IDSG 93 Richard Spencer Redux
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”.
- 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.”