April 26, 2017

How the 4chan discussion board “/pol/“ is leading the fight to stop Antifa

Rebel Staff

Have you heard about “/pol/“? Short for "Politically Incorrect," /pol/ is 4chan's online board for discussing and debating politics and current events.

This group is on a never-ending quest to troll the Left with intelligence, humour, and facts over feelings.

They’re called “weaponized autism,” defined at the Urban Dictionary as “the focused application of computer tech savvy and social awkwardness in the cyber pursuit of justice.”

They chased Shia Labeouf around the world, stealing his anti-Trump flag wherever he flew it.

They helped call in an airstrike on Al Qaeda in Syria by identifying a training camp via satellite imagery.

But now, /pol/ is turning their hard-honed skills and abilities into a powerful force against the scourge of Antifa and would-be domestic terrorists in the streets.

For example, they identified the “bike lock attacker” of the most recent Berkeley conflict as college professor Eric Clanton.

So what is /pol/ anyway?

I talked to some /pol/ users about why they do what they do.

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commented 2017-04-27 12:00:54 -0400
Ankyroo Zones – “Andrew Stephenson” is a pseudonym, much as I’m sure your handle is…. the initials are the same but neither the names nor the implied gender are.

“Drew Wakariuk commented 10 hours ago
Andrew you are one lost idiot. There is tons of evidence right in front of you and you are too childish to accept it. People will be fighting back and you are upset that others are not as scrotumless as you are. I would not lift a damn finger to help you against anyone.”

Ah, yes, Allusions to widespread evidence, yet none of it is any more than vague, undefined hand waving about some sort of nebulous organization that secretly controls everything. Oh, and a misogynistic ad-hominem, the conspiracist’s cherry on top!
commented 2017-04-27 08:22:17 -0400
@Andrew Stephenson.. Looking deeper into your faux loan company..
PNE Group | LinkedIn
”https://www.linkedin.com/company/pne-group">https://www.linkedin.com/company/pne-group
pne.org. PNE Group has been named Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year … Partner of Vidhya, the political and reputational risk management company.".
POLITICAL & REPUTATIONAL RISK Co? Surely, I’m at a loss how an “.org” has so much cash for doing the work of a Soros.

So I dug deep. The leader is…
Philip D. Murphy
Financier
Philip D. “Phil” Murphy, is an American financier, diplomat, and politician who is a Democratic Party candidate in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race.

Maybe time to dig deeper….
commented 2017-04-27 02:23:20 -0400
Andrew you are one lost idiot. There is tons of evidence right in front of you and you are too childish to accept it. People will be fighting back and you are upset that others are not as scrotumless as you are. I would not lift a damn finger to help you against anyone.
commented 2017-04-26 23:34:26 -0400
A Nerd Tea party – kewel.
commented 2017-04-26 22:23:27 -0400
I am posting this on as many 4chan and other like minded boards as possible…the way to thwart the low tech “black block” tactic is with the use of tiny RFID chips on a delivery system that clings to clothing or kit like a burdock.

No doubt ACLU and SPLC lawyers will fight it as evidence in court but if it doxes the “red” front liners…they can be dealt with Tony Soprano style on the blind side of justice if the justice bureaucracy has been cuckoos nested and corrupt.
commented 2017-04-26 22:06:22 -0400
I would rather the rebel take the lead. Any chance Ezra can set up a discussion board here at the rebel?
commented 2017-04-26 22:00:16 -0400
@Andrew Stephenson…..

THAT WHICH YOU DO SPEEKS SO LOUDLY I CANNOT HEAR THAT WHICH YOU SAY”…Ralph Waldo Emerson

Andrew…..you do not tell me who my friends and who my enemies are…..no authority on this earth tells me who my friends and who my enemies are….if some divine authority is playing chess with my life in a contest with “Shetan”….neither He …by whatever name he goes…Yaweh, Jehovah, Allah…nor “the adversary” by whatever name he goes……tells me who my friends and who my enemies are….that is…and shall always remain….my soverign domain.

I cannot imagine a more pathetic “selling of your soul”…than to surrender that soverignity to a political collective as a self loathing masochist.

Fuck off Andrew….Fuck off and get real.
commented 2017-04-26 18:29:59 -0400
About time! Now the U.S. Justice System needs to declare Antifa a terrorist group and arrest the lot of them!
commented 2017-04-26 16:12:11 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, it’s time to stable the high horse you have been galloping on, let him rest!
commented 2017-04-26 16:02:21 -0400
Soros? Really? He’s another right wing bogeyman of limited real world impact (as is “Agenda 21”).

No, they are not being funded by Soros. Most are just idealists with too much time on their hands. And, if Soros IS funding them, how do you sign up? I went to the March For Science and didn’t get so much as a thin dime.

Perhaps you should also mention the Rand Corporation, the Reverse Vampires, and the Saucer People. Oh, and Breitbart’s “Deep government”, or Infowar’s “Jewish Reptile Bankers” or whatever that was.
commented 2017-04-26 15:30:56 -0400
Andrew Stephenson = textbook example of deflection.
commented 2017-04-26 14:46:23 -0400
Antifa is a “bogeyman” invented by the “alt-right.” LMAO
Congratulations, Andrew. In the horse race of full-of-shit commenters, you are leading the pack and running away with it in the home stretch.
commented 2017-04-26 14:25:53 -0400
Thanks Andrew, now, please research how the “grass roots” are being funded by Soros and others; confirm for yourself what the agenda is. The group is trying to silence through violence & property destrcution, where have we heard that before?!
As Jack’s report states, pol doesn’t use censorship and there are topics that will undoubtedly be anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-Buddhist …. you get the idea. This doesn’t make them any less effective in their identification of ANTIFA criminals. Say what you will, they can’t remain anonymous anymore! Thanks pol!
commented 2017-04-26 13:52:59 -0400
Yeah, isolated violent protests are just that, isolated violent protests. It happens. There’s no central organization underlying it, it’s strictly grassroots. However, that doesn’t stop the alt-right from inventing a backstory that they can wage war against; wars of ideology only work if you have an identifiable enemy even if it’s not really a thing.

“Antifa” – antifascism – is a generic bogeyman used to try and vilify what is essentially a grassroots protest movement. The term itself is designed to sound nefarious and pseudomilitant (what are the implications of opposing an anti-fascism movement?) Why invent an institutional enemy? Because the very existence of grassroots protest to the right wing cause is a threat to its basic tenet, as the ideology of the people. The ideology of the people can’t really be that if the people are protesting, ergo it must be professional agitators. it’s nothing more than a superficial way to dodge some pretty significant cognitive dissonance.

This also explains why individuals like Mr. Netterville engage in ad-hominem attacks when confronted on it, or related facts that illustrate the weakness of their cause (such as Clinton winning the popular vote). They know that this is the case, but have to put on a public persona that disguises their insecurity about the strength of their cause.

As for 4chan, they are offensive for the sake of being offensive, and really have no consistent friends or enemies. I wonder if the Rebel’s editorial board is aware of /pol/’s occasional anti-semitism?
commented 2017-04-26 13:35:20 -0400
Jack Posobiec, great report. Thanks for interviewing a few pol members, I can appreciate their perspective and hope they continue to identify ANTIFA law breakers!
commented 2017-04-26 13:31:06 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, Did you see the footage of the cowardly ANTIFA professor attacking Sean Stiles with a bike lock? He was bleeding profusely, don’t talk about “fictional enemies”. Weaponized Autism is making an impact and bringing criminals out in the open where they can no longer hide their face and expect anonymity.
As a troll, it must be very upsetting for you to learn there are those with a vast amount of skill and patience who can unmask the left & do it so effectively, charges are laid by police!

A number of people have written the interim President Ted Wieden of Diablo Valley College demanding Canton be dismissed immediately as he is a discredit to professors and all human beings. He should not be given the opportunity to indoctrinate students and engage them in the ANTIFA agenda.
If you would like to flood the Administrator’s mailbox he can be reached at twieden@dvc.edu
commented 2017-04-26 12:54:51 -0400
This just in, “Profession troll Andrew Stephenson delusional.”
commented 2017-04-26 12:46:51 -0400
This just in, Professional trolls defeat fictional enemy!
commented 2017-04-26 12:33:58 -0400
So happy to see the hard work Pol did on that case and all others they will do in the future. Nothing like this has ever happened like this. Why isn’t Soros charged and imprisoned for the rest of his dissipated Nazi life?
commented 2017-04-26 12:14:00 -0400
Antifa is a bunch of criminals with nothing left to lose. The great disgrace is George Soros funding insurrection in countries against democratically elected governments. Soros could be fighting poverty, disease, and a whole host of social ills with his billions, but he chooses to do this. Antifa and George Soros need to go to jail for a very long time. Good for pol. Stay safe Jack!
commented 2017-04-26 11:43:25 -0400
Milo Yiannopoulos often spoke of 4Chan and the brilliant young kids behind it. With Milo off the grid for now it is wonderful that Jack’s report filled in what their current successes are along with some insight into their incredible tactics.
With the recent ejection of Milo and O’Reilly, the 4Chan brigade gives us some hope against the vicious fascists.
commented 2017-04-26 11:09:46 -0400
It is nice to hear that /pol/ exists. We need more like that.
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