Alt-Right In Shambles After Discovering One Of Their Leaders Married A Joooooo
The "alt-right," it seems, is falling right the hell apart. Which is not really surprising given the vast amount of time they spent bickering among themselves about what "alt-right" was even supposed to mean!
Anyway, for whatever reason, there was some beef between the neo-Nazi site The Right Stuff -- best known for inventing that whole dumb ass (((parentheses))) thing in order to identify people as being Jewish -- and 8chan, which is like 4chan, but with more child pornography and Gamer Gate. Basically the 8channers thought that TRS was just too forgiving of Jewish people and minorities, and so they decided to doxx a bunch of people from that site. They got nearly everyone but the founder of the site, Mike Enoch.
Enoch's identity, however, would not stay secret for long. This weekend, in a now deleted post on Medium, it was revealed that his real name was Mike Peinovich, and that, oddly enough, he was married to a Jewish woman. A Jewish woman who, oddly enough, has appeared on TRS's internet show "The Daily Shoah" (a play on "The Daily Show" and... the Holocaust) several times, including one instance where she read an anti-Semitic version of "The Night Before Christmas." Clearly, she's got some issues.
Hints as to Enoch's true identity came out several months ago, when human garbage fire Mike Cernovich -- perhaps concerned that there was someone out there more terrible than he -- noted that one of his alt-right rivals was SECRETLY "morbidly obese and married to a Jewish woman." Apparently, these people are repulsive even to each other.
At first, Peinovich tried to deny that he was Enoch, when Salon reached out to him for an interview, but later admitted in the private TRS chatroom that he was, indeed, the person people were saying he was, and that his wife was Jewish.
As I am sure you all know, I was doxxed and an ill advised attempt to fool the media about my identity led me to not talk to you people and to try to simply ride it out by being silent. This was irresponsible and a disservice to all of you. Yes my wife is who they say she is, I won’t even bother denying it, I won’t bother making excuses. If this makes you want to leave the movement, or to have nothing to do with TRS, then I understand.
Don’t lie for me. Don’t try to defend me to those attacking me. Don’t jeopardize your own reputation by defending things that you don’t think you can. I could try to explain my whole life for the last ten years to you but what difference at this point would it make. Life isn’t perfect.
The media seems to have known about my wife's identity for a while and to have known that they would drive a wedge in our movement. I don't want that to happen. I don't think we should let it happen.
I hope that we can continue and that our site and movement can continue. I am just a guy who puts ideas out there on the internet. I want to save Europe, America and the white race. We are going to continue and not let this thing die. We have been hit hard and we need to not [let?] them do this to us."
I don't think anyone wants to hear him explain his whole life for the last ten years, because we can all pretty much figure that out for ourselves, probably. It's unlikely that he'd be able to tell anyone anything too interesting. Did an American CIA agent ask him to create Nazi propaganda for the purpose of being a spy and transmitting intelligence through said propaganda that no one will ever know about but the two of them? No, that is the plot of Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night, which is almost definitely a more interesting story than Enoch/Peinovich's.
It's very weird, to think of him thinking of the plight of the poor white nationalists that have been following him lo these many years. Some shared their heartbreak in response to Enoch's confession, on the private message board.
TDS was my favorite podcast and one of the best parts of my week. Enoch’s rants were both enlightening and triggering, but now I cannot listen to them the same way again. It just feels like they’re just more actors in the same play being orchestrated by the Jews. Half of my gut has also thought TRS has been controlled opposition for awhile now. Although I will continue to listen to the Shoah I just don’t know if I will be able to take Enoch as seriously as I used to. It’s pretty bad for your WN, fourth reich, neo-nazi, facist movement when one of the head guys happens to be married to a Jew.
Yes, yes it is. It is also bad to even be having a "WN, fourth reich, neo-nazi, fascist movement" in the first place. What kind of a person do you have to be to desperately want that? Can you even imagine? Like, sitting around, listening to these podcasts and going "Oh man, can't wait till we all live in Nazi Germany!"
But of course, this probably isn't a serious blow to these people. There are, unfortunately, enough internet neo-Nazis to go around, and these darlings will probably just go trot right on over to the Daily Stormer or Stormfront or wherever else they can indulge their deep love of memes about "white genocide" or whatever. Plus, hey, they've got the President!
Some are, indeed, trying to hold it together. Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer, who will now be replacing Enoch on The Daily Shoah, released a statement encouraging his fellow Nazis to remember all the good things he did in terms of, uh, encouraging other idiots on the internet to become Nazis.
Mike and TRS have been at the forefront of exposing the Jewish problem. They are, along with this website, and some older figures such as David Duke, the only people really going hard on the Jews.
The situation seems pretty self-explanatory. He was married ten years ago, long before he was aware of the Jew problem, and so he felt was locked into a situation.
That is not to say he handled it well. At the very least, he should have known that eventually he was going to get doxed, and been prepared for this. Really, he should have gotten a divorce. I think that’s reasonable.
Ah well. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. No use now.
As far as if he actually did betray anyone – no. He was obviously dishonest on some level, but if we look at his contribution, and ask ourselves “did this forward the 14 words?” we will see that it did, and the weirdness in his personal life doesn’t change that. Tens of thousands – maybe even hundreds of thousands – of men have been brought into the movement through TRS and Mike’s work, and nothing can or will change that.
Those in the comments section were, perhaps, less magnanimous, both about his wife and his weight problem, with one commenter particularly appalled that Enoch was "Not taking his own advice about getting in the GYM and PREPARING FOR THE COMING RACE WAR?!?!?!" Which someone should probably tell them is not actually going to be a thing.
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