September 21, 2017
So somebody spent a year “infiltrating” the Alt-Right, and this is the best headline it resulted in:
It’s almost like we don’t actually have anything to hide.
An alt-right leader boasted about his links to the Trump administration to an anti-racism activist who spent a year undercover exposing the growing networks of influence of far-right groups in Britain and the U.S.
Swedish activist Patrick Hermansson infiltrated alt-right groups in Europe and the U.S. for the U.K.-based Hope not Hate anti-racism charity. Earlier in the year, he claims he met with alt-right Iranian-American academic Jason Reza Jorjani in a New York.
An associate of alt-right provocateur Richard Spencer, Jorjani is the co-founder of the AltRight Corporation which seeks to unify European and U.S. alt-right enterprises, and former editor-in-chief of Arktos Media, the alt-right’s publishing wing.
In the Hope not Hate report, Hermansson writes about meeting Jorjani: “I ask about AltRight Corporation and its aims and objectives and he explains how it is a “government in waiting.” But then, out of nowhere, as though it was no big deal, he says: “We had connections in the Trump administration, we were going to do things!”
“I lean forward, praying that the camera I have hidden in one of my shirt buttons captured what he had just said. I can hardly believe it.
“In this small Irish bar in Manhattan, I am sat opposite one of the most prominent alt-right figures in the world—from the extreme racial nationalist end of the movement—as he explains to me that he was “the link man” with the Trump administration via Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart News Network and, until recently, Trump’s chief strategist.”
Is he “one of the most prominent alt-right figures in the world”?
I’m only vaguely aware of him, personally. And I am the publisher of the largest Alt-Right publication in the world.
I knew only that he was friends with Richard Spencer and did something with his website. I also had one of his books recommended to me, but never got a chance to read it.
I’m sure he’s a good guy, not trying to say he’s not relevant, but to make it like he’s a key mover and shaker in the movement is goofy.
The key movers and shakers are the people getting things done on a mass scale. And we all know all those people. And none of them have any secret plans you can expose.
As far as I know, Jorjani is now involved in some Iranian revolutionary group.
Speaking to the New York Times, Jorjani said that by “connections,” he meant he had spoken with people with a direct line to President Trump. He did not disclose their names. He said that the ousting of former national security adviser Michael Flynn in February and Steve Bannon in August spelt the end of the alt-right’s campaign to carve out influence in the White House.
Asked to comment, a White House spokeswoman told the Times, “We have no knowledge of any conversations or contact with this person.”
This really isn’t a very good conspiracy.
Before #Heilgate, it was known that the Alt-Right was being openly courted by certain elements of the Trump transition team. That was all through the mainstream media.
That ended though.
In the wake of the Charlottesville rally, Jorjani announced he was “resigning” from the alt-right to form an organization devoted to the Aryan overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Yep. There you go. And that was known before this Hope Not Hate guy called him “one of the most prominent alt-right figures in the world.”
As part of his year with alt-right groups, Hermkansson also spent time with alt-right ideologue Greg Johnson, and attended a Seattle barbecue at the home of Nazi ceramicist Charles Kraft and members of the Cascadia far-right group.
He writes that at the barbecue, armed members of the group discussed plans to buy land and create a white supremacist community modeled on Nazi Germany, and joked about the “mass murder of Jews.”
Johnson called Hermansson a “rat” who had “violated” his trust in a posting on the website of the Counter-Currents publishers Wednesday, He claimed that Hope not Hate had selectively edited videos to make Jorjani seem like a “genocidal maniac.”
Hermansson’s journey culminated in Charlottesville, where he witnessed the death of anti-racism activist Heather Heyer, who was killed when a white nationalist plowed a car into a group of counter-protesters.
She died when a white nationalist plowed a car into another car.
Died of a heart attack.
But notice that they don’t directly imply that James Fields killed her. It’s because the entire media is aware that she was not even hit by the car. They just aren’t reporting that, because they don’t have to.
At the same time, they won’t outright lie, because they know they’re eventually going to get called out on this when Fields goes to trial.
“Over the last year, I had got used to some pretty extreme racism but on that sweaty day in Charlottesville, Virginia I was taken aback. People spoke of sending all Jews to Israel and then nuking it and how they were “looking forward to bathing in n****r blood,” he writes.
After the main protest was over, he headed into town to see a counter-protest that had formed.
“That’s when I saw it: a car ploughing at high speed into a crowd of people. I saw someone’s shoes fly through the air. The panicked gathering began to disperse and I started to run, still unsure what exactly had happened.
“When the emergency services arrived, I saw the paramedics pumping the chest of a woman before loading her into the back of an ambulance. Earlier that day I had been on the demonstration, just yards from the murderer, now I was stood in shock as his victims were driven away to a cacophony of bellowing sirens,” he writes.
Pumped her chest.
You don’t do that because of blunt force trauma, do you?
In the report Hermansson claims alt-right groups are engaged in an ambitious attempt “to become all-encompassing organisations that go far beyond politics, into art, religion and social life making them incredibly difficult to leave.”
And Hermansson’s main lesson from spending a year with some of the world’s most dangerous and influential racists? The danger of complacency.
“Allowing these hateful ideas to go unchallenged allows them to become normal. It brings about the creeping acceptance of alt-right and far-right ideas in the mainstream,” he writes.
“Just look at Donald Trump’s failure to properly condemn the bloody events in Charlottesville. If we don’t stand up every time we see racism, sexism, homophobia or oppression of any type, we run the risk of it becoming seen as normal.”
So there you have it.
A year of this guy’s life and he finds:
- An Iranian guy bragging about influence he doesn’t actually have
- A BBQ where people made politically incorrect jokes
Can you imagine being an adult, a professional, and spending a year of your life that way?
What a shameful waste.
The point that I am trying to make here is this: we are not hiding anything. None of us are hiding anything. We clearly state our goals, we are public about our ambitions.
That is no doubt very disappointing to the media. And the dickhead who wasted a year of his life trying to infiltrate us.