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Coalition Forms to Protect Free Speech and Trump Supporters; Slandered as Neo-Nazis

Updated on April 28, 2017

Conservatives Unite to Fight

As violence against conservatives by various leftist groups has become more and more common, Kyle Chapman (also known as "Based Stick Man") and like-minded individuals have founded the "Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (FOAK)" in response.

The FOAK, Chapman says, will coordinate with Gavin McInnes' "The Proud Boys", a self-proclaimed "pro-West fraternal organization". Chapman referred to the FOAK as the "tactical defensive arm" of The Proud Boys. Regarding the possibility of conflict with opposing political groups, Chapman did not shy away from the issue, saying "We don't fear the fight, we are the fight," and that “Our emphasis will be on street activism, preparation, defense and confrontation,”: "We will protect and defend our right wing brethren when the police and government fail to do so.”

Based Stick Man donning his signature stick at a rally, as well as a helmet, gas mask and shield.
Based Stick Man donning his signature stick at a rally, as well as a helmet, gas mask and shield.

The Subsequent Backlash From the Media

In a response to this newly-founded alliance, Counter Current News has condemned the FOAK. Counter Current News, in an article hosted on their website, labeled the FOAK as a militant gang looking for combat in the name of neo-nazism and white power to "intimidate and fight those with differing ideology" and labeled them an "abusive" group. Counter Current News also referred to McInnes as a "neo-masculine reactionary".

A photo-shopped image of Chapman in full uniform.
A photo-shopped image of Chapman in full uniform. | Source

The Evidence of "neo-Nazism" and Racism?

Based on the stated mission statement of the FOAK and the statements made by Chapman and McInnes, there seems to be no evidence that the FOAK or The Proud Boys are a racist or neo-Nazi organization. Neither have stated that non-white individuals would be excluded from joining the alliance, only those that would shy away from a physical conflict.

The only reported prerequisites to join the FOAK is preparedness for violence. Chapman stated that the FOAK “is for those that possess the Warrior Spirit. The weak or timid need not apply.” None of these traits are exclusive to any race, ethnicity or creed.

Violence Against Conservatives is a Known-Fact, Though...

Conservative groups and rallies have frequently been the target of violent protests and riots though. Several conservative events, hosted by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Martin Shkreli (among others) have been disrupted by or forced to shut down in response to violence committed by groups like Antifa and Black Bloc.

These groups, in their efforts, have caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage, frequently wield weapons such as fireworks, Molotov cocktails, and pepper spray against their political opposition and have used intimidation to dissuade people who think differently from them from expressing their views and ideas.

Antifa and Black Bloc holding signs saying "Become Ungovernable" and "This Is War".
Antifa and Black Bloc holding signs saying "Become Ungovernable" and "This Is War". | Source
Antifa activist Louise Rosealma (also known as Moldylocks) wielding a bottle at a conservative rally.
Antifa activist Louise Rosealma (also known as Moldylocks) wielding a bottle at a conservative rally. | Source

Conservative Woman Pepper Sprayed Mid-Interview

The Hypocrisy

It would seem that Chapman, McInnes and associates have been targeted with violence and, when they band together to defend themselves from violence, are criticized as a militant group looking to fight. The irony is palpable and can easily be summed up with one quote...

Do you think the FOAK really is a militant neo-Nazi group?

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© 2017 Andrew England

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