Former Libertarian, now fascist, Christopher Cantwell gathers national attention

Christopher Cantwell (SPLC file here), who tried but failed to get on the ballot as a Libertarian for US House in 2010, and has been kicked out of the Free State Project for threats of violence and off Free Talk Live for racism, has gathered unprecedented media attention in the last few days. Here is one of many examples, from the Young Turks show (H/T Gene Berkman):

In the wake of the firestorm of controversy Death and Taxes is among many sources that report that Cantwell has been kicked off online dating site OKCupid. The Boston Globe reports that

Christopher Cantwell, who is seen in the documentary denouncing Jews and declaring, “a lot more people are gonna die before we’re done here,” has two outstanding warrants stemming from the rally where a counterprotester was killed last weekend.

Officials from the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said Thursday that Cantwell is wanted for illegal use of gases, and injury by caustic agent or explosive. Both are felony charges, officials said.

The behavior in question was presaged by the following quote from Cantwell on the SPLC Hatewatch profile linked above:

“I think chemical and biological weapons can do a great deal of good for mankind. Releasing nerve gas or some kind of lethal virus into a left wing protest could prepare the bodies for physical removal without making a big scene for the cameras or destroying anything of value.” — Facebook post, January 28, 2017.

Heavy.com reports that

On August 17, Catnwell wrote on his website that he’s in an “undisclosed location just outside of Virginia, preparing to turn myself in to the University of Virginia police.”

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“I was informed by the FBI that there is a warrant for my arrest there, presumably for the brawl which followed the torch march from Friday night,” Cantwell wrote. “I was uncertain if this warrant was real, since I had only heard it as a rumor until the FBI confirmed it last night. Right now I am seeking an attorney, and a trustworthy person nearby to hold onto my property. Once I have those things straightened out, I’ll be on my way to surrender myself.”

Cantwell confirmed that his YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts have all been closed. He also wrote that PayPal, the “most important part of my financial life,” has shut him out.

As of this time, “Christopher Cantwell” is among the top suggested google results for ch and can, and THE top result for chr and cant. Partially as a result of former Libertarian Party members Augustus Invictus and Christopher Cantwell having such prominent roles in the Charlottesville fascist “Unite the Right” march which turned to violence and murder, the Libertarian Party has reiterated its opposition to bigotry and racism which is contained in the party’s platform.

12 thoughts on “Former Libertarian, now fascist, Christopher Cantwell gathers national attention

  1. NewFederalist

    Gosh Batman… this guy seems a few sticks short of a cord!

    Yes old chum… he’s a fucking idiot! Don’t tell Aunt Harriet I said that!

  2. Thomas L. Knapp

    Cantwell has been cut off by several platforms, including social media and PayPal. Honest suggestion, if he bothers to read this story:

    Set up an account at 21.co (not a referral link, nor do I own the site or any interest in it). You can set a fee (that you receive in Bitcoin) for letting people contact you. Your fans might pop $5 for the equivalent of an AMA. Your haters might be willing to pay $5 for the privilege of getting an answer to a death threat. And so on, and so forth. I’ve made a few bucks through 21.co and have withdrawn them as Bitcoin, so it doesn’t seem to be a scam.

  3. dL

    Well, he can try selling a workout book

    The Blood and Soil 180 Day Body
    From Couch Potato to Nazi Street Fighter in 180 days!

  4. paulie

    Set up an account at…

    I think the only accounts he will be setting up the near future will be legal defense and jail commissary. But of course that’s just a guess….

  5. dL

    lol, dL.

    Yeah, well there’s another one, The Blood and Soil Mating Guide, that i will unfortunately refrain from posting on this site.

  6. JamesT

    I hope prison turns him around like American History X. His history of being abusive predates his white power phase.

  7. Tony From Long Island

    Paulie

    I think the only accounts he will be setting up the near future will be legal defense and jail commissary. But of course that’s just a guess….

    He will likely take advantage of our wonderful 6th Amendment and get free counsel . . . as for commissary, he will likely be welcomed with open arms by the plethora of similar scum that mop floors and lift weights. He will get free honey buns for a while . . . unless they decide they want the other kind of honey buns from HIM instead. (actually that’s a stereotype . . that doesn’t really happen very often) 🙂

  8. Christopher Cantwell

    Until this joker came along spewing his hatred I made a modest living as a semi-famous artist. When you googled Christopher Cantwell you got art books, gallery shows,museums and even the Whitehouse website, I was invited there in 1996. Around 2014 my sales suddenly disappeared I noticed that as google changed it’s algorithms all his nasty tweets counted for more that my life time of hard earned successes, the first and second pages of google were filled with his literally obscene rants. I figured what was happening was that as everyone now has a smartphone, when people saw my work in a gallery they would google my name while deciding whether to purchase my work, my resume of accomplishments under pins the value of my work. Resume gone, disgusting rants instead. sales have come back somewhat as I have had to pay google to place ads, warned my galleries of the situation etc. but it still has a very negative impact.

  9. paulie

    Until this joker came along spewing his hatred I made a modest living as a semi-famous artist. When you googled Christopher Cantwell you got art books, gallery shows,museums and even the Whitehouse website, I was invited there in 1996. Around 2014 my sales suddenly disappeared I noticed that as google changed it’s algorithms all his nasty tweets counted for more that my life time of hard earned successes, the first and second pages of google were filled with his literally obscene rants. I figured what was happening was that as everyone now has a smartphone, when people saw my work in a gallery they would google my name while deciding whether to purchase my work, my resume of accomplishments under pins the value of my work. Resume gone, disgusting rants instead. sales have come back somewhat as I have had to pay google to place ads, warned my galleries of the situation etc. but it still has a very negative impact.

    Sorry to hear about that. https://twitter.com/ifyoucantwell is not happy about the name confusion either…

  10. Ad Hoc

    Cuckwell is now in custody, according to NYTimes and reason.com:

    “White nationalist Christopher Cantwell, 36, has surrendered to police, charged with two felony counts of an illegal use of tear gas and one count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance over the events of the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally.”

  11. Ad Hoc

    There’s a lovely photo of Chrissy in jailhouse pinstripes that accompanies that note at reason.com/blog …

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