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In recent days, we have been introduced to a lot of Nazis. They took their tiki torches, swastikas, and Nazi flags to Charlottesville, Virginia, where these "master racers" used pipes to beat a young black man, screamed Nazi slogans while terrorizing a group of peaceful protesters, and one of them used a car as a murder weapon. Thanks to a documentary on Vice, we learned more than we ever wanted to know about these evil bastards, these Nazis who believe in Hitler's Aryan dream.
Speaking of Aryan, did you know a growing number of scholars have determined Aryan was not an ethnic label but a social one? This means there's really no such thing as an "Aryan race." You can read more about that here. Don't tell a Nazi his (or her) dream of an Aryan race is delusional; they get very upset when anyone challenges their insane belief system.
And speaking of the "master race," it seems like a good time to take a look at three men who cling to Nazi ideals, believe they are superior to the rest of us, and want to wipe Jews, African Americans, the LGBTQ community, and anyone else they deem inferior, off the surface of the planet.
Christopher Cantwell is a raging Nazi white supremacist who, up until this week, had a Facebook page (removed by Facebook) and an OkCupid account (removed by OkCupid who also banned him for life). Cantwell was a highly visible figure in Charlottesville; he marched with those "good people" on Friday night, he is always heavily armed, and he thinks Heather Heyer deserved to die.
But there's another side to this prime specimen of the "master race," a softer side, a side filled with Nazi tears. See, after Charlottesville, Mr. Cantwell discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest, and he became so terrified of going to jail, he made a little video. Where he cried. About possibly going to jail. A man who claims he would die for his cause blubbered on camera about being arrested. Watch:
The "master race" cries in fear when threatened with arrest. Good to know.
Next, there's Matthew Heimbach:
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This is the "master race," this guy? It's important to note that Ku Klux Kryptkeeper David Duke adores Matthew and many think Matt is the next David Duke. Heimbach has dark hair, dark eyes, a neck beard, and looks like he passes out after climbing a flight of stairs. He's got three chins for shit's sake. He looks "Aryan" the way a cat looks like a Ford F-150. I'm 51 years old, and I am pretty sure I could not only chase this little fucker down, I could probably do him some serious physical damage using nothing but historical facts and a feather duster.
Finally, there is an unnamed white dude who was caught on camera by journalist CJ Hunt yelling "fuck fuck fuck" as he fled a counter protester. Said unnamed white dude ripped off his white polo shirt while dropping a Monster energy drink, and tried to explain to Mr. Hunt that he was just there for the "fun:"
This is what happens when 4chan trolls leave Mom's basement and head out into the real world. "Holy crap, who knew a black guy would take offense at me saying white power for the lulz?"
If this is the "master race," we're all going to be fine. A guy who cries when faced with the possibility of arrest, a guy who couldn't run half the length of a football field without falling over with exhaustion, and Pasty White Dude who's just there because saying white power is funny.