The Proud Boys, Racist Alt-Right Group, Plan Meeting At Oakland’s Make Westing Bar For July 23rd

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The Proud Boys, seen as a racist, alt-right group that was founded in 2016 by Gavin McInnes, the Vice Media co-founder, are coming to Oakland’s Make Westing Bar to start trouble. (why they picked Uptown Oakland’s Make Westing Bar is beyond me.) The group has rapidly formed a reputation for violent protest, and have a nickname “The Right Wing Brawlers,” walking into bars and starting fights. That happened July 17th according to the LA Times‘ Jaclyn Cosgrove.

UPDATE: Bay Area Proud Boys Member calls to explain The Proud Boys to Zennie Abraham.

UPDATE: Are The Proud Boys connected to the stabbing of two black women at Oakland’s Mac Arthur BART Station on Sunday? Click here for that news.

On that day, members of The Proud Boys got into an altercation with people from the Democratic Socialists of America, at a place called The Griffin. Joe Androsky, an LA comedian, organized a kind of resistance to plans The Proud Boys had to visit The Griffin. For what, I do not know. The LA Times describes The Proud Boys as “a far-right organization that describes itself as a pro-Western fraternal organization.”

This blogger has no idea what The Proud Boys are starting fights for, but I do hold that, logically, since racism is a mental illness, and The Southern Poverty Law Center sees The Proud Boys as racist, then the reasons for their actions can’t be considered sane.

The Proud Boys trying to get people to say they’re “for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world, aka Western Chauvinists,” is, in itself, the hallmark of a group of men who have to be unhinged – how else to explain why anyone would waste their days looking to pick fights with dudes in bars, hurt people, and express a desire to say something bad about someone just because they’re black or Latino, or a person of color? There’s no way to say such behavior is done by someone of a sound mind, in my opinion.

The bad news for (lovers of sanity) is, reportedly, the The Proud Boys are planning a meeting in Downtown Oakland, at Make Westing bar, July 23rd. That an organization like the The Proud Boys thinks it’s OK to be in Oakland is, in itself, reflective of an underlying mental sickness that has become pervasive in the Bay Area. An irrational and disturbing desire to point to someone and describe them as “the other” marks The Proud Boys. Thankfully, Make Westing’s saying “no” to the The Proud Boys plans, and issued this statement on its Facebook Page:

The Proud Boys, a group of white racist nationalists notorious for violent confrontations across the country, including the terrible events in Charlottesville, have decided to throw a meet up in our city. They declared an intention to host their event at Make Westing, an establishment whose values stand in direct opposition to this Alt-Right group.

Make Westing has decided to join with our neighbors and create a “Pro-Oakland Movement” event on this day. This will be a celebration of what we love about our community and show that our diversity and pride is our strength.

A variety of establishments in the neighborhood will all be simultaneously hosting fundraisers on Monday, July 23rd for organizations such as Black Lives Matter, The Transgender Law Center, ACLU, Planned Parenthood and others.

Those of us at Make Westing stand united with our community to say: Racists, Fascists, and the Alt-Right are NOT welcome in our establishment.

We are asking the community to come join our celebration of our city and each other. We strongly oppose the violence this group supports and all acts of violence in our place of business and in our communities.

Please watch out for each other next Monday night and join us in Uptown as we take a stand in Love and against hate.

Where: 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Ca
Date: Monday July 23rd
Time: 4pm-2am
***21 AND OVER***

This addition, in fairness to the founder of The Proud Boys, he says the group is “multi-racial group made up of straight guys — there’re some homos in there, there are plenty of Jews. The only pre-requisite is that you’re a dude — born a dude — and you accept the West as the best,” according to a video he issued. But, then if that’s the case, why the accusations of racism? It would seem to be due to the racist acts of some of The Proud Boys members.

And he issues this tweet:

And the Bay Area Proud Boys recently met at George and Walts, and there are two black guys in the photo…

So, there’s a messaging problem. But my issue is why do this at all? Do they have jobs or businesses? This is a waste of everyone’s time. I’d rather talk about the Godzilla Trailer from San Diego Comic Con.

I would add that the Oakland Police should be there, as well as the Alameda County Sheriffs. Don’t engage with The Proud Boys at all – don’t get into fights with them. Let Oakland Police take care of that – they are supposed to arrest people who do that.

Stay tuned.

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14 Comments on "The Proud Boys, Racist Alt-Right Group, Plan Meeting At Oakland’s Make Westing Bar For July 23rd"

  1. Why are you called fake news again? | July 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm | Reply

    This wont be published because you need to omit the truth out of everything so as to maintain your false narrative, but for what it is worth, Proud Boys is not an ethnic-based group, its open to and made up of men of all ethnic groups.

    Either you dont do your research or/and you have no intentions of doing research?

    • Zennie Abraham | July 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm | Reply

      Then why does it have a reputation as being racist and alt-right? You confuse “research” with “marketing”. It is not my job to spin your message for you. Your reputation is as a racist group.

      • Culpeper Ring | July 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm | Reply

        This article is the one creating that Reputation smarty pants. You truly believe anything you read, right?

  2. The Proud Boys were at the griffin for several hours before ANTIFA were recruited online through twitter to go there to cause a scene. Its no surprise that you think its a racist organization because you didn’t even take the time to get to the bottom of that small incident so why would you bother doing the leg work on the bigger issue.

    • Zennie Abraham | July 23, 2018 at 4:29 pm | Reply

      The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has a database of hate groups, sees The Proud Boys as a hate group. Here’s some logic: if you are seen as that, and say you are not, then why bother meeting? Cancel the meeting. Also, part of the MO of the group is an attempt to not admit you’re racist – but then act racist. This is what is out there as news.

  3. Research? MMmmmkay. Well as to comment No. 1 sorry to break it to you, but this event has been published far and wide. It is also open to any men of color. The caveat and false equivalency is – only to who have it in for non-whites and liberals. [Link deleted]

    It is undoubtedly an inherently racist organization, who will not be welcomed in Oakland. Go there, take pics, make them viral and get them fired. If you notice, every racist who acts out and gets discovered is radioactive and ends up getting fired from their jobs.

    Instead of being racist dicks maybe you should work on being better men in the world.

  4. Culpeper Ring | July 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm | Reply

    I’m confused. First it says proudboys like to pick fights at bars.. but then It looks like this article is trying to start a fight with them at the place they will be gathering.
    So let me get this straight . you are starting up a fight with them and at the same time you think that starting fights at bars is “beyond you”?
    This is confusing …

  5. Sinclair Bloom | July 23, 2018 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    This doesn’t make really sense about racist alt-right group in Oakland. Really?? The Proud Boys were sounds like foolishness and fascists of this racism organization. They really need to be carefully around of black neighborhood near International Blvd who has lot of black community with Latinos side in this town. GOOD LUCK for the Proud Boys but don’t forget about between Oakland Coliseum and the Bart station. Bart police and local police can take care of these own problem anyway and anytime and anywhere.

  6. first of all, RACISM IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS. its a deep rooted hatred that deserves NO sympathy, is NOT an excuse to harm people, and CANT BE CURED WITH MEDICINE. stop trying to garner sympathy for these racist pigs.

  7. The uneducated racist trash scum of society

  8. johnathanblaze | July 25, 2018 at 5:06 am | Reply

    This article is a 100% lie bordering on slander.

    The Proud Boys are a conservative men’s group and have NOTHING to do with race. The only reason people think differently is because everyone on the left has a habit of yelling “EVIL RACIST NAZI” to people who don’t agree with their viewpoints.

    The Proud Boys did not plan to meet at that bar. That was a BS statement made by the bar to get publicity. They did not plan on being in Oakland, ever. They have no reason to. They are a political group, and this sad murder of the girl has nothing to do with politics at all.

    What’s really awful is that leftists are weaponizing the death of this poor girl for political purposes. Proud Boys beat the shit out of Antifa leftists in Portland last month, so now the left is looking to retaliate by making up vicious lies and weaponizing the death of a poor woman.

  9. Citizen Justin | July 26, 2018 at 6:43 am | Reply

    I don’t have a positive opinion of the Proud Boys, but that’s not them in your picture. The individuals in your picture are members of an explicitly racist, ahem, ‘white identity’ group.

  10. Benjamin Rain | July 29, 2018 at 1:11 am | Reply

    What complete horse S. You don’t do research, conspiracy theorist right here.

    • Zennie Abraham | July 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm | Reply

      HEY LOOK. The post has two UPDATES! Stop being knee-jerk and READ THEM. Think and read before you react.

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