The neighbors of Proud Boys founder and vicious misogynist Gavin McInnes responded to his presence by putting up a signs in their yards that say “Hate has no place here.” He’s now asking them to take them down, whitewashing his own history of repulsive hate mongering and falsely claiming that he’s anti-hate too.
“You may have heard that I am the leader of a hate group called the Proud Boys,” McInnes wrote in a Dec. 28 letter to his neighbors obtained by The Daily Beast. “Everything about that rumor is false.”…
With the sign campaign still going nearly three months later, McInnes now wants them to come down. In the letter, McInnes describes himself as “a pro-gay, pro-Israel, virulently anti-racist libertarian” and complains that the anti-hate signs as an attack on him and his family…
In the letter, McInnes claims that his neighbors won’t find anything “hateful, racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic or intolerant” in “any of my expressions of my worldview.”
“Hate certainly has no place here, and like you I am committed to keeping it that way!”
He’s lying, of course. He has a long history of saying utterly vile and hateful things about all kinds of groups. He used to write for two different white supremacist websites, for crying out loud, and he has repeatedly called for more violence. His followers have been happy to follow that advice and have engaged in violence all over the country. He’s now stepped down from his leadership of that group, but he can’t erase his long history of extremist, hateful and violent rhetoric.
In fact, he loves slurs of all kinds. In 2011 he actually wrote an essay entitled “I’m Not a Racist, Sexist, or a Homophobe, You Nigger Slut Faggot.” Seriously. And after that brutal violence in Manhattan, he justified it by pointing out that one of the guys being beat up by a dozen violent thugs was crying, saying, “He was crying. Now, while this person’s crying, I’m sorry, but ‘faggot’ is a handy term.”
Yeah, he’s just so pro-gay and anti-hate, you guys! He just want everyone to get along. And to show just how sincere he is about this letter he sent to his neighbors politely asking them to take down the signs, he used another bigoted slur on his podcast, saying, “If you have that sign on your lawn, you’re a fucking retard.” See, he’s just a really good guy who is the victim of false rumors that he’s a violent, hateful bigot. It’s all so unfair to him.