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California right-winger behind Charlottesville violence
San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Patrick May

Posted on 08/15/2017 1:10:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

It turns out last weekend’s violent white-power protest in Virginia was spurred in part by an ex-con and one-time Silicon Valley resident who’s about to bring his bare-knuckled activism back to the Bay Area.

Nathan Damigo is not a techie. But the former Marine infantryman and convicted armed robber who founded the Oakdale-based white-nationalist group Identity Evropa grew up and went to school in San Jose before following a path into alt-right power politics.

Damigo, who made the news after he was arrested for punching a woman in the face during the so-called “Battle for Berkeley” on April 15, now says those violent demonstrations were a test run for what happened in Virginia at Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally.

Profiled by El Tecolote newspaper in December and extensively interviewed more recently by KQED in San Francisco, Damigo has emerged as a key player in the nation’s ongoing culture wars between white-supremacists and so-called Antifa, a network of autonomous militant anti-fascist groups in the United States, many of whom identify as leftist anarchists.

Court documents show Damigo was diagnosed with having PTSD by three different doctors, and was charged with a felony count of robbery, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon. Damigo eventually pleaded guilty to felony robbery and was sentenced to six years in prison, starting what he calls his “four-year sabbatical” behind bars. It was in prison that Damigo says he had another catharsis, setting off on a new ideological path after reading a book by prominent white supremacist David Duke, the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

And Damigo has been on that path ever since.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: anarchists; battleofberkeley; communists; cvariots; damigo; daviddouche; davidduke; identityevropa; kkk; kukluxklan; nathandamigo; sanjose; siliconvalley; socialists; thief; unitetheright
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1 posted on 08/15/2017 1:10:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually it was a “violent” Left Wing Protest that was behind the violence.


2 posted on 08/15/2017 1:12:11 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I breathlessly wait for mercurynews expose’ on Antifa leaders and how they learned their hate from prison and have PTSD...


3 posted on 08/15/2017 1:12:56 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nathan was the one who “allegedly” punched that antifa anarchist chick in Sacramento at that skirmish there in Sacramento I believe. A lot on the fellow.


4 posted on 08/15/2017 1:16:31 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Waiting for them to out antifa and blm leaders. I won’t hold my breath.


5 posted on 08/15/2017 1:18:45 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! “Laughing my #Ossoff)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He dresses like a homo


6 posted on 08/15/2017 1:19:09 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These guys, along with Spencer and all of his followers are the real deal, honest to goodness Nazis.

Jew hating Nazis.

Do not affiliate with them. Do not sympathize with them. Do not support them in any way.


7 posted on 08/15/2017 1:20:55 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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They are NOT “alt-right”.
They are Nazis looking to hijack the “alt-right”.

Real Nazis.


8 posted on 08/15/2017 1:22:27 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe those of our group should go and join the “other,side” for this one. Nah, I’m sure they wouldn’t want to have ANY common cause with us. Sad


9 posted on 08/15/2017 1:26:40 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Weimar Republic rises again.

Reminds me of clashing between communists and nazis.

As far as I know, the alt-right group has not crossed the supremacist line.

But given the reveal of their socialist tendencies makes me want to ask:

What do you have when you combine a nationalist and socialist?

The Weimar republic was quite turbulent. You had the “moderate” types running the country, bowing to the Versailles treaty (sort of like RINO mentality today) but I always thought what lit the fuse there was that those highly displeased with the government were not just college pukes.

You had a lot of hardened veterans from WWI running around in the activist groups.

Today we have Iraq/Afghanistan...


10 posted on 08/15/2017 1:28:32 PM PDT by fruser1
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Agreed. It’s quite alarming that these white supremacist groups are gaining strength through the documented excesses of the Antifa. Being against such groups as BLM does not mean you have to adopt the opposite bigotry.


11 posted on 08/15/2017 1:36:33 PM PDT by JimSEA
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"Nathan Damigo is not a techie. But the former Marine infantryman and convicted armed robber ..."

Great....

12 posted on 08/15/2017 1:39:17 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: fruser1

Interesting addenda:

The reparations to be paid by Weimar was broken into three bonds, only two of which were realistically expected to be paid. Nevertheless,the total of the 3 was 132 billion gold marks, equivalent to 33 billion USD in 1921.

Using inflation calculator, the Weimart bill today would be 451 billion.

Today, the US debt is about 20 Trillion, or over 44 times greater than the Weimar debt.


13 posted on 08/15/2017 1:46:10 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: Mariner

These white supremacists are trying to ride the coattails of the conservative movement and mainstream themselves. They seem to be convincing a lot of people.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 1:58:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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To: BeadCounter

He clocked moldy locks?


15 posted on 08/15/2017 2:20:41 PM PDT by Keyhopper (Indians had bad immigration laws)
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To: TigersEye

The conservative movement failed. That is why we have the Weimerica that is leading to the reaction you fear.

They are not riding the coattails of the conservative movement they are replacing it.

Trump, who is obviously not Alt-Right, was still a repudiation of Conservatism Inc. He was fought viciously by the entire conservative establishment.

Trump promised no wars, reduced immigration, and to preserve Social Security. This is the opposite of Paul Ryan and crew.

Trump is not alt-right but he is most surely not Conservatism Inc either.


16 posted on 08/15/2017 2:23:47 PM PDT by evilC
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To: Mariner

Yeah, let’s stick with the Conservatism Inc. that gave us gay marriage, tranny bathrooms, trillion dollar wars, and several attempts at mass illegal alien amnesty.


17 posted on 08/15/2017 2:25:34 PM PDT by evilC
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe he can move to Virginia and take part in Terry McAuliffe’s convict voter base.


18 posted on 08/15/2017 2:32:12 PM PDT by piasa
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To: waterhill

Pink swastika type maybe


19 posted on 08/15/2017 2:33:42 PM PDT by piasa
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To: evilC

Okey dokey!


20 posted on 08/15/2017 2:35:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama. The Legacy is a lie. The lie is the Legacy.)
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