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4. "antifa" isn't even an organization, unlike the Proud Boys etc.
Sat Aug 17, 2019, 01:55 PM
Aug 2019

Shit, the "Proud Boys" even have a ceremonial oath, membership rules, leaders, a lawyer who issues death threats, insist on violence, and have a "uniform":

The Proud Boys say they have an initiation process that has four stages and includes hazing. The first stage is a loyalty oath, on the order of "I’m a proud Western chauvinist, I refuse to apologize for creating the modern world"; the second is getting punched until the person recites pop culture trivia, such as the names of five breakfast cereals; the third is getting a tattoo and agreeing to not masturbate; and the fourth is getting into a major fight "for the cause."

The Proud Boys have adopted a black Fred Perry polo shirt with yellow piping as their unofficial uniform. Fred Perry was previously associated with the Mod subculture and skinhead groups, including the British National Front. Fred Perry's CEO John Flynn denounced the affiliation with the Proud Boys in a statement to CBC Radio, saying "We don't support the ideals or the group that you speak of. It is counter to our beliefs and the people we work with."

Women and transgender men are not allowed in the organization.

The Proud Boys discourages its members from masturbating and watching pornography so as to motivate them to get "off the couch" and meet women. McInnes added no masturbation to the group's core ideas after interacting with Dante Nero, a relationship expert and comedian with a podcast on Riotcast, who came to serve as a sort of "pope" for this idea within the organization.

Gavin McInnes founded the group and served as its leader. In November 2018, shortly after news broke that the FBI had classified the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalists — a claim later disavowed by an FBI official, who said they only intended to characterize the potential threat from some members of the group — McInnes said that his lawyers had advised him that quitting might help the nine members being prosecuted for the incidents in October. During the announcement he defended the group, attacked the reporting about it, said white nationalists don't exist, and at times he said things that made it appear he was not quitting, such as "this is 100% a legal gesture, and it is 100% about alleviating sentencing", and said it was a "stepping down gesture, in quotation marks".

As of November 2018, the group said its leaders were Enrique Tarrio, designated as "chairman", and the "Elder Chapter", which consists of Harry Fox, Heath Hair, Patrick William Roberts, Joshua Hall, Timothy Kelly, Luke Rofhling and Rufio Panman. Jason Lee Van Dyke, who was the organization's lawyer at the time, had been briefly named as chairman to replace Gavin McInnes when he left the group, but the organization announced on November 30 that Van Dyke was no longer associated with the group in any capacity, although his law firm still holds Proud Boys trademarks and is the registered agent for two of the group's chapters. In December 2018, arrest warrant was issued for Van Dyke over his death threat to a person he previously sued.


I mean, that's not just an organization, it's a religion. They're so totalitarian they tell their members (heh) not to wank.
Of course... Newest Reality Aug 2019 #1
The idiots don't appear to be dressing up the way they did last year...bummer Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #2
You have to work really hard to look that stupid. Lochloosa Aug 2019 #5
Looks like they're dressed up for Halloween! n/t RKP5637 Aug 2019 #6
Cosplay Much? BlueIdaho Aug 2019 #17
Looks like a costume party treestar Aug 2019 #21
You know what movies they wank to. Grokenstein Aug 2019 #40
They look like idiots. Not mention how un-American rockfordfile Aug 2019 #22
They are too thick to realize how preposterous they are. Judi Lynn Aug 2019 #34
They probably think they look good dressed like that MustLoveBeagles Aug 2019 #43
Get out of our lives, petty bitch-boy gossip. Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #3
Good description, it's exactly what he is. He needs a hobby, like doing his job. n/t Judi Lynn Aug 2019 #35
"antifa" isn't even an organization, unlike the Proud Boys etc. muriel_volestrangler Aug 2019 #4
I've never heard of an anti-fascist... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #15
And yet it's a pretty fair bet they DO wank. Grokenstein Aug 2019 #41
Hundreds of loser/incels just arrived: Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #7
"Hundreds" huh..... these are the same people who greatly exaggerate their 'manhood' too groundloop Aug 2019 #10
What man is proud to be called a "Proud Boy?" NoMoreRepugs Aug 2019 #13
It looks like... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #19
I wonder why... SergeStorms Aug 2019 #16
This message was self-deleted by its author Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #20
Doesn't he have an outstanding warrant? BlueIdaho Aug 2019 #18
I'd bet he was throwing the white power sign immediately after hitting send. lark Aug 2019 #8
live Portland police feed yaesu Aug 2019 #9
A gaslighter nearly always "calls the kettle black." slumcamper Aug 2019 #11
It's logical. Turbineguy Aug 2019 #12
A protesters note to idiot racist protesters yaesu Aug 2019 #14
So, the fascists just got played today... PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #23
... Scurrilous Aug 2019 #25
Saw that too. stevil Aug 2019 #31
Ha ha, I have to admit to being... SMC22307 Aug 2019 #33
Triumph of the Willfully Stupid Grokenstein Aug 2019 #42
Good news, thanks Pandora. Nt Mc Mike Aug 2019 #44
CNN interviewing these "antifa" masked idiots. One wearing a hammer & sickle on his helmet. oldsoftie Aug 2019 #24
Antifa marchers KNOW that a number of "infiltrators" are in their midst to be "interviewed" and ancianita Aug 2019 #26
Yes, that is one thing that I have worried about. potone Aug 2019 #37
Unicorn Riot reports that antifa had prepared for that and drove most of them out of their marches ancianita Aug 2019 #38
CNN is one of the least qualified PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #32
I advise not to take the right wing groups lightly The Liberal Lion Aug 2019 #27
Antifa, because they don't take the right lightly, and because they're defensive, people who don't ancianita Aug 2019 #39
This is incredible beyond belief. Firestorm49 Aug 2019 #28
There are very fine people on one side. Mc Mike Aug 2019 #29
They are proud, yet... VarryOn Aug 2019 #30
Grown men in homemade costumes relive procon Aug 2019 #36
The guy with the daughter was using her as a tool against Antifa dustyscamp Aug 2019 #45
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