We had been wondering what the local Nazi’s had been up to ever since their main man William Planer had been arrested on violent felony charges a couple weeks ago. As it turns out, they’ve been up to their same old shit.
For two groups that claim no affiliation with each other, The Proud Boys and the Neo-Nazis of Colorado Springs to like to employ the same lame-ass tactics as each other, namely, showing up to events hosted by peaceful liberals with the intention of supporting our marginalized communities, trying to cause a shit storm. Classy, we know.
And in the latest installment of this weak, seemingly useless tactic, we had a local neo-nazi show up to a rally at City Hall. This was a rally showing support and solidarity to our awesome trans community. You would think that they would learn their lesson and stop showing up, because they’ve had their asses kicked every time. But I mean hey, we already knew that Nazis weren’t smart.
Sure enough, we spotted this guy, who we believe to be a Joshua E Flight, standing in the crowd, wearing a green hat with a Reichsadler pin on it. He was taking notes on the speakers, most of whom were trans, and attempting to take photo’s of anyone he thought might be a ‘threat’ to his white-ethno state ideals. Little did he know, the whole fucking community is a threat to him and his fascist ideals. If anyone know’s anything more about Joshua, please let us know. We’d love to have a conversation with him and hash this out.
As soon as Joshua was outed as a Nazi, the whole rally turned on him. He was pushed down the city hall steps and cornered. His notebook was promptly seized, and he was kept cornered until the cops showed up. As always, the cops took the side of the far right, and safely brought the nazi over to them for a nice little conversation.
“oh! cool hat”
“Thanks officer, i got it on eBay, i can tell you the seller if you’d like”
“Aw, no, that’s ok. I’ve already got a bunch at home!”
In the cop’s attempt to ‘de-escalate’ the situation (keep their Nazi comrade safe) they told Joshua to leave the area. As he left, several antifascist activists followed him around the block, eventually catching up to him a few blocks from city hall. Here, he was cornered again, and it was made VERY clear to him that he shall not be coming back to one of these events.
Shortly after, dozens of community members that had been attending the rally rushed over to the antifascists side. In a beautiful display of solidarity, about 50 members of our community made it clear to this Nazi fuck that we are stronger that his hate. Clearly flustered, he jumped into his Jeep and drove away.
Safe to say, I don’t think he’ll be back. And if he does come back, we will be ready for him.