The FBI has named the far-right group as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism.”
The Proud Boys, a group founded by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, and he describes the group as a “Western chauvinist group” that believes the west is the best.
Now the FBI has named them extremists and so does the Southern Poverty Law Center. Apparantly the group of Proud Boys is a hate group, but not their rivals and more violent group, ANTIFA.
ANTIFA has avoided the “extremist” title even though they have clearly been violent.
The Proud Boys have been at the center of a lot of attention lately. In October, ANTIFA staged a protest outside the Metropolitan Republican Club and vandalized the building.
Shortly after the talks by Gavin McInnes in the club, the Proud Boys had to be escorted out by police. Some protestors chased them down and got beat up by the Proud Boys.
The labeling of the Proud Boys as extremists with ties to white nationalism is absurd. The group has many members of different races and ethnicities. Here is one Proud Boy that explains why the Proud Boys are not bigots.
What do you think? Are the Proud Boys an “extremists group with ties to white nationalism” or are they just a bunch of guys defending America from the fascists that call themselves ANTIFA?
Let us know in the comments below.