Proud Boys Changing Their Stripes

“A leopard never changes its spots” but apparently Proud Boys do.  It’s a deceptive change, and may mean we need to look more carefully at the behavior to know what we’re seeing, but what also remains true is the wisdom that “actions speak louder than words.”

In this interview with Cassie Miller, a senior research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who spent years following the all-male extremist group, Proud Boys, we learn:

“While the organization is known for its aggressive, violent nature, Miller is warning that changes are coming and the group is strategizing on a different level. According to Miller, they have also shifted their focal points for political rallies…’They’re simply switching up their organizational style,’ said Miller. ‘Now they are organizing more at a local level, they’re hosting local rallies, or they’re joining into other rallies around political flashpoints like critical race theory or anti-masking’…In addition to the structural changes, the group is also hoping to bring its authoritarian values to the forefront. In short, the goal is to normalize fascism and embrace a form of hierarchical society where white males remain the predominant Americans in positions of power.”  — Meaghan Ellis | AlterNet

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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