Christopher Cantwell, who has been labeled “the crying Nazi,” just spoke out in his first interview after being jailed for pepper-spraying protesters at a “pro-white rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the interview, the outspoken white supremacist gave perhaps his most hypocritical comment yet.
“One minute I’m a fucking white supremacist terrorist and the next minute I’m a fucking crybaby?” he asks. “I’m a goddamn human being.”
There’s a great deal of poetic justice in the fact that Cantwell, who has essentially made a career out of segmenting different religious and ethnic groups, now wants to be regarded as, simply, a “human being.” Oh, the irony.
Cantwell was present for the August 11th rally in which hundreds of Tiki-torch wielding white supremacists chanted, “Jews will not replace us!” as they marched – many clad in KKK hoods – to defend a statue honoring Robert E. Lee. Lee, of course, was the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, which fought primarily to protect the institution of slavery.
Cantwell’s plea to be seen as a “human being” is especially hypocritical given the fact that – in the same interview – he referred to one of the women who swore out the warrants against him, Emily Gorcenski, as a “fucking tranny” and then blamed “kikes” for organizing the counterprotest in Charlottesville.
Once Cantwell got word that he was wanted by police, he film a tearful video that ultimately went viral, earning him the nickname “the crying Nazi.”
Perhaps Cantwell can get his torch-wielding cronies to buy into the idea that all people are just “human beings.” Until then, he’ll remain “the crying Nazi” whether he likes it or not.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.