Christian Picciolini Gives Up On His DeRad Grift

I would give up too.

If I were doing this and for every 1 White Nationalist who was deradicalized and converted to woke progressivism another 10,000 normies in small towns and rural areas was alienated and radicalized by Wokeism, I would do the math and see that I was losing the argument.

Salon:

“I’ve been at war for 30 years,” Christian Picciolini says, intensity widening his eyes, “I’m ready to go home.”

His homeward journey involves leaving the work that has consumed his life for the past two decades: disengaging white extremists from neo-Nazi organizations or similar groups. Physically and emotionally exhausted, wrestling with PTSD and panic attacks, and dealing with death threats on a regular basis, Picciolini says he has no choice but to stop working one-on-one with white extremists attempting to reform their lives.

“If I don’t stop doing this, I could burn out and be no good to anybody, or I could die,” Picciolini said, explaining that it’s not just his own psyche he is trying to save, but also multiracial democracy in the United States. “There is a greater danger on the horizon, and I’m going to focus on that full time,” he said. …”

It is just a grift though.

It is not like the success rate matters.

The last five years for the Left has been the story of pyrrhic tactical victories like censorship of the internet or Charlottesville or street battles with the Proud Boys or the George Floyd riots or electing Joe Biden and overall strategic defeat because in the background of all of this they have been losing the argument. A few individuals have deradicalized here and there while the wider culture has continued to radicalize.

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12 Comments

  1. To what was he converting them? Alienated cosmopolitan consumerism.

    He was undoubtedly paid to do it. “It is just a grift” is accurate!

    • @12AX Piccolini was making a comfortable living and had all the trappings of modern American success like a nice home and car. Someone was tipping and paying him very well to sell his soul. Maybe it is the devil acting as his benefactor

  2. >White Nationalist who was deradicalized

    There’s nothing ‘radical’ about White Nationalism, which aims to preserve America’s demographic heritage as a majority white nation — in fact, as Richard Lamm once said, what’s ‘radical’ is a country completely changing its demographic makeup, as the US (and every other white country) is currently doing.

  3. It would have been interesting as a WN to talk to this guy over a period of weeks or months and see who ended up radicalizing whom.

  4. @ You notice picolo is wearing is wearing on of those ole commie looking ball caps, that these ole blue haired leftist girls wear, Case Closed, you can sit picolo, next too liberal fairy larry, they would make a nice couple.

  5. Well, he’s not on our side. You can always tell, when they have a problem with White Nationalism. They have a bigger problem with it, than Antifa/BLM/anti-whitism.
    I seriously do not know how, anyone can take money and work against their own kind. Even if they got a hefty income, how can they rest at night, knowing they are destroying their own heritage, and the futures of millions of other whites?

    Do they REALLY think there is something wrong with being white or being for White Nationalism?

  6. “If I don’t stop doing this, I could burn out and be no good to anybody, or I could die,” Picciolini said, explaining that it’s not just his own psyche he is trying to save, but also multiracial democracy in the United States. “There is a greater danger on the horizon, and I’m going to focus on that full time,” he said. …”

    The nerve of these people to appeal to a “multiracial democracy” when the original white exclusive & white dominant democracies never voted on it. Not that I think democracy is a legitimate system to begin with.

    “You must conform to this system of white disenfranchisement in your own nation despite your people never voting on it, & if you don’t, you’re an extremist”.

  7. It’s pretty hard to be deradicalized when you’ve been radicalized by the truth. I mean, you don’t even need to go down rabbit holes, you just need to look around you.

  8. Christian Picciolini is known to nationalists in and around Chicago. Very typical traitor that did it for $ money and some fame. He got in trouble for hitting on Lib Leftist anti racist women in the cause.

  9. The commenters on this blog recently, however bleak in outlook, are preaching the truth eloquently, and do give a little old White lady hope.

    Additionally, I would like to add my two-cents worth, this Piccolini person –and all of his ilk — absolute scum of the earth!!

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