The violent extremist Proud boys and street goons in Patriot Prayer have no place in our communities. Washington 3% has accepted them within their ranks and co-hosted events with them. If Washington 3% stands for liberty for all then they must disavow these relationships and forgo left/right politics with these dangerous groups. It’s time to change sides and stand with the everyday community members these groups target with their street violence.
Can you really stand for freedom if you hide behind these dishonorable relationships like cowards?
Armed Against White Supremacy
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of activity among White Supremacists and their allies who have attacked marginalized communities. These newly emboldened bigots have murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Blaze Bernstein in Southern California, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Rick Best in Portland. The Proud boys and Patriot Prayer are entry points into these vile movements.
White Supremacist organizations have been known to use conservative and patriotic events as predatory recruiting grounds for their cause. In the Pacific Northwest, Cascade Legion, Atomwaffen Division, Identity Europa, and Vanguard America/Patriot Front are the most dangerous of these orgs.
It is the inherent right of each individual and community to defend themselves against those who would harm, persecute, or terrorize them and we believe in using any and all means at our disposal to defend ourselves. It is with this understanding that we choose to engage in community defense by empowering one another to participate in the defense of our communities with the knowledge and equipment to do so.
By allowing any of these groups to associate with them, Washington 3% is sending a message that they don’t care about the values they profess to defend.