Andrew Anglin and Weev have created a stir across the internet. Various people are stepping forward to share aspects about their past and connect the dots:
“I had no conception of the long and sordid history of the White Nationalist movement as I clumsily stumbled upon it. All I knew at the time was that talking about racial matters was edgy, exciting, relevant, and infuriating to the Leftists I despised. So I carried on in my signature bombastic style, associating with anyone who I could have an engaging conversation with, and trying to produce compelling radio absent the benefits or limitations of broadcast airwaves.
One of those engaging conversations took place in January of 2017 with a guy who went by the name of Weev. In hindsight, I should have spotted him for a bad actor from the gate. In the very first moments of his guest appearance on the Radical Agenda, Weev began advocating for the extermination of most of the world’s population. He called Dylann Roof a hero for killing nine people in a black church, and to clarify, he was not waxing philosophical about what might be justifiable in a different social framework. This is by no means the extent of the outrageous things he said in that short talk, but hopefully you get the idea.
I was not used to being out-edged on my own show, and my Marty McFly syndrome kicked in as I strained to take this in stride. In hindsight, what Weev was doing was not edgy at all. Edgy by definition carries the necessary prerequisite of limitations, and riding the edge of those limits in order to produce compelling and thought provoking talk radio. Weev, rather conspicuously, blew right past those limits and entered into a rather different sort of performance.
A listener warned me in the YouTube comments that Weev was Jewish. This was obviously a rather curious trait in a genocidal and seemingly unironic Nazi, but I was not nearly so anti-Semitic then as I am today, and I dismissed the concern as unwarranted paranoia, which seemed in abundance amongst my new social circle.
Much to my detriment.
Shortly after this I had an off air conversation with Andrew Anglin, who lauded what was in hindsight, conspicuously high praise on me for my content and myriad positive qualities of character, which he had supposedly been observing for some time from afar. He had spent the prior weeks organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewess who most certainly deserved it, and worse, by the name of Tanya Gersh.
This troll storm, Anglin explained, was to culminate in an armed Nazi march on Whitefish, Montana, where this oven bait resided.
Unfortunately, Anglin explained, he would not be able to make it to this event he had worked so hard to publicize. He offered me the supposedly high honor of taking his place as the face of the event, which he assured me would be historic, and earn me the fame and fortune I so richly deserved.
I had other plans, and this is one of few times during the course of this story I can honestly say I got lucky. While abundant fame was near at hand, no fortune was to be awarded to us, it turned out. That troll storm ended up the subject of a legal dispute which indebted Mr. Anglin to Mrs. Gersh to the tune of fourteen million dollars, but not before Anglin had syphoned off $150,000 from his readers, for a legal defense he ultimately declined to present. …”
“Daily Stormer blogger Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer wrote in June that he wanted to raise money to build a monument to McVeigh. “Think of it, a gigantic bronze statue of Timothy McVeigh poised triumphantly atop a Ryder truck,” Auernheimer wrote.
“I am not joking,” Auernheimer added. “This should be done. Imagine how angry it would make people.”
Weev has been talking about this for years:
“Besides calling out FBI agents, judges, and attorneys for what he perceives as grave errors, as well as the entire federal government for declaring “war” against “We the People,” Auernheimer’s 1,200-word letter dictates that the reparations money sent to him will be used to build “memorial groves for the greatest patriots of our generation: Timothy McVeigh, Andrew Stack, and Marvin Heemeyer.” (McVeigh was responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing, Stack flew his plane into a building in Austin, Texas, and Heemeyer went on a violent rampage with a bulldozer in Colorado.)
I asked Auernheimer why he would associate himself with this violent lot, considering he hasn’t committed any acts of violence himself. He responded, “because it’s fucking hilarious to demand money from feds for a McVeigh Memorial grove,” adding “I honestly think we need to build statues of them just to piss off federal agents really.”
Weev sent his manifesto from prison:
“Know that all this wealth will be directed towards a good and charitable cause. I am building a series of memorial groves for the greatest patriots of our generation: Timothy McVeigh, Andrew Stack, and Marvin Heemeyer. You see, In the “Special Housing Unit”, which is Bureau of Prisons codespeak for “solitary confinement” and “torture”, I had enough time to think about the current state of federal government.
The federal government has declared war on We the People. I am but the latest casualty of the unjust and seditious war being waged against honest Americans and defenders of the Constitution. At Waco the FBI directed the murder of 76 men, women, and children. At Ruby Ridge the FBI murdered both a 14-year-old boy and a woman cradling her infant child. All federal agents are, in fact, murderous thugs and seditious terrorists. Sedition is the charge for crimes which undermine the Constitution with violence. I can assure you that violence was used against me, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has already verified that the case against me undermined the Constitution. …”
Cantwell was fortunate to avoid that trap.
I’m fairly confident that Andrew Anglin tried to recruit other groups to “invade” Whitefish, MT. Ultimately, Weev’s Nazi Troll Army only ended up costing him a $14 million dollar judgment. The Daily Stormer ended up with sole responsibility for that disaster after no one else took the bait.