According to Patreon, creators like Laura Loomer, Sargon of Akkad, Milo Yiannopoulos, and the Proud Boys violate their terms of service.
But on the other side of the coin, Antifa creators that plot violent insurrection against the United States are A-Ok.
Research from watchdog group Far Left Watch shows that groups who openly call for violence, in violation of the site’s Community Guidelines, are not being removed if they are on the left-wing of the political spectrum.
The two most glaring cases come from two far-left podcasts, titled “Revolutionary Left Radio” and “The Guillotine Podcast.” Both podcasts support political violence in pursuit of a communist revolution.
Revolutionary Left Radio has over 700 monthly donors giving between $1 and $100 each.
The shows host, Brett Anderson, who goes by the moniker “Breht Oshea” has a criminal record stemming from a clash with police during a pro-Trump rally in 2017. He is also an advocate of armed confrontation against those who he has ideological disagreements with.
I like my working class like I like my antifascism: armed and militant.
— Revolutionary Left Radio (@RevLeftRadio) September 17, 2017
In his Tweet, he expresses his desire to kill anyone he considers a fascist, which President Trump is considered as by those in Antifa.
Notice how the main gripe is over “wealth and property,” and the “owning class?” The author of this Tweet is clearly conflating capitalism with fascism, which is common with those on the radical left.
Revolutionary Left Radio also greatly admires the murderous dictator Mao Zedong for his violent agenda.
The podcast host, which Patreon still allows to use their fundraising platform, also appears to praise the New People’s Army, a foreign terrorism organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians.
He also is an advocate for using “guerrilla tactics” and “sabotage” to support their revolution.
These Tweets are shocking, and show just how radical the far-left is becoming. And, unlike other violently radical groups, how accepted they are on major platforms like Patreon and Twitter.
And they aren’t the only groups still allowed on both platforms while promoting violence.
The Guillotine Podcast, which is likely based on a left-wing meme which states “Make the guillotine great again,” with President Trump’s head being displayed below the blade, is another dangerous left-wing podcast.
With over 350 monthly donors, the pro-communism podcast is hosted by a man going by the moniker “Dr. Bones.”
Dr. Bones describes himself as an “egoist-communist, insurrectionist, and illegalist.”
He has his own Patreon page, and until being exposed by Far Left Watch, his stated goal for the money was to “inspire insurrection.”
The violent communist who is raising over $1K/month on @Patreon updated his account and removed "inspire insurrection" from his goals
He also removed the language about firing "massive .44 rounds at the heads of politicians and capitalists".
— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) December 10, 2018
On his now-private Twitter account, Dr. Bones promotes political violence against those on the right, as well as liberals, who many on the far-left despise for not going far enough.
One Tweet reads:
“This is why liberals get the wall too.
Capitalists are not your comrades”
In other Tweets he talks about the need to “outshoot” your political opponents.
“Seen some Anarchists getting troubled by Tankies again.
Reminder: in the event of an actual insurrection, riot, or revolt, you do not have to out-debate your political opponents.
You have to outshoot them.
Internet is for propaganda only.
The street decides everything else.”
Dr. Bones also encourages his followers to threaten rich people with violence, Tweeting:
“LISTEN TO. ME THREATEN RICH PEOPLE WITH VIOLENCE”
In a Tweet in November of 2017, he quotes an essay showing his support for the use of pipe bombs against his political opponents.
” Through violent insurrection, the common person finds power within themself…The liberation of all cannot be won through the ballot box, but it most definitely can be won through the pipe bomb and shotgun.”
Like Revolutionary Left Radio, the Guillotine Podcast has shown support for designated foreign terrorist organizations. In this case, they show support for the Informal Anarchist Federation, who are responsible for numerous bombings across Italy.
And while seeming to encourage violence, Dr. Bones is able to have a donor tier on his Patreon account to “Buy me some ammo!”
These are extremely dangerous individuals who are using major tech platforms to encourage violence and terrorism. Far Left Watch is encouraging supporters to contact Patreon to ask them to remove the pages in question.
I think we have pretty thoroughly demonstrated that the “Manifest Observable Behavior” of these three far-left Patreon accounts are in violation of Patreon’s Community Guidelines. Please help us #DefundAntifa and report these violations to Patreon’s Trust and Safety Team. You can also contact their Trust & Safety team directly at [email protected]
The three Patreon pages in question are: RevLeftRadio, TheGuillotine, and doctorbones.
To support the work from Far Left Watch, you can donate to their Patreon here.
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