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Sep 25, 2021

We revisit the subject of our very first episode, Richard Spencer, catching up with his more recent exploits, all in an attempt to emphasize that a) he's still around, b) he's still dangerous, and c) he means what he says.

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Our previous episode on Richard Spencer, Episode 1

The New York Times, How a Small Town Silenced a Neo-Nazi Hate Campaign

Rafi Schwartz, Discourse Blog, America’s Top Nazi Is a Broke Little Booger Who Can’t Get a Table

  • The punch, which     prompted plenty of handwringing     and pearl-clutching over whether or not it’s okay to     ever punch a Nazi (it sure is!), occurred during what should have     been the height of Spencer’s career as a full-time racist — the     inauguration of Donald Trump. Instead, it forever branded him as     “that Nazi who got his clock thoroughly cleaned” and helped     define him as the ur-bigot of the Trump era. This, I think, is     crucial to the arc of Spencer’s seeming cancelation by the people     of Whitefish. It’s much easier to identify a Nazi — and identify     what should be done to them — when that Nazi has already become an     internet joke for both being a Nazi, and facing the consequences     thereof. Were Spencer not memed into oblivion as “the Nazi who got     smacked,” my guess is that it wouldn’t have been quite so easy     to rally an entire community to oppose him. Yes, it would likely     still have happened in some form, thanks to the sincerely hard work     of both activists, and ordinary citizens on the ground in Whitefish     and elsewhere, but I can’t help but think that the moment Spencer     got blasted in the jaw, his cancelation, or silencing, or whatever     doofy substitute for “getting what he deserves” became     inevitable.

Tablet Mag, No, White Supremacist Richard Spencer Didn’t Seriously Endorse Joe Biden

  • And yet, countless credulous accounts—many on the pro-Trump     right, but also some on the anti-Biden     left—uncritically shared Spencer’s posting as though     it was on the level.
  • That a disingenuous racist like Spencer would pretend to     support Biden in order to get attention and undercut the former vice     president is not surprising. What is surprising is how many people     still fall for Spencer’s transparent trolling.
  • In reality, Spencer and other white supremacists have a long     history of purposely adopting their opponents’ causes and     pretending to back them in order to undermine them. That’s exactly     what Spencer did in 2018 by pretending to support “Zionism,”     when he actually has a long history of hate towards both Israel and     Jews, and claims that the Jewish state and its supporters control     America.

Daily Progress, RIchard Spencer-led organization ordered to pay $2.4 million in Unite the RIght lawsuit

  • The biggest sum     was awarded last week by an Ohio judge who ordered the National     Policy Institute to pay Burke $2,444,461.15 for the harm he suffered     as a result of the rally. The white supremacist think tank, which is     led by UTR participant and University of Virginia graduate Spencer,     was found to be in default approximately     a year ago.

Integrity First For America, Sines v. Kessler

Eat the Rich Episode 91 on William Regnery II

Paul Gottfried coins the term "alternative right."

Richard Spencer introduces Ron Paul at the Robert Taft Club, October 11, 2007.

Richard Spencer full NPI speech 2016, the origin of "Heilgate".

Full text of that speech

  • We need to remind ourselves of these things. None of this is     natural. None of this is “normal.” This is a sick, disgusting,     society, run by the corrupt, defended by hysterics, drunk on     self-hatred and degeneracy. We invade the world and frantically     invite entire populations who despise us. We subsidize people and     institutions who make our lives worse just by the sheer fact of     their existence. We run up deficits and pretend the laws of history     simply don’t apply to us because of “American Exceptionalism.”
  • This cannot go on any longer. And it won’t.
  • At some level, we demand the impossible. Even those     half-joking memes about Donald Trump as God-Emperor or as the     progenitor of some glorious Imperium testify to the yearning for     something more. Yes, we should insist on our dreams – on the     conquest of space, on the development of revolutionary technology,     for a humanity that is greater than we are today, for a race that     travels forever on the upward path.
  • But at another level, what we want is something normal,     something almost prosaic maybe even boring.
  • Why is something as simple as starting a family, owning a     house, and leaving a legacy to your children seen as an almost     impossible dream for so many Americans? Why must there be two     incomes for a family simply to break even? Why is it impossible to     build a real civic society because the whim of a federal bureaucrat     or a Social Justice Warrior can impose Section 8 housing, refugee     resettlement, or some other population transfer scheme deliberately     designed to break apart functional white communities?

Buzzfeed, Spencer's Wife Says in Divorce Filings that He Physically and Emotionally Abused Her

  • The wife of Richard Spencer, the white     nationalist leader, has accused him of being “physically,     emotionally, verbally and financially abusive” throughout their     marriage, according to divorce filings in Flathead County District     Court in Montana.
  • Nina Koupriianova, who married Spencer in August 2010 and has     two young children with him, alleges that Spencer physically abused     her, including instances where she was “being hit, being grabbed,     being dragged around by her hair, being held down in a manner     causing bruising, and being prevented from calling for help.”
  • Koupriianova — who went by Kouprianova in some public     interviews and N.K. in the documents — “has been reluctant to     call police or seek an order of protection for fear of further     reprisal by” Spencer, her lawyers said in court documents. “Much     of the abuse has occurred in the presence of the parties’     children.”