Donald Trump has been called a racist by a growing number of people. The El Paso, Texas mass murderer used some of the rhetoric that the president has been using on his campaign trail. Take a closer look into the dark world of white supremacists.
A foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources Matthew Gebert was in charge of the Washington, D.C. chapter of a white nationalist organization. He invited white nationalists into his home, and published white supremacist propaganda online.
His pseudonym was “Coach Finstock.” Under that name, he called for a white-only country. Gebert appeared in a May 2018 white supremacist podcast of The Fatherland, according to Hatewatch:
‘THAT’S ALL THAT WE NEED. WE NEED A COUNTRY FOUNDED FOR WHITE PEOPLE WITH A NUCLEAR DETERRENT. AND YOU WATCH HOW THE WORLD TREMBLES.’
He joined the State Department in 2013 on a fast leadership track. He appeared as part of a white supremacist forum The Right Stuff in 2015, when Hatewatch believed his radicalization began. In January 2018 he wrote on the “Ricky Vaughn is a N*****fagot who has no place in (The Right Stuff):”
‘I GOT INTO THIS (MOVEMENT) AND OFF THE CONSERVATIVE RESERVATION IN 2015.’
Gebert was aware his white nationalism leanings could end his career. State Department people cannot be involved in outside political activities while they are employed (the Hatch Act). He tweeted:
‘THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS THAN A CAREER AND A PAYCHECK, AND I DON’T WANT TO LOSE MINE. I AM PREPARED TO LOSE MINE. BECAUSE THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME IN MY LIFE … IN TANDEM WITH MY FAMILY, OF COURSE.’
A source told Hatewatch he attended a secret dinner in downtown Washington, D.C. with Gebert, his wife, and the Holocaust-denying author David Irving 2017. Gebert’s wife Anna Vuckovic was also part of the white supremacist movement under the name of “Wolfie James.” The two have a long trail of Twitter posts under their aliases. Twitter retains retired pseudonyms.
Gebert was also linked to Richard Spencer’s think tank National Policy Institute, the country’s “most infamous white nationalist.” At a November 19, 2016 meeting the people who attended gave “Hitler-salutes” and shouted “Hail Trump!” The Atlanticpublished footage of the event.
One of Gebert’s wife’s posts on Twitter said:
‘STILL JUSTIFYING THAT YOU LIVE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD BC IT’S ‘SAFE’ OR THERE ARE ‘GOOD SCHOOLS’? ADMIT IT: YOU WANT TO LIVE NEAR #WHITEPEOPLE.’
As Coach Finstock, Gerbert said on the Ricky Vaughn podcast in February 2018:
‘I CONSIDER MYSELF A WHITE NATIONALIST.’
The State Department employee helped lead an organizing chapter of Michael Peinovich’s The Right Stuff network called D.C. Helicopter Pilots. Peinovich is a well-known and influential racist. He also supported Trump’s candidacy. His organization spans the country.
Then, Hatewatch sources said:
‘GEBERT ACTED AS A RECRUITER FOR A VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON, D.C.-BASED CHAPTER OF A WHITE NATIONALIST ORGANIZATION.‘
Hatewatch believed that the “helicopter” in “D.C. Helicopter Pilots” referred to a far-right meme:
‘…INSPIRED BY CHILEAN DICTATOR AUGUSTO PINOCHET. UNDER PINOCHET’S ORDERS, LOYALISTS TO HIS REGIME THREW POLITICAL OPPONENTS OUT OF HELICOPTERS AS A FORM OF EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING.’
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) shows Peinovich’s network The Right Stuff is a hate group. D.C. Helicopter Pilots is a chapter of The Right Stuff. These groups speak in coded language. A “pool party” is a recruiting chapter.
‘HELLO FUTURE COMRADES. DROP ME A (DIRECT MESSAGE) IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED. NOT PLAYING TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, BUT GETTING ADDED TO THE (D.C. HELICOPTER PILOTS) GROUP HERE ‘COMES LATER.’
“Bowl culture” is the reference to Dylan Roof who murdered nine black people attending church in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. “Accelerationism” referred to a white supremacist belief also used by neo-Nazis that said the entire Western civilization had to collapse then rebuild as an all-white country without Jews.
Gebert sent a message about the Supreme Court:
‘WHEN THE DECREPIT OLD WITCH (RUTH BADER GINSBERG) FINALLY BITES THE DUST, PLEASE ONE OF YOU MAKE A VID WITH OUR CRABBIES (SAYING) ‘THE SUPREME COURT IS NOW OFFICIALLY 11% LESS JEWISH’ AS (A) CAPTION.’
“Crabbies” appeared to refer to a meme of animated dancing crabs, which was employed by some white nationalists on social media to mock the death of Arizona Sen. John McCain in August 2018:
‘THE ACCOUNT @CUE1933 ALSO POSTED AN ANTISEMITIC MEME ABOUT NEW YORK SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER ON OCT. 4, 2016, AND A MEME IN SUPPORT OF THEN-CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP. THE HANDLE @CUE1933 LIKELY REFERS TO THE YEAR 1933, WHICH IS WHEN GERMAN PRESIDENT PAUL VON HINDENBURG APPOINTED ADOLF HITLER AS CHANCELLOR. HITLER’S NAZI PARTY EXPANDED ITS POWERS THROUGHOUT THAT YEAR. THE NAZIS OPENED THEIR FIRST CONCENTRATION CAMP IN DACHAU, GERMANY, IN MARCH 1933.’
‘DUDE, WE SMACKED THE HORNET’S NEST WITH A BIG FUCKING STICK. AND THE ONLY QUESTION IS WHETHER THIS IS VALUABLE ACCELERATIONISM OR WHETHER WE JUST PROVOKED THE RED GUARDS, LIKE, A YEAR BEFORE WE HAD ENOUGH TIME TO SPARE.’
“Red pill” referred to convincing people to radicalize. “Court jesters” referred to black people. Gebert said:
‘WE GOTTA RED PILL POLICE AND MILITARY. I THINK THOSE ARE OUR TWO BIGGEST PRIORITIES. WELL, THINK ABOUT IT, WE’RE SUCKERS FOR … COURT JESTERS – ARE IN OUR DNA. WE LIKE TO HAVE A CHARISMATIC JOKER, AT LEAST, AROUND US SOMETIMES.’
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