Official Statement on the Westport Fight article published by Aaron Randle of the Kansas City Star.
The Proud Boys Kansas City Chapter was falsely accused of being a white supremacist group and being linked to a fight in Westport, Missouri by Aaron Randle of the Kansas City Star. Mr. Randle also falsely claims to have reached out to us for comment, in fact no attempt was made.
Not only are we an Anti-Racist organization, we have no affiliation with either party in the fight video. In fact, we have a legal affidavit signed by the Individual in the video stating he is and never was involved with the Kansas City Proud Boys or any other Proud Boys Chapter. We also have the individual on video declaring this affidavit to be factual.
The Kansas City Proud Boys are western chauvinists that welcome all races, religions, and sexual preferences. The WEST is the BEST.
KCPB stand for showing men how to be accountable and responsible for their own lives. Also, how to be strong, provide for and protect their family. Showing men they have nothing to apologize for. We stand for freedom of speech and we protect those who exercise that freedom. We know how to have fun and enjoy this awesome country and the opportunity it provides. We stand for the military and for our police and those who sacrifice to help make this country safe. We also work with and provide support for charities in KCMO metro.
Below is our line by line response to the slanderous hit piece by Mr. Randle and The Kansas City Star. Responses are in BOLD type.
A cellphone video of a brawl in Westport between hecklers and an alleged member of a new white supremacist group is going viral on social media.
At the same time, the incident is shining a spotlight on the growth of such groups around the nation — and in Kansas City. (He is not a member of Proud Boys and we are not a white supremacist group. You can attribute the growth our our fraternity to the countless images of antifa attacking innocent people for attending Trump rallies in 2016. The violence of the left has made millions of normal people very angry.)
The video, posted Tuesday, Sept. 18, on Facebook and Twitter, shows an altercation between a small group of hecklers and a man wearing khaki shorts and a black Fred Perry-brand polo shirt with yellow trim and laurel insignia — the unofficial uniform of the Proud Boys movement, considered by experts to be a right-wing hate group. (The so called "experts" who label us a right wing hate group are all left wing activists who are extremely biased in their assessments. the SPLC was once a respectable voice on social issues but has over time become a left wing cudgel to beat their political opposition.)
“You’re a Proud Boy, be proud about your s---. Be proud about your Aryan race!” one person shouts at the man. (This is nothing more than projection from a misinformed person or more likely he is being obtuse intentionally. We are not a racist organization and our values do not revolve around race. Our values revolve around our country and our culture as Americans. We proudly embrace men of all colors and creeds that loves this country and capitalism, before we would ever associate with a communist white man who wishes to dismantle the values we have built up over hundreds of years.)
“While he’s rocking that Proud Boy bull----, get this up,” another person says while looking directly into the camera and holding up a skateboard adorned with a large “End Racism” sticker. (We agree with that sticker too. Actually we want to end all racism including racism against white people as well.)
After the first heckler calls the man a Nazi, a woman who is with him says, “He’s not a Nazi.” (It does appear in the video that he started the fight by flicking the cigarette so we don't blame them for ripping his shirt and beating on him. A real member of our organization would have left the bar and acted according to our tenets.)
“Do you know what his shirt is?” the heckler responds. “You don’t know what his shirt is, otherwise you wouldn’t be doing what you’re doing.”
The man in the polo shirt flicks his lit cigarette into the face of the heckler. The two exchange blows, and the man ends up flat on the concrete, his polo shirt ripped from his body. (We cannot defend his actions nor have the desire to defend him or his actions.)
The video was posted by a man who goes by @BoyBoiiAT on social media. In the video, he can be heard repeatedly saying, “Bust his ass.” In an interview with The Star, he asked that his real name not be used because he is black and fears reprisals from hate groups. (The man has nothing to fear from the Proud Boys, as we are not a hate group and are not violent.)
By Saturday, his post had been viewed more than 160,000 times on Twitter and, before being taken down, shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook.
The Star left phone messages to the man in the polo shirt and wrote messages to the Proud Boys Kansas City chapter seeking comment, but neither responded. (This writer never contacted us about this incident. We would be very interested in knowing what he did here. We are very easy to find on facebook)
The Proud Boys organization was created in 2016 by Gavin McInnes, the departed co-founder of the media company Vice. It was McInnes who instructed members to wear the Fred Perry shirts, to the chagrin of the clothing label. (Interesting, did they ever disavow actual racist skinheads?)
On the website for its Kansas City chapter, the group describes itself as an all-male “western chauvinist” fraternal organization. The Proud Boys describe their ideology as anti-politically correct and anti-white guilt, refusing to be shamed into accepting blame for “slavery, the wage gap, ableism, and some gay-bashing that went on two generations ago.”
They claim to reject racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. When Jason Kessler, himself a former Proud Boy member, organized the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., McInnes encouraged the Proud Boys to not attend. (We not only claim these things but we practice it. Jason Kessler was an occupy wallstreet provocateur that tried to infiltrate the Proud Boys and was kicked out for being a racist. There is no relationship between the Proud Boys and unite the right even though the activist media keeps trying to hammer that into their readers heads.)
Yet the group was prominent at a far-right rally that turned violent this summer in Oregon. And ahead of this year’s Unite the Right rally in Washington, D.C., Twitter suspended several of the group’s accounts, citing a “policy prohibiting violent extremist groups.”
Because of the Proud Boys’ ideologies, close relationships with prominent racist provocateurs and misogynistic and anti-Muslim rhetoric, experts are sounding alarms. (again, "experts" who have a far left bias and would never measure left wing groups like antifa with the same ruler)
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Proud Boys as one of the latest entries in a growing list of hypermasculine, hostile, conservative white nationalist groups, including the Alt-Knights and Oath Keepers, that appear to have been emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump. (We only acted in defense when antifa commits assaults.)
“The Proud Boys are a cover for white supremacists,” says Leonard Zeskind, president of the Kansas City-based Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights. (We unequivocally RENOUNCE racism and supremacy. Publicly and Proudly.)
“They aren’t white nationalists; they haven’t declared a white nationalist state. But they want to get supremacy — political, economic, cultural — every form of supremacy, to white people or ‘people of the West.’” (Western culture has nothing to do with racism or supremacy.)
Zeskind, a MacArthur Fellow and author of “Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream,” has spent decades studying extremist movements and hate groups. He says the institute estimates the Proud Boys to have as many as 3,000 members in America since its founding two years ago.
“It’s a growing movement,” he says. ”People need to be educated about them. People need to understand that in the last couple of years, different white supremacist organizations have been growing rapidly. And we have a new dawn of problems we’re facing and we should get ready for those real problems.” (Despite media hit jobs, Donald Trump won the 2016 election because america is getting fed up with this left wing psychosis. We are no different than your fathers and grandfathers. We look up to the stronger generations who actually built this country instead of simply inheriting it and squandering it. We appreciate the fact that we better start building this country up again or we will lose the greatest country on the planet forever.)