Editor’s Note: I wrote this before The Stirrer went down yesterday. I’m going to go ahead and publish this because it is timely and move on to other topics.
This seems strange.
I didn’t know this. I wasn’t around the Stormer group.
It’s also extremely strange that Anglin and Weev were disappointed after Charlottesville that the Alt-Right didn’t attack the cops. As anyone who was there that day will tell you, that was about stupidest idea imaginable given the conditions that we had walked into on the ground.
It’s strange that Azzmador has a felony warrant out for his arrest in Charlottesville. He was uniquely never arrested. The feds busted down the door of Tyler Davis in Florida and Jacob Goodwin in Arkansas. For the first time in his life, Azzmador got lucky because the feds just forgot about him.
I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone who is concerned about optics would celebrate Brenton Tarrant and go out and have their followers post Brenton Tarrant fliers on churches after four mass shootings at places of worship (Charleston, Pittsburgh, Poway, Christchurch) in the middle of a moral panic. To my knowledge, no one else who is very concerned about optics would touch that with a ten foot pole. It just makes no sense given their assumptions.
The Stirrer claims we are all feds. Here’s my take on them at this point in the investigation in degrees of confidence:
Matt Forney – Matt Forney isn’t a fed. Fatt Horney is just a massive loser and rapidly fading eceleb and sex tourist who lives off e-shekels as an expatriate. When people on the internet found out that Ferdinand Bardamu was Matt Forney, it was all downhill from there.
Andrew Escher Auernheimer – Weev is also not a fed. He is a toxic, mentally ill Jew who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. He is not a White Nationalist. Instead, Weev is the head of an influence operation – he controls the domain, technical infrastructure and finances of the Drama Stirrer – that is trying to discredit White Nationalism. He is also personally motivated by his revenge campaign against the federal government and has been trying to manipulate and stir up both the violent incels and accelerationists in the bowels of the internet to further his own ends. Weev is working for other people behind the scenes and doing their bidding.
Andrew Anglin – The Andrew Anglin character isn’t a fed. He is a caricature of an “extremist” on the Stirrer which is a performance art website. At first, the character was a caricature of the 1.0 movement – he was an exaggerated version of a Neo-Nazi, a cartoonish throwback to WN 1.0 – at a time when the Alt-Right was making inroads on the internet. Later, the character became a caricature of the 2.0 movement after Charlottesville – he was an exaggerated version of the loner incel American Nationalist who came from Gamergate. The goal was to attract attention from the media by playing into stereotypes to divide and discredit the Alt-Right which was done quite effectively over the course of 2017 and 2018.
The real Andrew Anglin used to be a crackpot who ran a conspiracy theory website. He has always believed in miscegenation. It is possible he flirted with White Nationalism, but relapsed into his old ways. Currently, I don’t believe he has any real nationalist beliefs and what we are seeing from the Andrew Anglin character is part satire and part his true feelings on various subjects. It seems likely that he doesn’t care and is willing to along with whatever Weev tells him to do. It is Weev who runs the Stirrer.
Azzmador – Finally, Azzmador is the one who is most likely to be a fed in this soap opera because of the felony warrant in Charlottesville and his failure to be arrested which no one can explain. He was trying to get people to chant “Free Dylann Roof” at Charlottesville. He has the book clubs posting fliers of Brenton Tarrant on churches to create bad optics. It’s possible that he is just doing what he is told by Weev to discredit White Nationalism. If the feds were going to infiltrate the Stirrer, they would use someone like Azzmador given their history and would focus on IRL activities. At the same time, this is just speculation and perhaps there is a good explanation for why he wasn’t arrested and sent back to Charlottesville.
Note: Ahab begins his take on this at 2:03:00.