Saturday, December 15, 2018

Identity Evropa Videographer Caleb Kohl

The most active and visible white supremacist group here in Colorado this year has been Identity Evropa. Their stickers and posters have appeared across the Front Range, in Colleges and Universities like UC-Boulder and UCCS here in Colorado Springs. They've done pop-up demonstrations, like the one last month at Civic Center Park in Denver.
[caption id="attachment_1938" align="alignnone" width="303"]IMG_3839 Identity Evropa propaganda we covered up at Academy and Woodmen in Colorado Springs.[/caption]Identity Evropa has been designated as a hate group by the SPLC and the ADL. They were founded by former Marine and felon Nathan D'Amigo, who is famous for punching a woman at Berkeley. Identity Evropa was present at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville in 2017. They marched with James Alex Fields, who drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of anti-fascists, injuring many and killing Heather Heyer. He is currently rotting in Jail, finishing week 1 of his 419 year sentence.
[caption id="attachment_1939" align="alignnone" width="488"]D'Amigo D'Amigo[/caption][caption id="attachment_1940" align="alignnone" width="431"]IMG_3956 James Alex Fields[/caption]You can call them what you want, and "Nazis" is as good of a semantic title as any. Identity Evropa prefers the term "identitarian," and they are by far the most palatable of the modern white supremacist groups. Often decried as "optic cucks" by more explicitly Nazi organizations like the now-defunct Traditional Workers Party, they are very concerned about their aesthetic. They eschew the armbands and jackboots in favor of suits, ties, and lapel pins. Instead of the usual swastika their logo is the "dragon's eye," a weird take on the Mercedes symbol.
[caption id="attachment_1941" align="alignnone" width="264"]DragonsEye Identity Evropa's logo.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1942" align="alignnone" width="484"]Canepa Former CSU Ft. Collins student Clark Canepa and Identity Evropa national president, Patrick "McLovin" Casey. They are very dapper Nazis.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1943" align="alignnone" width="470"]PatrickCaseyID Casey's old fake ID.[/caption]Identity Evropa tries to bill itself as a kind of whites-only fraternity, a group united by "European Heritage." They lean heavily on the "white people are victims" narrative, and much of the group's podcast, Identitarian Action, focuses on "demographic replacement." Casey tries to defend his group as simply looking out for the future of the white race, and he frequently casts white people as the victims of forced diversity. He name-drops Hegel, avoids slurs, and often refers to minorities as "not all bad people." By all accounts he's working really hard to make Identity Evropa the "nice Nazis."
Except his rhetoric is just thinly veiled "white genocide" theories, the underlying assumptions of which are firmly grounded in antisemitism, white supremacy, misogyny, and good ol' fashioned American racism.
Throughout the podcast, Casey works hard to emphasize how important anonymity is in Identity Evropa, and he ensures prospective members tuning in that his group will work hard to protect the identities of their members, due to fears of "left-wing terrorism" (LOL). However, Casey's concerns probably have more to do with the fact that once you scratch the surface of their organization and look at their members, it becomes very obvious they the only difference between Identity Evropa and boot-stomping, sieg-heiling, violence-committing skinheads like William Scott Planer is their A E S T H E T I C.
For example, let's take a look at Identity Evropa videographer, Caleb Kohl. Caleb appeared on the "Defend the Rockies" episode of Identitarian Action, discussing their latest action.
He is introduced at 1:07 and speaks throughout the podcast about "the power of video." You can compare his distinctive midwestern accent (Caleb is originally from Ohio) to the voicemail on his business phone. If audio analysis isn't your thing, you can also see him in the Identity Evropa propaganda photos they took at Eldorado Canyon State Park.
[caption id="attachment_1944" align="alignnone" width="1333"]ElDoradoCanyon1 Look at all these fucking Nazis. As a videographer Caleb knows the importance of high-quality photos.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1945" align="alignnone" width="589"]KohlatElDor He is hanging out next to Cowboy hat guy (what is it with these dudes and cowboy hats???), with his signature Joey Fatone inspired facial hair.[/caption]Caleb definitely fits the mold of the nice-guy Nazi. His facebook and instagram accounts seem pretty nice. He likes legos and takes playful photos in a kigu. He seems to work closely with a faith-based non-profit, Cross Purpose, a group which prominently features photos of people of color on their social media. I mean, he definitely doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would carry torches through the University of Virginia campus shouting "Jews will not replace us!" or viciously attack a bunch of protesters.
[caption id="attachment_1946" align="alignnone" width="376"]IMG_3912 The caption is ours.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1947" align="alignnone" width="453"]Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 8.50.08 AM Even Nazis like legos.[/caption]But if you dig around Caleb's facebook, some cracks start to show.
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He likes Students for Western Civilisation, which seems to be the Canadian equivalent of Identity Evropa, and a racist meme page called "White people Inventions and Innovations. You're Welcome." It is exactly what you would think it is.
That's some pretty edgy stuff, right? But not terrible. We've definitely seen worse. It gets a little more interesting when you check out Caleb's Twitter.
[caption id="attachment_1950" align="alignnone" width="395"]TwitterAccount He knows we can see his "likes" right?[/caption][caption id="attachment_1951" align="alignnone" width="455"]RichardSpencerLike He "likes" a lot of Nazi bullshit.[/caption]His twitter likes run the gamut from generic Republican (Donald Trump, National Review) to full-on fascist (Richard Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, and of course Identity Evropa).
[caption id="attachment_1953" align="alignnone" width="515"]Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 9.19.36 AM Totally normal thing for a person to like, and something that is very representative of Identity Evropa's ideology.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1954" align="alignnone" width="307"]Twitter1 Totally normal twitter account to like posts from.[/caption]As bad as his twitter account is, his youtube account is the real goldmine of Nazi bullshit. Many people have noted the connection between youtube content and white supremacy, and how white supremacists use social media and niche online culture to radicalize others. Recently youtube-user PewDiePie, one of the platform's most successful content creators, has received criticism for being a fucking Nazi. Youtube definitely seems to be where Caleb consumes most of his Nazi content.
[caption id="attachment_1955" align="alignnone" width="1162"]Youtube1 What is the JQ? Acknowledging "Jewish Question" is one of the first steps in becoming "redpilled."[/caption][caption id="attachment_1956" align="alignnone" width="1175"]Youtube2 "Why I Support White Nationalism" and videos with "Crying Nazi" Chris Cantwell[/caption][caption id="attachment_1957" align="alignnone" width="1169"]Youtube3 Homophobia and conspiracy theories mixed in with RDR2 reviews (I bet Caleb didn't kill the klan members)[/caption][caption id="attachment_1958" align="alignnone" width="1155"]Youtube4 Why Democracy is bad (LOL), more JQ stuff, and that white genocide poster child, South Africa[/caption][caption id="attachment_1959" align="alignnone" width="1163"]Youtube5 More homophobia and anti-immigrant conspiracy theories.[/caption][caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignnone" width="1111"]Youtube7 Misogyny as well![/caption][caption id="attachment_1962" align="alignnone" width="1166"]Youtube8 And there is the racism! Caleb is really checking all the "Am I a Nazi?" boxes![/caption]Caleb also has a Soundcloud account! And he uses this music-sharing platform to... do Nazi shit of course. He is a big fan of a user named Vanguard, whose name is probably a reference to Vanguard America, which is now Patriot Front. He makes tedious electronic music that sounds like the soundtrack to "Double Dragons."
In addition to being a Nazi, Caleb runs his own wedding videography business called Chlorofil, where he makes wedding videos for people that look exactly like the shitty Identity Evropa propaganda videos he makes.
[caption id="attachment_1964" align="alignnone" width="423"]Kohl1 Look at this fucking Nazi.[/caption]So that's Caleb Kohl, owner of Chorofil Videography and a Denver area Nazi. We'll continue our work on identifying and outing members Identity Evropa and other fascist groups. You stay classy, Colorado.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Report Back - Denver March Against White Supremacy 12/4/2017

On December 4, 2017, Denver activist group Resist 5280 held a March Against White Supremacy. 2017 has been a banner year for hate crimes, which isn't surprising given the current political environment. One would think a march against white supremacy wouldn't be that controversial of an event. One would be wrong.
The Denver event brought out a contingent of counter protesters. In the same way that being "anti-anti-fascist" just makes someone pro-fascist, protesting a march against white supremacy just makes them pro-white supremacy. Which isn't surprising given the counter-protesters.
[caption id="attachment_1809" align="alignnone" width="409"]IMG_7978 Photo expropriated from Denver Westword[/caption]
Shane Reeves, pictured here condescendingly arguing with an activist, showed up with a doozy of a sign that we'll do our best to unpack for everyone. The top text, "Globalism is Injustice" is the kind of slogan you would expect from someone who stopped intellectually developing in 3rd grade and has spent the last 5 years binge-watching Alex Jones clips. The concern from reactionaries about "globalism" is rooted in a variety of white supremacist conspiracy theories, but the gist is that the secret cabal of evil Jews who run everything are pushing multiculturalism and globalism in an effort to flood white, Western nations with masses of inferior "others" in order to destabilize those nations and essentially destroy Western Civilization (even though Friedman economics are doing a good enough job of that on their own).
Underneath that is a picture of Kate Steinle, whose accidental death has been politicized by Nazis like Richard Spencer.
Underneath Steinle's photo is the caption "It's Okay to be White," which in addition to being an entirely uncontested statement by anyone, ever, is also part of a national white supremacist campaign which seeks to somehow prove that white people are the real victims. This campaign has been endorsed by Nazis like Andrew Anglin and the deranged, white genocide-believing convicted felon Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman.
Earlier this summer Reeves went to Charlottesville, where in addition to being complicit in the murder of Heather Heyer he hung out with a founding member of American Vanguard or Vanguard America or Patriot Front (or whatever new name they've come up with in a sad attempt to distance themselves from the pedophiles in their organization), Augustus Invictus.
[caption id="attachment_1678" align="alignnone" width="515"]img_6397-1 Reeves in the goofy helmet and plate carrier, which as a former generator mechanic he totally needed during risky repair missions on the FOB, "protecting" Invictus in the blue shirt and tie at Charlottesville in August.[/caption]
August Invictus is exactly the kind of human garbage (he is a goat-murdering rapist) you would expect someone like Reeves to hang around.
Joining Reeves in counter-protesting an event opposed to white supremacy is our favorite Keystone Cops, the Colorado Springs Proud Boys. The Springs chapter of the Proud Boys have a lengthy history of making asses of themselves and of attempting to disrupt events held by people of color.
John Sexton, who at about 5'3" is a sterling example of the master race, is a big fan of white supremacist movements.
[caption id="attachment_1811" align="alignnone" width="342"]IMG_7975 While it's okay to be white, it's not okay to be a racist douche-nozzle.[/caption]
The Blaster to Sexton's Master, the walking pile of congealed mayonnaise that is Martin Moyles, was also in attendance.
We also saw Luke Purswell, who is best known for posing with the totally-not-ridiculous shields he made during their abortive attempt at a free speech rally last summer. Purswell seems to be hanging out with the College Republicans of UCCS, a Turning Point USA puppet organization responsible for bringing virulently anti-LGBTQ speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Cameron to Colorado Springs.

[caption id="attachment_1812" align="alignnone" width="551"]Purswell Purswell, center, with the UCCS College Republicans[/caption]
Also in attendance and apparently oblivious to the barely-concealed dog whistles was James Miller.
We're not sure what more needs to be said about the Colorado Springs Proud Boys, who are pretty clearly racist pieces of shit. They're litigious racist pieces of shit, too, whose lawyer (who is also a racist piece of shit) will probably send us another "cease and desist" email, since he can't make threats against us on Twitter.
Since the March Against White Supremacy, organizer Tay Anderson, who also spoke out against Denver's Ink! Coffee, has received death threats.
The Proud Boys are a garbage organization of garbage human beings who associate with known racists and fascists. Fuck those cowards.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Report Back - Co Springs Justice 4 Jesse Rally

The Colorado Springs Proud Boys have been laying low since their embarrassing attempt at holding a rally in Boulder back in June. They've been hassling the Socialists, at a brewery because of course, but not much more than that.
IMG_5364 The Chalkboard at the Smiling Toad.IMG_5363 Martin Moyles (L) and John Sexton (R)
Just some dudes, grabbing beers and photographing members of a political party. If their Facebook conversations are any indication, they were probably discussing some real cool stuff.
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IMG_5360 Luke PurswellIMG_5361 Brian Lamb, who appears to be the leader of the Springs chapter.

We feel kind of bad, because the Colorado Springs Socialists seem to be getting all this attention because of the stuff we've been getting up to. Sorry comrades! Unfortunately, the Proud Boys didn't limit their harassment campaign to local political parties. They pulled out all the stops and decided to show up at the July 16th Black Lives Matter rally for Jesse Garcia, who was murdered a year ago by a racist asshole named Jack Rogers. No charges were ever filed, and event organizers have been circulating a petition to have Colorado Springs District Attorney, Dan May take action. He won't, because he is a bougie piece of shit, but we can pretend we live in an actual democracy.
As Anti-Fascists we stand in solidarity with groups like Black Lives Matter, who advocate, very simply, for white people to stop killing black people. It's not some kind of unreasonable request. We shared their event on social media and encouraged folks to attend. Some of us showed up in solidarity, but it wasn't an anti-fascist event. It was an event by and for the black community of Colorado Springs, to mourn a senseless death and call for justice. It was a somber day of remembrance. We didn't show up in black bloc, we weren't there to agitate or cause problems, we were there to support our community.
So of course this was an appropriate time for the Proud Boys, and Martin "I-am-literal-shit" Meyers to show up in American flag capes and baseball helmets, with support from the fucking III%ers of course, in an attempt to intimidate the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists and NAACP members and their supporters. They decided not to come across the street and disrupt the actual rally at City Hall, but community members, rightfully outraged at their lack of tact and basic human decency, followed them to Acacia park and confronted them.
IMG_5475 Martin Meyers (L, large stupid beard) and John Sexton (R, small stupid beard)IMG_5476 Brian LambIMG_5480
New addition James Miller
IMG_5474 A few of these toolbars wore helmets. What exactly were they expecting? Why do they show up to things prepared for violence?

As soon as they were actually confronted by people who were, rightfully, upset with their bullshit they called the cops, and CSPD escorted these brave patriots from the park.
When he isn't having racist FB chats with fellow Proud Boys or harassing political parties and Black Lives Matter rallies, John Sexton works for Paradigm Labor Services (A proud Western chauvinist who landscapes civilization).
We think Martin Meyers may have just moved down to the Springs. Let us know if you see him around.
Fuck these guys.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jeepers Threepers

The militia movement in the United States made headlines this week when Oregon Republicans approved a measure authorizing militia groups like the Three Percenters and Oath Keepers to run security for them. The Multnomah County Republicans now have what is essentially a private army at their disposal. This should be troubling for most people. We all tolerate (with varying levels of coercion) U.S. Military and local Law Enforcement because they ostensibly have some kind of civilian oversight. There are Mayors and City Councils and the Secretary of the Army and shit to make sure their respective institutions, whose whole purpose is to do violence on behalf of the state, are governed and administered in an acceptable way. Obviously, the levels of police brutality, the murders of people of color, and the wildly unconstitutional use of drones and military interventions across the world show how weak that oversight is, but at least it's something.

Militias have no such oversight, and are overtly partisan. The Oathkeepers and Three Percenters started during the Obama administration, when white dudes were worried about Obama coming for their guns and toothbrushes, and like every extremist group, has grown in visibility and numbers since Trump took office. We've run into Three Percenters (also called threepers, or 3UP) at the March Against Sharia, and a number of their members were involved in the ridiculous, Ancap-run "Colorado Against Antifa" group. These patriot groups were created to ostensibly uphold the constitution and protect individual liberty, but time and again are seen collaborating with law enforcement, protecting white supremacists, and adhering to a reactionary, right-wing political view. While you can be reasonably certain that law enforcement won't target or attack you just for holding leftist political views, no such claims can be made about these militia groups.

Here in Colorado, the Three Percenters are holding their annual National FTX(Field Training Exercise) at the end of July. The National FTX will bring Three Percenters from across the country to a small property just east of Fountain Colorado (10750 South Squirrel Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, Co 80928). The Three Percenters have set up a helpful Facebook group for coordinating logistics, and at last count 255 brave patriots will be in attendance (including children, wtf?). Here are some of the Colorado residents who be in Fountain July 28th, 29th, and 30th.

Mike Morris (weird coincidence!) is the leader/founder of the Colorado Three Percenters.MikeMorris2 MikeMorris
Brent Tyron
Mike Tedesco
Donald Davis
Scott Tipton
Jenny Elston
Shane Luckey (Shane was also a part of the Colorado Proud Boys FB Group)
Aaron Luallen
John Simmons
Ray Boggs
James Morrissette
Donald Teboe
Caleb Haberkorn

Philip Tyson
Mike Tripplett
…and his Dad, James Tripplett
Gary Lattea
Derrick Evans
Jeremy Palmer
Jeff Tucker
Thomas Pascale
James Oldham
Jeff Green
Steven Dejong
Taylor Ellis
Tim Butcher
Mel Edington
Dan McVey
Darrin Strickland
Michael Plasencia
Evan Marchese
Jerry Freeman
Pete Blair
John Creighton
John Haynes
Sean Croke
These folks are all associated with the Colorado Three Percenters, and they all RSVPed for the National FTX. If you see them in the Springs or Fountain, be sure to say hi. If you see them propping up fascist regimes and perpetuating state violence in the name of 'Merica, be sure to tell them to fuck off.

Identity Evropa Videographer Caleb Kohl

The most active and visible white supremacist group here in Colorado this year has been Identity Evropa . Their stickers and posters have ap...