Longtime readers of this blog will be familiar with a fellow who used to call himself Peter-Andrew: Nolan© — with the hyphen and the colon and the copyright symbol — and now calls himself Joschua-Brandon: Boehm© — also with a hyphen and a colon and a copyright symbol.
I think it’s fair to say he’s the world’s worst MRA.
He doxes people with impunity (and doesn’t much mind if he’s got the wrong person) and is forever making vaguely (or not-so-vaguely) threatening statements (he once suggested that he had the right to murder women who visited his men-only website, and has declared what he calls a WAR OF RETURN (in red, in all caps) on the women in the world). He wrote of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik that “in different times” the mass murderer “would be called a hero.”
Yesterday a Twitter user alerted me to Nolan©/Boehm©’s Twitter account, where he has been preaching this same gospel: that as long as there are laws that (he thinks) allow women to get away with crimes against men, men will be effectively forced to inflict violence upon women, often with lethal effects.
Here are an assortment of Tweets from his timeline yesterday; I think you’ll get the gist of his, er, argument fairly quickly.
Given Nolan©/Boehm©’s penchant for making flamboyantly awful statements like this, it probably won’t come as a surprise that even some of the world’s most terrible MRAs have made a point of trying to distance themselves from him. Last year, a writer for A Voice for Men declared Nolan©/Boehm© “A Danger to Self and Others,” suggesting that he was so far into “the nutter zone” that he might as well be a feminist.
The MRM and specifically AVfM doesn’t need nor want so-called Men’s Rights advocates like Nolan. Those who deem it necessary to use individuals like him as a poster child of the men (and women) within the Men’s Human Rights Movement need to take notice: Nolan is NOT a Men’s Rights Activist. Actually, now that I think about it, I think Nolan would better fit within the feminist ranks. Right up there with the likes of Dworkin, Steinem, Marcotte and the rest of those hate-mongers.
There are various problems with this, er, argument, and I’m not just talking about the absurdity of trying to convince the world that a man who has literally declared war on women is a feminist. No, I’m talking about the fact that, if you strip away some of Nolan©/Boehm©’s more eccentric conspiratorial beliefs, A Voice for Men has basically been saying the same things as he has for years.
Here are four quotes. Two of them were written by Nolan©/Boehm©; the other two were written by AVFM’s Paul Elam. Can you tell which of these men wrote which quotes?
- The most pervasive element of western civilization today is its hatred of men and all things male. There is a particularly strong hatred of fathers and husbands. … It is only natural and normal that some men decide to take matters into their own hands at all the hatred spewed at them and their marginalization.
- It is a testament to men, and an exposure of lies perpetrated against them by gender ideologues that we have come this last half century without blood in the streets. It has always been in men’s nature to take care of others better than themselves, and they have proven that with their silence in the face of so many constant abuses. Betting on that silence to continue when men are hungry is foolish. … anyone, even men, if backed into a corner and kicked long enough and hard enough, will come out swinging.
- These “past injustices” that women claim are bogus and do not stand the test of any scrutiny at all. The adult female human being has been the most pampered and protected animal to ever live on the face of the planet … [W]omen have, for millenia, suffered no consequences for attacking men and lying pathologically about men. No consequences at all. Yours is the first generation of young men who might choose to demonstrate to women that there are consequences for waging a WAR OF AGGRESSION on men.
- The day I see one of these absolutely incredulous excuses for a judge dragged out of his courtroom into the street, beaten mercilessly, doused with gasoline and set afire by a father who just won’t take another moment of injustice, I will be the first to put on the pages of this website that what happened was a minor tragedy that pales by far in comparison to the systematic brutality and thuggery inflicted daily on American fathers by those courts and their police henchmen. It would not even so much be a tragedy as the chickens coming home to roost.
In other words, this sort of rhetoric isn’t just something that happens on the margins of the Men’s Rights movement. No, it comes as well from those at the very center of the movement.