Virginia Flagger Favorite Matthew Heimbach Strikes Again

And this time it’s a rather big news story.

Do you know who else endorses Donald J. Trump and shares many of his views? Why, a certain currently silent blogger from Pensacola. See the endorsement on that person’s blog.

 

32 thoughts on “Virginia Flagger Favorite Matthew Heimbach Strikes Again

  1. Sandi Saunders March 2, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    I wish I could say I was surprised. So many sick people, so little cure.

  2. Lyle Smith March 2, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Trump is somehow (immigration and jobs, I think) building a constituency that includes both white supremacists and working class blacks in it. Who would have thought that possible? Neither Democrats or Republicans, it looks like.

    • John Foskett March 3, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      I wonder if the “jobs” segment of his base has sufficient mental equipment to ponder what happened to those :working class jobs” which went “poof” with the Donald’s bankruptcy filings. Probably too challenging, like calculus.

    • rcocean March 4, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      So Lyle, how many white people are “White supremacists” in your view? 10% ? 20% 50%? Just curious.

      • Lyle Smith November 10, 2016 / 10:37 am

        RCOCEAN,

        Well under 10%…. could be under 1%.

  3. Jimmy Dick March 2, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Heimbach and the rest of the racist trash are going to be extremely disappointed, not only in November, but the rest of their lives as their racist, bigoted dream goes right down the toilet as Americans reject it. All they can do is whine.

  4. Goad Gatsby March 3, 2016 / 1:03 am

    I wonder if Mr Lewis stands by his previous comment about Heimbach?

    • Andy Hall March 3, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Why wouldn’t he? They don’t mind hangin’ with folks like Heimbach (and Agnor, and Cash, and. . . ); what they hate is people pointing out that they do.

    • Andy Hall March 3, 2016 / 5:17 pm

      We should congratulate Heimbach on this development, since he’s been working toward this for years. He’s been involved in a number of physical confrontations over the years, although this is the first one (to my knowledge) that’s likely to result in criminal charges. The white nationalist/League of the South/whatever Heimbach is calling his group this month has always included a strong streak of intimidation and the implicit threat of violence. Here he is in 2013 addressing the LoS, wearing a sidearm for no reason I can possibly fathom, other than to show what a manly man he is.

      Poor guy was born in the wrong place, in the wrong time. He would have made a great Brownshirt.

      • Jimmy Dick March 4, 2016 / 8:57 am

        For years people have told me that it would not be possible for the Nazis to come to power in the USA. They think Americans would never create or be part of what the Waffen SS was.

        All you have to do is look at Heimbach and people like him. There’s the Waffen SS staring right back at you. Note how eager and energetic they are to follow Trump. Blind devotion to a charismatic leader regardless of that individual’s reprehensible beliefs.

        Of course, when the follower has the same beliefs, you get the fanatics like Heimbach.

        • Matt McKeon March 5, 2016 / 7:23 am

          I think you’re confusing the SA (“Brownshirts”) with the Waffen(“armed”) SS, which was the military wing of the Nazi Party, and gained influence after Hitler became chancellor.

          • Jimmy Dick March 5, 2016 / 12:09 pm

            Same devotion to their leader. Same fanaticism. Same use of physical power to meet political goals including murder.

            Interesting though is it not how once Hitler reached power he would eliminate those who helped bring him to power so he could consolidate his authority with the other political elements of Germany? Is that not the way things normally take place in many authoritarian revolutions?

          • Kristoffer March 5, 2016 / 1:55 pm

            Correct. The Waffen-SS was created to serve as the private military of the SS. Later, they also gained administrative control of the concentration camp network.

  5. bob carey March 4, 2016 / 6:49 am

    I think the question here is why does Heimbach and his ilk support Trump. We know it isn’t the CBF because Trump is on record saying it belongs in museums and I don’t think he has publicly changed this position.
    I believe it is the shallow rhetoric he uses which is so appealing to the ignorant and under educated portion of his supporters. His appeal to the Evangelical base of the GOP is hard to comprehend, (Trump is no better at quoting the Bible than I am), the appeal must lie in his anti-immigration views. This “Nativist” thinking is nothing more than a throwback to the Know-Nothings of the 1840’s and 50’s.
    The danger here is that if Trump does win the election, people like Heimbach and the Klan will be encouraged to continue their poisonous propaganda which will promote further divisiveness in the Country.

    • Matt McKeon March 5, 2016 / 7:25 am

      Trump has traded in the racist dog whistle for the racist air raid siren. Support by white supremacists are a feature, not a bug.

  6. Marla Hughes (@MarlaMHughes) March 4, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    As a former Civil rights and current conservative activist and a life long member of the GOP the questions you ask are more urgent to answer. Many of us have formed a loosely affiliated group under #NeverTrump on social media and are speaking out against his actions and verbal explosions. We are also actively attempting to keep him from gaining any more traction than he already has.
    What we have anecdotally discovered through examining exit polls, the public statements of his supporters, groups that have been organized around his candidacy and their members, is that basically he is attracting the old Dixicrats. The ones who found hope in Pat Buchanan’s candidacy after the Dixicrats didn’t work out.
    Unfortunately some of our conservative pundits supported Trump under the banner of “He fights” while ignoring the danger of empowering the alt right that Reagan and Buckley worked so hard to sideline from leadership positions if failing to run them out of the party and movement altogether.
    Briefly, we’re working on it. If you get the urge to donate to any of the new Stop Trump organizations popping up, I can give you some names that you can count on to both use your funds appropriately and wisely but it likely won’t be necessary. Trump cancelled his appearance at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) today. Expect more to come soon.

    • Matt McKeon March 5, 2016 / 7:21 am

      Ms Hughes, if Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, will a significant portion of Republicans refuse to vote for him? Will they stay home, or pull the lever for a Democrat?

      Because I don’t see that scenario playing out.

      • Ira Berkowitz March 5, 2016 / 11:36 am

        I disagree Matt. There are a lot of us who won’t go along for the ride with him. His demagoguery and racism just don’t wash and will not stand.

        There is often talk of third parties and independents and political realignments during these processes. Usually they are abstract concepts or unrealistic long shots. But I am wondering if we have the elements for a restructuring coming together now. A lot of folks (not just Republicans) are disaffected and frustrated.

        It is not hard for me to imagine Mr. Trump winning the nomination and when that happens a fracture in the Republican party becomes a full break.

  7. bob carey March 4, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Did anyone noticed that as soon as the SEC primaries were over that Trump began to change his tune on granting workers visas. When his audience is more moderate his message becomes more moderate. Con man is too kind a term to describe him.

    • John Foskett March 5, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Not done quite as efficiently as his 14 hour flip on waterboarding and killing kids, however.

    • Ira Berkowitz March 5, 2016 / 8:48 am

      He is a remarkably nimble fellow that way.

      Trump has been remarkably shrewd in running his campaign straight along. After the SEC primaries he is the front runner and is by far the most likely to win the Republican nomination barring an unprecedented event. Moving his campaign strategy and message from a focus on winning the primary’s to the general is exactly what he and any other front runner would do at this point . . . HRC is doing much the same and so have politicians cycle after cycle as long as I can remember.

      This morning I read that Mr. Trump would in fact not insist that the military commit war crimes by torturing people. That was very thoughtful of him I think. I am sure he will move to the “center” on a number of issues now.

      Remember, Mr. Trump also did a very thoughtful job of smashing his very divided competition . . . pummeled Mr. Perry. Focused on Mr. Carson when he became a threat and took him down a notch . . . then fended off Cruz . . . most recently he is hitting Rubio (although it appears to be getting quite personal between them.)

      For whatever reason he made Jeb his personal punching bag from the start. He just took off after Jeb and the Bush’s generally with a particular relish very early and hasn’t stopped.

      The fellow is a monster and he is not fit to be President of the United States. But his communication skills, ability to articulate a simple message that penetrates and resonates with the culture and to manage his campaign have hit the mark with a large cross section of certain parts of the culture. For better or worse (and I think it much worse) what he is doing is historic. Our political class needs to figure out the method to stop him and the conventional methods don’t appear to be working at the moment.

      • Andy Hall March 5, 2016 / 12:38 pm

        Ira Berkowitz wrote:

        This morning I read that Mr. Trump would in fact not insist that the military commit war crimes by torturing people. That was very thoughtful of him I think.

        _

        Although I don’t think that means a damned thing in practice. The last Republican president simply had his counsel produce an advisory opinion that what he wanted to do with prisoners was legal, and then went right on and did it.

      • Scott Ledridge March 5, 2016 / 3:34 pm

        His continual movement on issues is what made for such a bad performance in the last debate. Hopefully, his lack of real positions on anything will continue eroding his top position as it becomes more obvious he isn’t a real candidate and that he would never win the general election.

  8. Rosieo March 5, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    HeyYo, Dr. S … Been away for a while. Hadda return when I learned Trump’s got him some flaggers…

    Been feeling not so bad about Trump’s rise as I did even a few days ago cause I got to thinking it needs to happen…. Denial of problems makes problems continue and continue… only a crisis makes deniers take stock…. so now Trump is providing a ‘uge crisis to people who, for years and years, waged political campaigns with overblown veiled threats of dire consequences if their sage advice be ignored. They sowed their homemade, special seeds. Let the reaping play out. Maybe next season, and maybe only in hope of soothing the rabble, they will adopt in fact and not in pretense policies that include and benefit the rabble – all of us – the people – we the people – and not spend so much time pontificating and prosecuting and neglecting their duties. Mark the flagger is playing his part.

  9. Kristoffer March 5, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    My guess is that Trump’s situation is a mixture of initial ignorance about who’s racist, and not being able to help the racist company who decides to keep him company.

    The former can definitely happen. I’ve seen a friend of mine post a link to a Holocaust denying website without realizing it. And the whole danger of Holocaust denial is that other ignorant people will see it and initially be convinced.

    The latter can definitely happen too. A case in point would be John Sack’s An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge against Germans in 1945. The book is all about how Jews at the end of WWII took revenge for the Holocaust on any Germans they could find. They set up 227 prisons and 1,255 concentration camps where they committed horrendous atrocities against German civilians, before ending their atrocities voluntarily. You would never guess that the author was Jewish himself, that he wasn’t a neo-Nazi, or that his book was independently authenticated: http://johnsack.net/an_eye_for_an_eye_corroboration.htm

    He couldn’t help the invitation he got from the Holocaust-denying IHR, but he did see in it an opportunity to investigate the deniers and write about what he found. John Sack is dead now, but his work was happily adopted by neo-Nazis and plastered up on racist websites like Rense. This state of affairs persists to this day.

  10. Mike Musick April 13, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Mr. Heimbach has certainly hit the big time now. He’s profiled on the front page of today’s Washington Post. Of course readers of Crossroads have been aware of him for some while.

    • Brooks D. Simpson April 13, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      I saw that and will call some more attention to it shortly.

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