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charlottesville white supremacist rally organizer revealed to have been an active duty marine

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On July 17, one of those organisers, operating under the alias "Tyrone", posted a picture of a farm machine known as a combine harvester, writing it "sure would be nice". He then wrote: "Is it legal to run over protesters blocking roadways?"

Tyrone's statements garnered media attention last August, but it was not publicly known who was behind the alias. That changed recently, when an anti-racist activist exposed Tyrone's identity as Michael Joseph Chesny, a 36-year-old active duty marine who was stationed at an airbase in Havelock, North Carolina with a speciality in explosives. Chesny received a general discharge from the Marines on April 5

In more than 1,000 posts in an online chat service called Discord, Tyrone gave detailed advice on how to fight in the streets of Charlottesville, and also posted a raft of racial slurs and statements pledging support for neo-Nazi causes and organisations.

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Manning, who at the time was stationed at the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune about 200 miles from Graham, is accused of scaling a building with fellow serviceman Sgt. Michael Chesny and unfurling a banner with the acronym “YWNRU,” according local paper The Times-News. The letters apparently stand for “You will not replace us,” which is the slogan for white nationalist group Identity Evropa.

 

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Chesny has been disciplined but is still an active member of the Marine Corps, a spokesman told the publication. Chesny and Manning are scheduled for court in Graham on Oct. 10 where a formal decision could on their fate could be made.

The reason for the discrepancy between the two Marines’ punishment is not clear. The Corps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Manning joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and has been decorated with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal, according to the Marines Corps Times.

http://time.com/4940709/joseph-manning-marines-white-supremacist-confederate-rally/

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The leader of the neo-Nazi group that James Fields marched with in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday before allegedly killing a protester with his car served in the US marine corps until earlier this year.

Dillon Hopper, the self-styled “commander” of Vanguard America, is a recently retired marine staff sergeant and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Members of his white supremacist group marched in Virginia last weekend.

Hopper, 29, has been using his former name, Dillon Irizarry, when appearing in public for Vanguard America. But he officially changed his name to Dillon Ulysses Hopper in November 2006, according to court records in his native New Mexico.

Hopper’s active duty with the marines ended in January this year, according to a Department of Defense record. He has lived in California and Ohio since returning to the US. Hopper’s full service record could not immediately be obtained. His Facebook avatar is currently a cartoon image of Donald Trump building a wall.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/charlottesville-attack-vanguard-america-james-fields-dillon-hopper

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Perhaps best known for punching a female Antifa protester in the face, Nathan Damigo represents a case study in how right-wing extremist ideologies have transformed from the age of Skinheads and Klansmen to the age of the so-called “Alt-right.” During his time as vice-chairman of the National Youth Front, Damigo pioneered the usage of fliering campaigns — one of the Alt-Right’s most versatile, attention-grabbing tactics.

Prior to founding the white Nationalist Identity Evropa while a student at California State University, Stanislaus, Damigo began his career in white supremacist activism by joining the American Freedom Party (formerly American Third Position, also known as A3P) and eventually became the director of their now defunct youth branch, the National Youth Front. Having ditched the overtly racist and anti-Semitic language of the AFP, Damigo now speaks of ‘Cultural Marxism’ and ‘white genocide’ instead of the ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government) and white supremacy. 

Born as Nathan Lodge in Lewiston, Maine, Damigo moved to San Jose, California, when he was six months old. He would later refer to his birthplace as “infamous” among his circles due to the influx of East African immigrants that he labeled “The Somali dump.” Adopted by Michael Damigo when his mother remarried, Nathan and his brother entered into a family with a military and police tradition; Michael was an ex-Marine and deputy sheriff who was involved in the fatal shooting of an illegal cannabis farmer.

 

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Recent months have seen Damigo present at numerous protests and events with other Alt-Right notables. Most notably Damigo shared a podium with Mike Peinovich (of the anti-Semitic and racist website The Right Stuff), Richard Spencer, Sam Dickson and Jason Kessler, during a luncheon prior to a now-infamous torch lit rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Damigo has indicated he plans to attend the second Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, organized by Kessler, on August 12, 2017.

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/nathan-benjamin-damigo

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In 2004, at age 18, Damigo left San Jose and joined the Marines. Contrasting his childhood with his experience in the military, Damigo recalls feeling more at ease in the predominantly white environment of his training class. Surrounded for the first time by people from similar backgrounds, Damigo describes his time in the military as important to his first steps down the road toward white nationalism, describing himself at the time as “race aware” but not “race conscious.”       

 

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Sebastian Gorka, a controversial adviser to President Donald Trump who gained notoriety for harshly criticizing Islam and dismissing the threat of white nationalists, addressed students at the Marine Corps University as recently as June 29 — months after the FBI deemed his rhetoric unsuitable for trainings and promised to stop working with him.

Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president who has pushed the idea that Islam is an inherently violent religion that requires its adherents to engage in acts of terrorism, has spoken to Marine Corps University students about “global jihad” on three separate occasions this year, said Capt. Joshua Peña, a spokesman for the university. Gorka was not paid for these appearances because he is now a U.S. government employee, Peña added.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sebastian-gorka-marines-islam-charlottesville_us_5993464fe4b04b193360e068

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Vanguard America is a white supremacist group that opposes multiculturalism and “believes that America is an exclusively white nation,” the Anti-Defamation League stated. “Using a right-wing nationalist slogan, Blood and Soil, VA romanticizes the notion that people with ‘white blood’ have a special bond with ‘American soil.’”

Meanwhile, an armed security detail composed of military veterans assisted the white nationalist groups gathered in Charlottesville, according to “Vice News Tonight” reporter Elle Reeve. “They have a circle of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who now do security for Richard Spencer and other white nationalist groups,” Reeve told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

https://www.stripes.com/news/neo-nazis-excluded-from-military-service-by-policy-but-concerns-persist-1.483558

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For more than a decade, reports have linked high-profile racist extremists to veterans organizations and the military. This latest study suggests there’s a problem more far-ranging than the occasional “bad apple” or enlisted figurehead.

In September, about a month after white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, VA, for the “Unite the Right” rally, Army Times conducted a confidential online survey of more than 1,000 active-duty troops. The publication released the results of that poll late Monday afternoon.

 

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The Times found that nearly one in four survey respondents had witnessed concrete instances of white nationalism among fellow troops. Unsurprisingly, the number of “non-white” troops who witnessed such behavior was much higher, at around 42%. Among active-duty troops at large, however, homegrown white nationalism was ranked as a more pressing national security threat than Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, “U.S. protest movements,” and “civil disobedience.”

https://splinternews.com/the-military-has-a-serious-white-nationalist-problem-1819800897

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Well, let's see... In my unit at the 101st we had a SSG who had several Nazi tattoos that he tried to pass off as Roman, & my fire team leader had several Nazi flags, & a poem about how the SS we're honorable mention fighting for their country.

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The 18-year-old, excited by his handiwork at the bloody rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer, quickly went online to boast. He used the handle VasillistheGreek.

“Today cracked 3 skulls open with virtually no damage to myself,” the young man wrote on Aug. 12, 2017.

Vasillios Pistolis had come to the now infamous Unite the Right rally eager for such violence. He belonged to a white supremacist group known as Atomwaffen Division, a secretive neo-Nazi organization whose members say they are preparing for a coming race war in the U.S. In online chats leading up to the rally, Pistolis had been encouraged to be vicious with any counterprotestors, maybe even sodomize someone with a knife. He’d responded by saying he was prepared to kill someone “if poo goes down.”

One of Pistolis’ victims that weekend was Emily Gorcenski, a data scientist and trans woman from Charlottesville who had shown up to confront the rally’s hundreds of white supremacists. In an online post, Pistolis delighted in how he had “drop kicked” that “tranny” during a violent nighttime march on the campus of the University of Virginia. He also wrote about a blood-soaked flag he’d kept as a memento.

“Not my blood,” he took care to note.

At the end of the weekend that shocked much of the country, Pistolis returned to his everyday life: serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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But a number are current or former members of the U.S. military. ProPublica and Frontline have identified three Atomwaffen members or associates who are currently employed by the Army or Navy. Another three served in the armed forces in the past. Pistolis, who remains an active-duty Marine, left Atomwaffen in a dispute late in 2017 and joined up with another white supremacist group. Reporters made the identifications through dozens of interviews, a range of social media and other online posts, and a review of the 250,000 confidential messages obtained earlier this year.

Joshua Beckett, who trained Atomwaffen members in firearms and hand-to-hand combat last fall, served in the Army from 2011 to 2015, according to service records. Online, Beckett, 26, has said that he worked as a combat engineer while in the army. Combat engineers are the army’s demolitions experts.

In Atomwaffen chats, Beckett, using the handle Johann Donarsson, said he was building assault rifles and would happily construct weapons for his fellow members. “Give me the parts and the receiver and I’ll get it all together for you,” Beckett wrote in August 2017.

 

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Another Atomwaffen member used the chats to talk about the combat he saw during the U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan.

“I was in the infantry in the army in Afghanistan and did a lot of…poo,” the member wrote. He said the Army wanted him to become a chemical weapons specialist, but he chose to join the infantry. He spent his time, he wrote, blasting “lead into sand niggers.”

 

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Atomwaffen’s founder, Brandon Russell, 22, was arrested last year after investigators discovered a cache of weapons, detonators and volatile chemical compounds in his home, including a cooler full of HMTD, a powerful explosive often used by bomb-makers, and ammonium nitrate, the substance used by Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City attack. Russell was also in possession of two radioactive isotopes, americium and thorium. In September 2017, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of unlawful possession of explosives and was later sentenced to five years in federal prison.

At the time of his arrest, Russell, 22, had been serving in the 53rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion of Florida’s Army National Guard. A spokesman for the Marine Corps, Major Brian Block, said the corps would be looking into Pistolis and would likely open a formal probe into his activities last summer.

 

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The day after the torch march, Pistolis was fighting again, this time in the streets surrounding Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park. He was carrying one of the flags he’d had specially made for the rally and wearing a black baseball cap, combat boots, and a T-shirt with the stylized skull logo of the Punisher, the comic book vigilante.

At least two photos taken by a Getty Images photographer capture him smashing a counterprotester with the wooden flagpole.

Later, Pistolis shared a photo of the aftermath with his friends in Atomwaffen. The blue and red flag was splattered with blood. He said he’d “cracked a skull” and left “3 mother fugers bleeding.”

https://www.propublica.org/article/atomwaffen-division-hate-group-active-duty-military

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As has been said on here and elsewhere before; these individuals are rampant throughout the police force and military. 

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4 hours ago, Gazi said:

Impossible. @twylyght argued it’s free speech  

If a crime is committed, then said speech can be investigated for motive.  Otherwise, why do I care?

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12 hours ago, AggieLean said:

As has been said on here and elsewhere before; these individuals are rampant throughout the police force and military. 

And yet there's no proof of it being rampant. I've been in the military for more than 10 years. I've only ever seen two people punished for racist behavior. It was recent and one of them happened to be from Shelby, NC. He had only been in for two months.

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1 hour ago, party_animal said:

And yet there's no proof of it being rampant. I've been in the military for more than 10 years. I've only ever seen two people punished for racist behavior. It was recent and one of them happened to be from Shelby, NC. He had only been in for two months.

You are deliberately ignoring the Army Times survey.

 

The Times found that nearly one in four survey respondents had witnessed concrete instances of white nationalism among fellow troops. Unsurprisingly, the number of “non-white” troops who witnessed such behavior was much higher, at around 42%. Among active-duty troops at large, however, homegrown white nationalism was ranked as a more pressing national security threat than Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, “U.S. protest movements,” and “civil disobedience.”

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8 hours ago, jayflip said:

^^ lol

Here's the difference between @Gazi, those like him, and me.  I recognize his right to be a complete douchebag when he makes some bad-taste remark about my son being a special needs child.  Doesn't mean I agree or sympathize with him, but he has every right to say whatever.  People like yourself can't seem to fathom how someone can support the rights of another without inherently agreeing with their stance.

I don't believe in ideas so awesome that they're mandatory.  I don't believe in the thought police.  I believe in freedom through the maximum absence of coercion. 

You want people to judge you by a standard that recognizes that we don't all fit into some neat and tidy box while piling onto tired tropes of how anyone that wants fiscal responsibility and smaller federal governance must be some misogynist, racist, bigot, fascist, .... whatever.  Anyone that doesn't tow some party line must be hiding some irrational phobia to underpin whatever strawman you deem to be morally reprehensible.

You want to actually start a dialogue that will bring interested parties to the table in good faith?  Try getting your own act together first.  Your guilt by imaginary association will eventually come for you in some way you don't like.  There won't be any amount of virtue signalling or apologies that will wrest you from today's hysterical victim trophy pandering.

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