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Fliers for White Nationalist Group Spotted in Herndon, Reston

by RestonNow.com January 18, 2019 at 10:10 am 94 Comments

Posters appeared yesterday in Herndon for Patriot Front, identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist hate group.

Patriot Front tweeted that its “activists” put up the posters around Herndon. Last week the group said that it also put up posters in Reston.

The posters include slogans like “reclaim America” and “better dead than red.” According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Patriot Front broke off from the alt-right group Vanguard America in the aftermath of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A spokeswoman for the Town of Herndon told Reston Now yesterday that the town does not have any information related to the posters.

Via Twitter, a person in Herndon said he saw “some guy” posting the fliers “on the electrical box outside of an office park.” He encouraged people to “take them down and report it.”

  • watchthewingnuts

    Pity that good citizen didn’t take a picture of “some guy”.

    • Why do you bother?

      Love your avatar!

    • Mike M

      And if they did?

      • Your BS is worse than Trump’s

        Then he could be properly publicly shamed, as he ought to be.

        • Mike M

          Shamed for his political views? Why? Because you disagree? How about you explain why you disagree? Can you? Or do you operate completely off of brain wash?

          • Your BS is worse than Trump’s

            I disagree with racism, bigotry and fascism, and I feel those people ought to be called out. Why are you against that? Why do you support racism, bigotry and fascism? What’s in it for you? Seriously questions.

          • Mike M

            What’s in it for me is that trying to shame people for expressing their views is anti-Democratic. It’s in violation of the First Amendment. That’s in everyone’s interest! It is the step before violence. It is a tactic of authoritarian regimes everywhere. It’s also a lie to classify those who hold different views “racist” when you can be specific. National Sovereignty is an issue that a lot of your ilk don’t understand the risks.

          • Why do you bother?

            The only right the First Amendment addresses is censorship by THE GOVERNMENT. The Amendment does not protect bigots from being called out by the rest of us.

            Your next straw man: No one is calling someone with just any old different viewpoint a racist. We are calling your not-very-veiled pointing out of people of color, where they live, and what they look like as bases for crime, racist.

            Because they are.

          • Mike M

            Nope. The Bill of Rights is about inalienable rights.

          • Johnnypaddles

            Racism isn’t a “different view”. We fought a war over this, remember? And making these people untouchable to employers and advertisers is the only way to root them out of public life.

          • Mike M

            Oh! It’s an antifas boy with all his righteous anger? What war did “we” fight? Actually racism is a different view, but I don;t see that in these flyers. In the website I saw words about national sovereignty. Again, you clowns calling people racist doesn’t make it so. Also, their views, even if racist are allowed to be expressed. Can’t you debate them logically? Does it not bother you that the left is increasingly not only swearing off the Second Amendment but the first as well? Thanks for airing your dip strategy of trying to shame people and take away their livelihoods because they hold political views different than yours. This is what extremists have done everywhere. Your anti-democratic views are legal too, but just as odious.

          • Why do you bother?

            “but I don’t see that in these flyers”

            “Reclaim America” from whom? Obviously people who aren’t white. How is that not racism?

            Which I find hilarious, given that (white) Europeans savagely took this land from its original owners. The only people who could legitimately “reclaim America” are the native nations your ancestors destroyed.

          • Mike M

            They took the land from savages who took land from each other. Look at the history of any country. Read more on European Indian interaction. Seems like your history is more leftists propaganda.

          • Holy Heck What Am I Reading

            Savages????????

            What the heck, man.

            Also, Native Americans didn’t have a concept of owning land.

          • Mike M

            There is a reason our progenitors used that term. They encountered a stone age culture that reacted violently to many stimuli both within their culture and without. Here is the delicious irony: They resented white immigration in overwhelming numbers. You are telling me I need to welcome it.

          • Genocide Causes Resentment

            Of course they resented the endless broken promises made those with more firepower than they, not the mention the will to utilize biological warfare. The balance of power was in the immigrants favor.

            Is the balance in immigrants favor now? Do they have vastly superior technology?

            I’m pretty sure we’re on at least equal footing.

          • asleep in class

            Mesoamerica had a highly developed civilization while y/our European compadres were still swinging from tree to tree and bashng each others sloping forehead and buck teeth.

          • Mike M

            Stone age culture. Keep it real.

        • Mike M

          Because he disagrees with your world view?

  • PretentiousnessIsFun

    Are these the real nazis or people who get called nazis because they’re not liberals?

  • PretentiousnessIsFun

    Looks like restonnow didn’t like my question about if these were real nazis or if were people that liberals call nazis (ie everyone who doesn’t agree with them)

    • Lake Anne Resident

      “When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.” – James Whitcomb Riley

      • PretentiousnessIsFun

        Back in Riley’s day we could at least agree on what a duck is.

  • M

    Racist graffiti like that only harms our community. I hope it is reported wherever it’s seen and whoever is putting it up is caught.

    • Mike M

      I saw no graffiti. Where is the racism?

      • Captain Obvious

        The website the flyer advertises is full of racism.

        • Mike M

          Yet you are not specific. Why? Because you know the word racism has become a catchphrase for pro-sovereignty?

          • You poor, poor soul

            Dude, take your blinders off. It’s really pathetic.

          • Mike M

            No facts. Just talk.

          • Good Luck

            I don’t owe you a debate. I’m not here to educate you or teach you critical thinking. If you don’t see the blatant malicious language, and othering, belittling and dehumanizing of those who have darker skin tone written on their website, I can’t help you.

          • Mike M

            No, and you can’t give me one because you don’t have one. You don;t even have quotes about “darker skin tome.” Are you quoting someone? Or just blindly hurling the word “racist.”

          • Why do you bother?

            You are my favorite person of the day.

  • OneReally

    Are those Hillary sign’s masked as [email protected] doesn’t live here signs coming down as well?

    • M

      Says a lot about you that you think those are Hillary signs.

  • I’d bet on it

    This looks like the handiwork of a certain alliteratively-named poster around these parts.

    • M

      The one who no longer has comments showing?

    • Mike M

      You live in a fantasy land where people who hold views closer to those of JFK are declared white supremacists. It makes you feel righteous to see white supremacists behind every tree. In fact, you live in a world where state-funded colleges host anti-trump rallies and concerts while denying right wing speakers the right to speak. Today, true white supremacists are outnumbered by radical leftists more than ten to one. But perhaps their numbers are increasing. I wonder why? Extremism begets extremism.

      • I’d bet on it

        If it really has to be explained to you, you’re too far gone. You are officially a part of the problem.

        • Mike M

          Simple quacking. No logic. No facts. Basically, just name calling. Sad.

          • I’d bet on it

            Simple thoughts. No depth or nuance. Basically, just parroting far-right propaganda. Sad.

          • Mike M

            Can’t you be logical and cogent. Read my other posts. You basically stated, “I know you are, but what am I?” How old are you? Can’t you see your side is just venting hate in a way they have been brainwashed to think is righteous?

          • Why do you bother?

            Hating bigotry is a virtue. Hating people because of the color of their skin is the opposite.

          • Mike M

            Again, the First Amendment is the issue. The right has as much a place in the US dialogue as the left.

          • Why do you bother?

            Your right to say something does not equal what you’re saying is right.

            You have the right to spew whatever nonsense you like. THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOUR VIEWS RIGHT.

          • Mike M

            Same applies to you. Think about it for ten seconds.

        • Why do you bother?

          “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

          We are wasting our time. Yet, I feel compelled to try.

  • Why do you bother?

    Disgusting. Hint: Those signs are the opposite of patriotism.

    And good on Reston Now for finally muting the racist voice of that “contributor.”

    • Mike M

      So, what is it about defending national sovereignty that you find unpatriotic?

      • Mark Buster

        Are you Steve King’s PR rep?

        • Mike M

          No. By then you knew that.

          • Your BS is worse than Trump’s

            Patriot Front is a white nationalist group (with a very strong emphasis on “white”).

            But then you knew that.

          • Mike M

            I don’t see white. Then again, is there a law against groups speaking their point of view? I don’t think so. You might be familiar with the US Constitution? Check out the first Amendment. It’s fascinating.

          • Your BS is worse than Trump’s

            Have you tried visiting their website and reading their manifesto? Try doing that before you blindly defend them.

            Is there a law against ridiculing people who espouse abhorrently racist views? I don’t think so.

            Oh, and one other thing: THEIR LOGO IS LITERALLY A FASCES. I’m sure you have no idea what that is so you should probably look that one up too while you’re at it.

          • Mike M

            Symbols don’t scare me. Nazis don’t scare me. There is a place for the extreme right in this country’s dialogue simply because of the First Amendment – and all the reasons for the First Amendment. I think the extreme left is alive and well in the Congress. They are voicing such radical views as universal health care, reparations, erosion of national sovereignty and other things I find to be abhorrent. I am not asking for their shaming or censorship. Maybe you should have a pair. As I said before your tactics of shaming and damaging livelihoods is backfiring. Their ranks, while tiny are growing as the more cowardly and desperate you become in your reaction to them. In fact, they are a reaction to Antifas. The rightward extremism is almost always a reaction. As I said before, your tactics are the step before political violence and that’s in no one’s interest. Especially the left because the right is generally better at violence.

          • Mark Buster

            You’ve crossed off all your stormfront talking points. Very well done

          • Mike M

            Buster, you could have stated, “Crossed
            off all your Muppets talking points”just as easily and with as much validity. See, you have been brainwashed to believe that you can demonize other’s views by verbally associating them with parties your ilk deems odious. Yet, I have NOTHING to do with Stormfront. And nothing I said is about race. So, take your s-show elsewhere unless you can reasonably counter my points. I doubt you can.

          • Why do you bother?

            Pretty much everything you’ve said is about race. “National sovereignty” is about WHITE supremacy.

            No one is buying your fake naivete, Mike.

          • Mike M

            Nope. The First Amendment is the First Amendment. Sorry. National sovereignty is objectively NOT about race. Look it up.

          • Why do you bother?

            “Try doing that before you blindly defend them.”

            You’re missing the point. He would defend them. He AGREES with them.

          • Fact Checker

            I took your suggestion to visit their website. Seems to me they have some loopy ideas about securing the ideals of America, mixed with some arguably decent thoughts on involvement in foreign wars and national interests. I come away less inclined to accept labeling them “racist” rather than perhaps “xenophobic”. Not all tone we cannot hear are dog whistles. Throwing labels at folks with whom we disagree is never productive.

            There are better posts to have added the above comment, but I chose yours because of your specific reference to Fasces. Given the group’s plain language manifesto, it’s quite appropriate to use this Roman symbol of power. It’s at least as legitimate as use of the Facses by the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Office of the President, the U.S. Mint, and literally dozens of other governmental and private entities.

          • Why do you bother?

            It IS fascinating. YOU should read it.

            Unless someone calling you out on your BS is an official representative of the federal government, the First Amendment is irrelevant.

          • Mike M

            Nooo! They have the right to their ideas. You have no right to try to enforce your views on anyone. And the Bill of Rights is about individual rights.

      • Why do you bother?

        National sovereignty is a straw man. It means WHITE sovereignty. Insisting that this country value only white people is the opposite of patriotism.

        • OneReally

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=voMW-P9bU8I

          check out what slick Willy said back in the 90s.

          President Trump has been accused of racism because of this very remark.

          I agree with both Presidents on this statement. We should focus on this country.

          We aren’t the world welfare machine or dumping ground.

          • Why do you bother?

            Clinton wasn’t talking about keeping people of color out of this country. Trump is. Absolutely no similarity. You may have missed “together…”

          • OneReally

            He said we must keep people of color out?

            Or are you putting words in his mouth because of your hate for him?

          • Why do you bother?

            If he didn’t have his comments history locked up, you would be able to see for yourself.

          • OneReally

            So your saying President Trump said “We need to keep people of color out of this country? I don’t remember anything like this. I think it’s your TDS showing. Or are you talking out of your behind again.

          • Why do you bother?

            He has been ranting and raving about Mexicans for years. Who do you think his wall is designed to keep out, the Kennedys?

        • Mike M

          No. National sovereignty means national sovereignty. Look it up. Your brainwashing is shining through.

      • Liz

        Mike, you can dress your language up anyone you want. The fact is you are defending a white nationalist hate group. You can call it pride, patriotism, anything you like, but it all comes down to racism. By defending such a group, you are a racist.

        One of the good things to come of today’s political climate is people like you, the hidden racists, the “subtle” racists are becoming more easy to identify. You are a teaching moment for out community. I will literally show my students and my children this post and have them break down your broken logic, your creative rationalizations and discuss it. In the end, even the youngest can see that you are just plain wrong.

        Thanks for the lesson plan and good luck surviving in a new world that doesn’t hide from people like you.

        • Mike M

          Liz, your opinions are no more valid than theirs. It’s just an opinion. Can you address what you don’t like about their views? Or are you just going declare them and me racist and feel righteous? Calling people racist with no logical cause is cowardly and crude. It’s craven. Nothing much good is coming out of today’s political climate. I am sorry to see that you are in the business of indoctrination. try teaching for a change. It’s your job. You are part of the problem. And you are smug about it.

          • Liz

            Don’t like being called a racist? Don’t support a racist organization. Simple. As. That. Mikey!

            Now, please pardon me while I go indoctrinate the youth of this world with a message of kindness, inclusion, and compassion.

          • Mike M

            You are an indoctrinator. You don’t know kindness!

          • Why do you bother?

            HerndonJ, you are someone I’d love to be friends with.

          • Mike M

            Your righteousness is sad. Here is one for all of you.

            Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) used the phrase when saying: Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. … Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

            This applies to right wingers.

          • HerndonJ

            Hi Mikey! Back for more? It seems you really like to debate — you profile indicates you have over 10k comments.

            But here’s the snag — you can debate all your want and copy and paste quotes to prove how good, how pure, how right you are. However, it doesn’t erase the fact you are defending a white nationalist group, a hate group.

            I get that you might sincerely believe you aren’t racist (I mean gosh, you DID quote MLK!). However, as noted above, you are a hidden racist (even to yourself). One, you’re defending a hate group, and two, the little gem below where you referred to native Americans as “savages” just really seals the deal.

            Again, keep your commentary going! This is such good stuff for my students! What maybe was a 1- to 2-day lesson is really turning into a week-long opportunity, maybe even a take home project. Oops! I mean “indoctrination” session!

          • Mike M

            I never said anything about how pure and right was I. Those are your words. Your strawman. So too is “Mikey,” hateful one. Yes, I am defending a group with views unpopular in Reston. I agree with them on the issue of national sovereignty. Look it up. So, you declare the “hidden” racists? I realize that in the view of lefties that label is code for the worst possible thing, although there are worse things in our world. But you shouldn’t toss it around so lightly. You have cheapened the value of the term. Their contemporary Europeans called them savages because of their tendency to behave savagely. If you were in the business of education you would teach that reality, instead of the propaganda of the day. You are actually a disgrace to the educational process. Try teaching reality and logic. Can you even explain why your political rivals might be wrong to hold certain views? Or is everything emotional with you. I know the answer. Sad. Here is the sum total of your “lesson:” Left Wing, gooood. Right Wing baaaaad. Thanks for that,

          • Why do you bother?

            I wish I could upvote this more than once!

          • Why do you bother?

            “Liz, your opinions are no more valid than theirs”

            Speaking of straw men…

            That statement is 100% wrong. Not every opinion deserves equal weight. Opinions that support racism deserve NO weight.

          • Mike M

            Can you back that with logic or do you remain in the realm of emotion – “I like. I don’t like.” Radicals use your “logic’ to suppress what they don’t like. The church did it to Galileo. There is an expression. Those who can;t, teach. Those who can’t teach, indoctrinate.

          • Mike M

            And you decide the weighting? Based on, . . . emotion? Remember 1984. “Some are more equal than others”?

    • OneReally

      Racist you say? Interesting.

      Basically if your not a leftist you’re a racist?

      • Johnnypaddles

        “You’re” troglodyte

        • OneReally

          :). Says the man who writes from his parent’s basement.

          I’ve passed out in more countries than you’ve been to. ;). Thanks!

          Back to my point again. If I don’t subscribe to your political ideas. I’m a racist?

          Or like most debate nowadays you will just throw more insults?

      • Why do you bother?

        No, discriminating against people because of their color is racist.

    • kindergarden

      the signs were created with patriotic themes. I raised this in a post yesterday but it was flagged or censored. either way, the signs were created from the same organization that caused a riot and a civilian death in 2017. since, the 18 year old founder of this small group has rebranded himself; and apparenly the rebranding includes stolen and plagiarized ideology from Bannon, Kemal as well as Manifest Destiny and the 13 Colonial states to whom they may pledge allegiance.

      it appears our town is under siege by an 18 year old troublemaker with a strong following in the comment section. this is not surprising given our current harsh climate. also, the grass is not high enough to mow swastika into the front lawn. The real Nazis in the meantime are turning in their graves!!!!

  • Mark Buster

    Tear it down and throw it in the trash.

  • kiki

    SPLC is also a hate group.

    • Your BS is worse than Trump’s

      How so? Be specific.

      • Why do you bother?

        Please don’t ask her to spout more racist BS. She thinks that including others somehow excludes her. It doesn’t.

    • Why do you bother?

      HAHAHAHAHA!

      SPLC promotes inclusion for ALL PEOPLE – the opposite of racist.

  • Sherri Hebert

    RestonNow: the bias in this article is inexcusable in Reston. Would you prefer banning all posters (regardless of where) instead?

    • What is the problem?

      Bias against Nazis? Yes, please! Always stop them immediately. It’s not simple rhetoric or politics. They preach that those who are not like them should be wiped out. Not silenced – killed. That is hate speech.

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