Right-wing extremism

Proud Boys’ Post-Election Crackup Offers Revealing Glimpse Of Their Deep White Nationalist Nature
Kyle Chapman, upper right, during his salad days with the Proud Boys at a June 2017 Portland rally. Image from: David Neiwert photo

Proud Boys’ Post-Election Crackup Offers Revealing Glimpse Of Their Deep White Nationalist Nature

Internecine warfare is a natural state for right-wing extremists; they are, after all, uniformly paranoid, suspicious, confrontational, and narcissistic (not to mention deeply unpleasant) people. Their latest internal dustup, however, is more revealing than most.
The Spread Of ‘Accelerationism’ And Its White-Supremacist Violence Is Now A Global Threat
Members of the white-power accelerationist group The Base pose during paramilitary training exercises at a site in northeastern Washington state in 2019. Image from: Screengrab

The Spread Of ‘Accelerationism’ And Its White-Supremacist Violence Is Now A Global Threat

Of all the radical right’s multiple permutations in the era of Donald Trump—Proud Boys, QAnon conspiracy theorists, “Patriot” militiamen, and “Boogaloo Bois” among them—the most worrisome by far is the spread of white-power “accelerationism."
Washington GOP Nominee For Governor Is Cop With Ties To 'Patriot' Movement
Loren Culp, the GOP's nominee for the governor's seat in Washington state, held a rally on Election Day that openly defied the state's COVID-19 restrictions. Image from: Screengrab

Washington GOP Nominee For Governor Is Cop With Ties To 'Patriot' Movement

It’s not the first time that Republicans in Washington state have chosen a far-right gadfly as their nominee for the governorship, but Tuesday’s primary marks the first time the party has selected a bona fide extremist from a faction mostly connected to militias, armed takeovers, and terrorism.