Neo-Nazi NSM Invades Phoenix November 13: Wanna Do Battle? Why, Send in the Clowns

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This is a clown...
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And so is this, only the one in black is far more ridiculous...

A lot of folks have been e-mailing me of late to wonder if I knew that the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement will be back in town on Saturday, November 13, to reprise their performance of last year at this time, when they got owned by local anarchists who came out to jeer at 'em.

Sure, I know NSM Commander Jeff Schoep's meal ticket will be returning to Phoenix for a demo to take place at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse instead of the state Capitol like last time. 

Actually, I mentioned this way back in a September 28 blog post. Pay attention, people! Your final grade in this class depends on it.

Anyway, it occurs to me that since these fascist Froot Loops like to play dress up and march through our burg, that perhaps the best way to battle them is not to scream and shout at these wackadoodles, but to hold up a mirror to them and reveal them for what they are: Clowns.

Can you imagine the consternation on the faces of these swastika-lickers if they were met by a sea of gesticulating Bozos? If anything, these anti-Semitic freaks desperately want to be taken seriously. But how can they be taken seriously when an army of Clarabells, Bubbleses, and Krusties surrounds them tossing confetti and honking bicycle horns?

I'll grant you, it is a bit redundant. A hodgepodge of loopy losers dressed up like goosesteppers of yore -- and actually believing in all the racist gobbledygook that goes with it? That's about as subtle as wearing a sandwich board emblazoned with the word "Idiot" and an arrow pointing up.

I've already been hearing of some street theater brewing, and I know the anarchists are planning to be there, many of them no doubt wearing their bandannas like faux Zapatistas. (Sigh.) 

But I ask the anarchists and other anti-fascists to consider the visuals that'd be provided by clusters of clowns flapping their big red feet at these brain-damaged, supremacist mooks. Talk about a scene right out of Fellini.

Moreover, those proud Aryan warriors will never live down being jeered at and mocked mercilessly by the spiritual kids of Ronald McDonald. Which is particularly rib-ticklin', since most neo-Nazis would be lucky to score jobs at the Golden Arches.

I have one more piece of advice for the anarchists, since there's no love lost between the Phoenix PD and Sand Land Kropotkins: Keep your heads cool and don't get gamed by the Hitler-worshippers.

See, this is how it works. The cops stand between you and the Nazis, who have a First Amendment right to demonstrate. Freedom of assembly and all that. Being Nazis, they hurl racial slurs, shout insanities, and generally try to bait their opponents.

You anarchists are enraged at the sight of your natural enemies, but you're held back by the bulls. You perceive the cops as protecting the Nazis, and transfer your hostility to them. And as you don't like cops already, and as the cops are within easy reach...well, you see how this goes.

Of course, that's exactly what the Nazis want, so they can portray themselves as upstanding law-abiding citizens set upon by an angry mob. 

All I'm saying is get wise to their game plan and act accordingly. The Phoenix PD isn't going away. You can always protest them another day, after the Nazis get owned, like they were in 2009.

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ChemTrailKaren suxon Nazis

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My Hitler-Youth Forever
My Hitler-Youth Forever

Watching this goddamned parade of human filth is too tragic to be funny, though there is great comedy in seeing so many of the Hitler Youth goose-stepping around, ranting and raving as Der Fuhrer would have had them do.These fucking imbeciles don't seem to realize that the man they worship so devoutly was a joke unto himself. Adolf Hitler was a sad little freak of a man, whose only stock-in-trade was the wholesale fear he sold so easily to a nation reduced to rubble by war and it's own leader's frustrations. Hitler vomited the same type of ethnic fear that Jan Brewer, Pearce and Arpaio would use 75 years later as a successful campaign strategy. Just a week after his 56th birthday, Adolf Hitler, chancellor of Germany, and Time magazine's "Man of The Year" for 1937 was now cowering in his bomb shelter, pacing, screaming, betrayed by both his military and confidants, as his beloved Germany lay wasted in ruin above him, the "Fatherlands" streets overrun with the very people he had set out to destroy 12 years before. Der Fuhrer would be pleased to know that his legacy of hatred, intolerance, genocide, and global destruction at any cost would exist well past his own cowardly death by suicide. The Third Reich was an abysmal failure that destroyed an entire continent and caused the murder of 50,000,000 human beings.It proved nothing... It accomplished nothing.The goofy little Austrian with the Charlie Chaplin moustache, who bore no resemblance at all to the tall, blonde, muscled Scandinavian physique that was the model for the ideal Aryan master-race, would have, in another time in history, been laughed out of town.To remember Adolf Hitler is imperative; to praise him is too fucking bizarre to take seriously.Steven Tracy of Phx.

jimjim
jimjim

FB wrote: "But how can they be taken seriously when an army of Clarabells, Bubbleses, and Krusties surrounds them tossing confetti and honking bicycle horns?"

Uhm, you're not from around these parts are you?

We like our clowns in the form of Wallace and Ladmo (with a sprinkle Gerald)!

(If you have to ask, then you're not a native, and Shurif Jo will coming to get you shortly.)

Goosebane
Goosebane

Stephen, I love your very important work, and I'm glad that you have since granted us the right to wear bandannas, but I'm perplexed by your insult: "I know the anarchists are planning to be there, many of them no doubt wearing their bandannas like faux Zapatistas. (Sigh.)"

What differentiates a Phoenix anarchist from a "real Zapatista", I wonder? How does one become a "real Zapatista" anyway? Is it enough to be born in Mexico and find one's way to Oaxaca, or do you also have to pull a sword out of a rock?

I'm curious what you think "real" Zapatismo is, and what you think differentiates it from Arizona anarchy. If free Oaxaca is "where the government obeys the people", what do you think the people had to do to achieve that? I guarantee you, back in the very early 90s before the uprising succeeded and established its new systems, anarchists were wearing bandannas. Covering one's face from Big Brother is a pre-revolutionary precaution, not the facemask equivalent of a World Series ring for those who have already won. It's a piece of cloth on your face, dude. It costs, like, $1.50. Don't be a bandanna nazi ;)

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oops, my guest name makes more sense in my reply to Pa2ad0x below...

Ih81488
Ih81488

The way to stop the NSM is to ignore them. Their members are not capable of doing anything. The more rallies they have, the more racists come out of hiding to contact the NSM, and more money Jeff Schoep makes off the record label. Follow the money.

quest
quest

I have attended many peaceful protests, marches & gatherings since the 70's but never received massive police protection in full riot gear just waiting to pounce on the opposition. The Phoenix PD doesn't HAVE to protect them. It's a choice. They didn't HAVE to fire rubber bullets, tear gas & pepper spray either. Let the bastards exercise thier right to free speech without helping them. Oh wait a minute...I forgot, this is Jan, Russell & Joes base. Silly me!

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linaimai

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Ethel
Ethel

does anyone know the name of the shaved head with sunglasses on top his head with nazi patch on his arm! shame, to him and what a dangerous mind!

Mac MacDonald
Mac MacDonald

Hate groups come in all races and all religions. They all look foolish. Want to make them look stupid? Let them open their mouth.

Account_Permanently_Deleted
Account_Permanently_Deleted

@dquijano

"I think any race based group is inherently prejudice"

I belong to the NCAAP and I am not African-American. I bet that La Raza would let you join. But I bet the neo-nazis would not allow this brown skin man to join their group.

But they all all the same in your eyes?

STOPtheNSM
STOPtheNSM

Everyone has their opinions of what will be effective. Ultimately its going to be those in the streets, not armchair activists, bloggers or other varieties, who plan and find what that is.

Interesting that FB alludes to McDonalds corporation...Check out this article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50...The hate-filled people who attacked this person found him at a McDonalds.Read the article and tell this person and their family that clowns are an appropriate response.

If anyone chooses militant tactics in attempting to stop the NSM theyll be attacked by cops and media and possibly Nazis... no surprise! We're not fighting for the cops or media's favor, we're fighting to stop these fools from rallying in AZ and by extension we're letting folks know that there are those of us who are impacted enough by hate-based individuals, groups, or laws in our communities and we are willing to fight back.

Embrace a diversity of tactics. See you in the streets.

dquijano
dquijano

La Raza = good

White Supremecists = bad

We should send them both out there so they call kill each other off.

Mary
Mary

Yeah more hate ..right? dquijano= HATE

dquijano
dquijano

Okay, maybe they shouldn't kill each other off, but they should feel free to beat the shit out of each other.

define and empower
define and empower

You are missing the point of organizing along ethnic lines in communities of color.

Our society is one in which the worst economic inequality in the history of the world is largely divided among racial lines. People of color have largely been kept out of "the nice neighborhoods" through a combination of racist business practices in real estate and the aforementioned economic gap. Communities of color are ravaged by the prison-industrial complex, which sweeps up as many of the adult men in these communities as possible through criminalization of the poor, not to mention drug laws that are applied much more consistently in the ghetto than on college campuses. When the long arm of the law fails to reach into these neighborhoods, but the racist status quo in society is maintained--as in New Orleans under Katrina--gangs of white citizens take up the role of police in oppressing these communities, but even more violently since they are not minimally accountable to the taxpaying public in the way that police are.

So, try to step into the shoes of J. Random Latina in, say, South Tucson. If the police are ravaging your community, and the white supremacists are waiting to do even worse things, you will organize with the people around you as an act of self-preservation. Most of the people around you will also be Latin@, because of the aforementioned segregation thing. These people share the same risks that you do, struggle against the same enemy, and seek the same (general) types of changes.

Now, think about the logistics. Organizing to fight injustice and build positive freedom is easier to do among shared cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic lines. I'm not Latin@ and so I can never understand what it's like to be Latin@ in America. The power of such understanding between people who share the same lived experience (in this regard) is hard to overstate. This is why Latin@ people sometimes organize among what you perceive as exclusionary racial lines--in fact, this is how they can be most inclusive in their communities. These organizations ally with similar groups serving other oppressed minorities, be they Black, Filipino, women, queer people, or what have you. This is not a practice that excludes whites; when asked what white people could do to support the Black Panther Party, Huey Newton suggested we start a White Panther Party. This was a group of white people who organized to support the anti-racist struggle; two organizations like this can easily join hands and come together for joint meetings. (Today, the African People's Solidarity Committee serves a similar purpose. http://apscuhuru.org/) You can't compare this kind of solidarity with white supremacist groups, who are the exact opposite: they want to separate people among racial lines, while anti-racist groups might first *organize* people among racial lines and then unify people *across* these lines with solidarity.

Rose Valencia Sanchez
Rose Valencia Sanchez

Hey there dquijano when there is a "La Raza" event, the event is not staged to promote hate towards any group of people. La Raza does not suggest or condone killing anyone or racial "purity" have you ever researched La Raza to see the many educational programs and services it offers?

MARY
MARY

Funny your 1st comment you put La Raza = good.... I try to see the good in everyone because I know people are not born with hate, they are taught from their parents ... God bless you . Hope we all can stop the hate somewhere.

dquijano
dquijano

I don't really think La Raza is good. I think any race based group is inherently prejudice, but not necessarily hateful. I do think it is ironic that when La Raza has an event, no one gets worked up about it.

MARY
MARY

If you have kids and love ones in your life, you would want peace .... Hate has never been good...La Raza as you put it ... most of them just want a good life...and not all are good just like in other races ...

Majkumajku
Majkumajku

they don't even know who hitler really was.DNA DOESN'T LIE.besides the fact that he believed the "aryans" were directly descended from the Tibetans which would make them asian,besides the fact that "aryans" describe a people of iran and syria,which would make them :arabs"

Outlawkind
Outlawkind

And ferchrisskes, let's rally the majorly talented local drag queens. Maybe even form a cheerleader/dance troop with a heavy leather and bondage thing goin' on, call 'em the Joe-Joes or something.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Here is last years event plus a bit of AZ History:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Usadefender Daniel
Usadefender Daniel

Gilboy,

You bitch about these people yet you hang with communist!

"Oh but they are communist you believe in human rights!"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

You're such a MORON and a hypocrite!

USAdefender1

Majkumajku
Majkumajku

i'm guessing that when you refer to "communists" you invoke the names of people like Stalin,Mao and Ceaucescu,who were by no means communist.these were totalitarian dictators.Lenin warned the party about Stalin,rightfully so,shortly before Stalin had him and his wife assassinated.if you really want a picture of TRUE communism,look no further to the former federation of Yugoslavia,under Josip Broz "tito".it is a shame that people still think like these ignorant n.s.m. members.especially after the dna study of 39 of Hitler's closest living relatives.two notable genes that were shared by ALL of them,were Safardic Jew,and Moorish,(north African),and the fact that Hitler believed that the Tibetans were the orivin of the "aryan" race,although "aryan" is a people inhabiting Iran and Syria.but they are too ignorant,uneducated and illiterate to actually know the truth of history.

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There are many more examples of true communism, too; Free Ukraine if you're staying in the Slavic realm, Free Andalusia and Barcelona in the 1930s (see quote below), factories taken over by workers in Argentina in the last few years, the Paris and Barcelona Communes, Oaxaca since the mid-90s, and on and on. I think it's great that you're dropping knowledge in comment threads, but I think your argument will be even stronger if you point to the numerous other examples out there--libertarian socialism is no one-trick pony.

The syndicalist regimes of Andalusia and Barcelona in the late 1930s, which thrived both economically and socially until they were violently repressed by fascists (hmmm...) remain among the most poignant examples of freedom and socialism in action. Chaz Bufe's zine, "Anarchism: What It Is & What It Isn't" provides some context and then drops a great quote from George Orwell about Barcelona Libre:http://www.seesharppress.com/a...

In Spain, Cuba, and a few other countries there have been serious attempts to make this theory reality through the movement known as anarcho-syndicalism. The primary purpose of anarcho-syndicalism is the replacement of coercive government by voluntary cooperation in the form of worker-controlled unions coordinating the entire economy. This would not only eliminate the primary restraint on the negative freedoms (government), but would also be a huge step toward achieving positive freedom. The nearest this vision came to fruition was in the Spanish Revolution, 1936–1939, when huge areas of Spain, including its most heavily industrialized region, came under the control of the anarcho-syndicalist Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. George Orwell describes this achievement in Homage to Catalonia:

" The anarchists were still in virtual control of Catalonia and the revolution was in full swing. . . . the aspect of Barcelona was something startling and overwhelming. It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle. Practically every building of any size had been seized by the workers and was draped with red flags or with the red and black flag of the anarchists; . . . Every shop and café had an inscription saying it had been collectivized; even the bootblacks had been collectivized and their boxes painted red and black. Waiters and shop-workers looked you in the face and treated you as an equal. Servile and even ceremonial forms of speech had temporarily disappeared. . . . The revolutionary posters were everywhere, flaming from the walls in clean reds and blues that made the few remaining advertisements look like daubs of mud. . . . All this was queer and moving. There was much in it that I did not understand, in some ways I did not even like it, but I recognized it immediately as a state of affairs worth fighting for."

This is anarchism. And Orwell was right—it is worth fighting for.

Amy M
Amy M

If you read the invite the NSM is circulating it sounds like they're just a bunch of nice reasonable guys (especially to those who support SB1070-- nice company you keep by the way): "This rally is in support of American citizens who desire the harmony, tranquility, orderliness, and the economic stability that arises from secure borders and enforcement of immigration laws. This rally will be a protest against the butchering of Arizona`s SB 1070 and the lawlessness produced by politicians and activist judges that refuse to safeguard our nation and secure our borders."And to dress it up as just a fun family picnic they say, "Following the rally, we will enjoy ceremonies, festivities, and a dinner at a private location."What they fail to include in this dressed up crock of doo-doo is their creed which is to remove all non-whites from the nation, by force if necessary.

There will be a sizable showing of regular citizens at this rally to protest the NSM. We will bring signs, noisemakers, and not necessarily be dressed as clowns. We recognize that it was by appealing to the inner racist and bigot in ordinary Germans by cloaking hate rhetoric in the catchwords of the day that Nazism gained a toehold. We have not forgotten history and will guard against its repetition in our country. Please join us. By outnumbering them by a huge margin we can continue to marginalize them.

Enemy 14/88
Enemy 14/88

Last year, some Libertarians and Constitutionalists also protested the neo-Nazi scumbuckets. Which in my mind, thought it was a good thing. All awhile the weak and spinless "Leftist" groups did not engaged the enemy on the lunatic Right. There were more alliances/unity among the Anarchists w/ ordinary Americans in Phoenix, and this may have contributed to the Nazis falied rally last year. This year will be no different. As the anti-Nazi forces whether it be Libertarians, Constitutionalists, Anarchist, and ordinary Americans will surely be successful again.

NAZIS MUST DIE.

Heil Freedom!

Steven
Steven

"Heil Freedom!" LOL, that's a good one. ;-)

youre worst nitemare!!
youre worst nitemare!!

wowo now these idiots think they can come to az and start their crap i bet janet bitch ass sewer invited them or maybe one of them is a family member bring itr on.........last time they had it easy now is payback for everything arpaio and pearce have done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

I have to agree with the FB on this... If the Nazi's counter-protest group was a bunch of clowns, they wouldn't know how to react, especially if the clowns with their horns and squeaking noses were louder than the Nazis could be.

I want to see it. 3 days is a pretty tough deadline, I bet if you had more time, you could organize this very thing.

Seriously, it would cause more chaos in the NSM march than 2 billion anarchists ever could...

Anarclowny
Anarclowny

"Anarchists" and "people dressed as clowns at protests" are not mutually exclusive. Just the opposite, actually: Lemons borrowed this idea from European anarchists, some of whom have been wearing clown suits in place of standard Black Bloc attire for years. The idea is that, if everyone's wearing all black, a shiny thing dangling from your black backpack or a brightly-colored glasses frame could make one person easy to single out for legal punishment, while the differences between clown suits are nearly impossible to describe in detail on the fly, even though each one is unique.

Besides, the people willing to directly confront the Nazis this year are the same people willing to directly confront with the Nazis last year. Anarchists will always organize themselves as the first line of defense against fascism; we have the least to lose from getting mixed up in a protest and the most to lose under a Nazi regime. (It is not a coincidence that anarchist ranks are swollen with queer people, immigrants, people of color, Jews, etc., though merely owning a Howard Zinn book would probably be enough to find yourself under the fascists' bootheels if they had their way.)

Jennifer Anderson
Jennifer Anderson

They did a similar act in Tennessee, where the clowns showed up in force to a white supremacy rally. The results were hilarious, and effective.

EDGAR IVAN
EDGAR IVAN

you know my gf dad fought in ww2 and he says that when ever see this clowns makes him feel like hi's fight was worthless this are his words from last night..I DIDNT FIGHTTHE NAZI'S IN GERMANY TO T SEE THEM IN MY OWN COUNTRY IT MAKES ME SO SAD THAT THE NEW GENERATION HAS FORGOTEN WHAT WE DID AND FOR THAT I BLAME THEIR PARENTS BECAUSE THEY COULDNT MAKE THEIR SON'S BETTER PERSONS........i feel bad for the guy but we can still change our future and im gonna make sure that my kids and my nepews learn our history i will teach them love respect and compasion.... we are the greatest nation in the world lets keep it like that................

Pa2ad0x
Pa2ad0x

Actually he should feel like his fight was worthless because all around him he should see the effects of White civilization and culture falling to pieces because he engaged in a genocidal war against his own people for for the benefit of the Bankers and other elites that are using all of you anarchists and antifa's as puppets without you even realizing it.

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