.co/NfKdeReeUN
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 2, 2023
This is sheer brutality. This is a justification for that 10-year-old child who became pregnant as the result of rape and had to be transported over state lines to get an abortion, to be impregnated in the first place. The “logic” is, if a female child is biologically capable of being impregnated, she is ready to be a mother. Let’s grant for the sake of argument that that’s true. So by extension, then, correct me if I’m wrong, a 12-year-old boy who is biologically capable of ejaculating and impregnating someone, is therefore ready to be a father. Amirite?
Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who was booted off Twitter in 2013, has had his account restored. pic.twitter.com/sEv5UDVUw2
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 2, 2022
Almost immediately upon having his account reinstated, Anglin tweeted a response to rapper Ye praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust on Alex Jones’ show. “Saying you love Hitler is not even a big deal,” Anglin wrote, “no one cares about that. The man died 80 years ago.” Anglin also endorsed Ye in his presidential run. […]
Anglin has publicly indicated that the goal of his operation and adherence to white nationalist ideology is to “ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.” Anglin is a staunch supporter of Nazi ideology and regularly espouses Holocaust denail. In 2018, Anglin wrote that he “[hates] women. I think they deserve to be beaten, raped and locked in cages.”
This is the kind of mind, and the kind of “free speech” that Musk went out of his way to restore.
In 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center won a $14 million lawsuit brought against Anglin on behalf of Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real-estate agent, after Anglin directed an intense harassment campaign against her and her family. On Nov. 9, a Montana judge issued a bench warrant for Anglin’s arrest on grounds that he had ignored the judgment. Anglin’s physical whereabouts are currently unknown and he has long maintained he resides outside of the U.S.
I don’t know if the Daily Stormer, which is Anglin’s website, is worth $14 million, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is that this is a portion of what the right wing listens to and we need to be aware of this. The Neo-Nazis and the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters are all cut from the same cloth. If we had been more aware of what right-wing ideology was in 2016, we could have dealt more effectively with Donald Trump. We got sucker punched. And we paid a price. My goal is that it doesn’t happen again, so I keep one eye on Right Wing Watch and they keep both eyes on the sewer.