I always thought the trolling and flame war that went on between Christopher Cantwell and The Bowl Patrol after Pittsburgh was dumb, but I never expected it would go this far.
“CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A federal jury on Monday found a self-proclaimed white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him.
Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident and radio host, was arrested in January on federal charges of extortion, making threats and cyberstalking. He had pleaded not guilty.
The jury found Cantwell guilty of extortion and threatening to injure property or reputation, but not guilty of cyberstalking. He faces up to 22 years in prison. …”
The FBI used it as a pretext to bring federal charges against Cantwell who was arrested earlier this year in Attorney General William Barr’s big crackdown on White Nationalism. He was just convicted this morning. He faces 22 years in prison for nothing more than being a loudmouth who got triggered by a bunch of trolls who were infuriated when he tried to distance himself from them after Pittsburgh.
What about the people who have spent the last four months rioting and burning down America? How is it that the FBI and the DOJ can arrest White Nationalists who never leave their house like Christopher Cantwell or Jack Corbin for trolling people on the internet and throw the book at them on the flimsiest of pretexts, but they can’t do anything about Antifa who engage in an orgy of violence? Why is Donald Trump declaring the Klan a terrorist organization? What has the Klan done in the last 50 years?
Two years ago, I went on Cantwell’s show The Radical Agenda and argued with him about voting for the GOP in the 2018 midterms. Cantwell argued that we had to support the GOP in order to “buy us time.” I argued that what happened to the Rise Above Movement showed the Trump administration was trying to lock up White Nationalists. Now, Cantwell himself is going to prison because William Barr and the FBI have been trying to lock up as many White Nationalists as possible since the El Paso shooting. Atomwaffen was taken down by the DOJ for things like “intimidating journalists” and marijuana possession. One of the Bowl Patrolers who used to be on Gab was arrested through DC’s red flag law.
Why can’t the DOJ and the FBI arrest the Antifa ringleaders who have torched dozens of cities and who have turned New York City, Portland and Seattle into “anarchist jurisdictions”? It is because they don’t want to apply the law equally for political reasons.