Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Don't Think Steven Myatt Likes ARC Anymore

ARC first became acquainted with Steven Alexander Wicket Chirpa Tokkat Zephee Gregory Myatt in reference to his involvement in the June 3 Ottawa anti-M103 rally that was being organized by Mike Waine. Myatt appeared to have been another individual who had taken a leadership role in spearheading this event which missed it's target of one million Canadians marching on Parliament by roughly 999,830 people.

If truth be told, I didn't really think of Myatt as being especially significant and that my references to him (I thought rather briefly) was to simply detail the kind of people involved in what I believed at the time and which was confirmed by the numbers who arrived in Ottawa as a bit of a fool's errand.

Myatt however was eventually provided the link to at least one of the three stories in which he was mentioned and decided that this was evidence that he had arrived as an important figure in the anti-Muslim/anti-government/alt-right movement:

Dude, I have few illusions concerning ARC's reach or influence. If you think being ARC famous is a big deal, you really do need to reevaluate your life goals.

Since then, Myatt has continued to mention on occasion his inclusion in an article published on this blog, and in general he seemed to be pleased as punch. As recently as September he was touting being referenced on ARC as something to maybe celebrate:

Well.... no. The article was about the Northern Guard; this is the only time Myatt was mentioned:
Last night Steven Alexander Gregory Dwalin Balin Gloin Dori Myatt posted a video of Georges Massaad interviewing Quebec Provincial Vice President Eric Brazeau. Brazeau, who among other things stated the Northern Guard are survivalists, claims that around 20 members will be participating in the Ottawa event to, "provide security."
Myatt did get some love though from a person familiar to ARC readers though who claimed that you know you've "arrived" when Anti-Racist Canada writes about you:

More on Goudreau later, though I would hasten to note that come the end of November Anti-Racist Canada will have been online for a decade. During all of those years fascists have been predicting our imminent demise. ARC however persists while many of our detractors have disappeared.

Now Myatt never seemed to care much about how people on ARC's side of the ledger viewed him and seems to have taken a rather perverse pleasure in going out of his way to offend people, though I should perhaps note here that his efforts to be controversial often appear rather forced and he looks to be trying too hard to really be taken very seriously:

For example, in a recent post Myatt seems to suggest that women don't know what is best for them and that they should defer to men who do, though not without a little bit of pushback:

He has however also become increasingly frustrated with Facebook as he claims to be having some of his posts flagged and removed:

It was about this time, perhaps as a result of frustration, a decision to try to use the courts to stifle examples of free expression he doesn't like, or the realization that "freedom of speech" doesn't mean "freedom from consequences" that he made this post on November 7 directed at this little spot on the Internet:

Friday, November 17, 2017

Because I Can

No reason for this other than it made me smile. And since this is my blog I can post what I want:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ronny Cameron Continues To Promote "White Genocide" Trope

The October 21 "Trudeau Must Go" rally organized by Ronny Cameron in Nathan Phillips Square  started off very shaky, but as a result of groups such as the Northern Alliance showing up later to bolster their numbers and equaling those of the counter-protesters, Cameron, Myatt, and others involved came to view it as a massive success.

Unfortunately, and though I don't wish to prognosticate too much, it may possibly also have been the high point of their nascent movement based on events that have occurred afterwards.

For example, although Cameron had claimed that his rally did not include members of far-right, racist, groups, a number of reports and extensive evidence published on this blog and elsewhere indicates that his claim is simply not true. Also, Ronny himself hasn't been immune to pushing not so subtle white nationalist propaganda himself:

Recently Cameron has also gotten involved in the 4Chan campaign to push white nationalism with what on the face of it appears to be an innocuous message until one comes to learn the rationale and motivation behind the effort; some of those involved in the October 21 rally are active participants:

Today Cameron decided to be far less subtle and has started to promote a white nationalist trope that has become familiar to all of ARC's readers:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine Arrested and Hotel Cancels on Paul Fromm

It seems that this has been in the works for some time but the hammer fell today:
Your Ward News editor, publisher charged with promoting hatred 
By ANNIE ARNONE     Staff ReporterWed., Nov. 15, 2017 
The editor and publisher of a community newspaper in Toronto’s east end have been arrested on charges of promoting hatred. 
James Nicholas Sears, 54, and Lawrence St. Germaine, 76, were each charged Wednesday with two counts of willful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely Jews and women. 
The charges follow a hate-crimes investigation that’s been underway since earlier this year.
ARC will report on more as information becomes available.

In other news, Paulie is scheduled to speak at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites to a group of racist. Unfortunately for him, his presence at the hotel is no longer welcome thanks to the efforts of Helmut Loewen who forwarded ARC the letter he received from Hilton:
Mr. Loewen, 
Many thanks for your message to Hilton’s CEO. By way of introduction, I am part of our company’s communications team and have been asked to respond on his behalf. 
We appreciate and acknowledge your concerns regarding Mr. Fromm's proposed event at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites. As this property is independently owned and operated, we have shared your concerns directly with the ownership group. They have since advised us that due to safety and security concerns, the reservation has been cancelled and Mr. Fromm will no longer be staying at the hotel. 
I also want to assure you that as places of public accommodation, Hilton properties do not discriminate against any individual or group. Our goal is to provide quality accommodations and a pleasant environment for our guests, employees and members of our community visiting our hotel. Racism in any form is not tolerated. 
We hope to welcome you at one of our properties in the near future. 
Kind regards,
NIGEL GLENNIEVP, Corporate Communications
Paulie might be surprised when he tries to check in.

UPDATE 1: Received the following.
Paulie managed to find a new venue for his speech at the Mainstay Inn on King Edward, though the hotel (after numerous phone calls) stated that he was not welcome there. Fromm was seen at the venue, wearing his tan trench coat. Yaron Walter followed him in and he b-lined for the elevator. Only two appear to have shown up to see Paulie:

Seems it was hardly worth the airfare. 

UPDATE 2: It seems that not only did few show up for Paulie's speech (only two based on those who were present), he was also unceremoniously given the boot by management when they realized what he was all about:
Thank you for your concern. The moment we became aware of this individual MainStay Suites took appropriate action to have him removed from our property. We are proud of our diversity and will never share his values.
UPDATE 3: Paulie seems upset.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jewish Defense League vs. Students for Free Discourse and Your Ward News

When Evan Balgord broke the story concerning the flyering of the University of Toronto campus by alt-right members associated with both Ronny Cameron as well as the Facebook group "Students For Free Discourse" and which ARC later covered, we learned a few interesting facts:

  1. The person known as "Winston Smith" is a UofT student named Jesse Sanderson.
  2. Lawrence McCurry of "Your Ward News" is a member of the Students For Free Discourse group (in addition to the usual assortment of scum and villainy)
  3. Meir Weinstein has finally appeared to have clued in that a lot of the people he and the Jewish Defense League have cozied up to are not only Islamophobes, but are also antisemitic ass hats.
Today all of this information crashed together in a beautiful disaster.

To be fair, Weinstein had "Your Ward News" in his sites as FAR back as October 31 (hey, better late than never I suppose). But as of today, his YWN target is a bit more specific:

The subsequent thread discussing Weinstein's.... offer is quite illuminating:

Fromm Planning On Speaking In Winnipeg

You know, one has to feel for Paulie. In this age of Donald Trump the alt-right, he has been desperately trying to attach himself to the movement in an effort to maintain some semblance of relevance. In the past he's actually been able to do so, but his rejection by groups such as the Proud Boys (which resulted in a minor split between the larger group of semi-covert bigots and a smaller group of over racists and antisemites) as well as being considered somewhat of an opportunist allegedly motivated by financial reasons by a growing number of established racist and racist groups in the country has taken the shine off of him:

He is also, as far as this writer is aware, still prohibited from entering the United States and rumor is that there are efforts underway to curtail is trips to Europe.

But the boy does keep plugging away anyways:
White nationalist planning event in cityBy: Ryan Thorpe
Posted: 11/14/2017 7:00 AM
One of Canada’s most notorious white nationalists is planning to hold a conference in Winnipeg Wednesday. 
Frederick Paul Fromm, an Ontario resident and longtime white nationalist activist, is promoting a talk entitled "Charlottesville Changes Everything," which he plans to deliver this week at a Winnipeg hotel.
In a past talk uploaded to YouTube under the same name, Fromm said over the long haul the events of Charlottesville — where an alleged white nationalist plowed a car into a group of anti-fascist protesters, killing one — would prove to be a good thing for the far right.
"There really is a huge conflict going on in America and I take a lot of comfort in that I see evidence of the conflict here in Canada," he said, referencing the violence in Charlottesville.
In the past, he’s self-described as an "advocate for white nationalists" and used to host a radio show on the white supremacist and neo-Nazi website Stormfront.
He also has long-standing ties with some of North America’s most well-known neo-Nazis, white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members, including David Duke, Don Andrews, Don Black and the late Ernst Zundel, among others.
News of Fromm’s scheduled talk comes on the heels of a number of anti-fascist rallies in the city over the past year. The most recent of which came in September, when anti-fascists mobilized against an "anti-immigration" march organized (then cancelled) by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam.
And for anyone who still actually believes that Paulie is simply a "free speech" advocate, here is how he and his friends commemorated Remembrance Day; wistfully dreaming of exiling and murdering their enemies:

And in the meantime, these were found in Winnipeg today:

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Massive Anti-Racism March and Rally in Montreal

So, how did you spend your Sunday?

I myself did some laundry, took some screen shots of Steven Alexander Gregory Twilight-Sparkle Applejack Fluttershy Rainbow-Dash Myatt's impotent threats (more on that in an upcoming article), and hit the gym for a couple of hours.

A pretty routine weekend for me.

How about Montreal?

Well, it looks like many of the good people of that lovely city decided to take the day to march against racism. And when I write "many" I sort of mean "thousands":
Soooooo, has La Meute ever organized an event approaching this magnitude?

That's sort of a rhetorical question.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Toronto Alt-Right Figures Busted Flyering University of Toronto Campus

...and what men to-night 
Have had to resort to you: for here have been 
Some six or seven, who did hide their faces 
Even from darkness.
        ~ William Shakespeare, "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

Over the past few years, there have a number of incidents in which Canadian university campuses have been the targets of far right/alt-right flyering campaigns. Some of the flyers have been overtly racist in nature or have promoted racist organizations. In other cases the message seems more innocuous and are intended to conceal the ideology of the people posting the flyers in ways that would be more palatable to ordinary Canadians.

The "It's Ok To Be White" campaign by the trolls who frequent 4Chan is a case of the latter. The belief is that by getting "SJW's" to react negatively to a seemingly innocuous message, that it will result in others who aren't familiar with this subculture to believe that this is an over reaction:

Isn't it okay to be white? I'm white and I think that's okay. Why are people making a big deal out of this. It isn't racist.

The long-term goal is more insidious as evidenced by the other comments left on the 4Chan thread. Gradually more fascistic ideas are introduced into the mainstream until those views themselves become mainstream. Overt racism, now unacceptable in polite political discourse, becomes the norm.

Then comes those helicopter rides the alt-right basement dwellers seem so fond of.

Some who we cover here had already gotten on the bandwagon; one questions where Ronny is aware of the true nature of the campaign or if perhaps he is an easily manipulated dupe (really, this might very well be a "column A" and "column B" situation:

Let's face it, Ronny isn't exactly the brightest bulb on the porch.

On November 7, the flyering campaign targeted the University of Toronto. In the dead of night at least two groups of men placed "It's Ok To Be White" posters in a number of locations on campus.

But.... you see, the thing is, they probably weren't supposed to be caught in the act:

Two have been identified as "Winston Smith" and Devon Huxtable while a third man who's name is not known but is familiar to ARC and our readers. All three men recently attended the totally NOT racist October 21 "Trudeau Must Go" rally in Toronto organized by Ronny Cameron who guaranteed there were not racists among their numbers, despite previously commenting on posts such as this by "Winston Smith":

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Texas Church Murders Being Conflated With "Antifa" Civil War Hoax

There was never a plan for anti-fascists to start a civil war despite claims by far right conspiracy personalities such as Alex Jones. It was a hoax from the start. However that certainly didn't stop those same far right personalities and groups/individuals who accepted the hoax as fact from patting themselves on the back for defeating the "antifa" menace:

Today though some of the same far right conspiracy personalities are at work continuing to stoke fears of a non-existent antifa uprising.

Earlier in the day, a man walked into a Texas Baptist church and started shooting. As of this moment, 26 members of the Sutherland Spring First Baptist church are dead as is the shooter. We don't know much about the shooter at this point. What we do know is that he was a 26 year old white male who served for a time in the Air Force before being discharged for bad conduct. He was married and may have worked and/or volunteered briefly at a church (Sunday school perhaps?).

Update: A little more detail on why the shooter had been discharged from the Air Force:
At this point no one seems to know the individual's motive, however that hasn't stopped the rampant speculation and seemingly definitive claims from the far right that the shooter was (1) a Muslim, (2) a "member" of antifa, (3) a member of the Democratic Party, (4) on the payroll of George Soros, or (5) any combination of the first four:
Buzzfeed has been doing a very good job of cataloging and debunking the misinformation rapidly being shared on social media:
Some of the misinformation is recycled from previous misinformation campaigns, including the Las Vegas massacre:
Unfortunately, the lies take on a life of their own and seem to be almost impossible to stop.

The misinformation campaign has also worked on many of the Canadian groups and individuals ARC keeps an eye on. Here are a few representative examples. 

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Aftermath of November 4 Hoax and A Look At Toronto, Regina, and Vancouver

For months, far right conspiracy sites have been promoting the hoax that, on November 4, antifa would be starting a civil war in the United States to violently overthrow the Trump government:

None of this was true of course, but since we're dealing with people who live in a world where outlandish conspiracy theories are accepted without question, reality doesn't really seem to matter:

Now that November 4 has come and has (almost) gone, a reasonable person who might have been caught up in the moment might start to consider the possibility that just perhaps they were tricked. Again though, we aren't exactly dealing with reasonable people:
The hoax made the rounds in Canada as ARC has noted in two articles (here and here) as far right figures had largely accepted the hoax as fact. When nothing that they predicted occurred they didn't think that they might have been incorrect. No, it was because "antifa" were too lazy and/or frightened to come out and face "patriots":

Others have commented on the failure of the anti-fascists to do what the far right had been manipulated into believing they were going to do, but Hallak and the Threepers sort of sums up the sentiments.

Kevin Goudreau also gloated about the day's events:

This is especially amusing when, what was expected by everyone who has ever known anything about the Goudreau, he once again failed to attend an event that he claims to have organized:

That being said, while Goudreau was once again a no show, those who came out to oppose him had a great time:

Friday, November 03, 2017

Far Right STILL Losing Mind Over False November 4 "Civil War" Story

First, and I know ARC's readers will be horribly shocked by this, but Goudreau has cancelled the event he had planned for tomorrow:

ARC published a story on how the paranoid and conspiracy theory-prone far right is going bonkers over a claim that a peaceful protest being organized by Refuse Fascism against the Trump government is, in fact, a formal declaration of war against the government, Trump supporters, and other "patriots." The insanity isn't confined to the United States but has found a home north of the 49th as well. For example, among the rationales for soon-to-be-former World Wide Coalition Against Islam Saskatchewan leader Christopher Hayes' anti-antifa event on November 4 seems to be rooted in a belief in this "civil war" hoax:

I looked at the weather report for the prairie region. Hope Hayes and his friends from Alberta who are planning on making the trip to Regina have their winter tires on.

Among those talking about this conspiracy is Ronny Cameron. To give hims some credit, he at least admits that he doesn't know what to believe, at least when it comes to what might happen in Canada....

.... though he also slips into a rambling stream of consciousness about this and other issues in a video he posted later:

Believe or not, but Ronny is actually among the more lucid members of the far right when comes to talking about the hoax. Others have even more bizarre views, though at least in one case there might potentially be some pharmaceutical factors influencing the thought process:

Glen Dumont is getting his information from the usual suspects:

Now it would be easy to laugh at all of this because it is all patently ridiculous. Unfortunately it becomes far less funny when you see posts like this:

It first goes without saying that there is no leader of antifa since antifa isn't a group, but that is sort of burying the lead here.

When looking at those who believe the November antifgeddon hoax being disseminated through social media and far right disinformation sites, we aren't just looking at paranoid conspiracy theorists who we can dismiss as flakes. We're looking at paranoid conspiracy theorists who are sometimes well armed, have a penchant for violent and inflammatory rhetoric, a willingness to believe anything that confirms their paranoia, and a dismissal of information that contradicts their worldview, evidence be damned.

For example, another individual commented on Cameron's post regarding his uncertainty about what will be taking place on November 4 suggesting that the war may already have begun:

The woman is referring to an incident in which a man walked into a Denver Wal-Mart and calmly murdered 3 people. The person who's picture Abby posted is not that suspect and the suspect is not a Muslim convert.

But it certainly fits a narrative, doesn't it?

Another individual posting in the thread castigates Ronny for not appearing to be taking any other action other than posting something inane on Facebook:

Cody Hewko's comment is actually mild when compared to others where people not only believe the hoax, but express how much they are looking forward to killing people.

A few such examples can be found in the following screen shots from members of the Canadian III% militias and some of the other folks ARC keeps tabs on:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Bits and Bites (Halloween Edition): Ronny Cameron and Taxes, JDL Targets "Your Ward News," WCAI Sad Face, and "The Goudreau"

In a previous this writer posted a screen shot of Ronny Cameron promoting the formation of an "elite" protest team:

Well a few days ago we learned third hand what that "elite team" would entail:

  • The groups would consist of at least 20 people in the GTA or who are at least committed to traveling to the GTA since the "elite team" will only function within the GTA.... presumably because Ronny can't afford bus fare to leave the city.
  • It will not be a separate group like the Northern Guard or Proud Boys.
  • They will attend events that they deem worthy of their presence, again so long as Ronny can be home at a decent hour and doesn't have to travel beyond the GTA because Windsor is scary and ain't nobody got time for Thunder Bay!
My personal favorite part:
  • "We will wear protective attire and arm bands to identify ourselves."
That apparently is a real thing, at least as of when ARC received the information.

Erich Fromm would no doubt find all this very interesting.

But little Ronny Cameron isn't satisfied with just public protests. He's eager to start something bigger:

Monday, October 30, 2017

Guest Article: What’s Going on in QuĂ©bec? (Part 2: The Politics)

At the end of the last article, I mentioned the provincial consultation on systemic racism that Storm Alliance and La Meute were mobilizing against. So now I think it’s time to talk about what that is, and what has been happening in mainstream politics for the past 10 or so years.

I will spare you the history lesson, but, in a nutshell, centuries after the English conquest of present-day Canada and their takeover of New-France, QuĂ©bec has retained a sense of belonging to the French and a feeling of being subjugated by the English. This makes for a kind of nationalism that differs from the rest of the country (a lot of it is actually a sense of opposition to the rest of the country) which is based on the “de souche” identity (white, of French descent, speaks a variant of QuĂ©becois French, culturally Catholic, mostly working or middle class, etc). The common discourse is that we were not colonizers, not even of the First Nations, but that we were the ones colonized by the English and that we are the ones being discriminated against -- which can be true in certain cases (less now than it was decades ago), but it is hard to reconcile this feeling with the concept of still being privileged in many other aspects of society. All of this to say that while the “de souche” identity is not marginalized in QuĂ©bec (it is actually the overwhelming majority, around 87% of the population), a lot of the nationalist discourse presents it as such. While the idea of Western countries being afraid of losing their identity to immigration is not unique to QuĂ©bec, the province has its own brand of it. I am in no way saying that QuĂ©becois are more nationalist or more racist than other provinces, just that it sometimes manifests in different ways.

La Meute and Storm Alliance Merging? Support and Opposition.

Recently the Quebec-based hate group La Meute has been in the news as a result of a charity declining their offer to participate in the collection of gifts for disadvantaged children. Unfortunately due to my own monolingualism I struggle to be able to gather good intel on what is happening in Quebec unless that information makes the English press, however I am happy that there are a lot of groups doing the necessary work within Quebec right now (an article that will be published later this evening comes from someone who is doing just that). On that note, here is some interesting news about the leader of the Ontario branch of La Meute (Wolf Pack):

Still, sometimes something interesting crosses the desk that originated in Quebec that ARC is able to write about. This story seems to be significant as it might indicate a power shift within the far-right movement in the province
Today Dave Tregget, the former Soldiers of Odin National VP and Quebec leader who went on to break away from the SoO to found the Storm Alliance, posted the following to Facebook:

Now while there was some initial confusion on this writer's part due to the clumsy translation as well as among the Storm Alliance supporters over whether "collaboration" means a merger or take-over, (a friend clarified that it is more collaboration for a particular event being panned for November) the general consensus is that the membership supports the effort, some enthusiastically while others are more pragmatic. Some representative samples follow:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Christopher Hayes Done With WCAI After November 4

When the Justin Trudeau visited Spruce Grove, AB on October 20, the folks in the WCAI took notice.... and really did nothing about it other than write about how if they had the chance they would totally burn with their wit.

Or something like that.


Yeah, it's funny I guess because Christopher Hayes was convicted of threatening the Prime Minister.

I guess Chris and I have very different senses of humor.

Among Hayes' latest efforts has been to organize an "Anti-Anifa" rally in Regina. Since his planned rally is scheduled for November 4, I can only assume that someone as credulous as Hayes has bought into the "antifa are starting a civil was on November 4!!!!" paranoia hook, line, and sinker.

However for much of the time he has been promoting the event, Hayes' was stuck at only 6 people who claimed they would be attending:

As a result, Hayes appears to have been a bit humiliated and resorted to begging which really is quite unseemly. Of particular interest however is his claim that he will be "retiring" from the WCAI and that people attend his sad little rally as a personal favor to him: