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I Don't Speak German

Jan 23, 2019

In this episode, which runs a bit longer than the first two, and which goes to some very dark places, Daniel tells Jack all about the infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, 2017.

The episode features discussions of violence, and we try to signpost when we're getting into the painful details.  But warnings definitely apply from the start.  We're discussing virulent racism and bigotry.

(Also, we're on iTunes and YouTube now.)

Of necessity, we're only glancing at this incredibly big and complex subject, so we're going to be coming back to many of the issues, organisations, and persons mentioned.

And here are some notes, sources, and references.

(Oh, P.S. Fun fact... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped into Hbomberguy's Donkey Kong charity Twitch stream as we recorded this.)



Firstly, everyone interested in this should follow and support Emily Gorcenski and Molly (Socialist Dog Mom) on Twitter. 

Here's Emily's livestream of the tiki torch rally

Here's Molly's podcast The Trial of James Alex Fields

First Vigil - tracking fascist violence

Texts between Jason Kessler (UtR organiser), Richard Spencer, other UtR participants:


Document at DocumentCloud

Unite the Right poster

Enoch and The Right Stuff crew photo with Taylor Wilson and James Alex Fields (tweet from Sandi Bachom):

Jason Kessler tweets about Heather Heyer after Charlottesville

Hunter Wallace (Brad Griffin) smears Heather Heyer.

White Boner's conspiracy theory video

Alex McNabb, the 'Nazi EMT'

Daniel has curated a selection of clips relating to the subjects touched on in this episode.  Beware, some of these clips feature people like Jason Kessler and Mike Enoch being vile.  Here.

David Futrelle's blog We Hunted the Mammoth, is a good source for lots of information about the far-right in its many forms.  The blog originally tracked the 'Manosphere' (i.e. MRAs, Incels, etc) but has increasingly tracked online hate more generally as the Manosphere joined up with and fed into the so-called 'alt-right', Trumpism, etc.

Here's his post on nazis mocking the murder of Heather Heyer in their memes...

...and here's his post on the Daily Caller's call for people to run over protestors

And here is the video we refer to in the episode, 'Charlottesville: The True Alt-Right' by Shaun - excellent stuff.


Timeline of Rallies 2017:

Feb. 1: Berkeley. Milo rally cancelled.

April 15: Berkeley. "Free Speech Event," Nathan Damigo punches "Moldylocks."

April 27: Berkeley. Ann Coulter speech cancelled, "Based Stickman," Lauren Southern, et al.

April 29: Pikeville, KY. TWP/NSM rally. Village Voice article.

May 13: Cville. Richard Spencer torch rally. Charlottesville 1.0.

-----June 2017---- UtR announced.

July 8. Cville. Ku Klux Klan rally.

-----July 11------ Kessler appears at town hall in Cville, publicizing UtR and distancing from Klan.

August 11. Cville. UVA torch march, "Jews Will Not Replace Us," assault on Emily Gorcenski and Kristopher Goad. Emily Livestream.

August 12. Cville. Unite the Right.

State of Emergency declared at 11:00AM. Rally planned to start at 12:00PM.

James Alex Fields Attack at 1:45PM.

Oct. 28. Shelbyville. NSM/Brad Griffin/TWP/Klan "Hard Right" Rally.