By David Futrelle
Andrew Anglin, professional Nazi troll and founder of The Daily Stormer, generally does not have a lot of nice things to say about women, not even white ones. This is a guy who once described women as “disgusting sex perverts” whose “entire existence … revolves around sexual derangement.” This is a guy who hailed Vladimir Putin’s move to decriminalize “slapping hoes [and] bitches,” declaring that “[j]ust as it is axiomatic that Jews belong in the oven, so is it that women deserve to be slapped.”
Now he has a new crush: the 18-year-old kid sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.
Morgan Roof is in the news after being arrested yesterday for allegedly bringing a knife, pepper spray, and marijuana to school. School officials were also alarmed by a message she posted on Snapchat expressing her hope that the students walking out yesterday to protest gun violence would end up dead. “I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot,” she wrote, “we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway.”
Anglin’s reaction? “I’m in love.”
In a post on the Daily Stormer today, Anglin hailed the young lass as “HAWT” and begged her to get in touch with him.
“How hilarious would it be if I dated Dylann Roof’s sister?” he wrote.
Can you even imagine? I think the entire staff of the SPLC would have heart attacks simultaneously.
Addressing Miss Roof directly, he declared:
Just so you understand, I am not simply a heavily accomplished genius and a key influence on your brother’s writing … I am also an extremely handsome man in peak physical condition.
Anglin went on to admit that he was sort of joking about all this. Or maybe not. “I have a sort-of gf right now,” he confessed, “and I live in Nigeria so the dating part is a joke (mostly), but we should be friends for sure.” (Note: He doesn’t actually live in Nigeria. He’s a troll.)
On Gab. Anglin posted a picture of the two of them as the happy parents of a small horde of miniature Dylann Roofs.
Turns out that Anglin isn’t the only alt-right shitlord who is smitten by the young Miss Roof. On Twitter, assorted shitposters — some predictably sporting Pepe avatars and vaguely anti-Semitic handles — are openly declaring their love, or at least their lust, for this new Aryan Goddess.
One imagined a utopian future with Miss Roof that looked pretty much identical to Anglin’s Aryan wet dream:
Another posed this elemental question:
On Gab — that sort-of Twitter clone for people who’ve been kicked off Twitter for being racist assholes — Morgan’s fans were equally enthusiastic, with many of them seriously hoping she could be recruited to the alt-right.
But not everyone in the far-right fever swamps is a Morgan fan. Some are unconvinced she has sufficient moral purity to become a true icon of the right.
Others smelled a rat.
While I think we can safely dismiss this last theory, there is one big question overhanging all this: Does the young women being nominated to be “the Eva Braun of the New Reich” actually have any interest in the position? We don’t actually know what exactly she thinks about the alt-right, or about much of anything.
Yes, she’s the younger sister of a racist killer who was clearly motivated in part by alt-right ideology. Yes, that thing she posted on Snapchat was arguably more than a little racist. But that doesn’t mean she’s a full-blown Nazi ready to be Andrew Anglin’s symbolic, much less literal, bride.
Not that this is likely to dissuade her new fans. Neo-Nazis went on celebrating Taylor Swift as their own personal Aryan Goddess long after she made it known that she’d really rather they didn’t. One thing, though, is abundantly clear:
Brace yourself. The memes are coming, and they will be ugly.