On Saturday, 26 June, 2022, Georgia saw something not seen in about four years: mobilization from a local Proud Boys chapter. That afternoon and evening, two different pro-abortion protests gathered in downtown Atlanta, at Liberty Plaza by the Georgia State Capitol and at the CNN center, respectively.
While much has been made of the alleged Highland Park shooter’s attendance of Trump rallies, more alarming is his presence in online subcultures detached from reality. The shooter inhabited communities focused on conspiracy theories, the paranormal, and deep nihilism. These communities cut off their participants from consensus reality at large and serve to lower the inhibitions of their participants towards violence.
The conspiracy theorists are coming to town, again! From 1 July 2022 to 4 July 2022, Nations in Action, a 501(c)4 organization advocating for civic nationalist causes, is holding a conference at the Georgia Tech Convention Center, owned by the Georgia Tech Foundation and managed by Crestline Hotels & Resort. The event has been endorsed …
On 2 February 2022, Pastor Greg Locke engaged in a massive book burning outside of Nashville, Tennessee. An LCRW/DSRW writer reports from the scene.
his year’s “Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day”, held on January 17, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia, went much quieter than in recent years. Nonetheless, as with years prior, armed far-right groups appeared alongside friendly media. Front and center of the spectacle in the Virginia capital–once again–were members of the waning “Boogaloo movement”.
The Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) is a racist heathen organization. After establishing 3 ‘whites-only’ churches elsewhere, they are currently planning their Southern expansion.
An international network with roots in the UK is pushing a message against life-saving pandemic health measures. Stickers from “The White Rose” group appeared around the world, from Australia to the USA to South Africa to Japan. Beyond limited reports of this guerrilla “activism” in a few local UK papers, the English-language reporting on the group remains weak.
On 11 September 2021, attendees from around the country gathered in Atlanta for “Virginfest,” a self-described “incel music festival.” The “incel” community or “involuntary celibates” are a violently misogynistic online community that has produced numerous mass murderers, such as Elliot Rodger.
Chris Hill and the Georgia “Worldwide Freedom Rally” completely failed to execute their planned rallies at the Georgia State Capitol and Piedmont Park.
Far-right actors attempt to co-opt the Atlanta environmental movement. A “boogaloo boy” appeared at the recent “No Cop City” protest.