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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 06:28 AM

White Nationalists Adopt Clowns as Their Next Racist Symbol (Yes, Seriously)




Online personalities in far-right and white nationalist online circles are attempting to attribute racism and anti-Semitism to an image of cartoon character Pepe the Frog depicted poorly drawn and as a clown, and that effort has gained notable traction in recent months. Far-right proponents want the broader internet to believe the character directly represents their worldview, but the situation in whole represents an attitude shift in far-right circles online and a slow inching toward even more radical elements of the movement.

The clown render of Pepe the Frog, which KnowYourMeme researchers have identified as being known as “Honk Honk” or “Honkler,” began spreading across the internet last year. In recent months, the meme has gained a foothold in the far-right and is bleeding into racist propaganda. Pepe the Frog, originally from the comic series “Boy’s Club,” was co-opted by an iteration of the white nationalist movement that emerged in 2015 and dubbed itself the “alt-right”—a term created as part of a strategy to obscure the inherent racism and antisemitism of the movement in hopes of making its agenda more palatable among conservatives.

On 4chan, there is an abundance of memes depicting the character lynching black people (depicted in stereotypically racist ways), operating gas chambers, and deploying racial slurs. On February 11, users on 4chan’s “politically incorrect” forum board launched “operation honk,” a campaign with the mission of spreading the character across the internet and boosting its popularity, and then returning the character back to 4chan where it could be associated with racism. The “Operation Honkler” post cited by KnowYourMeme reads: “They will adopt our child, and post Honkler on social media under mainstream memes already in circulation. There will come a time when we must take him back. … Whether of the HONK or not, we must perpetuate this meme to show the world our ideas.”

The sentiment of the “Honkler” meme has also appeared in written format on venues where images won’t fit. A clown emoji and a globe emoji together has been used to convey the phrase “clown world” where the phrase isn’t written out fully. Such references can be found in numerous Twitter profiles, including that of Rebel Media personality Martina Markota, who Salon reported in 2017 as having ties to the far-right. “Honk Honk” memes were also used by “Microchip”—a pseudonym used by a far-right troll who made waves propagandizing in favor of Donald Trump during the 2016 election— to replace slurs and curse words in his posts on Gab

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/white-nationalists-adopt-clowns-as-their-next-racist-symbol-yes-seriously/





These Assclowns will believe anything

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Reply White Nationalists Adopt Clowns as Their Next Racist Symbol (Yes, Seriously) (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 OP
Charlie Mike Apr 2019 #1
Muddling Through Apr 2019 #3
Bob the Bilderberger Apr 2019 #2
Jack Burton Apr 2019 #4
Bob the Bilderberger Apr 2019 #5
_eek Apr 2019 #6
Jack Burton Apr 2019 #7
Jardinier Apr 2019 #8

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:24 AM

1. People dumb enough to believe in socialism are dumb enough to believe this.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

3. Heh.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:22 AM

2. 4Chan folks just love pulling lefty's chain

As a casual observer I just sit back and laugh.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:50 AM

4. I thought this was the racist symbol of white nationalists and the KKK?


Given the Democratic Party's long history of racism and oppression


https://newrightnetwork.com/2019/02/democratic-plantation-racism.html/
Democratic Plantation: 150 Years of Racism and Oppression

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/3554
The Racist History of the Democratic Party

https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/06/democratic-party-racist-history-mona-charen/
Whitewashing the Democratic Party’s History

https://stream.org/a-dishonest-rewriting-of-democratic-racist-history/
A Dishonest Rewriting of Democratic Racist History

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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:26 AM

5. Not to mention ...



Planned Parenthood was a racist plot.

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Response to Jack Burton (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

6. Libs and Lefties have a long history of loving racists.

Like this guy.


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Response to _eek (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:37 PM

7. Naturally lefty likes him.

Che was a mass murderer who hated blacks and homosexuals. Viva el Socialismo

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:49 AM

8. They fall for everything

and that is their problem.

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