The alt-right isn’t just the fashion-fail Nazi boys in bow ties and emaciated blonde gals with burnt hair they portray themselves as. Rather, as this case illustrates, they are dumpy, Trumpy, middle aged, disgruntled, mostly men, dreaming up terrifying death for Jews and Gay people in the name of "Free Speech." Oh, and stockpiling guns for good measure.
The newest trial starts this Thursday for the notorious Ted Taupier. “WE NEED TO START KILLING WITH LOVE THOSE THAT VIOLATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF SOCIETY THAT ARE JUDGES WHO HAPPEN TO PRACTICE THE JEWISH FAITH.”
That was just one of Ted’s many threats, including that police “WILL NEED BODY BAGS” if they believed he was dangerous, and tried to take custody of his children. He will answer for his threats in New London Connecticut Court on Thursday.
Ted went to jail already for using his “free speech” to threaten a Family Court judge while illegally in possession of 16 firearms. “245 yrds between her master bedroom and a cemetery that provides cover and concealment." He described her double pane window and the ammo needed to penetrate it. He stated she had two boys and that Judges needed to “figure out that they are not protected from bad things.” He said, “They can steal my kids from my cold dead bleeding cordite filled fists ... as my 60 round mag falls to the floor and im dying as I change out to the next 30 rd." His defense was ‘Free Speech’ and that his email merely listed “a series facts.” He lost. Ted went to jail.
While out on appeal for that conviction, just to prove how sane and innocent he was, the first thing Ted did was log onto Facebook to send those lovely CAPS LOCK TWEETS and threaten the same Judge, the court employees, police, and of course, “Jews.” “KILL COURT EMPLOYEES AND SAVE THE COUNTRY....” he said, as all sane people do who just want to prove they love free speech and should totally have custody of their kids and also guns.
Guess what? He’s being defended by a vocal Trumper and Islamaphobe, lawyer man Norm Pattis, a guy who deserves an article dedicated to himself alone. Not surprisingly he is trying the alt-Right’s favorite ‘Free speech’ defense for his violent nutter client. "Anyone who claims that it is inciting people to violence is either stupid or lacks an imagination, or both,” Pattis said about Ted’s newest threats. Pattis will defend this bag of vomit, but said he won’t defend Muslim clients because they are all likely terrorists. He’s a cool dude who has a ponytail and also runs a chill book store in a barn though, so he’s a chill lawyer-man.
Despite his lawyers attempts to downplay the validity of his Internet threats, Ted’s calls to violence aren’t yelling in the wind. He has a fertile audience of like minded parents who also hate Family Court Judges for astutely judging them unworthy of child custody. Their brewing collective anger has spawned a movement of anti-LGBTQ and anti-Semitic alt right conspiracy theorists, who have decided that gay and Jewish judges, not their own anger management problems, are to blame for their custody losses. Not to be outdone by Ted, fellow hater Paul Boyne was raided by the FBI last year for Internet threats to the same Judge that Ted targeted. If you want to vomit, check out his gay bashing anti Semitic blog which disgruntled parent and blogger Elizabeth Richter defends as ‘political satire,’ and “pointing out injustice.”
It seems even in sleepy elderly Connecticut the alt-right has found its niche. As we’ve seen play out elsewhere, plenty of politicians and fellow travelers privately claim they aren’t associated with these nuts but then refuse to publicly denounce them and even defend them as free speechers. Very fine people on all sides. I’ll add this to things I wish I didn’t know about, and now you know about them too. Better than an ear worm. You’re welcome. Come again.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca