Devon Mannix’s Neo-Nazism Becomes More Overt with Every Passing Day [UPDATED]

UPDATE (August 17, 2017): Came across this gem where Mannix “loves” a picture of Hitler doing a Nazi salute:
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UPDATE (August 14, 2017): Mannix could hardly contain his glee about the events surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally that transpired over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA. On the night of Friday, August 11, hundreds of White Nationalists, White Supremacists, and Neo-Nazis marched through the University of Virginia chanting phrases like “you will not replace us,” “Jews will not replace us,” “white lives matter,” and “blood and soil!” On the following day, Mannix posted on Facebook about how optimistic the march made him feel. In addition to including his now-customary “Hail Victory” (AKA “Seig Heil!”), the Nazi Germany era phrase, Mannix also invoked the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler’s 1923 coup attempt:
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After a White Supremacist deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist, anti-fascist protestors during the rally on Saturday, killing one and injuring 19 others, Mannix seemed pretty happy about it:

On Saturday night, after the dust had settled in Charlottesville, Mannix posted some of his thoughts on the day. Commenting on a picture of White Supremacist Richard Spencer’s arrest, Mannix claimed that Spencer is a “man standing for civil rights.” Yes, the same man who desires a white ethnostate and a “peaceful ethnic cleansing” of non-white Americans, is a civil rights hero according to Devon Mannix. He also once again invokes Nazi Germany by making reference to Munich:
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A representative from the “New British Union of Fascists” commented on the post, which Mannix acknowledged with a “like.” This is not the first time he has acknowledged the BUF, as he gave a direct shout out to the Fascist group in a video he posted recently.
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Mannix’s racist pal Jesse Wielenga has also been posting more neo-Nazi bullshit himself. Mannix, of course, responded with a show of support, once again posting “1488.” 1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the “14 Words” slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The second is 88, which stands for “Heil Hitler” (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet):
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Wielenga also posted this incredibly racist meme, depicting a black victim in a picture of the car that plowed through counter-protestors in Charlottesville on Saturday. Devon Mannix apparently found it amusing:
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Mannix has really been letting his neo-Nazi flag fly in recent days, posting images and quotes of George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party:
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But don’t worry, Mannix doesn’t limit his promotion of racism and white supremacy to 20th century American Nazism, he also pays respect to modern day neo-Nazism like Matthew Heimbach’s Traditionalist Worker’s Party:
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Mannix was also kind enough to do some PR for Unite the Right, an upcoming rally that aims to achieve unity among various factions of America’s far right—White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and the Alt-Right. Unite the Right features a healthy cross section of right wing extremists, with speakers like Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, and Jason Kessler:
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On another note, I would like to give a big shout out to Devon for acknowledging this blog:
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And who are the “real ones” Devon refers to? The answer may shock you…
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Not surprisingly, Mannix’s pal WCAI Vice President Jesse Wielenga is not far behind:
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Jesse Wielenga and Devon Mannix Rejoice in Their White Supremacy [UPDATED]

Update: In the hours since this piece was originally published, I have documented both Jesse Wielenga and Devon Mannix using the term WPWW:
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WPWW stands for “White Pride World Wide,” which is the motto of Stormfront. “Created by former Alabama Klan boss and long-time white supremacist Don Black in 1995, Stormfront was the first major hate site on the Internet. Claiming more than 300,000 registered members as of May 2015 (though far fewer remain active), the site has been a very popular online forum for white nationalists and other racial extremists.”

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In order to give themselves cover from accusations of racism, hate groups like the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) and the Cultural Action Party (CAP) tend to use dog whistle rhetoric instead of overtly racist language. A tactic these groups often employ is conveying racist messaging through culturalist arguments. They will, for example, frequently substitute terms like Old Stock or European for “White” in order to paint a thin cultural veneer over an otherwise racist statement. However, sometimes they slip up and let their true colours show.

Jesse Wielenga, WCAI Canada Vice President, is finally back on Facebook. And, I suppose because he fashions himself as some kind of mega patriot, he is now going by the user name Jesse Canada. Jesse recently raised some eyebrows when he made the following comment on a Facebook post made by CAP’s Devon Mannix:
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In case you were wondering who “loved” Jesse’s post, I won’t leave you in suspense:
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For those unfamiliar with the terminology being used in the post, “1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the ‘14 Words’ slogan: ‘We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children’. The second is 88, which stands for ‘Heil Hitler’ (H being the 8th letter of the alphabet).” In other words, Jesse and Devon are showing their mutual appreciation for white supremacy. This does not come as a surprise, as both individuals have shown inclinations towards neo-Nazism time and time again.

Jesse Wielenga’s social media activity is erratic at best. He has a seldom used Twitter account, which consists mostly of a handful of tweets about stock market investment, although one tweet sticks out like a sore thumb:

Interesting hashtag, Jesse.

Wielenga manages to find time inbetween his frequent bans from Facebook to make posts like this:

Wielenga also has a YouTube account:

The two videos uploaded to his account seem to have been made shortly before he hopped aboard the WCAI train. Both videos are monologues spoken directly to the camera; the content of these monologues is concerning, to say the least:

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Jesse Wielenga – Islamophobia (Oct 1, 2016) [Transcript]

“The topic today is ‘Islamophobia’: a dislike or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force. So, as we know, Islamophobia is a term coined by the globalists and the left to make people fear being seen as racist or Islamophobic. We know this because we see Hillary use it all the time; you see Trudeau use it all the time, and actually, Canada has actually [sic] passed laws against being Islamophobic. It is a term that is used to make Whites comply; to make Whites subdue; but we won’t. This made-up word has been used as a deterrent from the real problem: Islam itself.
Islam is a horrible, evil religion that cannot be allowed in our countries anymore. It has to be boycotted, or we will all be either dead or in slavery in the next 10 to 20 years. It is [sic] it never has been a religion of peace; it has always been hell bent on conquering the world. We need to organize politically, and if that doesn’t work, we have to do it by force. We cannot allow the extermination of our race and our culture to happen; we cannot let our constitutions be unbound by the people who want to see them disintegrate into ashes. We need a movement, and I believe that White Lives Matter is that movement. Between two countries; between two free nations who are no longer free, but are being sold the foreign interests [sic]. Our constitutions are there to protect us, but, somehow, we as a people have failed our forefathers; we have failed because our generation thinks that freedom is free, and that the government is all-powerful and will protect us. Governments have killed 250 million people this century through genocide. To think that FEMA camps are there for your own good is ludicrous; to think that putting carcinogens in your food and your water is there to help you is ridiculous. And to think that over-taxation without representation is creating wealth for everybody is fucking retarded. And to think that Islam is good for your country is definitely going to be our demise. It will end us; our kids will be murdered or slaves, and our wives and mothers will be raped. If you think Islam is a good thing, why don’t you go live in Saudi Arabia?”

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Jesse Wielenga – Clarification (Oct 2, 2016) [Transcript]

“Alright everybody, this video is about clarification as a whole of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘White Lives Matter’…us as an organization and a group. White Lives Matter is a group that sees something very wrong in the west as a whole. We are seeing terrorist groups come over from abroad, and groups that are being produced in our own countries. These groups are being protected by foreign interests and by sitting governments. These groups are allowed to operate freely [unintelligible] these animals is punishable by law. They argue human rights and preaching the constitution is to destroy page by page, twisting it to meet their own needs. So, in turn, we believe to just sit by and watch this happen to two countries simultaneously is a crime. It’s a crime committed by us the people; a crime against our flags; a crime against our national anthems; a crime against our forefathers.
Now, Black Lives Matter is a little different; they are animals. They’re a terrorist group and they’re hell bent on destruction. They are allowed to hunt down whites in the streets of America and get away with it; this is unacceptable. These animals have to be hunted down, deported, or arrested for terrorism charges. We need to eradicate these groups. We need to work with police, active military, and veterans. They will not have a chance to fight this fight if whites take control.
Now, if you are watching this from Canada and you say that this isn’t happening here, you are wrong. Trudeau was setting the stage for turmoil and horrible economic policies, and he’s doing it by ramping up immigration and leaving our borders wide open. Black Lives Matter and ISIS are here. We will see our cities burned also; don’t let this happen. We have to unite as one to eradicate this mess for North America as a whole because our governments have been hijacked. Thank you.”

I don’t feel a rebuttal to such preposterous claims is necessary, as Wielenga’s disgusting words speak for themselves.

And then there’s Devon Mannix, who I have previously written about here. Given that Mannix has a much heavier social media presence than Wielenga, evidence of his racism is not exactly in short supply. If anything, his belief in white supremacy has only become more overt since I last wrote about him. But, before I document his most recent displays of racism, here’s a little reminder that Mannix was posting Hitler speeches on his Twitter account when he was just 14 years old:

Mannix’s worldview hasn’t matured much since then. He recently added 28 Canada to his Facebook “likes,” which is the page for Canada’s branch of the neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour:
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Mannix once again shows his admiration of Richard Spencer, the prominent American white nationalist who coined the term “Alt-Right.” Mannix really likes the line “hail victory!” which of course is merely the English translation of “Sieg Heil!” Two words that were frequently used by Nazis and accompanied by the Nazi salute. In a speech delivered shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Spencer not so subtly declared: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” His audience responded with numerous Nazi salutes.
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Mannix also displays admiration for Nathan Damigo, leader of the white nationalist organization Identity Evropa:
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Mannix is not shy about declaring his ‘whites only’ refugee policy. Apparently, non-white refugees are “foreign criminal rapists and murderers” that “should be met with extreme force.” This type of language is truly violent and disturbing:
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To say that Mannix has no respect for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada is an understatement:
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The ‘Odal Rune’ pictured here is a symbol that has been co-opted by neo-Nazis. Following Donald Trump’s election, one of the United States’ most prominent neo-Nazi groups, the National Socialist Movement, replaced the Nazi swastika on their flag with the Odal Rune in an effort to appeal to a broader base of support.
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I could go on and on with more posts illustrating how much of a racist shithead Devon Mannix is, but I will cap things off with a rally poster recently shared by WCAI that contains both threats of violence and neo-Nazi imagery:


2017: Symbols and Logos of White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, and the Alt-Right


  • TRADITIONALIST WORKER PARTY: “The Traditionalist Worker Party is a white nationalist group that advocates for racially pure nations and communities and blames Jews for many of the world’s problems. Even as it claims to oppose racism, saying every race deserves its own lands and culture, the group is intimately allied with neo-Nazi and other hardline racist organizations that espouse unvarnished white supremacist views.”
  • PROUD BOYS: A far-right “fraternal organization of Western Chauvinists who will no longer apologize for creating the modern world” founded in 2016 by Gavin McInnes. Frat boy “alpha males” who are prone to street violence and IRL trolling.
  • VANGUARD AMERICA: A fascist group with the goal of making the United States a “nation exclusively for the White American peoples.” One must be “at least 80% White/European heritage” in order to join. Also made explicit is a policy of “no homosexuals, transsexuals, adulterers, or any other form of sexual degeneracy.”
  • TRADITIONALIST YOUTH NETWORK: “The Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN) is a white nationalist group based in the United States. Established in 2013 by Matthew Heimbach, the group promotes white separatism and a white nationalist view of Christianity.”
  • IDENTITY EVROPA: “A white nationalist group in the United States, established in March 2016. Part of the broader white nationalist “alt-right” movement, the group is identified as a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League and is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.”
  • GÉNÉRATION IDENTITAIRE: Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim offshoot of the nativist movement Bloc Identitaire. Recently made news for raising over £50,000 “to enable them to target boats run by aid charities helping to rescue refugees.”
  • KEKISTAN: A meme based on a fictional deity created on 4chan’s /pol/ board. While the “Republic of Kekistan” meme is basically an inside joke among Alt-Right shitlords and not racist in and of itself, it is a strong indicator of Alt-Right stupidity.
  • GOLDEN DAWN: An ultranationalist neo-Nazi political party in Greece.
  • NATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE: A white nationalist organization founded by prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer, who is best known for coining the term “Alternative Right” and getting punched in the face during a live interview.
  • COUNCIL OF CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS: “The modern reincarnation of the old White Citizens Councils, which were formed in the 1950s and 1960s to battle school desegregation in the South. Created in 1985 from the mailing lists of its predecessor organization, the CCC has evolved into a crudely white supremacist group.”
  • NATIONAL SOCIALIST MOVEMENT: “One of the largest and most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the United States.” “Following the election of Donald Trump, the organization changed its logo, replacing the swastika with an Odal rune in an attempt to enter mainstream politics.”
  • AMERICAN FREEDOM PARTY: “A political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule.”

    Addendum: A Guide to Racist Symbols (Made by Rose City Antifa):

Debate Post Published a Fake “Anonymous Message to Justin Trudeau” Video

Riding a conservative wave of anti-Trudeau fervour in the wake of Canada’s 2015 federal election, a new website called Debate Post entered the country’s media landscape last year. Debate Post’s tagline is “News Worth Debating” and describes itself as a “leading political and world current affairs website.” They proudly advertise “15 years of experience in JOURNALISM” (emphasis theirs) and assert that “the website has always encouraged independent views, and never encouraged any party’s agenda.” Do these claims hold water? In short, the answer is no.

On July 8, 2017, Debate Post published a story with a headline reading “BREAKING: Anonymous releases direct video message to Trudeau regarding Khadr payment.” The article itself contains only one sentence: “We received this video from a self-destruct email on July 8, 2017, the video shows anonymous sending a direct message to Justin Trudeau, watch below and share.” Embedded on the page is a video titled “Anonymous sends a message to Justin Trudeau” uploaded by the Canada First YouTube account.

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I can’t believe the infamous hacktivist collective has called out Justin Trudeau! Perhaps they’ve issued a warning to the Liberal government about Saudi arms deals or controversial pipelines. Let’s see what their video message says…

           “This message is for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concerning the 10.5 million payout to convicted terrorist Omar Khadr. You are expected to make many positive changes to Canada, but this was a failed change that will never represent Canadian values. You promised never to negotiate with terrorists, so why did you offer to pay Omar 10.5 million dollars in silence? You are a coward. You will fail as Prime Minister. The Canadian people will come together and stand against you. Negotiating with terrorists is no joke. You will lose the next election in the biggest humiliation of your life. We advise you to go back to teaching drama. Our future generation cannot count on you as you have put Canada in a mess that will be hard to recover from, but in the end only you have the power to choose your own destiny. We are Anonymous. We Are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”

Well, okay then. That is certainly not the kind of video one might expect from Anonymous. In fact, the language used in the video is strikingly similar to the kind of rhetoric coming out of right wing social media groups like Elect Conservatives, Never Again Canada, and Canada First. From the “Canadian values” remark to the ancient “go back to teaching drama” talking point, it is painfully obvious that the script was lifted straight out of Canada’s online reactionary playbook. The bit about “negotiating with terrorists” is an angle that had already been popularized through widely shared memes in the days preceding the video’s posting.

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It should be apparent to anyone with a reasonable set of critical thinking skills that the video published by Debate Post is fake. Debate Post knows that most of their readers will not scrutinize the veracity of the content they publish so long as that content confirms the biases of their audience. However, they must have anticipated at least some degree of some scepticism as an “Anonymous Canada” Facebook page was created in a pathetic attempt to lend the story a veneer of credibility. It didn’t require much digging to notice that the page was coincidentally created on the same day the video was uploaded. Not helping the case for legitimacy is the fact that an Anonymous Canada Facebook page has already existed since 2011 and has over 30,000 followers. And, perhaps not surprisingly, that page has actually made numerous posts in support of Omar Khadr. Here are the two pages, side by side:


On another note, I couldn’t help but wonder why Debate Post embedded a video uploaded by the Canada First YouTube account into their own “BREAKING” story about a video that they claimed to have received via “self-destruct email.” I figured there must be a direct connection between Debate Post and Canada First. When asked for comment about this connection, I was told by a representative from Debate Post that “Debate Post and Canada First are partners.” Interesting. If Debate Post is in the process of “building a reputation of a reliable news source [sic] like they say they are, it seems rather peculiar that they would partner with a group like Canada First.

What is “Canada First”? They are one of many online right wing groups that have come out of the woodwork since the 2015 federal election. Groups like Canada First are ostensibly fashioned around tenets like patriotism, pro-free speech, and anti-political correctness. A more accurate set of descriptors, however, might include terms like pro-Trump, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, anti-LGBT, anti-social justice, anti-climate science, anti-facts, etc. Here is a small sample of the kinds of memes one can find on Canada First’s page:


Both Canada First and Debate Post function as cogs in a heavily oiled right wing outrage machine. The major difference between the two is that while the former is simply a social media advocacy group, the latter tries to present itself as a legitimate news source. Debate Post’s formula for maximizing outrage rests almost entirely on the headlines they publish, and most of those headlines are sensational and misleading at best. They know the headlines are what pops up in social media news feeds and grabs attention, and that many will not bother to read past them. Debate Post’s mission to disseminate bullshit is outlined in their Facebook page’s cover photo: “Remember to spread the stories on Facebook, Twitter, and by forwarding them to your friends and family. The media won’t report the truth, so it’s up to grassroots activists like yourself to do it for them.”

The actual content behind the Debate Post’s clickbait headlines tends not only to be sparse, outdated, or lifted from other sites, but it is also filled with baseless assertions, blatant inaccuracies, and complete fabrications. Here are several examples illustrating Debate Post’s utter lack of journalistic integrity:

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Could this headline be any more misleading? The video we’re told to watch, which Debate Post embedded onto their site, was uploaded by Club 28 Canada. Club 28 is Canada’s branch of the neo-Nazi group Blood and Honour. The video depicts a man asking Trudeau to “sign his bandana,” which the Prime Minister obliges. Shortly thereafter, the man pulls out the “bandana” from underneath his clothing to reveal that the bandana was in fact a Nazi flag. Good job Debate Post, you just shared Blood and Honour’s neo-Nazi bullshit.

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When one clicks on the article, they will quickly find out that the alleged “non-gay sex ban” is nothing but a wild assertion based on a recent study about reducing CO2 emissions conducted at Sweden’s Lund University. The “non-gay sex ban” is nothing but a ludicrous non-sequitur dreamed up by the good folks at Debate Post.

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Well that’s interesting, because this was literally made up: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro/canada-clinton-foundation?utm_term=.kaG3EGxqAQ#.bnLEmdqW5v

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Huh? Try reading the incoherent explanation behind the headline and see if you can make heads or tails of it: “Justin Trudeau says Charter protects all Canadians ‘even when it is uncomfortable’. So how does Khadr respond? Just the same as inviting Trudeau and his family to a free vacation to his private island, of course the headline is Satire, but the way all this unfolded made it sound like the truth, Omar and the Trudeau government manipulated the Canadian people.”

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Evidence of Justin Trudeau colluding with God? Whoa, that’s quite a scoop!

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Meanwhile, the article itself contradicts its own headline. The quote from the Prime Minister is included in the piece: “On behalf of the government of Canada, we wish to apologize to Mr. Khadr for any role Canadian officials may have played in relation to his ordeal abroad and any resulting harm.” Trudeau specifically stated “on behalf of the government,” not on behalf of “all Canadians” as the headline would have one believe.

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Kathy Woycik’s column just may take the cake as the most bonkers column Debate Post has published. The Prime Minister of Canada is GUILTY OF VOTER FRAUD? That is quite a serious allegation! So what evidence does Woycik present to back up her claim? Well, it turns out Woycik is not overly interested in backing up her assertion. Instead, the article is basically just a stream-of-consciousness hodgepodge of conspiracy theories and talking points. It also happens to be absolutely riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. One more notch of credibility on Debate Post’s belt! Here are some of the best passages from Woycik’s impressive feat of journalism:

  • “We all know that JIHADIST JUSTIN converted to Islam. We all know he doesn’t care about non-Muslims. We know that he is trying to impress the Corrupt UN so he can be one of those psychopathic people to sit and use his evil means to bring New World Order to pease [sic] Gorge Soros [sic].”
  • “The fact that JT has newly appointed as Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, a Somalian Muslim, someone who, did I mention he is Muslim, someone who [sic] will have no problem bring in [sic] the New World Order to Canada, that is an Islamic Muslims duty…it says that in the Quran.”
  • “The Muslims on JT Corrupt Liberal Team are connected with the Muslim Brotherhood along with the gang leader JIHADIST JUSTIN.”
  • “Unless the people of Canada can find a great lawyer and arrest and persecute this corrupt PM, dethrone the corrupt Liberals, we will lose our Country before we can vote this JIHADIST JUSTIN and his CORRUPT Liberals out of office. I would be the first one donating to hire that lawyer. Even if another party gets into power in 2019, with all these Muslims in our Country and him pushing them to get Citizenship…we will have lost our country to Muslim rule, Quran, Sharia Law by 2023 if this MIGRATION is not stopped now.”

    Uh oh, 2023 is only six short years away!Based on the headlines they run and the content they publish, it is quite apparent that Debate Post is making a deliberate effort to stoke up fear, anger, and resentment in as many gullible Canadians they can reach. It does not come as a surprise, then, that their posts on social media are frequently met with violent responses. Here are just a few screen shots taken from the comment section of Debate Post’s Facebook posts (with comments aimed at Trudeau on the left and Muslims on the right):


    Jason Long is the “editor-in-chief” at Debate Post. It is stated in his mini-bio that “his goal is to provide factual news across Canada and the United States on politics.” Unfortunately, Jason Long and his crew at Debate Post have fallen spectacularly short of that goal. For a site that calls itself a “reliable news source,” Debate Post is nothing short of an embarrassment.

Who is Devon Mannix?


In his own words, the 19-year-old Fort McMurray resident declares himself a “Proud Canadian Nationalist. Defender of our inherent Anglo-Franco Identity.”

Mannix’s self-description is merely a thinly veiled euphemism for “White Nationalist.” Such racially coded language is present in the overwhelming majority of Mannix’s social media posts, both on his personal Facebook page and as a representative for the so-called Cultural Action Party. He repeatedly employs such terms as “Anglo-Franco Identity,” “Old Stock Canadian,” “European Christians,” “Euro-Canadians,” in conjunction with polemical screeds against “Multiculturalism,” “Third World,” “Migrants,” “Muslims,” “Refugees,” etc. Here are several examples demonstrating Mannix’s penchant for using such language:


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According to Mannix, only those who discriminate against an identifiable group are “real” Canadians.

Mannix recently spoke at an anti-Islam protest in Calgary on June 3 on behalf of the Cultural Action Party. The rally was co-sponsored by the Canadian branch of WCAI (Worldwide Coalition Against Islam), Canadian Combat Coalition, and the National Advancement Party of Canada. Here are some highlights from Mannix’s speech:

  • Grossly misrepresenting a recent incident at a school in Red Deer involving Syrian refugees: “Islam and multiculturalism is killing our children – literally! Just a few months ago, in Red Deer, in our own province, the heartland of Canada, Syrian sewer rats were beating on our kids! They were beating on our kids in the name of Islam. Not Christianity, not Judaism; Islam! All the ills that face Canada right now are directly a result of Islam.”
  • Proclaiming some of the supposed tenets of the Cultural Action Party and rally goers as a whole: “We stand for freedom. We stand for equality. We stand for free speech.”
  • Just minutes later, Mannix goes on to blatantly contradict his own statement by pointing at a group of counter-protestors and declaring: “They are not our equals. We’re standing for real Canadians. Real people.”
  • Fearmongering with over-the-top hyperbole: “We must change the very fabric of this country. The whole ‘tolerant, left wing attitude’ that we have is literally going to kill us.”
  • In another direct contradiction, Mannix seems to virtually undermine the entire basis of his speech: “European-Christian identity and heritage will never die. Guess what Islam will do to it? Nothing. They can’t do anything.”
  • Mannix has apparently granted himself the authority to decide who is a “real” human being and who is not: “I’m only 19 years old, I’m from Fort McMurray, you know it’s a blue collar town. We’re the real people over here. We’re the real people.”
  • Mannix’s worldview is encapsulated quite nicely in the finale of his speech: “We’re not going to stand idly by while our country gets raped. No longer, no longer will we stand by while our country is flooded with the third world, with disease-ridden immigrants. We will maintain our Christian values. We will maintain our European Heritage no matter what, because we are Canadians. We are proud Anglophone, Francophone Canadians, and we will stand for our heritage! We will stand for our values! And we will stand for our freedom!”

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There are a number of common threads running through and linking many of the far-right groups that have recently cropped up across Canada’s social media landscape. For the most part, the dominant rhetoric coming from these online reactionary groups is centered around their staunch opposition to Justin Trudeau and the religion of Islam. However, there is a distinction between Mannix and the Cultural Action Party and other far-right groups that is worth noting; their focus is not only relegated to what they stand against, but also what they stand for: White Nationalism.

Founder of the Cultural Action Party, Brad Salzberg, is a contributing writer for the Council of European Canadians. The Council describe themselves as “a group of public-minded individuals who believe the European heritage and character of Canada should be maintained and enhanced.” So, in other words, they are a white nationalist think tank. Numerous columns written by Council of European Canadians’ contributors can be found on The Daily Stormer, a popular neo-nazi website (http://www.dailystormer.com/?s=Council+of+European+Canadians). Notably, the council has also received high praise from the likes of Kevin MacDonald, a prominent American anti-Semite and white supremacist (http://www.dailystormer.com/council-of-european-canadians-an-excellent-website-in-defense-of-the-people-and-culture-of-the-west/). The Council’s name popped up in the news late last year when then-candidate for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, Kellie Leitch, rejected an endorsement from a contributor from the Council named Frank Hilliard (http://news.vice.com/story/part-of-canadas-so-called-alt-right-is-endorsing-kellie-leitch). Mannix, a keen supporter of Leitch, must have been crushed.

The language Mannix employs in many of his social media posts echoes much of what can be read on overtly racist sites The Occidental Observer and The Daily Stormer. In addition to his racially coded rhetoric, there are numerous markers on Mannix’s social media accounts connecting him to various White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis. For example:
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Pictured in a screen shot of Mannix’s “Likes” on his Facebook page:

  • Identity Evropa: “A white nationalist group in the United States, established in March 2016. Part of the broader white nationalist “alt-right” movement, the group is identified as a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League and is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_Evropa
  • Nathan Damigo: The founder of Identity Evropa. Earlier this year, Damigo rose to fame after sucker punching a woman in the face at a protest in Berkeley. http://www.alternet.org/activism/white-supremacist-caught-video-sucker-punching-woman-berkeley-protester-faces-calls-arrest
  • David Duke: “An American white nationalist, politician, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duke
  • Traditionalist Worker Party: “The Traditionalist Worker Party is a white nationalist group that advocates for racially pure nations and communities and blames Jews for many of the world’s problems. Even as it claims to oppose racism, saying every race deserves its own lands and culture, the group is intimately allied with neo-Nazi and other hardline racist organizations that espouse unvarnished white supremacist views.” http://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/traditionalist-worker-party
  • National Policy Institute: A white nationalist organization founded by Richard Spencer. http://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/richard-bertrand-spencer-0
  • American Freedom Party: “A political party initially established by racist Southern California skinheads that aims to deport immigrants and return the United States to white rule.” http://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/american-freedom-party
  • Other “Likes” on Mannix’s page include: League of the South (a white supremacist, neo-confederate hate group), Mike Cernovich (“alt-lite” provocateur; rape apologist), Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria; currently presiding over the brutal slaughter of his country’s own citizens), ACT for America (virulently anti-Muslim organization), Milo Yiannopoulos (“alt-lite” troll; pederasty apologist), InfoWars/Alex Jones (notorious far-right conspiracy theorist), Breitbart (far-right propaganda and fake news outlet; self-proclaimed “platform for the alt-right”), and many, many more.

Additionally, Mannix “Follows” far-right luminaries such as Paul Joseph Watson (InfoWars conspiracy theorist), Gavin McInnes (founder of the alt-right group “Proud Boys”), Richard Spencer (white supremacist who founded alternativeright.com; coined the term “alt-right”), and Kyle Chapman (became an instant “alt-right celebrity” after smashing a wooden dowel over a counter-protestor’s head), among others.

Mannix is also “Friends” on Facebook with the likes of notorious white supremacist Paul Fromm and racist men’s rights activist/rape apologist Matt Forney.

Here are a couple of Mannix’s own Facebook posts demonstrating his advocacy for white supremacy:
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-Spencer is currently the most visible figure in America’s “Alternative Right” movement: a loose group of far-right factions that includes neo-nazis, white supremacists, and Men’s Rights Activists.

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-Mannix advocates for a white ethnostate.

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-These monuments are not simply Confederate symbols; they are symbols of slavery. Yet, curiously, it is not slavery that Mannix condemns as a “crime against humanity.” Nope. According to Mannix, the crime against humanity is the removal of emblems of America’s era of enslavement.

-Even back in 2012, Mannix was tweeting out links to Hitler speeches.

Make no mistake about it: Devon Mannix and the Cultural Action Party represent white nationalism. Mannix is a racist and a bigot. His discriminatory worldview does not make him a “real” Canadian, and he for damn sure does not possess a shred of authority to decide who is and who is not a “real” Canadian.