By David Futrelle
On the neo-Nazi hate site The Daily Stormer, the ISIS-style car attack on a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville yesterday has been the source of great hilarity from the moment it happened.
Site publisher Andrew Anglin mocks the attack, which killed 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer and left many injured, as a “Crashocaust” and jokes in one post that the “very nice car” used in the attack was “worth much more than the life of whoever died.”
Even before the driver of the car was identified as a young man who appears to be a Hitler-obsessed, meme-loving, Trump-supporting neo-Nazi much like them, Anglin’s readers embraced the attack as a great victory for their side.
“God is truly with us today,” someone calling himself AshinFurnacestein declared on the site’s forums. “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA”
“hahahaha YUGE win today for the home team!,” another commenter agreed, “and now they fumbeled in the end zone when a cop bird crashed and burned ahahahahaha God is speedy in his vengeance”
The Stormers quickly turned the attack into an excuse to post the most offensive memes they could imagine.
I’m going to post some of them here, but be warned: they are some of the most rancid, hateful images you will likely ever see, and, save one, I am posting them uncensored. Click away from this post now if the events of the last several days have left you feeling even a little bit fragile.
But this needs to be documented so we know exactly what sort of people we’re dealing with here.
Anglin himself got the meme contest going by posting this:
And things quickly went downhill from there:
Some of the Stormers happily appropriated whatever old memes they could think of.
The Stormers were especially excited to see that at least one of those hit by the car was black.
One memester borrowed the cover of a Cars album:
Another incorporated Anglin himself into his meme:
The worst meme posted? Probably this one, incorporating a famous image of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean after the overloaded boat containing him and his parents capsized.
There are more memes like this on the Daily Stormer forums, many more. You can find many of them in this forum thread. (This is an archived link that only shows a handful of comments; you will have to go to the direct link to see them all.)
And the Stormers aren’t the only ones turning the car attack that left Heather Heyer dead into what they think are hilarious memes.
On 4chan, one anon posted this:
And on Twitter, meanwhile, white supremacists and shitlords with names like Awakened Saxon and Dan From Kekistan are posting memes of their own:
These, I need hardly remind you, are the people Donald Trump refuses to explicitly denounce with his own big mouth.