(CORRECTION: When we first published this story Monday morning, we mistakenly posted a photo of troll comedian Sam Hyde, who contributed $5,000 to The Daily Stormer Defense Fund. We have corrected our error by posting a photo of Andrew “Weev” Aurenheimer — eating what appears to be a booger. We regret the error. h/t to the neo-Nazi commenters at Hogewash.com for pointing out the error.)
It’s a simple matter of “connecting the dots”: Drawing a straight line between right wing billionaire financier Robert Mercer and Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, the fascist editor of “The Daily Stormer,” champion of the movement to stain America with the blood of innocents in the name of “Ethnopluralism”, a far-right philosophy that is the direct opposite of multiculturism. (It emphasizes the separation of varying ethnic and cultural groups by geographic area.)
A recent piece in BuzzFeed (which we profiled here) drew attention to the mainstreaming of white nationalist and Nazi ideology through Breitbart.com, funded by Mercer, run by Stephen K. Bannon and shepherded by former Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopolous. According to the BuzzFeed article, Yiannopoulos and fellow Breitbart reporter Allum Bokhari published a 3,000-word manifesto called “An Establishment Conservative’s Guide to the Alt-Right.”
BuzzFeed reported that Milo wanted some of the top movers and shakers in the white nationalist and neo-Nazi movement to review the manuscript before it hit the website in March 2016.
One of those editors was Weev, who tries to portray himself as a glib, sarcastic, openly racist, anti-Semite, anti-Gay, anti-feminist, anti-anything-decent-and-good-about-modern-American-society on his blog, “weev.net,” which apparently surfaced after The Daily Stormer was yanked from public view due to public outrage over the Charlottesville, Virginia, tragedy where a white-nationalist allegedly drove a car into a crowd of anti-Nazi protesters, killing Heather Heyer. (Weev has tried and failed to register domains in Russia, and recently tried to attach to the .cat domain in support of the anti-Spain separatist movement in Catalonia. The people behind the domain gave Weev the heave-ho as reported yesterday on the website Ars Technica.)
There’s not much about Weev’s public rantings to love. The things he says in private are far worse, far more bloody and violent.
An anonymous but trusted source has provided Breitbart Unmasked with copies of communications between the trusted source and Weev, in which Weev shares his glee over the thought of covering himself in the blood of his opponents’ babies, glorifying over the imagery of raping their daughters and slaughtering their sons, crushing the heads of non-Nazi babies on the sidewalk in front of their parents.
Weev is far less glib and urbane when discussing his violent dreams out of sight of the public. He brags about an in situ plot to overthrow the government of the United States, should circumstances warrant, saying that a large number of generals and admirals were on board and ready to move if Hillary Clinton had won the election. Since the Electoral College gave the victory to Donald Trump, however, Weev now has the time and funding to work on his latest project… computer vision programs designed to target non-whites with drone-mounted weapons.
Is Weev just thumping his chest? Preening in a chat, trying to impress the reader with his power and might? And if it isn’t all just talk, where is the funding coming from?
That question takes us back to the beginning.
Robert Mercer financed Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining and analysis company that examined the minds of the American electorate, helping the Trump campaign devise messaging likely to resonate with would-be Trump supporters. He donated heavily to the Trump campaign and is donating large sums to pay Trump’s legal bills.
Mercer is a big-time funder of Breitbart.com, piloted by Bannon, who used Milo to draft the 3,000-word alt-right manifesto under the careful editor’s eye of Weev at The Daily Stormer.
Who’s to say that Mercer is not funding Weev’s dreams of armed non-white recognition drones. How do we know Mercer and Bannon are not cheering behind the scenes as Weev dreams of crushing the heads of infants on the sidewalks of America?
We don’t know. Maybe it’s time to start asking questions?