Image tweeted by Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Rep. Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin first district Republican primary.
By Bob Brigham
The Raw Story (12/20/17)
An alt-right candidate running a primary challenge against House Speaker Paul Ryan has posted an image on Twitter showing the Republican congressman falling from a helicopter.
The meme posted by Paul Nehlen (R-WI) refers to South American practice of dropping political opponents out of helicopters.
“’Free Helicopter Rides’ refers to extrajudicial killings known as ‘death flights,’ in which military forces throw people from aircraft into large bodies of water. Online, the phrase is often used by members of the alt-right in jokes about executing their political opponents,” Know Your Meme explains.
The other person featured in the meme appears to be Randy Bryce (D-WI), the “Iron Stache” candidate also challenging Speaker Ryan for his first district congressional seat.
Last week, HuffPost repeatedly asked Nehlen if he was a white nationalist. Nehlen twice dodged the question, then refused to respond.
Nehlen’s supporters on Twitter celebrated his meme imagining the extrajudicial murder of political opponents.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Breitbart backed Nehlen’s challenge to Ryan in the 2016 GOP primary. But Nehlen lost by 68 points.
This is not the first time Nehlen has posted controversial items on Twitter. Nehlen also made waves for openly embracing white supremacist memes and his “it’s okay to be white” campaign.
Nehlen has also appeared twice on the “Fash the Nation” podcast. “Fash” is short for fascist.
The “Fash the Nation” crew has concluded that Nehlen is creating the ideal model for “aspiring right-wing politicians.” …
Paul Ryan Opponent Accuses Jew of ‘pretending’ To Be White So He Can ‘undermine’ The White Race
By Tom Boggioni
The Raw Story (12/19/17)
A conservative candidate who is running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) attacked a director at a libertarian-oriented group — who happens to be Jewish — on Twitter, saying he is only “pretending to be white” for nefarious reasons.
Far-right candidate Paul Nehlen took offense this week after Foundation for Individual Rights in Education director Ari Cohn tweeted about “Twitter Nazis,” according to a report at The Daily Banter.
In the back and forth, Cohn wrote, “Sometimes Twitter Nazis remind me that I am Jewish. As if my last name would ever let me forget,” later adding, “I am … white,” before pointing out to Nehlen that he was the recipient of anti-Semitic comments from one of Nehlen’s followers.
Nehlen responded by calling Cohn a “bigot,” writing, “Just admit you are a (((bigot))) @aricohn and I’ll pretend you didn’t pretend you were white for the purposes of starting a race war w me.”
“It’s okay to be white,” Nehlen then tweeted. “It’s not okay to pretend to be for purposes of undermining whites. But you knew that.”
Cohn fired right back, tweeting: “You are unhinged. It has nothing to do with the fact that you’re white. It has everything to do with the fact that you’re an asshole. Get a grip, get some help.”
You can see the tweets below, along with Cohn documenting Nehlen’s history of racism and responses from Nehlen’s fans…
- Paul Ryan’s Primary Challenger Pushes Ugly White Nationalist Ideology & Coded Nazi Language – HuffPost asked Paul Nehlen three times by email this week if he considers himself a white nationalist. Twice Nehlen dodged the question. The third time he didn’t respond. The Wisconsin Republican is running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who might not be seeking re-election. Nehlen campaigned in Alabama recently for Roy Moore, the Senate nominee accused of sexual misconduct, who suffered a historic defeat Tuesday. Nehlen claims to have raised “six figures” for the Moore campaign. Nehlen was a speaker Monday at Moore’s campaign rally in Midland City, Alabama. He took the stage wearing the red “Make America great again” cap and warned the crowd that “we’re engaged in a spiritual battle.” Moore was the only one, he said, who could “drain that swamp” up in D.C. … Read the Rest
America’s Most Notorious Neo-Nazi Is On The Lam. Help Us Find Him.
Diminutive Nazi troll Andrew Anglin in his Trump cap.
By Luke O’Brien
The HuffPost (12/19/17)
The king of the Nazi trolls was in the supermarket, and he seemed nervous. Surely it was him. The shaved head, the diminutive stature, the paranoid aspect ― there is no mistaking the guy when you know what you’re looking for. And on the afternoon of Dec. 10, at the Meijer grocery store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, the bald little fellow scanning the aisles with a hunted look could’ve been none other than Andrew Anglin.
A propagandist who publishes The Daily Stormer, a major neo-Nazi website, Anglin, 33, is notorious for viciously harassing and libeling people online. But his behavior had caught up to him. He’d been sued in three federal courts. He’d gone into hiding. For months, process servers and other people had been looking for him in and around his hometown of Columbus.
Anglin’s legal odyssey was at a critical juncture. Two weeks ago, in a motion to dismiss one of the federal lawsuits, which deals with a harassment campaign he orchestrated in Montana last winter, his attorneys advanced two arguments for why the court should throw out the suit. The first promises to make this case a significant one in the internet era. Essentially, Anglin’s lawyers contend, anything a serial harasser writes on his site that stops short of “fighting words,” a true threat or incitement ― even if the publisher’s intent might be to incite an online mob to cyberbully someone into trauma therapy ― is protected by the First Amendment.
The second argument is also notable, for different reasons. Anglin, the defense attorneys told the court, can’t be served ― and, seemingly, can’t be sued in federal court at all ― because he can’t be found and isn’t a resident or a citizen of Ohio. He is, his lawyers continued, “not a citizen of any State.” A “stateless” person, in other words. He lives abroad, they appeared to suggest, in Lagos, Nigeria.
But then who was this tiny bald man buying protein powder in a Meijer 6,000 miles from Lagos, just days after the motion had been filed? This guy had a big tub of the white stuff. Anglin writes periodically about his workouts. He favors deadlifts, squats and other powerlifting moves, the kind that typically require a gym membership. The kind a smaller race warrior might seek to supplement with, say, whey protein isolate.
As this furtive customer slid into a self-checkout line, his eyes darted from side to side. Was he stupid not to have worn a hat to cover his shaved head? Was he being watched?
Anglin had only himself to blame for his fugitive status. Through December 2016 and January 2017, he’d pulled off the troll job of his life, bullyragging the town of Whitefish, Montana, into a panic during a harassment campaign that the town’s police chief likened to “domestic terrorism.” Anglin had targeted the Jews in Whitefish. Of course he had. In particular, he’d focused on Tanya Gersh, a local realtor. And it was Gersh who was now suing him.
The backstory to the case explained both Anglin’s methods and the freedom racist trolls now feel to be their worst selves, especially with one of their own in the White House. …