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Trump’s Brownshirts? Trump supporters threaten to take up arms, form militias

This space used to contain a picture of Breitbart "journalist" Milo Yiannopoulos brandishing a gun while holding a Trump banner, but I took it down at the request of the other dude in the picture, known as DJ Pop A Titty Out. Click to see the original pic.
This space used to contain a picture of Breitbart “journalist” Milo Yiannopoulos brandishing a gun while holding a Trump banner, but I took it down at the request of the other dude in the picture, known as DJ Pop A Titty Out. Click pic above to see the original.

This election gets scarier by the day. It seems only a matter of time before someone gets shot. And if there are going to be shots fired, more than a few supporters of Donald Trump want to make sure they’re the ones doing the shooting.

On Twitter, and elsewhere online, Trump supporters are talking openly about bringing guns to political rallies and polling places. Some are actually taking steps to form some kind of Trump militia. 

The living sack of human garbage that is Matt Forney recently Tweeted these suggestions for fellow Trump lovers:

https://twitter.com/basedmattforney/status/708811928664195072

https://twitter.com/basedmattforney/status/708516727190065153

Unfortunately, Forney isn’t the only Trump supporter talking about guns.

https://twitter.com/RobinFoxNews/status/708974116653543425

https://twitter.com/LibrtyGuerrilla/status/709103137030668288

https://twitter.com/AmbikaPadmaloch/status/709142040232071168

https://twitter.com/todstertodd/status/708670247851708417

https://twitter.com/todstertodd/status/708793317178384385

https://twitter.com/todstertodd/status/708791279166038016

Meanwhile, discredited right-wing hack “journalist” Chuck C. Johnson posted the alarming picture below on Facebook, promising to “use the Second [amendment]” against  — that is, to shoot — anyone he think is threatening Trump’s right to free speech , even though he personally supports Ted Cruz.

chuckjohnson

Johnson took the post down, but not before it was screenshotted by Charles Johnson, a non-discredited journalist who unfortunately, and rather confusingly, shares the same first and last name as the dude with the red hair and beard pictured above.

Other Trump supporters think that their candidate needs to have a somewhat more organized army of Second Amendment fetishists to protect him from the “bad people” he talks about so much.

Like, say, a militia.

https://twitter.com/FoxLegChair/status/708520806716837888

Hire them? I’m fairly certain most “militia” members would be happy to do it for free. Earlier this month, in fact, the FBI arrested the co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire on an assortment of charges related to his alleged participation in the armed standoff at Bundy Ranch in Nevada in 2014.

But hiring or otherwise working with Bundy’s militia may not be necessary, as Trump may soon have an unofficial militia of his own.

Yesterday, RT.com reports, a new Twitter account announced the formation of something called “The Lion’s Guard,” describing itself as

[a]n informal civilian organization dedicated to protecting the safety and security of innocent, peaceful Trump supporters from violent Far-Left agitators.

While the group would remain unarmed, the organizer pledged, it would  be “willing to forcefully protect people if need be.”

Whoever was behind the Twitter account took it down within hours, citing threats.

But in that brief stretch of time, RT.com reports, the account was able to pick up 500 followers and a good deal of support from other Trump fans on Twitter, including many on the far right who presumably already own the requisite brown shirts and swastika armbands.

https://twitter.com/Third_Position/status/708760325353385984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/DonnyLateNight/status/708741461773295617

https://twitter.com/TrumpLiberals/status/708738364405649408

https://twitter.com/GeorgiaAlpha/status/708738477769289732

https://twitter.com/ConciergeMthly/status/708761117074530306

https://twitter.com/lyz_estrada/status/708753037561438208

Meanwhile, over on clickhate tabloid The Daily Stormer (partially archived here), the regulars are if anything even more enthusiastic about The Lion’s Guard than their counterparts on Twitter — though some of them seem to have forgotten the bit about the group being unarmed.

 

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On 4chan’s Trump-loving, fascist-friendly /pol/ board (archived here), some are talking about trying to resurrect The Lion’s Guard on their own.

Twitter: twitter.com/realLionsGuard Chat: chatstep.com/#Lions_Guard The Lion's Guard has been recreated to help protect Trump supporters from the violence which has been growing over the past few days. The Lion's Guard is formed to be an unarmed, nonviolent civilian organization dedicated to protecting the safety of peaceful, nonviolent Trump supporters from the far-left, or others who would want to do them harm. The original creator was forced to delete his account due to threats against his children. Therefore, it only makes sense to bring in as many Trump supporters as we can, so not only can we protect people in public and over the internet but we can also protect ourselves

Whether or not The Lion’s Guard is resurrected, by its founder or by sympathetic Trump fans on 4chan or somewhere else, it’s clear that the idea of a “Trump militia” has an appeal to many of the orange-faced demagogue’s fans — and not just Daily Stormer readers posting pictures of a well-armed Pepe.

Writer Sarah Kendzior, who spent many hours with Trump supporters while waiting in line to see The Donald on his recent visit to St. Louis, noted in a piece for the Guardian that

Several Trump fans vowed that the next time, they would come armed. Some warned that if Trump was not chosen by Republicans, a militia would rise up to take him to power.

On Twitter, other Trump fans are making similarly chilling “predictions” and threats.

https://twitter.com/BLang71/status/709123350233280512

https://twitter.com/DXint/status/709151004030341121

Normally, I would dismiss this sort of talk as empty blathering. But this time this talk is attached to a dangerous demagogue who’s managed to rile up a very noisy minority of disaffected white people, millions strong, many of them already heavily armed.

If even a fraction of those people “march on DC” or anywhere else, the results could be bloody. I really hope that things aren’t heading where they seem to be heading, because that’s a very dark place indeed.

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Johanna Roberts
Johanna Roberts
5 years ago

He’s going to get people killed. It’s only a matter of time. I’m terrified of this election if he gets the nomination.

MexicanHotChocolate
MexicanHotChocolate
5 years ago

If Trump was a rational adult and not a temperamental child, he would own up to the ways his campaign has been riling up his supporters and fomenting violence. Of course that would take some thought and introspection on his part. This song sums up my feelings about der Donald. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZlFBSRrSR0

Jofer Jeff
Jofer Jeff
5 years ago

You realize all these people are talking about self defense right? I mean the leftists were the ones who showed up at the rally to cause trouble. If anyone was a “brownshirt”, it was the protesters who tried to shut down the speech.

dlouwe
dlouwe
5 years ago

Of-fucking-course they are. I very truly hope that they are talking an intimidation game, and not willing to actually start shooting people.

Kiss Trump's Rump
Kiss Trump's Rump
5 years ago

Remember those evil white honkie devil TERRORISTS who occupied a BLM building in Oregon? They killed a grand total of 0 people. They fire a grand total of 0 bullets, even despite being shot at by the police.

Maybe you lot would be better off worrying about the most dangerous demographic instead of the least dangerous. You know, the 1% of the general population which is responsible for around half of all violent crime.

Dalillama
Dalillama
5 years ago

@ MexicanHotChocolate
Trump knows exactly what he’s doing, and is doing it on purpose. That’s why he always doubles down, and will never never acknowledge any wrongdoing on his part.

lol lol
lol lol
5 years ago

Milo Yiannopoulos is in Alaska. Idiot. And putting quotation marks on the word “journalist” doesn’t make him any less of a journalist than you. And besides, these Trump supporters are being threatened with violence then they have the right to defend themselves. Eat some concrete and harden the fuck up

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
5 years ago

The one promoting Trump as a way to avoid oligarchy was kind of funny. The rest… ugh.

Sweaty Examination Goblin
Sweaty Examination Goblin
5 years ago

The left declared that it would use intimidation and violence to stifle free speech? I must have missed that, when an entire political ideology decided to speak. Can anyone clue me in to what he’s talking about? I think it’s possible he’s gone dyslexic with his directions; those tactics sound strangely like what the far-right likes to do…

Ashara Payne
Ashara Payne
5 years ago

This is really scary.
Not just the guns but why is fascism so popular? I know far-right politics has risen in popularity recently, but in Europe this is due to immigration. Is it the same?
If so, why do they also hate feminists, “SJWs”, transgender people, Jews, African Americans and anyone else who isn’t cis male/female, white, straight, Christian, right-wing and whatever else they decide? In Europe it’s just immigrants, who are often also cis white straight Christians. Others aren’t subjected to the same hostility. It’s bizarre and scary. Or are these bigots just in the minority and jumping on the bandwagon because they can?
In the UK people are generally far angrier at the fat cat bankers who destroyed the global economy and big businesses who avoid tax. This has increased support for the left, hence Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party. Our conservatives are farther to the left anyway.

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

Hey, before using content on stories.. Learn the context?

Seriously, making judgments and making fabulous accusations before knowing the context of someone’s actions isn’t cool.
Remove this story.
With regards to Milo Yiannopoulos.

Mels
Mels
5 years ago
Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude
5 years ago

I agree! Trump supporters have no right to defend themselves against the violent assaults of SJWs. The institutional privilege of white racism alone means no white person deserves to live! They should be happy a black person is ending their blood-soaked tyrannical legacy!

Kreator
Kreator
5 years ago

I sadly have to agree with Johanna here: there is no way this will end well. If Trump manages to get the presidency, these people will see their beliefs vindicated and I have no doubt they’ll then be encouraged enough to actually rise up in arms against minorities, laws be damned. On the other hand, if he loses, they are quite likely to seek revenge on anyone they perceive as guilty, and not just on Twitter.

Really scary stuff, indeed; so much hatred festering all around the globe in these times. I don’t want to sound too grim, but… at this point, I find it hard to discount with 100% certainty the possibility of a Third World War in the near future.

SCH
SCH
5 years ago

Thanks, Trump, get irrational people all riled up and more blinded to the fact that their behavior and distorted views are a huge part of the problem. Thanks for dividing the country even further – helping these crazy sorts view fellow Americans as an enemy for not sharing their views – while still only being just a stupid candidate. (Wtf horror would you cause as an actual politician, let alone president??) Are people going to have to be worried to go to the polls?

This crap just makes me more and more disappointed with people in this country. Sure there’s bound to be some like this, but the amount of them is very depressing and worrying.

To think what we could actually accomplish as a country if at least 3/4th of these nutters were rational human beings. 🙁

Josh
Josh
5 years ago

Love all the Trump loving dipshits that showed up. I guess they can’t bear someone criticizing the big putrid orange.

If these fuckwits try their little uprising, I think they’re going to be very unpleasantly surprised at what their chance against a real army is like.

Nequam
Nequam
5 years ago

I am holding some (cold) hope that these militias show all the bravery and competence of those fellows in Oregon.

Dildo shortage ahoy!

Walter
Walter
5 years ago

Trump is the best thing to happen to America since Jimmy Carter.

He will lose in the general election and take the Republicans with him! They will lose the Senate and maybe even the house. Depending on how much he taints the Republican party, they might even lose some state legislators.

His loss will force the Republicans to change their strategies. They’ll have to start being more welcoming to minorities and finally drop the racist vote and stop using Nixon’s southern strategy.

Trumps coming electoral defeat at the hands of Hillary or Bernie will be the best thing to happen to America in decades.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
5 years ago

@Walter – Assuming that yours is a serious statement and not trolling of the ‘lets see how many people I can get to agree with this statement’ variety, there are a lot of problems with your argument.

1. It assumes a peaceful election. I think that’s probably how it will go, but we can see rumblings from Trump supporters suggesting otherwise. Yeah, probably they’re just LARPing, but that remains to be seen.
2. It assumes that, even if the election should be run fairly, Trump still loses. I think this is the probable outcome of a Trump nomination, but it’s not the lock-in some people seem to think.
3. It assumes that if the Republicans lose, they agree with you for the reasons for their loss, rather than blaming it on Trump personally and carrying on the way they have been.
4. And this is the one that gets me the most, that any person harmed, harassed, assaulted or (God forbid) killed by the rising tide of bigotry fanned by Mr Orange is an acceptable loss in exchange for Democratic electoral primacy. It’s really not.

All in all, your argument seems to work along the lines of “Things will get worse before they get better. Wait, they’re getting worse now? Terrific! Better must be just around the corner.” It’s a very weird mix of cynicism and naivete, and maybe you ought to reconsider it.

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

I’m at least a little bit disturbed that those yahoos in the picture “supporting” him live in the same city that I do…

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Wow. Quite a lot of drive-by Trump fans came by.

Anyway. This is the funniest part of the post.

The USA citizens do NOT want Oligarchy.
Vote for Donald J. Trump, our last chance to restore the republic.

You don’t want an oligarchy, so you’re going to vote for the billionaire capitalist who got into Wharton because of familial connections and was given a few million dollars by his father to start up his business career? You’re going to vote for the guy who has many scam product like Trump University? You’re going to vote for the guy who is always bragging about how rich he is and accuses everyone who doesn’t like him of being jealous and unclassy?

Does this guy not know what oligarchy means? Or does he just have absolutely zero capacity for critical thinking.

Bryce
Bryce
5 years ago

The oligarchy thing…

Chump supporters: wonder why no-one bothers protesting a Ted Cruz rally, despite some very similar policies? Don’t be surprised if some of the people being baited shout back.

Zyvlyn
Zyvlyn
5 years ago

Sadly, this is the natural outcome to an election strategy based on riling up hateful bigots over the last 40 years.

Eventually, even know-nothing bigots realize they’ve been played and have gotten nothing they’ve been promised. I’d take greater schadenfreude in the GOP’s predicament were it not for my feeling that the monster they created is going to damage more than just their political party.

darkstatistic
darkstatistic
5 years ago

Re: The original photo

That’s incredibly gross.

Re: Everything else

Is it splitting hairs to suggest it’s more of a blackshirts situation than brownshirts? That Trump is more Mussolini than Hitler?

I realize there’s not much difference between different festering piles of shit in that if you’ve smelled one, you’ve smelled them all, but maybe we have more to learn from one situation than the other.

Social Justice Atheist
Social Justice Atheist
5 years ago

How in the actual fuck are they claiming “SJWs” are the violent ones?? Do they even read/watch the fucking news?!?!? Do they even hear themselves talk?!? People who care about social justice, and leftists in general, are some of the nicest people in the world. By design, leftists in general are nicer simply because of their policies, their ability to actually feel empathy, etc. And these far-right fascists? Not so much…

That’s not to say people on the left are perfect, or are never violent or never do wrong or aren’t capable of threatening people. If they do or have, that is despicable and I absolutely condemn it. But in general, which political party is least likely to cause harm to others? Far-right Nazis don’t care about others, they only care about themselves.

What are they even defending themselves against? How has the whole left threatened them with anything? They (a lot of internet Trump supporters, not all but a good many) are the ones constantly threatening to shoot people and/or cause them harm, and not just in a self-defense context.

ETA: Lot of Drumpfies here tonight…

Bina
5 years ago

Dear right-wing knuckle-draggers who’re drive-by posting here, there are two things you need to know right now:

1. The First Amendment does NOT give you the right to make death threats, and

2. The Second Amendment does NOT give you the right to carry them out. In a polling station, at a rally, on the street, or ANYWHERE.

Thank you, and fuck off.

darkstatistic
darkstatistic
5 years ago

SJA: Well, it also seems odd to me that people who snark about “groupthink” and “pc thoughtcrime” and that nonsense are perfectly happy to sign up with a slavering mob when it comes right down to it.

Valentine
Valentine
5 years ago

In Russian language newspapers we spell trump ‘tramp’. ‘Дональд Трамп.’ XD

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Here’s the second amendment in its entirety.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Shooting someone is not a second amendment right.

katz
5 years ago

And putting quotation marks on the word “journalist” doesn’t make him any less of a journalist than you.

Just as much of a journalist as the humor blogger. What a vote of confidence.

BritterSweet
5 years ago

Holy crap, the bloodlust! One of the thoughts that came to my head is that if many people did indeed come with guns to the next place where Trump shows up, what if someone also wielding a weapon pretended to be a supporter but was intending to just cause chaos? Or even, given how eager they are to harm someone, what if a balloon pops? It would be super ugly, and then they would probably blame it on their usual targets.

I just really hope these threats are empty.

Wwax
Wwax
5 years ago

I love how hot and bothered our visitors are about free speech, as long as no one they disagree with does the speaking, then it’s death threats to shut them up. Don’t claim rights you won’t give to others.

opium4themasses
opium4themasses
5 years ago

SJA: You’re here on a blog where men often claim to be the real victims. Any facts will be morphed to fit the narrative.

Kat
Kat
5 years ago

Remember how some on the right wing said not to nominate Obama in 2008 ’cause if he lost, black people would riot?

Funnily enough, that turns out to have been projection!

Who could have guessed?!

Social Justice Atheist
Social Justice Atheist
5 years ago

@opium4themasses

Good point, guess I shouldn’t be surprised. But even after all these years of hearing about the shit neonazis do and say, it still manages to surprise me how horrible they can be.

jy3, Social Justice Beguiler
jy3, Social Justice Beguiler
5 years ago

Y’know, it’s not like the candidates who don’t talk about paying for the legal defense of anyone who roughs up protesters seem to have fights breaking out at their events.

Just sayin’.

Zatar
Zatar
5 years ago

They say that if Trump loses they’ll try to overthrow the government? Hitler tried the same thing when he lost his first election. They are trying to do the same thing that the actual Nazi’s did. I’d say that history has taught us nothing but its Trump supporters, If they didn’t already know the historical significance they probably still wouldn’t mind it when they found out.

Number Sequence
Number Sequence
5 years ago

So, I don’t catch all the news stories, but can someone tell me about these acts of left political violence? Got some names, maybe a violent event, even some violent rhetoric you can point me in the direction of?

Because if you can’t, I can only think of two explanations. Either the claims are rooted in, “Well, this isn’t literally impossible, so it must have happened!” or that our open, sometimes sharptongued disagreement is violence (in which case, concrete dude can take his own advice) or, and this is a long shot, could result in violence at some point. It’s like when that doxxed guy claimed David clowning on MRAs tacitly encouraged people to dox them despite his constant, open denouncement of it. And we all remember how completely correct and not full of shit that guy was.

So, I’m not buying it, but I’ve been wrong before. If you have an example, feel free to tell me all about it. I’ll wait.

Mels
Mels
5 years ago

@Number Sequence

Some people are so self involved, they can’t concieve of a mindset other than their own. They want to commit violence against leftists, so they assume leftists must also want to commit violence. Facts are apparently beside the point.

rick
rick
5 years ago

I love how the umbrella epithets of “SJWs” and “leftists” carries so many contradictory definitions. One minute they’re a violent and angry mob out for blood, and the next, they’re a bunch of wimps who are afraid of guns. Basically, the term can mean whatever you want it to depending on the circumstances, but I suppose that is the nature of umbrella terms.

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
5 years ago

Well well well

How long is it til they start firing unto their own crowds cause of some insults? Cause frankly I’m watching a kid with dynamite, and that fuse is getting really short.

But in all seriousness just try Trump supporters. I would love to see you cower just like the Sovereign Citizens of Malheur Oregon.

It would be the highlight of my day.

Number Sequence
Number Sequence
5 years ago

@Mels

Oh, I know. I am painfully aware.

I know I’m being both way too optimistic and way too kind, but it’s my hope that by challenging that mindset directly, maybe someone who would respond to what I said will actually go to the effort to try and get an actual example, not find anything meaningful, and end up with enough cognitive dissonance to be pushed through or at least towards the other side. I’ve seen it work. I’ve been a person that’s worked on. Maybe I’m projecting.

At the very least, I’d like to give someone pause for thought before they pitch a fit because we’re being meanie-heads to their favorite jackass with hair like a melted science fair project.

authorialAlchemy
authorialAlchemy
5 years ago

Since when are the Bernie suppprters violent?? Trumps followers are the ones beating people up and forcing protesters out of rallies. Trump doesn’t even condemn them. Meanwhile, Sanders denounced Berniebros for thier misogyny.

The people who shut down one rally were shutting down hate speech.

Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
5 years ago

1. Is Robin Fox actually advocating murdering Democrats? What the fuck?!
2. Re: Daily Stormer guy with the caricature fish: paraphrasing Breaking Bad? Really? You don’t mess with Heisenberg.
3. What the hell is that black-and-white photo of the guy crossing two rifles, some sort of clothing ad? I feel sorry for that model, what with having his photo used by neo-Nazis.

Unlucky Blackjack
Unlucky Blackjack
5 years ago

“When standing on a powder keg, it’s wise to watch the man handing out matches.”

I learned that from a space-wolf.

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
5 years ago

@Unlucky Blackjack

This reminds me of how/r9k/ thought for a sec they had enough balls to start trying to coordinate mass school shootings before cowering back into the shadows.

Except this is like the Chimera of all the shit this blog keeps up on. Racist bigoted MRA types with a persecution complex and desire to stomp on everyone not them. Bullies who were bullied and take it out on others.

Frankly because of that, it’s exactly why I laugh. I’m just waiting for something to happen. Cause frankly I am getting sick of fascism infecting the country I live in.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

I know far-right politics has risen in popularity recently, but in Europe this is due to immigration. Is it the same? If so, why do they also hate feminists, “SJWs”, transgender people, Jews, African Americans and anyone else who isn’t cis male/female, white, straight, Christian, right-wing and whatever else they decide?

I think it’s because Twitter, Facebook, 4Chan, Reddit etc have all been so happy to allow them to congregate and metastasise like the cancers they are while banning anybody who dares stand up to them. They’ve had years of one-way freeze peach to egg eachother on and convince themselves that they’re a silent majority rather than a small, loud-mouthed minority.

Unlucky Blackjack
Unlucky Blackjack
5 years ago

I think it’s because Twitter, Facebook, 4Chan, Reddit, etc., have all been so happy to allow them to congregate and metastasize like the cancers they are while banning anybody who dares stand up to them. They’ve had years of one-way freeze peach to egg each other on and convince themselves that they’re a silent majority rather than a small, loud-mouthed minority.

And you really want to know something sad? I think those people have always been there. I don’t believe for a moment that racists/misogynists/etc. ever stopped existing. They just were forced to be hidden, only coming out to spew hate before being chased back into the dark.

But now, they can meet other hate-filled people, form hate-filled friendships, and most importantly, never have to be exposed to that pesky “reality” again. They were given their own castle, had all attempts at breaching blocked by those who didn’t want to deal with the hassle of getting rid of them, and now they can launch attacks on others with a safe place to fall back to.

thegrenekni3t
thegrenekni3t
5 years ago

@FoxNews Do us Trump supporters, have to start carrying our Guns For Protection at Rally’s, WE WILL…..

Relax, dude, buying drive-thru hamburgers isn’t that dangerous.

Selt
Selt
5 years ago

Uh, hey David, you do realize you don’t have to give in to the dumbass who calls himself BJ Papa Shitty or whatever it is, right?

Fair use is a thing, and giving in to shit-flinging monkeys who attach themselves to hacks like Milo just because of the specter of maybe copyright threats someday on some imaginary grounds doesn’t do anything good for anyone.

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