Proud Boys

Pretty bummed to see A-Ron is secretly a "leader" of the Proud Boys.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/proud-boys-joseph-biggs-federal-charges/index.html

CretanBullTeresa from ConcordNoelAlkaid13ChinaskiGiovanniMichelleHollyoak

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  • Teresa from ConcordTeresa from Concord Concord, California
    Or a Long lost brother perhaps?
  • Neo-Nazis/White Supremacists, ruining Hawaiian shirts and bushy beards for everyone. 
    CretanBull
  • Alkaid13 said:
    Neo-Nazis/White Supremacists, ruining Hawaiian shirts and bushy beards for everyone. 
    A lot of bowlers are confused why everyone hates them now haha!!
  • First @JoshTheBlack, now A-Ron, who's next?! 
    Dee
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    asmallcat said:
    First @JoshTheBlack, now A-Ron, who's next?! 
    @Noel is a bit shifty. 
    MichelleTeresa from ConcordNoel
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Sir, I am a proud MAN, thank you.
    CretanBullasmallcatJoshuaHeterFreddy
  • The next Republican candidate needs a Proud Men group
  • Alkaid13Alkaid13 Georgia
    edited January 22
    Sir, I am a proud MAN, thank you.
    Yeah actually I’ve always wondered why they went with Proud Boys. I mean never let it be said dumbass racist Neo-fascists have the best naming schemes, but Proud Boys is really the thing they settled on?
    CretanBull
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Alkaid13 said:
    Sir, I am a proud MAN, thank you.
    Yeah actually I’ve always wondered why they went with Proud Boys. I mean never let it be said dumbass racist Neo-fascists have the best naming schemes, but Proud Boys is really the thing they settled on?

    They're named after a song from Aladdin I believe. The far right loves to couch extremist rhetoric in soft sounding tones and imagery so at first glance they don't seem dangerous. It's all plausible deniability, like "we're just a fun social and drinking club" which helps both recruitment because it isn't as scary and to obfuscate what they're actually doing. Like you see all the Pepe the frog shit and a lot of the far right including Qanon people refer to each other as "fren" and "frens" as a baby talk way of saying friend. People instinctively know things like "Atomwaffen" or whatever are probably militant and bad. Imagine if the Proud Boys were called some scary Nordic or German sounding name, the national conversation including the president mentioning them specifically would have been very different.

    It's worth remembering the way people get recruited into something like this. It's (mostly) not a bunch of already radicalized people who were just lying around waiting to pick up guns, they get introduced with much softer rhetoric and are slowly introduced to extremist bullshit. It's part of why memes are such an effective tool for them.
    CretanBullGiovanniDeeAlkaid13Noel
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    I thought the same thing when I saw that photo. It's like somebody did a bad deep fake of  David Cross on a much chubbier Arons body.

    Also, can we just ban and dissolve social media and memes already?  Facebook is about to turn 17, and America has only sped up it's transformation in to idiocracy.  

    I think the available evidence is pointing to the bad far outweighing the good. 

    At the very least, I want to see some anti-trust laws enforced.  Imagine if instead of 2 major and 4 minor social media services, we had 20.  Imagine if half a dozen were hosted on servers in people's basements over their municipal fiber networks providing 1gbps+ symmetrical fiber network connections.  Imagine those services being shut down (a la Parler) ACTUALLY being a violation of the first amendment, because municipal broadband is operated by the government, and not a massive corporation that selectively enforces it's TOS as damage control against having not enforced it for far too long.  Then Parler could take the government to court and be smacked down handily because allowing open plotting against the government is still not protected speech. Imagine companies actually being held accountable for doing bad things!  How can the world I want to see be so far from the world I have.
  • Sir, I am a proud MAN, thank you.

  • Sir, I am a proud MAN, thank you.

    Please don't mistake my posting of this as support of this organization (Such as it is)
  • You know it's gonna be a train wreck when the guest is even dumber and more annoying than Rogan. 

    Also, this take was bad in 2018, but holy shit is it a dumpster fire in 2021. 

    Also also absolutely fuck Cumia. I forgot what a garbage human he was. 
    MurderbearbizmarkiefaderChinaski
  • asmallcat said:
    You know it's gonna be a train wreck when the guest is even dumber and more annoying than Rogan. 

    Also, this take was bad in 2018, but holy shit is it a dumpster fire in 2021. 

    Also also absolutely fuck Cumia. I forgot what a garbage human he was. 
    Yes. And regardless of how an organization got it's start and what the original intent was is irrelevant to what it actually stands for today. It may have started as a joke, but it is anything but that now. That being said, they are dangerous, but also a Joke. And to call yourselves the Proud Boys and Not Proud Men? I mean, how simple is that distinction you morons? 
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