He was a tough bad ass on the Vice video, ready to goosestep up to his rightful place in the world. Now he is butthurt by Chelsea Manning making a meme.
He’s scared the cops will kill him. Gee, isn’t that what some people have been saying as well?
I commend him for his attempts at peaceful protest, but your rhetoric is unacceptable. He even admits they talk a big game on the internet. Well, shit dude, you spit out the venom and now you wonder about the back lash?
He says something like “We have done everything within our legal means to air our grievances.”
Maybe get the hint that your grievances are bullshit. Maybe Jews aren’t controlling the world, maybe blacks aren’t savages, maybe no one is trying to replace white people, but peacefully coexist. Maybe all these people you think are trying to destroy America aren’t.
The silver lining for me is the schadenfreude;
Watching these self-described ‘billy-badasses’ who were so eager to fight to “take back their country!” tripping over themselves as they scurry in their rush to backpedal from their shitty views now that the public knows their identity.
Turns out that, just like talking shit in person is dangerous, talking egregiously hateful shit when other people know who and where you are isn’t exactly ‘good for your health.’
Ha. This reminds me of that scene in the Vice video where he’s whipping out a multitude of guns and a knife, yapping about how more people are going to have to die “before this is all over.” I already had him pegged at that moment, especially because of the ridiculously overcompensating weaponry, as another insecure, frightened little man-baby.
Dude, your massive fears of others just because of the groups they’re in were entirely unfounded! And even now, they probably still are.
However, in the Vice report, Cantwell, who helped organize the “Unite the Right,” is seen carrying weapons. At the end of the report, Reeve catches up with Cantwell in a hotel room after Heather Heyer‘s death. He’s seen readying a cache of weapons, including pistols and assault rifles.
“These people want violence and the right is just meeting market demands,” Cantwell says in the last line of the Vice report.
For someone who is so smug about just doing the market’s will(seriously, his line there is like “Don’t hate the player; hate the game” as imagined by a late-stage Randroid); he seems awfully surprised that there are alternative vendors who are potentially more competent and definitely more likable…