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“Crying Nazi” Christopher Cantwell goes on trial this week, charged with cyberstalking, threats and extortion. We wish him the very worst.

Not having a good time

Even aside from the whole Nazi business, Christopher Cantwell is not what you’d call a nice person. He’s spent the better part of a decade engaging in his own brand of activism, first as a libertarian, then a Men’s Rights Activist and finally as the neo-Nazi he is today, harassing and threatening his assorted ideological and personal enemies.

But despite all the threats he made towards assorted leftist activists and journalists over the years he’s now facing the prospect of as much as 27 years in prison … for cyberstalking, threatening and attempting to extort one of his fellow white supremacists, a member of a far right group called “the bowl patrol,” named after the decidedly unfashionable haircut of racist mass shooter Dylann Roof.

Opening arguments in the case begin Tuesday. And while the trial — expected to last for two weeks — doesn’t seem likely to make much of a splash in the mass media, journalist and former Cantwell harassee Hilary Sargent will be reporting on the whole thing for The Informant. She’s started the week off with a long and very revealing account of Cantwell’s sordid history and his various legal entanglements over the years.

It’s well worth reading. Among other intriguing factoids, we learn that Cantwell is banned not only from Twitter ad YouTube and assorted other social media sites but that he’s also banned from OkCupid, Match.com and Tinder. We also learn that he raised bail money (for a previous case) on the far-right funding sites Hatreon and GoyFundMe. And that he pasted a lengthy quote from Hitler in one of his court filings.

Oh, and that he owns 17 guns, including two AR-15s.

I’m eagerly looking forward to Sargent’s reports from the courtroom.

For more on Cantwell, see the SPLC profile of him here. Or take a look through the We Hunted the Mammoth archives.

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Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Ohlmann

How dense one must be to not realize its own mortality ?

I think they’ve been brainwashed into the cult. They are convinced that their cult is the one true way, and that any opposition is bad, so hurting the opposition at all costs is good to them. Fascism isn’t about the individual, it’s about groupthink.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
1 year ago

There is a bright side to those idiot conservatives’ latest gun fetish: a noticeable percentage of them will never breed.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
1 year ago

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5923255/Trumps-female-Supreme-Court-favorite-belongs-group-helped-inspire-Handmaids-Tale.html

“Trump’s female Supreme Court favorite belongs to a Christian group which helped inspire The Handmaid’s Tale”

Because of course she does.

*sigh*

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
1 year ago

Honestly, from some of what I’ve seen, that trend with guns wasn’t even strictly ‘own the libs’ so much as pure unadulterated ‘you can’t tell me what to do!’ or ‘don’t talk down to me!’ They’re less interested in ‘owning the libs’ so much as they’re interested in ‘owning’ the actual responsible gun owners who talk about how trigger discipline is important.

@Naglfar, Ohlmann:
Yes, that’s pretty much what I was thinking… places like Gab tend to become places where only the loudest of harassers and those friendly with the moderators hang out. And there is lots of history of what happens when reactionary groups finally ‘win’ a place of their own and start turning on the allies that got them there.

@Surplus to Requirements:
I was thinking of it as ‘wanting to survive to receive your Darwin award’.

Though, as others have pointed out in the past, there’s a large and very important blood vessel not far from there, the femoral artery, and puncturing that is a good way to bleed to death while waiting for medical assistance.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Surplus

There is a bright side to those idiot conservatives’ latest gun fetish: a noticeable percentage of them will never breed.

Are Darwin Awards still a thing? I remember at least a few of those awards being given to men who blew their bits off with a gun, so it wouldn’t be new.

I will admit, this is the most literally I’ve seen someone take the term “ammosexual.”

Last edited 1 year ago by Naglfar
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name
1 year ago

The fulls story of Cantwell’s breakdown into the racism character:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190505162626/https://cognitame.com/blog.php?id=46

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
1 year ago

without any leftists to troll, right wingers have to start attacking each other

 
Sort of like The Screwfly Solution, but self-selecting?

Moggie
Moggie
1 year ago

The boundless self-confidence of the dumb!

“I’ve spent the last 107 days reading everything I could get my hands on about the Jewish Question, and I am about to start transmitting that knowledge to the world,” Cantwell wrote in a blog post.

So, a few weeks of reading in jail and he’s an expert, generously imparting his wisdom to the world. Incidentally, why do Virginia jails let inmates read Mein Kampf?

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
1 year ago

Perhaps because it was written in jail? There’s a certain symmetry to that.

Maybe also because prison guards and the like tend toward white supremacy, much as cops do.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago
Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
1 year ago

Cantwell found guilty.

Christopher Cantwell, Keene’s “Crying Nazi,” was arrested in January on federal charges of extortion, making threats and cyberstalking.

The jury found Cantwell guilty of extortion and threatening to injure property or reputation, but not guilty of cyberstalking. He faces up to 22 years in prison.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
1 year ago

He faces up to 22 years in prison.

To which he will not be sentenced, I’m sure.

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