Texas A&M Cancels White Supremacist Rally

Slate reports:

A white supremacist rally—organized in the wake of racist violence over the weekend in Charlottesville—scheduled to be held at Texas A&M University on Sept. 11th has been cancelled due to safety concerns, the university announced Monday evening. The event was being billed as a “White Lives Matter Rally” by its white nationalist aligned organizer, Preston Wiginton. The event was being directly linked to the violence in Charlottesville and billed as a sequel of sorts in a press release distributed by Wiginton that read: “TODAY CHARLOTTESVILLE TOMORROW TEXAS A&M.”

The planned white supremacist march on campus in College Station, which far right, neo-Nazi leader Richard Spencer was set to attend, sparked outrage online and set up another potentially violent confrontation on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Spencer spoke at a student center at the university to some 400 attendees in December of last year. The speech drew protests on campus, continual interruptions of Spencer’s remarks, and threatened to boil over into violence.

  • kcken

    Can we cancel his citizenship?
    Asking for someone who took 14 years just to get a damn greencard…

    • JCF

      See re Sebastian Gorka: Deport the Nazi Fucker!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Dear white supremacists.

    How supreme are you if you need to maintain an institutionalized unfair advanced you have enjoyed for the entire history of our country? If you were truly exceptional, you’d have no fear of equality. In a foot race, you’d even let the other party have a head start, since you’re so superior.

    But let’s face it, the white supremacist movement is actually saying “We are inferior and require special advantaged in order to compete”.

    • Todd20036

      What it means is, “We hate ourselves and are jealous other people can go through life happy with what they have. And the only way we can feel better is if others feel worse.”

      Unlike any other racial, sexual, or even religious pride fest, this is what White Pride boils down to

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Lyndon Johnson: “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

        • Todd20036

          Still true today, and some of the white protestors actually had something to lose.

          Like jobs.

    • kareemachan

      And hell, looking at some of these people, they’d have a heart attack 10 yards from the starting line….

  • Ninja0980

    Some people are already claiming this is clamping down on free speech but let’s face it.
    After last Saturday, does anyone want to risk more killings by Nazi thugs?

    • Todd20036

      This isn’t free speech.

      You don’t get to yell fire in a crowded theater.

      You don’t get to accuse a black man of rape just because you don’t like his skin tone

      And you don’t get to have violent protests that including attacking and killing those on the other side.

      • clay

        and educational institutions are NOT fully public access. They are well within their legal rights, and it is their legal responsibility, to ban activities that interfere with scheduled, non-threatening, non-harassing education.

      • Bluto

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a46bd89fcce0817d216f031f6cc3a3cbc3a46e06d100eb5d9385b07f26121317.gif
        Free speech means anyone can say anything anywhere without consequence or rebuttal. murica, fuck yeah!!

      • JCF

        I just heard that douchebag from U Nevado – Reno (photo’d screaming ala tiki torch in Charlottesville), after getting death threats (which I hope we all obviously oppose?):

        “I may be a Nazi, but I’m not threatening anybody”

        Oh HE(I)L No! To be a Nazi—a party founded on genocide is *inherently threatening* (and that’s BEFORE all the violence that the Nazis instigated in Charlottesville). You don’t get to whine afterwards “I wouldn’t harm a fly!” Little Nazi Psycho…

        https://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2017/04/29/6362902083994953381921218592_norman%20bates.gif

    • OdieDenCO

      they have a right to peaceable assemble. they don’t. the university has a right to protect their property. they are. the nazis can still spout their bullshit, just not on campus.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      By placing it on campus, they’re pretty much demanding the time and supervision of campus police and will be sure to bother the hell out of passing students with the small but very real chance they’ll attract a homicidal kook. If I was the administrator, I would say no too.

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      It’s odd how if you want to go work out in a gym or on a track at a publicly funded university, you can be denied access because they are students-only facilities. Or if you want to use a university library or dining hall. Hell, you can even be arrested for walking on to a university campus if the campus cops don’t like the way you look.

      But White Supremacists want to show up and riot? “We gotta let ’em. Free Speech, Free Speech!”

      Free Speech is not an absolute right, and we need to make sure that right is not abused. Abuse it and lose it.

  • HZ81

    Oh, noes! Now these nazis will have to jerk themselves off in a safe space.

    Because, you just know that’s happening, because homophobes.

    Daryll: Hey Robert, there’s another sumthin’ white I like, too. Wanna slip behind that dumpster?

    • Silver Badger

      Your last sentence seems to be denigrating Nazi’s by calling them gay. I realize you are calling them hypocrites, but I had to read it a couple of times.

  • John Ruff

    White people really do suck. Disagree all you want but we really do suck.

    • HZ81

      Absolutely do I am whiter than Celine Dion in a snowstorm and say it unapologetically.

      We gave this fuck the WH because “economic unease.” Econoimc unease in pointy caps, but…

      • clay

        (“economic unease” among those with income greater than $50,000/yr, established in the exurbs, with disproportionately great political voice)

      • Todd20036

        I blocked this fucking troll.

        • John Ruff

          You blocked who? So, we’re a troll of we say something that you disagree with?

        • Bluto

          HZ81 is not a troll.

          • Acronym Jim

            I’m pretty sure Todd is talking about the “provocateur” who is posing as an ally, not HZ81.

        • HZ81

          I didn’t even get to see his trolling. Damn the fates! 🙂

    • Tiger Quinn

      Oh fuck off with that.

    • KnownDonorDad
    • Gustav2

      Not everything White sucks:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9YJeH4pKSo

    • William

      I used to be well known for my talents. Oh wait, you meant that in another way. Never mind.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Sad Citronella Spencer. He will have to find a more constructive use for his tiki torches.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5be957310a4ea5c5011a89db457aa6af2f9ae43dc51ecfd8273d5bf7eae0c14f.jpg

    • Gustav2

      Should I call my broker and cancel my order to buy Tiki and Citronella futures?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Loving Steve’s Guac…..hehehehehe, too easy.

      https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/897440956265443329

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  • Todd20036

    When you’ve lost Texas….

    • Vista-Cruiser

      The far right will never lose Texas.

  • Tawreos

    I am not sure if it is better to let them have there little rally where at least we know where they will be or to deny them and then have them show up for unannounced rallies that no one is prepared for.

    • GayOldLady

      Nope……They don’t get to use public college campuses to recruit to a cause that is at it’s core advocating violence.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Never give terrorists a platform simply because of their evil philosophy has no room in this world if humanity is to survive. In medical science one has to remove cancer cells by amputation to prevent from spreading. We inject toxic chemicals to counter these cancer cells at the risk of killing the patients. Terrorists the likes of ISIS and Nazis are cancer cells of our society. Whether they are undetected or openly staging rallies, they are toxic to our society and should be remove! The preventive measure is to educate and check our moral conscience the way women and men have regular breast, testicles and prostate examination. When we know of this kind of rally, we should put a kibosh on it immediately. Their every movement be it group or individuals should be track, trace and compile in a data base be available to security forces at every level of government.

      • KarenAtFOH

        I would include Fox News and hate radio in that list of toxins to democracy.

    • William

      They can have their rally on private property, either owned by a member or rented for the occasion. Texas taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for the electricity to run the lights and air conditioning for their rally.

  • crewman

    Having a rally on 9/11 plays into the white supremacist attempt to start a race war. They lost the “battle of Charlottesville” and now they’re trying to stage a new battle.
    They are trying to escalate open conflict to spark a cycle of rage and counter-rage on both sides so they can finally have a new civil war, and a new white supremacist empire. These people are literally anti-American. This is Trump’s true base.

    • clay

      Having a rally on 9/11 in a college town is direct provocation/incitement against Muslim faculty, staff, and students.

      • JCF

        Remembering it’s now been 10 days since a Minnesota mosque was bombed, and still not a peep (or tweet) out of the President about it.

    • Gustav2

      Are you kidding? They will erect statues to their own, the losers of Charlottesville. /s

      • clay

        the crumpled front end of a Dodge Challenger?

        • David Walker

          The nazi “president” will have it encased in gold, and then worm out of paying for it.

      • KnownDonorDad

        Complete with eternal tiki torch.

        • Gustav2

          Perfect!

      • popebuck1

        The martyrs of the War of Antifa Aggression.

    • kareemachan

      Their reply about the date was telling – “it was the only date possible” and “Millenials don’t care about something that happened so long ago”

      Total BS.

  • clay

    “Preston Wiginton”?

    And we’re expected to NOT make fun of them?
    Is he angry at Mommy and Daddy, but unwilling (unable) to live independently?

    • Tawreos

      His name probably gives him street cred in white supremacist circles. There are not many names that are whiter than that, the only way to make it whiter would be to add roman numerals to the end of it

      • Todd20036

        I had a dermatologist once: Dr. Charles Cornelius III, and yes he was white.

        I don’t think he was racist, but you talk about anglo names.

        • stuckinthewoods

          Let me guess. He didn’t like being called Chuck so went by Trey or Trip for triple, third, tripose.

        • jerry

          Dr. Cornelius? Makes me think of the character Roddy McDowell played in “Planet of the Apes”.

  • GayOldLady

    Hate speech that calls others to violent actions or violent intentions or the contemplation of violent action is not protected speech. I’ve said this since Milo and Spencer began their public crusades to usurp the Government and the people of the United States of America. No State College or University is obligated to give them a platform. If they want to gather let them secure and pay for their own private accommodations.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They always have their hands out and are shocked when nobody wants to give them free stuff, especially the people who they want to act as their shield. They can be broke or be as rich as the Mercers but the entitlement bitchery is their central core.

    • FAEN

      I thought so but I’ve not 100% clear on what’s protected speech and what isn’t.

  • Rex

    Don’t tell me you’re having a non-violent rally and then show up with torches and guns.

    • GayOldLady

      I watched video of the Friday night rally on the campus of UV. It was extremely violent. The khaki pant guys were attacking people who were confronting them and videoing them. Now they’re all crying the blues because their being identified, so obviously at some level they know they’re goals are nefarious and not broadly popular

      • Daveed_WOW

        That’s the nature of hate. They feel justified in doing anything to the people who are less than them.

      • Todd20036

        Oops. Guess they weren’t popular enough to be called out at work.

      • FAEN

        I watched the ‘Vice News’ episode on it. I had to go out for a run after, I was so angry and upset.

        • GayOldLady

          It brought back very ugly memories of the South in the 1950’s. I witnessed that sort of hatred with my own eyes, there is nothing more chilling than a mob filled with hatred.

      • David Walker

        Rachel made a good point last night, that this was the first time they were told not to cover their faces. That was supposed to show the pride they took in being nazis. The tacky Tiki torches gave off enough light that every one of them could be clearly photographed by any mobile phone. If the internet is forever, then these assholes will be forever identified as pro-nazi demonstrators. But then she also pointed out that the “no hoods” dictum may well have been an essential part of the organizers’ plan: Because they were photographed and identified, they are now assumed to be pro-nazi for the rest of their lives. Actions have consequences, and those consequences can show up in the damnedest times.

        • GayOldLady

          I read somewhere that there’s a law in VA or maybe in Charlottesville, that makes it illegal to wear something to cover your face. So perhaps that was part of the reason these folks were prancing around and using Tiki torches to reenact a KKK rally.

        • Vista-Cruiser

          I’m sure they can all land a job with the Republican Party, or with Koch Industries…

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Silver Badger

    It appears that the alt right seems to be using ISIS tactics when they recruit our youth and then radicalize them. Does the alt right get 20 virgins after they are martyred? Do they only get 19 if they are virgins too? Will the virgins come with an instruction manual?

  • Jmdintpa

    Dont tell me that little asshat isnt out sucking dicks at the gloryhole. And he waits until a black dick or latin dick comes through the hole before he even has any interest. Then he goes home after its all over and cries while he showers off the queer and then drowns his dicksucking in pills and liqueur.

    • Jmdintpa

      well its either him doing that or that preacher from down at the first baptist church doing all that.

    • William

      Spencer’s chin makes a lovely ball rest.

    • tonyg

      Seriously. The way he flails his hands when he speaks and his questionable sibilants…Gurrrrrrrl!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • More than 20,000 Texas A&M students and alumni served in WW II. No, they are not hosting a Neo-Nazi event nor should they. It’s a slap in the face to the Aggies who died defeating fascism.

  • kareemachan

    O/T but still talking about racist trumpists:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-nugent-hall-of-fame_us_59928cb4e4b08a247276e695?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    I heart David Crosby. And I met him once. Lovely man.

  • Dagoril

    Aww, they hurt his Heiling arm! Poor thing.

    Meanwhile in Florida, more news about the doings of some of those “master race” types… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef1d378d90cb01921875863e4b761bc836dd05f57ebb3c0906690e7ee6e2ce89.png

    • djcoastermark

      Can you imagine this bunch sitting at Olan Mills for a beautiful family portrait ?

    • William

      What will the carnival do when they don’t turn up for work?

    • JCF

      “Ja, Vee are Der Master Race!”

  • KnownDonorDad
  • netxtown

    glad it was cancelled – but I have no interest in attending a hate rally. These idiots are making complete fools of themselves – and the consequences to their livelihoods will be substantial. It’s hard to drive across the country with no money to fill a gas tank…

  • rednekokie

    Texas A & M has no business whatever in allowing a hate march by these Nazis. A& M trains officers for our military. The only thing they need to know about nazis is that the nazi party, whether you call them white supremists, white nationalists, neo-nazis, or alt-right, are hate-filled people who have no business at all in our government, our schools, our businesses, or even in this country.
    Kudos to A& M — may other institutions follow suit.

    • JohnMyroro

      TAMU is the perfect place for a hate rally. Always was.

      • rednekokie

        You have a point there — but I didn’t say it wasn’t the perfect place — I said that the school has no business in allowing it. That is not to say that they won’t.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The “Free Speech Rally” in Boston this weekend may or may not be cancelled – reports are conflicting. The BPD will not tolerate the kind of homicidal mayhem they pulled in Charlottesville, though. They know how to contain and capture terrorists.

  • FAEN

    Why did they agree to have a hate rally to begin with?

    • JohnMyroro

      Texas.

      • FAEN

        Duh. Silly me.

  • LatrinaDiBucca

    How strange. First, the Rick Perry-appointed leadership at Texas A&M just COULDN’T do anything about stopping White Supremacist rallies on campus. Now, suddenly, they CAN. Clearly it was a question of want-to and will.

    If Greg Abbott had a spine, he’d make some reappointments to the Board of Regents, and promote Chancellor John Sharp into retirement. But he doesn’t, and he won’t.

    • Spine? Greg Abbot supports white nationalism. He just wants to appear as if he doesn’t. If he grew a spine, he’d make A&M reverse this ruling.

  • JWC

    Stop these bastards now as well