"I’m not really white power, man."
A video of a panicked white supremacist running from an angry anti-fascist protester is beginning to gain traction across the web. In the video, the man is wearing the standard uniform of supremacists seen at the Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally, a white polo and khakis.
After apparently having his flag stolen and being chased by an angry counter-protester, the man removes his white polo and claims in a panicked voice that he’s “not really white power.”
Seriously, it’s so worth watching this wild video play out!
The video looks to be from the Charlottesville protests themselves. That day was marked by violent clashes between the right-wing protesters and anti-fascist groups. Many people were injured and one counter-protester lost their life after a right-wing protester slammed his car into a crowd at high speeds.
The video is a perfect encapsulation of the sort-of cowardice and nihilism that runs rampant among the alt-right and their various white supremacist subdivisions. Expect more of these sort of videos as the left and other anti-fascists organizations go through a period of increased emphasis on direct action and meeting instances of homegrown Nazism with actual force. It was pretty clear that that antifascist at the beginning of the clip was more than ready to hand out a beating, until the supremacist ran toward the police and called “Base!”
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“Don’t hurt me!” he yells. “I’m not really white power, man. I just came here for the fun.”
After he peels off his polo, the cameraman says “You can’t just take your costume off” and the supremacist replies “I just came here to watch.”
Later, as he’s walking away with his polo in his hand, the cameraman walks up and asks the protester to explain himself.
“What happened?” the cameraman said.
“A bunch of guys just scared the sh*t out of me,” he replied.
The cameraman then gives the supremacist a chance to back up what he was saying about not being a bigot.
“So you’re not a real white supremacist?” he asks.
“Apparently, no. I mean it’s kind of a fun idea. Just being able to see like ‘Hey, man. White power, you know?'”
“Where’s the fun part come?” asks the incredulous interviewer.
The white supremacist continues his nonsense by dropping the completely unrelated fact that he was in jail. When the interviewer asks for more clarification, the protester says that he enjoys being offensive.
Clearly having heard enough, the interviewer starts to poke the protester by asking if he’s going to put his white supremacist uniform back on.
“You’re a white supremacist until people start chasing you and then you took the uniform off. Are you going to put it back on?” he asks. “So, it’s like cosplay?”
Take a look at the hilarious clip up top.
What do you think? Did the white supremacist protester go right back to his bullsh*t? Should people who “like to be offensive” be dealt with? What do you think stopped the riled up counter-protester? Should people who dress in the uniform of supremacists be willing to accept the consequences of their actions?
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