Proud Boy Magazine Returns

A letter from the Director

On November 9th, 2016 we had a bloodless coup by electing a businessman President of the United States. On November 10th I was fired from my full-time day job of for supporting the newly elected president. When something like that happens you picture all of the support you’d have. The people you worked with would stand up for you, maybe even walk out in solidarity. Your friends would be scrambling to get you work somewhere else. Unfortunately the world isn’t like that at all.  Everyone tells you it is unjust, unfair, and it shouldn’t have happened. They all wish they could help, but they’re only human after all. Plus who needs that drama? When I was down there was one place I could turn, there was one group of people who gave a shit. I turned to the Proud Boys.

November 10th for me is when the Proud Boys evolved from a satirical men’s club, created by Gavin McInnes on the fly, to a real brotherhood. Gavin’s “L. Ron Hubbard-esque” cult of mostly conservative libertarian punk rockers and candidates for the Island of Misfit Toys were the only people, outside of my family, who made it their business to help a man who was down and almost out. The people who had my back were Franklin Wright, Chris Lobo, Stephen McCarthy, the 1st Lady of the Proud Boys Martina Markota, and former Proud Boy Magazine Editor in Chief Jack Buckby.

Proud Boy Magazine was the place I refocused.  The content I made was posted and the videos were shared.  Stephen McCarthy’s premise of “Trump Supporters Reading Butt Hurt Liberal Tweets” got over 420,000 views on YouTube which is more than all the short films, comedies, trailers, commercial work, and documentaries I’ve made combined.  We were an unlikely team who happened to have their fingers on the pulse of the culture before the country knew what hit them.

Between the election and the inauguration a lot has happened. Rather than talking about content, every conversation with the staff was dominated by infighting.  Jack Buckby was distracted. When he wasn’t being trolled he was being stalked and harassed relentlessly.  His family was also subjected to this cruel behavior.  Everyone he cared for became a victim.  He was justifiably angry and some of the Proud Boys were getting bored of hearing him talk about his plight. People piled on until he felt no reason to keep running Proud Boy Magazine.

No one will accuse Jack of handling the stress well.  The rest of the guys running the magazine left before Trump took the oath and Proud Boy Magazine appeared to be done.  The worst part was that the people harassing Jack, trolls flexing in some small way to feel their balls grow, got everything they wanted and more. It was shameful and embarrassing. Jack Buckby didn’t deserve how he was treated. He gave me a chance to write and the least we can do is offer him an open invitation to submit anything he likes to this magazine.

What I want is my brotherhood.  I see a lot of new faces at Proud Boy meetings.  The Proud Boys have had a presence at the Deplora-Ball, the inauguration, and The UC Berkeley Riots. Gavin was even assaulted at NYU where Sal and Ryan were arrested. We even have our brother, Lucian, in the White House.  We’ve been on national and international news.  New black and yellow chapters are springing up every day. None of them give a shit about the boring drama of people they never heard of from months ago.

This is our place.  The magazine is the dance. The world knows who we are and they have already tried to frame us a racist, sexist, homophobic, uneducated, ignorant, all white, illiterate Nazis, oh and (did we mention?) racist organization. Make no mistake, we’re surrounded by the opposition, and this magazine is our baseball bat. We want to make the Proud Boys FUN AGAIN.  This site will have your news, columns, and commentary on all things Proud Boy. This is here to grow while the main stream media burns. This is your forum. We will review writing & video submissions from ANY of the Proud Boys. You will be able to post screen caps from arguments in your feed, you will be able to submit original memes, watch videos, get information on events, read articles, and contact some of your favorite Proud Boys.

We have all the cards because our enemies fear us.  They don’t want us to be household names.  They don’t want us to grow in numbers, party, crack jokes, and be the fun side of the argument.  Don’t give your enemies what they want.  We are the Anti-ANTIFA Army.  How right we are hurts their egos. They have never had a nightmare as bad as us because we are Western Chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world. We’re not going to let them intimidate professors, block traffic, hurt women, or the elderly. We’re not going to let them spread fake news and think they’re right.  They aren’t allowed to shut us up.

We’re going to pop their little bubble so they might actually need to hear the other side of an argument. They can’t comprehend it. They aren’t trained for it. They are fascist, self important maniacs autistically screaming at the sun rising on their face. Their greatest fear is we would treat them the way they have treated us. The Proud Boys are here to spread joy while fucking with the lot of them.

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Written by PawL BaZiLe

PawL BaZiLe

Pawl is a film director and journalist living in New Jersey. Pawl is a fan of history and avid reader with a background in theater. He has used his debate skills to win over 30 Internet arguments. Pawl Bazile directed a punk rock documentary called “Living the American Nightmare” and is currently working on a motorcycle film called “Savage”. For Proud Boy Magazine, Pawl is in charge of digital media, new programming, and talent relations. He takes his coffee black. Follow him on Twitter @PawLBAZiLe.

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