Monday, September 24, 2018

Faith Goldy Displays Her Understanding of Gun Safety At Roger Stone's and Milo Yiannopoulos' Discount "Eyes Wide Shut" Party

So on Monday Doug Ford was forced to comment on his encounter at Ford Fest with Faith Goldy and her entourage of neo-fascists.... er.... fine, upstanding, totally-having-loads-of-sex-with-ALL-the-women, young men.

And in totally not shocking news, Ford seems okay with it all:

Considering how the PCO approval rating is currently tanking after only a few months in office, I'm not so sure I would want to be saddled with a reputation of refusing denounce someone on the far-right who is comfortable associating with neo-Nazis, but what do I know?

However, I thought I'd share something that came my way via some genuinely very fine people (passed on to moi by a friend of a mutual friend) that, while having little to do with the Toronto mayoral campaign, does shed a bit of light on the "alt-right" web of connections of which Ms. Goldy is a part of.

Back in May 2017, Cassandra Fairbanks, a Trump supporter who runs in alt-right circles, was present at Roger Stone's home (at least that is how it was described to me) in Miami where he was hosting a party for pedophile apologist Milo Yiannopoulos that was being called Cinco de Milo.

Get it? Huh? HUH?!?

It's funny because they're all assholes.

Fairbanks was present in part because she was scheduled to interview Stone the next day, though given how soused she appeared in the video as she narrates, she seems to have imbibed a fair amount so she might not be asking any hardball questions.... I can't say she wouldn't ask for a highball though.

I'm here all week folks! Try the veal and please remember to tip your server!

How can I describe the setting to establish the mood?

Well, there is a definite "ick" factor. I mean, I'm not sure I would have attended unless all my vaccinations were up to date and even then I wouldn't touch anything. At one point Fairbanks says she wasn't wearing her shoes. I hope that she had a whole lot of penicillin the next day or, hell, just burnt off her feet to be safe.

Really, the whole ambiance reminded me of a stereotypical nightclub in Russia frequented by members of the mafia, but not one of the good clubs. More like one frequented by forth tier mobsters who run a blue jeans smuggling ring and who head into Uryupinsk for a good time.

I also had the unnerving feeling that there was a porn movie being shot upstairs. Perhaps several.

If you think I'm exaggerating about any of this, here is the host on the night of the party:

I don't care who you are, the dude is creepy af.

The video begins with a seemingly inebriated Yiannopoulos speaking profanely with three members of the Miami Police Department. It seems that the police officers are big fans and joke around with him and tell him why they were called and who made the noise complaint. Later Jack Posobiec repeats what the police said early in the video; that they had been called on a noise complaint. Posobiec, who described the police as "based" further repeated that the police told Yiannopoulos who had made the complaint (Bill Maher) and that there would likely be more, though these particular cops didn't appear to plan on doing anything about any future noise complaints because screw the man!

.... even if you are "the man."

Nice to see though that the Miami Police Department have officers who will pick and choose what laws to enforce depending upon if they like the subject of the complaint and then further potentially endanger the person making the complaint by identifying him. Nicely done!

And damn it, you made me sympathize with Bill Maher! That alone is unforgivable!

But I digress.

Faith Goldy was also at the party. Though most of the participants were deep into their cups, she appears to be relatively more lucid by comparison. Still, for a woman who claims that part of her mayoral campaigns' platform focuses on safety and gun violence, they are all hella unsafe when handling the AR15 that they are passing around and pointing at people (around the 8:00ish minute or so):

Now I'm no big city lawyer, but I can't help thinking that a group of people who are intoxicated passing around a potentially deadly weapon isn't a very good idea.

Oh, but she does look so happy though!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Doug Ford, Faith Goldy, and the Company They Keep

Last night was Ford Fest in Toronto, an event that used to be organized by the late Rob Ford and his brother Doug, however as Doug Ford is now the premier it seems that the event is now a Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario sponsored event; the party claims that no tax dollars paid for the event. Ford Fest has always brought out.... er.... the best of the Ford family base of supporters, including one a few years ago in which Ron Banerjee shouted homophobic slurs prior to assaulting a gay rights protester.

You know, as one would do at an event touting conservative family values.

Truth be told, Doug Ford has attracted quite a significant following among members of the far right who count themselves as his staunchest supporters and at last night's Ford Fest saw a few of those supporters turn out:

Kevin "Poodle" Johnston arriving with Faith Goldy and her incel alpha-male entourage (including the Proud Boy member shooting the video above) wasn't exactly surprising. Goldy has been rather desperate to garner media attention for her fringe mayoral campaign and I'm probably falling into that trap myself by giving her even a little bit of oxygen:

Then again I sort of think of Goldy and her ilk as being more akin to anaerobic bacterium such as Clostridium botulinum where exposure to the air ultimately proves to be lethal.

Now regarding Goldy's presence, the big news being covered by most journalists is the fact that she and her boi toys had a selfie moment with the premier:

There have been calls on Ford to condemn Goldy by the NDP, but really, despite suggestions from insiders that Ford was unaware of Ms. Goldy's rather sordid history....
.... I'm personally somewhat dubious about that claim myself:

Still, what interests me now are those who have decided to work on Goldy's campaign:

Readers have met "Jack Tyler" before on the blog. He participated in the ID Canada (formerly Generation Identity Canada) banner drop that occurred on August 11 in Toronto and which Goldy herself promoted afterwards:

In addition to being an ID Canada member, "Jack" is also a member of Students For Western Civilization, another hate group that Goldy also has strong ties to:

ARC has already offered ample evidence that both ID Canada and Students For Western Civilization are in large part behind Goldy's campaign:

The presence of "Jack" at Ford Fest with Goldy, who also participated in the defunct far-right podcast "This Hour Has 88 Minutes" as Cracker Jack (as well as another similar and more recent podcast) is further confirmation:

Interestingly, "Jack" isn't all that much of a fan of Ford as evidenced by a video that he posted not long after Ford won the PCO leadership race:

The part at the end of the second clip was some not-so-subtle antisemitism in case ya'll didn't catch it.

So why support Ford now? Well, he actually said that people should vote for Ford at the end of the video as he is a means to an ultimate end:

I'm especially interested in "Jack's" suggestion that they need to act "crypto" in the political sphere until such time as they take power to implement their white supremacist policies.

"Jack" isn't the only one who has rather ambivalent views about Doug Ford:

I don't think the Proud Goys like me much

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Man Who Founded Short-Lived Hate Group Running For Mayor in Manitoba Town

We have the fine folks in Winnipeg with FF1 to thank for this tip.

So far we've seen a number of examples of far-right individuals running for mayor in major cities in Ontario. Toronto has Faith Goldy, James "ew!" Sears, and Chris Brosky (who has the added distinction of spending time in an American prison for a racially-based killing). In Mississauga and Hamilton yapping poodle Kevin Johnston and Paulie Fromm are running respectively. However we also suspected there might be a few who were running in smaller communities that we had yet to come across.

That brings us to Ryan Brady who is running for mayor in the town of Thompson, Manitoba:

Second mayoral hopeful, second incumbent councillor registered as municipal election candidates
With less than 24 hours to go before the nomination period ends, Thompson has a race for the mayor’s position for the time being, with Ryan Brady having put his name forward to run against current councillor Penny Byer, who announced her intention to run back in May.
Bumper crop of 35 candidates for 2018 municipal election, including four wannabe mayors 
It will be a four-way race for mayor in the Oct. 24 election, with three of the current councillors – Penny Byer, Colleen Smook and Ron Matechuk – seeking to become the head of council, with Ryan Brady also in the running.
As it turns out, Brady had come to ARC's attention back in 2009 when he attempted to help fill the vacuum left by the temporary absence of the Aryan Guard while it's founder Kyle McKee was awaiting trial for attempted murder; he eventually pleaded to lesser charges and upon release the Aryan Guard "patched over" to Blood & Honour.

The identity that the Ryan Brady running for mayor in Thompson is Ryan Brady who posted on Stormfront under the username "honoryourlife" is confirmed here:

Top photo posted to Stormfront by Brady in 2009; bottom two posted to Facebook by Brady in 2018
Now it has been a number of years since Brady was active on Stormfront. For example, this is his last post:

As such he may not hold the same views that he once held. However, considering he was a sustaining member of Stormfront while active (meaning that he financially supported them) and his posts include the following, I think that as a candidate for public office Ryan Brady needs to explain himself:

Monday, September 17, 2018

More Evidence Linking Faith Goldy's Mayoral Campaign to Hate Groups ID Canada and Students For Western Civilization

First, absolute full credit to the folks at Sudbury Against Fascism and which ever activist worked on gathering the information concerning Liam H! Their fantastic work, detailed here and which I'm replicating on ARC, has resulted us all learning a little more about the relationship between ID Canada, Students For Western Civilization, and Faith Goldy:

Meet Liam H., a.k.a. "CarloNord", a.k.a. "CarlotheNord" across a number of social networking sites including POF, though most of the screen shots used come from where he is quite a prolific user. Liam, whose last name we don't yet know but I'm sure we will eventually, is the head of Sudbury's ID Canada chapter:

How active a member is Liam? A while back, Generation Identity Canada (which was re-branded as ID Canada) engaged in a postering campaigns in Sudbury, including the one detailed here:

Liam was very proud to taken credit for at least one of these efforts....

.... and is strongly suspected of having been involved in postering for the Northfront Nationalists, which he appears to refer to here as Nordfront:

It is here that things become even more interesting.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

La Meute in Oka Went Exactly As One Might Expect

This past Saturday, members of La Meute traveled to Kanesatake (Oka), PQ to hold a rally.... or something. Ostensibly claiming to be trying to forge some sort of ties with First Nations' people there, given they showed up uninvited strike me more as an effort to intimidate.

If that is the case, it did not go as planned (Video by Tonya Fawn):

At least one member of La Meute, Bryan Trottier, appears to be rather aggrieved:

Way to build bridges there Bryan.

But really, what did the idiots in La Meute think would happen? Did they actually think that Mohawk warriors who stood up to the Canadian military would be intimidated by a bunch of weekend cosplayers who routinely shit themselves at the first sign of even perceived danger?

Did they think that the people who have this as a legacy would be frightened by La Meute?!?!

Do they think they are going to cow people like Waneek Horn-Miller who was stabbed with a bayonet....

.... and then become a decorated athlete and an Olympian?

That would be a hard no.

If La Meute has any sense, they will not replicate this particular stunt again.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

More Evidence Linking Faith Goldy to Overt Antisemitic and Racist Groups

Back on August 25, ARC published a story about this guy:

Lukas Danford from Barrie, ON was the only person to show up for "No Show" Goudreau's September 30, 2017 rally in Peterborough:

At the time no one knew his name, but it turned out that he had participated on the leaked Discord chats under the moniker "Tarnfurt." He appeared to be active exclusively on the #tradworker server and had expressed interest in establishing a Canadian chapter of the racist Traditionalist Worker Party which was founded by Matthew Heimbach.

When this information was published, I wasn't sure if we would cross paths with Danford again. It seems though that he is even more interesting than I had once thought because of whom a reader was able to connect him to:

On July 3, Faith Goldy organized an anti-immigrant protest in Quebec at Roxham Road. The main focus of the article had been on Ronny Cameron seeming to fully embrace the antisemitic, white supremacist, path based in large part on his video commentary of the event (this has been definitively  borne out since the video was published), however a reader who looked through the video noticed another familiar face:

Lukas Danford was at the Roxham Road protest.

This is where things become more interesting:

The same reader who noticed Danford in Cameron's video also found this 4chan discussion of Faith Goldy. It appears to be comprised mainly of misogynistic, alt-right, incel cretins.

In other words....

One user however stood out from the rest because he could be identified:

User "JLf5DF+z" is also Lukas Danford who later goes on to describe his meeting with Goldy at the Roxham Road protest:

Note ARC didn't put the swazi on Danford's blacked-out face. Nope, he did that himself.

(I also see Georges Massaad's gf Leigh "Stewy" Stewart in the background wearing the Blue Jays cap. Hi Leigh!).

Because it is 4chan, a lot of the exchanges between Danford and the other users were as icky as you would anticipate:

There were some posts that were more substantive and seem to provide information that as a mayoral candidate Ms. Goldy has been trying to suppress as she tries to appeal to a wider demographic: