OpEd: Alt-Right Incels at “Daily Stormer” Celebrate Buffalo Massacre, Call for More Attacks

Ryan DeLarme,
May 21st, 2022

Another cell of “Alt-right” extremists is making the rounds in the wake of the tragic shooting that took place in Buffalo, New York last weekend. Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, the webmaster of the neonazi website “Daily Stormer” publically praised the cowardly shooter and called for more violence.

As usual, the absurd remarks are being used by the establishment media to conflate Donald Trump and Republicans with racism and sexism in the run-up to Midterms.

On the Poast social media platform, “Weev” stated “Violence works. Terrorism works.”, and “They have launched an open war against us, and occasionally there are a few heroes that are willing to respond in kind. I support anyone that kills Democrats.”

In numerous articles on the “Daily Stormer”, and on their “Gamer Uprising” forum, posters have been celebrating the attack and calling for more violence. In Weev’s own header for the social media site, he describes himself as a “professional jew hater” despite the fact that his own mother outed him in 2018 as being of Jewish Descent.

The question on the minds of most conservatives is whether this individual is just mentally unwell or if he is being used to drum up anti-right sentiment.

The Gateway Pundit lays out their case:

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer is a convicted computer hacker, who was sent to prison after being caught stealing and doxxing over 100,000 iPad users.

Mysteriously, “Weev” was suddenly released by Obama’s Justice Department, after serving only 13 months of a 41-month sentence. As soon as he left federal prison, Auernheimer immediately started to praise convicted Oklahoma City terrorist Timothy McVeigh, and he publicly called for statues to be erected of terrorists who attacked the United States government.

“Weev”then fled to Ukraine, where he suddenly had someone tattoo a swastika on his chest, and started “Sieg Heiling”, while attempting to align himself with Donald Trump, during Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign.

This is all eerily reminiscent of Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer suddenly doing “Sieg Heil”s and praising President Trump right around the same time.

It has long been considered common knowledge on right wing message boards that Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer cut some sort of a deal with the feds, to get out of jail early in order to infiltrate, disrupt and neutralize the right-wing.

The shooter, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron, was an avid reader, and a huge fan of the “Daily Stormer” but still claimed to be “Authoritarian left”.

Gendron promoted and praised the site by name in his “manifesto”, while describing himself as a Neo-Nazi, a white supremacist, and an incel. All of these buzzwords are constantly being bandied about on the “Daily Stormer” and on their forum.

A couple of things don’t add up. 

First of all, in his post where “weev” praises the shooter, he says “I support anyone who kills democrats”, assuming that because they were black all of the victims must have been democrats, which is absurd. This type of thinking is in line with the “great narrative” perpetuated by the establishment and is simply not true. In fact, the only confirmed democrat in this equation was the shooter himself.

Secondly, “weev” suddenly becoming a Trump supporter overnight while remaining decidedly antisemitic doesn’t make any sense, as Donald Trump was perhaps the most vocally pro-Israel president that the nation has ever seen.

And there are other aspects of this that seem all too convenient.

For example, The “Daily Stormer” was registered in Russia, during the fake “Russia” hoax on Trump. Some conservatives believe that this was done in order to conflate Trump and conservatism with Russia, during the 2016 election. Unfortunately, there is no proof of these claims. Gendron also had shared a lot of “Daily Stormer” memes on a Discord channel which has long been considered an FBI “honeypot” on 4chan. 

Weev ingratiated himself to Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, editor of a site called “Total Fascism“, which later became the “Daily Stormer”. Anglin allowed “Weev” to become the webmaster of the site, despite his ethnicity and his early release from federal prison.

Andrew Anglin. Neo-Nazi and incel. Editor of the “Daily Stormer”.

The “Daily Stormer” was registered in Russia, during the fake “Russia” hoax on Trump. 

“Weev” and Anglin recently switched the site’s domain to a registrar in Communist China, but the CCP dumped them after the Buffalo shooting. It seems that promoting terrorism is a bit much for even the Chinese Communist Party to stomach, at least publicly.

The site is now only accessible on the Tor network, which is part of the Deep Web, or “Dark Net”, where drugs and child pornography are routinely trafficked.

For most of the existence of the site, Anglin advocated Neo-Nazism and called for the extermination of Jews, and the ethnic cleansing of all non-whites. As soon as “Weev” became involved, the site took an even darker turn, if that is possible, in which they started calling for the kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder of women and teenage girls, in addition to committing terrorism against all minorities.

Alt-Right watch, on multiple occasions, has documented how the “Daily Stormer” started promoting the “Incel” movement in the past.

The incel, or “involuntary celibate” movement is composed of losers who hate and demean women because they lack proper hygiene and basic social skills. Most of them are addicted to pornography, so they do not have the courage to approach women without coming across as creepy.

Due to being constantly rejected by normal women, the incels become bitter and lash out at women, often threatening to rape them. Some, like Elliot Rodger, who is often praised on the “Daily Stormer”, murdered two people, all because of his inability to approach women.

In one recent article, Andrew Anglin celebrated the stabbing death of a 13-year-old Florida cheerleader, Trystin Bailey, in 2021. While the rest of the world reeled back in horror at this gruesome, cowardly murder, “Weev” and Andrew Anglin celebrated it.

If all of this activity were confined to the Dark Web, that would be one thing. However, the incel movement that “Weev” and Andrew Anglin started, is beginning to become popular, even among young influencers on the right, who should know better.

The “Daily Stormer” is promoting and endorsing Donald Trump again, in order to, once again, conflate support for Trump with racism, terrorism, and hatred and violence against women. The exact same people did the exact same thing during the first year of President Trump’s term when they encouraged the attack on Charlottesville.

Basically, these yahoos are the quintessential example of how many on the left view all Republicans, as a caricature of hate and ignorance. Every good social engineer needs a group of “baddies” to use as an example while painting the entire party with the same brush, no room for nuance, just purely black and white.

In my 5 years covering politics, I have never witnessed anyone from the right espousing these kinds of views. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve met plenty of racists on both sides of the aisle, but no one who openly calls for racial cleansing, rape, and murder. The type of right-wingers I’m used to seeing (though we don’t always see eye-to-eye, as with my friends on the left) are typically hard-working, family-oriented people, and to see this type of social engineering is heartbreaking. Not all liberals wanted to burn down their cities, and not all conservatives are racist murders. There is nuance in all things and understanding this is going to be essential for this nation to heal.

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Published by Ryan DeLarme

Independent Media, Investigative Journalism

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