A Neo-Nazi Website Destroyed Itself With Lawsuits
As you may have noticed, the internet economy has kinda crapped the bed. We'd make some pithy remark about how the only websites that are going to be left after this garbage storm has passed are fake news propagandists and racist conspiracy theorists, but it turns out not even they are immune. Earlier this year, it was announced that The Daily Stormer, the internet's foremost site for neo-Nazis, had laid off a bunch of staff -- who presumably have gone back to the port-a-potties from whence they came -- after readers failed to send the hate site enough money to keep going.
In a blog post, that we're not going to directly link to, because screw these guys, the site's founder Andrew Anglin said, "I've given 30-day noticed to most of the staff, because even after I told you people that the site lost $50,000 last year, fewer than 60 of you decided to send money, for a total of less than $5,000 [...] It is impossible to communicate how depressing this is for me personally. I thought that we were promoting an agenda here that people believed in, but it seems that virtually all of you do not believe in this enough to send $5."
Anglin then described how, along with the layoffs, he might also have to close down the site's "race war" section -- which isn't exactly a loss for humanity (except for your uncle that's banned from Thanksgiving).
It hasn't helped that, in the last several years, Anglin's site has burned through money via more business screw-ups than an entire decade of coked-out Hollywood execs. For example, right after the murder of Heather Heyer by a white supremacist, at 2017's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA., Anglin published a screed celebrating Heyer's death, which got TDS kicked off the internet for a spell.
Anglin was able to get his site back online and, because asshole gotta asshole, he began a campaign of harassment against several individuals. Which, in 2019, culminated with Anglin being forced to cough up over $18 million in damages. It's a figure which comprises successful lawsuits from: Dean Obeidallah, a Muslim-American radio host who was awarded $4.1 million in damages after Anglin accused him of being the mastermind behind a terrorist attack which killed 23 people in England; Taylor Dumpson, who after being elected the first black female student government president at American University in Washington, D.C., became the center of a "troll storm" engineered by Anglin; and Tanya Gersh, who took Anglin for over 14 MILLION DOLLARS after TDS and Anglin embarked on a crusade against Gersh which by way of publishing over 30 articles about her, sent a shitton of death threats, harassment, and other types of "atrocious conduct" her way.
Admittedly, collecting this money is going to be a problem because the last time anyone checked, Anglin had fled the country, citing not just his legal troubles, but the number of death threats that regularly came his way. Someone should probably check South America. That's where his ilk went last time.
A White Supremacist Set His Head on Fire Attempting to Burn Down a Synagogue
Since the hell year that was 2016, anti-Semitism has gone from being something that 'ironic' knuckle-dragging clowns did via the privacy of the internet to something that tiki torch-wielding trash do openly and loudly in the streets. The problem with white supremacist ideology, aside from everything, is the DIY idiocy involved. This brings us to Tristan Morgan, a white supremacist from the U.K., who decided to start the race war that his internet bros had wet dreams about for years by burning down a local synagogue.