Leigh Dundas, a California anti-vaccination activist who has actually been actively promoting the trucker convoys on both sides of the border, used likewise militaristic language to discuss the campaign in a Jan. 17 Facebook Live broadcast on Jan. 17, as the Canadian convoy was getting ready. Dundas went over experiencing a military coup in Thailand as a personal surprise in comprehending how large cars and heavy equipment might be utilized to overthrow a federal government.
“And they were going to get their large equipment, their earth movers, their big tractors, fire those young puppies up, and bounce throughout the Thai countryside, and threaten to surround the Thailand worldwide airport there in Bangkok. That you had an unique weapon in big devices, since if the motorists of those big equipment-type lorries decided they were going to release those pieces of devices, they had quite the move they could make, either defensively or offensively.”
Dundas met organizers of the American convoy on a Zoom call earlier this month, according to Jeremy Johnson, one of the organizers. In a Facebook Live video on Feb. 4, prior to the Zoom conference, Dundas said, “United States convoy coming quickly. Sit tight, people. I dont wish to hurry to judgement ono this one. Im working with a lot of different trucking factions over the next 48 hours here.”
Previously, Dundas said she had actually joined a teleconference with lawyers from the Trump campaign, and after that used her Facebook account to prompt her fans to go to DC on Jan. 6, 2021. Members of the Proud Boys offered the spearpoint for the attack on the Capitol, with several currently dealing with conspiracy charges.
In a subsequent message in the channel, which has been reviewed by Raw Story, “Ghost” explained a military-style effort in which information would be shared with other individuals on a need-to-know basis.
” I am treating this, in many methods, like a military operation,” “Ghost” composed. “I definitely need to be flexible with a great deal of it because guy here are not utilized to how that operates, but its effective and it works.
” So, I was provided my job and Im going to do it whether or not I agree with my exceptionals techniques,” he continued. There might be times when I may ask something of you people– I just require you to please do it.”
The username for the “Peter Venkman” account is @GTHaze, the very same username as an account that published a comment last month in the Official MDC Proudboys channel after the chapter narrated its involvement in the Jan. 23 Defeat the Mandates rally in DC. The deal with for the @GTHaze account was previously “Ghost MDC,” constant with the name on a patch worn by a Carroll County member of the chapter on his tactical vest at the rally.
In addition to altering the manage from “Ghost MDC” to “Peter Venkman,” the owner of the @GTHaze account likewise got rid of a bio which previously read “4º PB,” suggesting a Proud Boy who has participated in “a significant defend the cause.” The owner of the account also upgraded their profile picture with an image of actor Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. The @GTHaze account still reveals an archival image of what appears to be a gold-colored marijuana sativa bud with the words “Ghost Train Haze” that was formerly featured as the profile photo by the “Ghost MDC” Proud Boy account.
A number of dates have actually been considered by organizers of the American version of the “Freedom Convoy,” and chatter in individualss Convoy (OFFICIAL) Telegram channel– the biggest of lots of online forums committed to the cause, with more than 45,000 members– reflects confusion about the start date and fear about moles planting disinformation. A group called OC Conservative Action has actually revealed a convoy to DC that is departing from Barstow, Calif. on Feb. 23, while distributing a map that includes Pepe the Frog, an alt-right icon that is considered a white supremacist dog whistle.
In individualss Maryland/Virginia Convoy chat on Telegram on Tuesday night, “Ghost” highlighted that the group, currently with 122 members, holds a crucial and specific duty to provide the convoy for a planned occupation of DC.
“They are going to be in our area the entire time once they arrive. We need to collect everything we can and continue collecting even after they show up since they are going to need supplies the entire time and we are not going to be able to provide it simply from that little bit of time prior to hand.
An image of “Ghost” at the Washington Monument was published on the Telegram channel for the Maryland DC chapter of the Proud Boys to signify the groups return to Washington, DC last month.Telegram screengrab
The Proud Boys used their look last month at the Defeat the Mandates rally to indicate their determination to return to the countrys capital, after mainly preventing DC for the duration of 2021 after the Jan. 6 attack due to fear of police repression. But on Jan. 23, the Official MDC Proudboys channel posted a photo of “Ghost” using a tactical vest and smoking a stogie, accompanied by the text, “Were back!”
Posts on the Official MDC Proudboys channel show an unapologetic white nationalist stance that departs from the Proud Boys typical efforts to promote its ideology through more politically tasty language about “Western chauvinism.”
One post on the chapters Telegram channel from late December reads, “Special place in hell for these individuals. Day of the rope mutha fucka.” The expression “day of the rope” is a direct referral to The Turner Diaries, a novel written by neo-Nazi William Pierce that works as a handbook for race war.
The channel has likewise forwarded posts from white nationalist accounts like Media2Rise, Western Chauvinism, Greyson Arnold and Lauren Witzke
The channel has likewise called for the death of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. The Official MDC Proudboys channel shared a TikTok video of Hogan talking about COVID control measures under the heading “Military state is starting.” In the commentary accompanying the video, the Proud Boys channel introduced a fusillade of accusations versus Hogan, ending with the hashtag #bringbackpublichanging.
The owner of the account likewise updated their profile image with an image of star Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. The @GTHaze account still reveals an archival image of what appears to be a gold-colored cannabis sativa bud with the words “Ghost Train Haze” that was previously included as the profile image by the “Ghost MDC” Proud Boy account.
One post on the chapters Telegram channel from late December checks out, “Special location in hell for these people. The channel has likewise called for the death of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. In the commentary accompanying the video, the Proud Boys channel launched a fusillade of allegations against Hogan, ending with the hashtag #bringbackpublichanging.