Joe Geneva – Patriot Propagandist

This Saturday, October 21st, there is a planned “Freedom Rally” at the Capitol in Denver. The Rally is being organized by one “Ty Freedom” of militia group “American Freedom Keepers.” AFK bills themselves as a kind of radical centrist militia, espousing the usual claims about the constitution. They generally seem less fanatical than the III%ers, and they have been seen here in Colorado Springs waving American flags on the Bijou/I25 overpass.

The “patriot movement” keeps its members whipped to a frothy, red, white, and blue lather through its elaborate network of live-stream pundits. Taking cues from Alex Jones and Infowars, pages like Patriot Media signal-boost angry rants recorded live on iphones and laptops from people in baseball caps worked up about trans people, gun rights, or Starbucks’ holiday cup. Their vitriolic 15-minute polemics attempt to galvanize their audience into taking political action or attending their latest rally.

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Joe Geneva is a new addition to Patriot Media. Though his facebook page claims he works at “Fugitive Recovery Agency,” which seems to be some kind of bounty-hunting organization if it isn’t just another proud patriot without any actual ties to the military or law enforcement trying to look tough on the internet, he actually works at Brandon Dodge on Broadway in Littleton, Colorado.

Geneva’s live streams, like this one, hit the usual targets: liberals are bad, Trump is great, and antifa are pathetic weaklings but also a violent threat. Geneva reserves particular rancor for the LGBTQIA+ community, complaining about homosexual men and lamenting the “feminization of the American male.” Geneva frequently espouses child abuse for any gender variant children, urging parents to “smack the shit out” of their kids if they exhibit any kind gender expansive behavior or if they begin to sympathize with leftist causes. Geneva pushes the consistently debunked idea that being trans is a mental illness, calling trans people “freaks” and other slurs.

Unfortunately Geneva doesn’t leave his bullying and harassing tactics at home, but he brings them to work with him. As a salesman at Brandon Dodge on Broadway, Geneva films customers while he is taking them on test drives and then mocks the customer’s political views on his facebook page.

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Companies are totally cool with their employees filming customers, right?

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Is it the accepted practice of Brandon Dodge on Broadway to make customers “pay for the test drive?”
Please Joe, learn some professionalism and leave the politics at home. Also, stop being a transphobic, homophobic prick. Enjoy the hetero-normativity of unemployment.

UPDATE:


Joe Geneva is no longer employed by Brandon Dodge on Broadway. You can watch his meltdown stream here. Skip to about 2:15.

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Report Back – Co Springs Justice 4 Jesse Rally

The Colorado Springs Proud Boys have been laying low since their embarrassing attempt at holding a rally in Boulder back in June. They’ve been hassling the Socialists, at a brewery because of course, but not much more than that.

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The Chalkboard at the Smiling Toad.
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Martin Moyles (L) and John Sexton (R)

Just some dudes, grabbing beers and photographing members of a political party. If their Facebook conversations are any indication, they were probably discussing some real cool stuff.

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Brian Lamb, who appears to be the leader of the Springs chapter.

We feel kind of bad, because the Colorado Springs Socialists seem to be getting all this attention because of the stuff we’ve been getting up to. Sorry comrades! Unfortunately, the Proud Boys didn’t limit their harassment campaign to local political parties. They pulled out all the stops and decided to show up at the July 16th Black Lives Matter rally for Jesse Garcia, who was murdered a year ago by a racist asshole named Jack Rogers. No charges were ever filed, and event organizers have been circulating a petition to have Colorado Springs District Attorney, Dan May take action. He won’t, because he is a bougie piece of shit, but we can pretend we live in an actual democracy.

As Anti-Fascists we stand in solidarity with groups like Black Lives Matter, who advocate, very simply, for white people to stop killing black people. It’s not some kind of unreasonable request. We shared their event on social media and encouraged folks to attend. Some of us showed up in solidarity, but it wasn’t an anti-fascist event. It was an event by and for the black community of Colorado Springs, to mourn a senseless death and call for justice. It was a somber day of remembrance. We didn’t show up in black bloc, we weren’t there to agitate or cause problems, we were there to support our community.

So of course this was an appropriate time for the Proud Boys, and Martin “I-am-literal-shit” Meyers to show up in American flag capes and baseball helmets, with support from the fucking III%ers of course, in an attempt to intimidate the Colorado Springs Anti-Fascists and NAACP members and their supporters. They decided not to come across the street and disrupt the actual rally at City Hall, but community members, rightfully outraged at their lack of tact and basic human decency, followed them to Acacia park and confronted them.

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Martin Meyers (L, large stupid beard) and John Sexton (R, small stupid beard)
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Brian Lamb
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New addition James Miller
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A few of these toolbars wore helmets. What exactly were they expecting? Why do they show up to things prepared for violence?

As soon as they were actually confronted by people who were, rightfully, upset with their bullshit they called the cops, and CSPD escorted these brave patriots from the park.

When he isn’t having racist FB chats with fellow Proud Boys or harassing political parties and Black Lives Matter rallies, John Sexton works for Paradigm Labor Services (A proud Western chauvinist who landscapes civilization).

We think Martin Meyers may have just moved down to the Springs. Let us know if you see him around.

Fuck these guys.

Jeepers Threepers

The militia movement in the United States made headlines this week when Oregon Republicans approved a measure authorizing militia groups like the Three Percenters and Oath Keepers to run security for them. The Multnomah County Republicans now have what is essentially a private army at their disposal. This should be troubling for most people. We all tolerate (with varying levels of coercion) U.S. Military and local Law Enforcement because they ostensibly have some kind of civilian oversight. There are Mayors and City Councils and the Secretary of the Army and shit to make sure their respective institutions, whose whole purpose is to do violence on behalf of the state, are governed and administered in an acceptable way. Obviously, the levels of police brutality, the murders of people of color, and the wildly unconstitutional use of drones and military interventions across the world show how weak that oversight is, but at least it’s something.

Militias have no such oversight, and are overtly partisan. The Oathkeepers and Three Percenters started during the Obama administration, when white dudes were worried about Obama coming for their guns and toothbrushes, and like every extremist group, has grown in visibility and numbers since Trump took office. We’ve run into Three Percenters (also called threepers, or 3UP) at the March Against Sharia, and a number of their members were involved in the ridiculous, Ancap-run “Colorado Against Antifa” group. These patriot groups were created to ostensibly uphold the constitution and protect individual liberty, but time and again are seen collaborating with law enforcement, protecting white supremacists, and adhering to a reactionary, right-wing political view. While you can be reasonably certain that law enforcement won’t target or attack you just for holding leftist political views, no such claims can be made about these militia groups.

Here in Colorado, the Three Percenters are holding their annual National FTX(Field Training Exercise) at the end of July. The National FTX will bring Three Percenters from across the country to a small property just east of Fountain Colorado (10750 South Squirrel Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, Co 80928). The Three Percenters have set up a helpful Facebook group for coordinating logistics, and at last count 255 brave patriots will be in attendance (including children, wtf?). Here are some of the Colorado residents who be in Fountain July 28th, 29th, and 30th.

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Brent Tyron
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Mike Tedesco
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Donald Davis
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Scott Tipton
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Jenny Elston
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Shane Luckey (Shane was also a part of the Colorado Proud Boys FB Group)
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Aaron Luallen
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John Simmons
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Ray Boggs
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James Morrissette
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Donald Teboe
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Caleb Haberkorn

Philip Tyson
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Mike Tripplett
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…and his Dad, James Tripplett
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Gary Lattea
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Derrick Evans

Jeremy Palmer
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Jeff Tucker
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Thomas Pascale
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James Oldham
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Jeff Green
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Steven Dejong
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Taylor Ellis
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Tim Butcher
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Mel Edington
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Dan McVey
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Darrin Strickland
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Michael Plasencia
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Evan Marchese

Jerry Freeman
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Pete Blair
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John Creighton
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John Haynes
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Sean Croke
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These folks are all associated with the Colorado Three Percenters, and they all RSVPed for the National FTX. If you see them in the Springs or Fountain, be sure to say hi. If you see them propping up fascist regimes and perpetuating state violence in the name of ‘Merica, be sure to tell them to fuck off.