TL;DR — when it comes to literal Nazis, always root for injuries.
First, there was this tragicomical story in the Daily Beast…
Anglin is currently on the run from two lawsuits. One of those lawsuits, by radio host and Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah, accuses Anglin of defamation after The Daily Stormer accused Obeidallah of orchestrating a bombing at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in England. In a new filing in the case, Obeidallah asked a judge to let him enter a discovery process for Moonbase Holdings, LLC, a shell company The Daily Stormer used to make its financial transactions look more legitimate.
If granted, the discovery process could reveal who funded Anglin’s hate site.
Anglin, who claims to be in Cambodia, has not responded to Obeidallah’s initial complaint, the Southern Poverty Law Center first reported. As a result, a clerk of court ruled declared Anglin to be in default, allowing Obeidallah to seek damages in Anglin’s absence. In his new filing, Obeidallah asks to investigate Moonbase Holdings before pursuing specific damages…
“At one point it appeared that Defendant Moonbase received approximately $3,405.70 per month in credit card donations through Hatreon,” the new filing in Obeidallah’s lawsuit reads. Hatreon is a crowdfunding platform beloved by hate groups, who are often banned from platforms like GoFundMe and Patreon.
Since February 9, 2017, the site has been down, its homepage displaying a notice that “pledging is currently disabled while we upgrade our systems.”
With Hatreon on hold, Anglin has claimed to be nearly broke…
Aaaand… here come the Nazi Rosencrantz & Guildenstern!
Have been reliably informed that Paul Nehlen just doxxed "Ricky Vaughn" over on Gab and if that statement makes no sense whatsoever to you, gentle reader, be grateful for your unfamiliarity with alt-right/anti-semite social media.
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) April 2, 2018
Paul Nehlen, a white nationalist congressional candidate from Wisconsin, took to https://t.co/UKYS4hYKxE yesterday to reveal one of the alt-right’s best-kept secrets: the identity of notorious Twitter troll @Ricky_Vaughn99. #OpDomesticTerrorism https://t.co/7CueRzaQF3
— Bella_ofA (@Bella_ofA) April 4, 2018
… The alleged dox appears to have grown out of a running spat between white supremacist Christopher Cantwell and infamous neo-Nazi troll Andrew “weev” Auernheimer. Weev has accused Cantwell of being a federal informant and Cantwell has responded by accusing weev of colluding with @Ricky_Vaughn99 to deliberately split the far-right movement between “vanguardists,” i.e. those who advocate for militant street action, and “mainstreamers,” embodied by Vaughn…
The dox comes at a pivotal moment for the alt-right, which has been embroiled in several publicity and legal scandals over the past few months. In February, Elliot Kline of Identity Evropa was revealed to have lied about his military service record. March saw the collapse of the Traditionalist Worker Party following Matthew Heimbach’s arrest for battery, domestic battery in the presence of a child, strangulation and intimidation during an affair with his benefactor and father-in-law’s wife…
The pseudonymous Ricky Vaughn Twitter account — named after a character from the 1989 film Major League — was highly influential in spreading the ideas of the racist alt-right in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Peaking at 62,000 followers and posting some 221,000 tweets, an MIT election study during the primaries ranked the Twitter account as more influential than the accounts of NBC News, Stephen Colbert, and the Democratic Party among many others.
Vaughn was one of the first alt-right users to fully seize the potential in strategic, mainstream social media use. His rapid ascension as an influencer earned him instant celebrity on the far right.
When Vaughn was banned from Twitter in October of 2016, he became even more of a cause célèbre among the far-right. Vaughn then took his act to Andrew Torba’s Gab — a Twitter alternative tailor-made for the racists rejected by the mainstream platform — where he quickly became a prominent presence with double the “Gab score” of neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin and other alt-right personalities….
One user on the white nationalist blog Occidental Dissent predicted in December of 2017 that “2018 will be the year that ‘Fake Right’ Alt Lite brands like Weird Mike Cernovich, Jack Proboscis, Laura Loomer, and Ricky Vaughn die out and are forgotten.”…
I'd say there's a 100% chance Douglass Mackey aka RickyVaughn99 is still reading Twitter.
Douglass, I want you to know yesterday wasn't the worst day.
Today isn't the worst day.
Every day is going to be your worst day, forever.https://t.co/UDHUHtAqSG
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 5, 2018
Given Paul Nehlen’s previous work, this is yet another situation where “rooting for injuries” is the only ethical stance…
It appears white nationalist Paul Nehlen has been suspended from Gab in response to his dox of alt-righter Ricky Vaughn/Doug Mackey. pic.twitter.com/ocZPJN18o5
— Hatewatch (@Hatewatch) April 5, 2018
My spidey sense is saying there’s another crying nazi video en route.
— Donny Disco (@IamDonnyDisco) April 5, 2018
(Twitter complainant Christopher Cantwell is the original crying Nazi.)
This can only be settled by fisticuffs.
Paul Nehlen vs. Ricky Vaughn, live in the Breitbart Death To The Rootless Cosmopolitans Sportatorium, brought to you by Dragon of Budapest Productions.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 3, 2018