The paradox of Patriot Prayer

Can a group with a ‘diverse’ membership still be called ‘fascist’?

Justin Ward
Jul 9, 2018 · 9 min read
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Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson poses with a black supporter, and a caption is added below to mock his detractors. Gibson faces constant allegations that he is a white supremacist because his events regularly attract participants from the extreme right. (Patriot Prayer / Facebook)

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“extremely diverse” (Patriot Prayer / Facebook)

Under the Big Top

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According to the Vanguard, Gonzales considers himself a “very tan white person.” (Alanna Madden/ PSU Vanguard)

Exceptions or the rule?

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In this still from Youtube, Tiny shakes hands with PDX Neo-Nazi and registered sex offender Jarl Rockhill (More information at Rose City Antifa)

Cult of action

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Patriot Prayer sells T-shits targeting Portland antifa with the old anti-communist slogan “Better Dead Than Red,” which happens to be popular with racist skinheads, too.
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Black Rebel with protest buddy Arlene Barnum. In the past, Barnum has voiced her support for white supremacist David Duke.

The laundryman

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Reflecting their rebrand as “American nationalists,” the logo of the Neo-Nazi Patriot Front incorporates the the eagle and the fasces — symbols of both fascism and American patriotism.

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