Shock waves were sent through the Proud Boy universe yesterday as Kyle Chapman, better known as the internet meme “Based Stick Man” announced on facebook he planned to start a Fraternal Order of Alt Knights (or “FOAK”) as a tactical defensive arm of the Proud Boys. The need for defense has grown since recent premeditated attacks by the radical Marxist group “Anti-Fa” have become the norm at any cultural event politically to the right of Jane Fonda. Anti-Fa were responsible for the riots in DC, the assault on Gavin McInnes at NYU, and the violent blockade at multiple free speech events including Berkeley in California.
Kyle Chapman fought, and was arrested, alongside other free speech protesters this past weekend at Berkeley during the Patriots Day rally. Chapman became a symbol for patriots when he confronted Anti-Fa members at the last Berkeley showdown dressed in protective gear and holding a stick. He joined the Proud Boys shortly after. Now he is leading the charge to make sure the Proud Boys have a hand in ensuring the safety of free speech activists with the new Fraternal Order of Alt Knights.
FOAK with be a subset within the Proud Boys and will have it’s own chapters, joining requirements, vetting rules, rituals, and charter. They are seeking able bodies and strong minded men who can keep a cool head under pressure, comfortable in fisticuffs. The Proud Boys are already known to escort woman and targeted speakers to events for protection against violent anti-speech protesters. FOAK will now take the next logical step in organizing the Proud Boy watchdogs into a force to protect and serve when the police are told to stand down.
Proud Boy founder and local gossip Gavin McInnes has co-signed the move and immediately endorsed Chapman as the man to lead FOAK. Chapman has made numerous appearances on Compound Media’s “The Gavin McInnes Show” since his rise to internet glory just a short time ago. At this point the Proud Boys has grown beyond McInnes’s control, and grow bigger each time rioters are confronted by the boys in black and yellow. It only makes sense to compartmentalize and appoint leadership, which is where Based Stick Man and the Fraternal Order of Alt Knight come in.
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that the world is a dangerous place, full of people who jump at the first chance to enact violence. These people don’t want debate. Capitulation only feeds their egos and emboldens them to take more. They would make up a reason to hurt you with impunity, yet find it unthinkable that anyone would fight back. There are people who believe the biggest problem in the world is they can’t control the books you read, the films you watch, the media you listen to, the words coming out of your mouth and the thoughts in your head. We have a word for that in English, and that word is “fascist”. The Fraternal Order of Alt Knights will not allow fascist sociopaths to make the rules. Now accepting applications.
We don’t fear the fight. We are the fight.