There are a lot of stories which I could tell about Christopher Cantwell.
In 2017, I was swept up in the Alt-Right and attended a few events with Cantwell in Auburn, AL, Pikeville, KY and Charlottesville, VA. We never really crossed paths though. I never spoke to Chris until he got of the Charlottesville jail in December 2017. He spent 101 days in the Charlottesville jail after getting arrested over the pepper spray incident that happened at the torch march at Unite the Right.
Chris is someone who has a big mouth. He is a shock jock. He is attracted like a moth to a flame to the dangerous edge of politics. He yearned for media attention which is why he did that VICE documentary with Elle Reeve. He went to Charlottesville and other Alt-Right events to promote himself and his show The Radical Agenda. He was also notoriously naive about the FBI and law enforcement. My overall impression of Chris is that he is the kind of person who likes to chase tornadoes, but a guy who wears body cameras and who has the cops on speed dial to get out of trouble isn’t a cold blooded criminal.
Living on the edge proved to be his undoing.
He was only willing to flirt with violence. He was a tease.
As we have already seen, Robert Bowers was a shitposter on Gab who shot and killed 11 people in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018. There was a pile on by tech companies and Gab was deplatformed from everything including its domain registrar. Eventually, Gab came back online that fall with spotty service, but I was demoralized by the episode – in my view, the latest act of self sabotage by idiots who lack a moral center and screw everyone around them – and returned to Twitter.
Before I quit posting on Gab, I saw the demise of the Clark brothers who were friends with Robert Bowers and who I thought of as being associated with a group called The Bowl Patrol.
“When FBI arrested Clark on Nov. 9 and searched his home, they found flyers from a neo-Nazi organization, boxes of ammunition, body armor, a rope noose hanging above his bed and a Nazi flag containing the handwritten inscription “Hail Victory,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo.
“After the death of Edward Clark, Jeffrey Clark became more outspoken about his radical views, expressing them openly to his family members who were in the area following Edward Clark’s death,” an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit. “During these conversations, Jeffrey Clark defended Robert Bowers’ killings at the Tree-of-Life Synagogue. Jeffrey Clark also stated that he and Edward Clark had both fantasized about killing ‘Jews and blacks.’”
The relatives also believed 23-year-old Edward Clark may have been planning to carry out an “act of violence” the day before he went to Theodore Roosevelt Island in the nation’s capital and killed himself, the agent wrote. Clark’s plea agreement says a “post-indictment” investigation by federal authorities found no evidence that he had advance knowledge of the synagogue attack or that he was planning an “independent attack against similar targets” in Washington. …”
Edward Clark aka DC_Stormer killed himself.
Jeffrey Clark aka DC Bowl Gang was arrested on a gun charge.
“WASHINGTON – Jeffrey Clark, the 30-year-old man federal agents arrested here Friday after he called the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting a “dry run” and his relatives worried he might try to launch a race war, wasn’t shy about being a neo-Nazi.
In April 2017, when someone asked Clark at a White House rally organized by “alt-right” coiner Richard Spencer whether he considered himself a fascist, he said no ? he considered himself a Nazi. Antifa activists photographed him at the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. He has posed for pictures in front of Nazi symbols and holding Nazi memorabilia.
On Gab, the favored social network of racists and anti-Semites, Clark had the username @PureWhiteEvil and called himself “DC Bowl Gang,” a reference to Dylann Roof, the bowl-cut racist who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015. …”
Naturally, law enforcement went after the people on Gab who were associated with Robert Bowers in an attempt to uncover whether any of them were part of some greater Neo-Nazi accelerationist plot or whether they had advance knowledge of the synagogue shooting.
After I left Gab for Twitter in 2019, there was a huge falling out between Christopher Cantwell and The Bowl Patrol over Robert Bowers. Cantwell wanted to distance himself from the Pittsburgh shooting which made him a traitor in the eyes of The Bowl Patrol who had become part of his audience on The Radical Agenda. This is a group of guys whose identity was based on their mutual admiration of Dylann Roof. It will suffice to say that this is a story which probably wasn’t ever going to end well.
I don’t know the details of what happened between Cantwell and The Bowl Patrol. I wasn’t really following it because I was on Twitter. I only know the broad outlines. The Bowl Patrol got pissed at Cantwell for distancing himself from Bowers. They began trolling him on his show. Cantwell got angrier and angrier at The Bowl Patrol and began threatening to dox them and contact law enforcement. He also made other threats against Vic Mackey, CheddarMane and Bowl Patrol members. The shitstorm escalated into a total clusterfuck in which they all got doxxed and Christopher Cantwell ended up in federal prison.
“CONCORD – Christopher C. Cantwell, 40, of Keene, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after being convicted of extortion and threat charges by a federal jury in September, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
During four days of trial testimony, the jury was presented with evidence that Cantwell maintained an active online presence, including operating a website and an internet call-in program. Evidence at trial showed that Cantwell believed that members of an online group called the “Bowl Patrol” had been harassing him online. Cantwell contacted the victim in this case seeking to obtain identifying information about the leader of the Bowl Patrol, an individual who used the name “Vic Mackey.”
When the victim did not disclose the information Cantwell sought, on June 16, 2019, Cantwell sent an electronic message through the Telegram messaging application, stating, “So if you don’t want me to come and f*ck your wife in front of your kids, then you should make yourself scarce[.] Give me Vic, it’s your only out.”
Between June 15, 2019, and June 17, 2019, Cantwell also sent a series of messages to the victim in which he threatened to injure the victim’s reputation by posting identifying information about the victim online (commonly referred to as “doxing”) and reporting the victim to child protection authorities if he did not receive information about “Vic Mackey.” Evidence presented at trial showed that Cantwell did “dox” the victim on June 17, 2019, by posting identifying information and photographs related to the victim and the victim’s family online. Cantwell also called child protection authorities in Missouri and made a report about the victim.
Cantwell was convicted of one count of transmitting extortionate communications and one count of threatening to injure property or reputation. The jury found Cantwell not guilty of cyberstalking. Cantwell has been in custody since his arrest on January 23, 2020. …”
CheddarMane testified against Cantwell at his trial.
It was the first time those two united only by shared hatreds had ever met in real life.
“Lambert – who went by the online handle “Cheddar Mane,” among other aliases – was part of the Bowl Patrol.
The Bowl Patrol has used its online channels to venerate mass shooters and glorify racist violence. Its name refers to the bowl-cut hairstyle of Dylann S. Roof, who murdered nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in 2015.
Lambert joined the group in 2018 after seeing a YouTube video posted by a group member known as “Tactical – Bowlcut,” he testified in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, the second day of the trial. …
But Lambert and his friends soured on Cantwell around the end of 2018.
“I think that many of the members of Bowl Patrol thought that he had shifted his ideology, and so it appeared that he was trying to use his platform to make money and didn’t believe what he was saying,” Lambert testified.
Lambert and others began prank-calling Cantwell on air, which seemed to enrage him, according to evidence presented in court.
In February 2019, when someone defaced Cantwell’s website, he blamed it on Bowl Patrol members and reported it to the FBI. (Lambert said he wasn’t involved in that.)
The following month, in an online exchange, Cantwell warned Lambert to stay away “or I’ll dox your stupid ass.” Doxing means to expose someone’s real identity or personal information online.
Lambert said he stopped bothering Cantwell for a time and told others they should stop, too.
But in June 2019, Lambert said, he followed a link for a chat group called “Peaceful White Folk” on the social-media site Telegram, without realizing it was run by Cantwell. He posted a few times, then was kicked out, and Cantwell messaged him privately.
“I guess you forgot the lesson which kept you away for a short while, do you need to be reminded?” Cantwell wrote before adding the name of Lambert’s street, according to a screenshot of the conversation displayed in court.
The back-and-forth that unfolded over the next couple days forms the core of the government’s case. Cantwell threatened to dox Lambert and publish images online of him, his wife and their three kids; said he would report them to child protective services; and implied that he or one of his listeners would sexually assault Lambert’s wife if he didn’t get what he wanted.
Prosecutors say Cantwell was pressuring Lambert for information on the Bowl Patrol’s unofficial leader, who goes by “Vic Mackey” online.
“Give me Vic, it’s your only out,” Cantwell wrote.
Lambert declined. …”
Why did any of this happen?
Why can’t these people just let little disagreements go? Forgive and forget?
Why did this whole circle of Gab shitposters spectacularly self destruct like this? Bowers went to prison. Cantwell went to prison. Edward Clark ended up dead. The Bowl Patrol members ended up getting doxxed. None of these people are still around contributing to the movement in any positive way.
Cantwell fought like hell to defend himself in the Unite the Right trial only to get screwed like everyone else and blamed for a “conspiracy” that no one ever imagined. He never knew James Fields, Jr. until seeing him in the Charlottesville jail. He ended up behind bars though because of this separate episode. The two episodes that ruined Cantwell aren’t entirely unrelated though. There is a common thread there.
Note: Everyone involved in this sad story was J-woke and redpilled on race. These are the only qualities you need to build a successful racial nationalist movement.