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Stormfront

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A lunatic Chaplin imitator
and his greatest fans

Nazism
Icon nazi.svg
First as tragedy
Then as farce
A two-year study by the Intelligence Report shows that registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most lethal hate crimes and mass killings since the site was put up in 1995. In the past five years alone, Stormfront members have murdered close to 100 people.
—Report by Southern Poverty Law Center[1]

Stormfront is the greatest, yet most-underrated, Billy Joel album a giant-ass Neo-Nazi website, one of the earliest to exist. Was around for decades! It was mostly Americentric, although there was some bleed-over with extremist groups in Europe.

Stormfront is, in its own words, "a racialist discussion board for pro-white activists and anyone else interested in white survival." Activities included circle-jerking over how the white race is superior, historical revisionism, Holocaust denial, vehemently opposing race-mixing, discussing about what religion is best for the White race: Christianity or Nordic neopaganism, bitching and complaining about "Anti-white" (read: Anti-racist and Anti-Nazi) movies, tv shows, video games, and novels, reading Mein Kampf, talking about modern day topics unrelated to their agenda such as strip clubs and listening to white power rock music. But more than anything, they loved to endlessly debate who is "white" and who isn't, which very quickly escalated into flame wars and threats of banning from the administrators. It was also the subject of a documentary film titled Hate.com: Extremists on the Internet.[2]

Stormfront was thankfully seized by its host on August 26, 2017.[3] But is unfortunately back online.[4] It is, however, struggling with finances and, as of April 6, 2018, will close and archive its main server while restricting access to those that contribute at least five dollars a month.[5]

"Mein führer! I CAN SHITPOST!"[edit]

Stormfront had, for years, a "manual" for how internet "insurgents" should behave. (They called them Bugs. The actual program was known as Swarmfront.) A lot of it emanated from Stormfront's raiding board Swarmfront, which was dedicated to 'red pilling' Reddit and 4chan.[6][7] "Raiding" or "forum sliding" is a form of faux grass roots activism where people try to make it appear like an opinion is really popular.

The goal of the online campaign was to make gullible men feel like all of their problems in life are caused by minorities. When they found an example of anti-white sentiment, they blew it out of proportion. When they couldn't find one, they fabricated it themselves. They'd barrage you with worthless links and misleading statistics and force you to refute it line-by-line.[8] Essentially, it's a psychosocial tactic where you perseverate on every real and perceived slight against you, with the ultimate aim of giving yourself permission to do something horrible. If you've ever read Mein Kampf, the entire book is essentially Hitler's collected wounds which he would then use to justify slaughtering Europeans. Islamic terrorists and white supremacists also use these recruitment strategies. They just disagree on which groups should be eliminated (even then not as much as you'd think).

Mirror, mirror on the wall…[edit]

As one might expect, there is an unusual amount of anxiety within the membership about whether they are "100% white" or not. A 2017 sociology study of Stormfront members found that when members have themselves genetically tested and find that they are not of 100% European ancestry, they are advised to ignore the test and instead either rely on less-reliable genealogy or the totally unreliable "mirror test" ("When you look in the mirror, do you see a jew? If not, you’re good.").[9][10]

Murders[edit]

A report by the SPLC stated that almost 100 hate crime murders can be linked to the site, and 10 murderers had links to the site.[11] Even discounting the killing spree by Anders Behring Breivik that claimed 77 lives, that is still close to two dozen people killed by members of a site with fewer than 1,800 registered members. Frazier Glenn Cross, a man suspected of a mass shooting at a Jewish center, was barred from Stormfront, after a disagreement with the site's owner.[12]

Font[edit]

They used Fraktur fonts — which were actually banned in 1941 by the Nazis themselves[13] — to evoke a Germanic image. Their emblem was a Celtic cross, which is often used as a symbol by white supremacists. In another supreme fit of irony, while they used the Fraktur font, they also banned display or use of the swastika. You figure it out.

Their Celtic cross logo with the text "White Pride Word Wide" was once, for a long time, rendered with the Stone Age-style font "Lithos"[14]—likely to go along with the theme of their ideology.

See also[edit]

  • Don Black — Stormfront was founded by Black, a former KKK and American Nazi Party member.
  • David Duke — The Duke was known to hang out there. His ex-wife actually co-founded the site with Black.[15]
  • Metapedia – A neo-Nazi wiki that acts as Stormfront's Wikipedia
  • VNNforum — Stormfront's excessive, more nastier counterpart
  • Iron March, Stormfront taken to an 11

External links[edit]

  • r/Stormfront — Stormfront was a racist organization, but Reddit claimed the name and are making fun of it by using the sub as a weather news service.
  • The forum
  • Stormfront.co.uk — An online store for the iOS Master Race Apple enthusiasts

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