HuffPost asked Paul Nehlen three times by email this week if he considers himself a white-hot nationalistic. Twice Nehlen sidestepped the issues to. The third day he didn’t respond.
The Wisconsin Republican is running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who might not be seeking re-election. Nehlen campaigned in Alabama recently for Roy Moore, the Senate nominee accused of sexual misbehavior, who suffered a historic overcome Tuesday. Nehlen claims to have raised “six figures” for the Moore campaign.
Nehlen was a speaker Monday at Moore’s campaign rally in Midland City, Alabama. He took the stage wearing the red “Make America great again” cap and forewarned the crowd that “we’re engaged in a spiritual battle.” Moore was the only one, he said, who could “drain that swamp” up in D.C.
Only two days earlier, on Dec. 9, Nehlen was a guest on an anti-Semitic white dominance podcast called “Fash the Nation, ” talking to hosts “Jazzhands McFeels” and “Marcus Halberstram” for about an hour.( “Fash” is shorthand among the so-called alt-right, a loose association of white-hot nationalists, for “fascist.”)
It was Nehlen’s second expression on the indicate, and his fluency with lily-white patriot jargon was noticeable as he made thinly mantled anti-Semitic remarks and proudly recounted having told a Jewish publication writer to “eat a bullet.”
On Dec. 8, Nehlen worked Gab, a micro-blogging scaffold used primarily by lily-white patriots, to repost a describing another customer had acquired for him. The illustration testified a paltry Ryan, seen as the anti-Trump, next to a enthusiast “Chad” Nehlen.( Chad is an alt-right word for a fit alpha-male womanizer .) In the accompanying verse, Nehlen is described as having “redpilled on globalism, RR and JQ.”
“Redpilled, ” a reference to the Matrix movie trilogy, is used to describe an awakening to white supremacist schoolings. “RR” expressed support for “race realism, ” and “JQ” stands for the “Jewish wonder, ” the anti-Semitic conspiracy assumption that Jews have disproportionate affect over the media, bank and politics.
Earlier this month, Nehlen tweeted “It’s okay to be grey, ” a meme that originated on the word timber 4chan, a haven for neo-Nazi trolls, and wasspread enthusiastically by lily-white nationalistics. “In fact it’s pretty awesome, ” he added in a follow-up tweet.
On at least two opportunities this month, Nehlen has retweeted prejudiced memes shared by Mark Collett, a British Nazi sympathizer.
On the night of Aug. 11, when neo-Nazis and other assorted prejudiceds marched with tiki lamps through Charlottesville, Virginia, Nehlen retweeted an image of the parade affixed by grey nationalistic Jason Kessler: “Incredible instant for white people who’ve had it up to here& aren’t going to take it anymore. Tomorrow we #UnitetheRight #Charlottesville. ”
After Moore’s defeat in Alabama, Nehlen shared another section of love artistry Wednesday that was created for him on Gab. It indicated Roman centurions with “Pepe the Frog” foremen.( Pepe the Frog is the mascot of the lily-white patriots .)
HuffPost emailed Nehlen on Wednesday detailing some of these — and other — flirtations he’s moved with being an avowed lily-white patriot. Queried if he meditates himself either a white-hot nationalist or a member of the alt-right, Nehlen chiefly sidestepped the question, mailing the next statement 😛 TAGEND
I’m a successful businessman and have had something like 20,000 hires around the globe of every pigment, hasten, and creed; not to mention patented fabrications so attempts to decorate me as anything but a successful entrepreneur be borne in mind the media’s identity politics not my Christian faith. Besides — it’s genuine that it’s okay to be white — it’s pretty awesome in fact.
Asked in a follow-up email to clarify whether or not he’s a grey patriot with a simple yes or no, Nehlen answered 😛 TAGEND
Given that the media is still determined to libel all republicans as fanatics, it seems some precision on the definition of American Nationalism — the relevant recommendations that the United States should put the economic and security interests of American citizens ahead of the economic and security interests of illegal immigrants and non-citizens — is in order.
In a third email Thursday, HuffPost noted that this was a clarity of nationalism, but that it didn’t reaction the question as to whether Nehlen considers himself a grey nationalist or a member of the alt-right.
He didn’t respond.
Nehlen’s association with the Moore campaign, which received funding from the Republican National Committee and was endorsed by President Donald Trump, shows that a clique of the GOP appears to be at ease with lily-white nationalistics in its ranks.
At the Moore campaign mobilize Monday he accompanied, Moore’s wife defended her husband from the allegations of anti-Semitism by saying that one of his attorneys is a Jew.( An investigation by The Forward failed to find this Jewish advocate .)
It likewise shows that Steve Bannon’s great efforts to publicly distance himself from the alt-right is a ruse. Bannon, the Breitbart News executive chairman and a onetime White House chief strategist, had endorse Moore and is backing Nehlen.
Nehlen told HuffPost that Bannon is a “friend.” On the “Fash the Nation” podcast, Nehlen said Bannon holds him a “kamikaze” against the GOP establishment.
Bannon did not respond to a request for comment on Nehlen’s white-hot nationalistic affections. Neither did the Moore campaign. Nor did the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Nehlen hasbeen comfy uttering bigoted observes in public for a while now, as documented by the Angry White Men blog run by Twitter user @EyesOnTheRight.
Earlier this month, during a Twitter spat with Richard Lawler, an journalist at tech bulletin site Engadget who is black, Nehlen tweeted, “Run along Tyrone.”
As @ EyesOnTheRight wrote, “There are two ways to read that mention, both of which suggest Nehlen was making a prejudiced mention. On the one handwriting, Nehlen use a stereotypically pitch-black word to refer to an African-American soldier whose appoint he clearly knew. On the other,’ Tyrone’ is a reference to a racist laughter popular on the alt-right.”
That “joke” boasts a deeply prejudiced cartoon interpreting of a black soldier, which we won’t republish here.
On the “Fash the Nation” podcast last weekend, Nehlen recounted another Twitter spat he’d had, this one with John Podhoretz, the republican journalist of Commentary magazine.
After an arguing over gun control, Nehlen had tweeted to Podhoretz, who is currently Jewish, that he should “self-deport” and “eat a bullet.”
“So Bannon’s catamite @ pnehlen has, in the past 12 hours, intimated I is suicide and called on me, born and raised during the U.S. but Jewish, to’ self-deport, ’” Podhoretz tweeted.
“Catamite” is an fog message referring to a young son kept by a pederast. “What scoot even has that oath ? em> ” Nehlen requested on “Fash the Nation.” “Well, there’s one . ”
The legions tittered. McFeels announced it a “very biblical call, ” accentuating again Podheretz’s religion heritage.
“If people watch you participating in the front of the person or persons like[ the] John Podhoretzes of the world, the people who want to propel their parentheses at you — I have no time for that, ” Nehlen said. “I’m not afraid of those guys.”
“Parentheses” is a reference to the anti-Semitic “echo” stunt, in which their lists of Jews or Jewish foundations are placed in triple parentheses.
Nehlen was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for telling Podhoretz to “eat a bullet.” He told the “Fash the Nation” hosts that he “got shoah’d for 12 hours.”
“Shoah” is a Hebrew word for “calamity, ” used most commonly to refer to the Holocaust. For white nationalistics, though, it’s used as a insult, reserved for small inconveniences — like get suspend the application of Twitter — as a highway of decreasing the cruelty of the Holocaust.
Nehlen also boasted that his devotees had listened to his first appearance on “Fash the Nation” and that the “the redpills are being shot at beings like with bulge shoot stocks.”( Rendition: He’s altering a good deal of his supporters into white nationalists .)
At another point, Nehlen and the hosts talked gushingly about a recent stunt by the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, whose representatives joined the brutal “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville this summer.
In March, Identity Evropa hung a giant placard from a highway overpass in Georgia that spoke “America firstly. Demise immigration now.” The group tweeted out a photo, which Nehlen retweeted.
The “Fash the Nation” emcees were deeply flattered that Nehlen was a guest on their evidence. McFeels — who, it should be noted, has appeared on the radio see of David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan magnificent hotshot, and has called for the creation of a “white ethno-state” — lashed out at Paul Ryan for taking fund from Jewish “paymasters” and promised to “make sure” Nehlen earns his congressional scoot in Wisconsin. Nehlen replied that he was “honored” to be on the indicate.
“You chaps do enormous, great work, ” he said.
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