Jim Stachowiak is pretty much a living, breathing, walking stereotype for the worst things about the American alt-right. And he’s got a resume to show for it. A former cop, who refers to himself as an “Armed Infidel and Crusader Against The Beast’s Organized Religion of Government”, has been getting a lot of attention as a result of his penchant for walking around with an assault rifle, threatening people, and perpetrating other instances of cliched right-wing craziness. He managed to make headlines back in April, after planning an anti-Muslim rally (for which nobody showed up). Back in June, things took an even scarier racist turn when he urged “lone wolf patriots” to kill “n*ggers”, who were supposedly planning to somehow disrupt the Republican National Convention.
After getting a bit of news attention, Stachowiak later published another video that threatened Black Lives Matter, the Cleveland PD, and even a blogger who covered him in a story. He even went so far as to call for attacks to target liberals. Unfortunately, he was just getting warmed up.
On Friday, Stachowiak posted a video to YouTube endorsing lethal force in case the Government comes to take his guns. He also made sure to mention some crazy stuff about Obama.
‘I openly advocate armed, lethal, and deadly force against any future, national gun confiscation on American citizens. This man [Obama] is a traitor. This man has done more to hurt the freedoms of this nation than the attacks of 9/11. So it is time, America, to speak plainly for the good citizens and patriots of this nation, who believe unbendingly in the Constitution.’
The video goes on for about two and a half minutes, and Stachowiak’s main accomplishment during this time is convincing us all that his level of mental stability should probably keep him as far from firearms as possible. This becomes abundantly clear as he continues to ramble about Obama’s supposed plot to strip America of all guns, despite the President never mentioning or trying to pass any legislation supporting the confiscation of guns in almost 8 years of office. Finally Stachowiak calls on concerned Americans to do their part to fight against… something.
‘I, and I hope many of you will join me, to let our government know that we will not passively take the path that leads to tyranny. We will not go down that road. We will not disarm. I openly state and tell you to prepare, that should foreign troops ever move against the American people to enforce domestic or international law, it is your right and it is your obligation to mow them down, and to ambush them, and to take them out.’
Finally, Stachowiak maxes out his crazy dial to 11, and drops this gem:
‘If the UN should ever move on American soil, their blue helmets will serve as trophies on many of our mantles. Gun confiscation will result in a second American revolution.’
Then he burned a photo of President Obama in effigy.
As you might expect from a dude going on about killing UN soldiers, Stachowiak does not have a shining record of abiding by the law or acting like a big boy. According to ABC affiliate WJBF, he lost his license to work as a public safety officer following a misconduct investigation. He was also arrested for taking a picture from another man’s social media site, and posting it elsewhere, calling the man a terrorist.
As much of a chubby, lisping, rifle lugging cliche as this guy is, he’s still dangerous. Let’s hope that the orange-skinned comet that hit the GOP this past year results in the gradual, painless extinction of this particular type of American dinosaur.
Watch Stachowiak’s full video below.
Featured image is a screen capture from the video.