After Booting Righties, Patreon Allows Communists to Raise Funds to Promote Violent Insurrection
Patreon, a membership platform that allows users to run a content service for their subscribers, recently deplatformed a number of right-wing accounts for being in violation of their "community guidelines."
According to Far Left Watch, the Patreon accounts for Milo Yiannopoulos, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), and James Allsup were all terminated, which is all well and good if those individuals violated the platform's community standards and Patreon is treating people with various political ideologies equally.
Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, according to a Far Left Watch survey of Patreon's accounts.
"There are several far-left users who appear to be blatantly violating Patreon’s Community Guidelines," Far Left Watch reported. "These users are raising thousands of dollars each month and are actively using that money to organize and advocate for violent and often illegal criminal activity."
Far Left Watch identified three interconnected antifa accounts that encourage violent insurrection against the capitalist state and openly support terrorist organizations.
Over 700 Patrons donate monthly to this far-left podcast, which is hosted by Brett Anderson aka “Breht O'Shea” or "Breht Ó Séaghdha."
The podcast purports to discuss "political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective."
Anderson (@DeadIrishRebel) was one of a dozen people arrested in March 2017 during a counter-protest of a rally supporting President Trump in Omaha. He is a vocal proponent of armed confrontation with the state and with people he calls “reactionaries.”
Via Far Left Watch, here are a few of the more inflammatory tweets from both @RevLeftRadio and @DeadIrishRebel, many of which have been deleted and archived.
In this deleted thread, they openly admitted their ideology and tactics were “authoritarian”:
Thread: I know we add qualifiers like “democratic” and “libertarian” to socialism to identify tendencies, and some use “authoritarian” as a pejorative; but all politics is “authoritarian” in a world where people disagree; and nothing is more “authoritarian” than revolutions…
— Revolutionary Left Radio (@RevLeftRadio) March 27, 2018
Here, they discussed being armed and “militant.”
Here, they discussed putting every fascist (basically people who oppose their far-left ideology) “against the wall,” a reference to execution by firing squad.
F*ck it. I just identify as a militant revolutionary communist who wants to put every fascist in the world against the wall and violently expropriate the wealth and property of the owning class. I’m hoping that catches on! Haha