Which Side Am I On?
The Troofers or the Anti-Fascists?
Obviously I side with the anti-fascists, which will cause some cognitive dissonance among our Troofer readers.
Also included was a color photo of Hitler, with runic symbols scrawled across his face and around his head. On the back of the photo were Germanic runes that spelled out the words “Destroy Yourself.”
Titrud, who is 50 years old and lives with his wife, was not surprised, nor did he call police. The letter included a calling card for Rose City Antifa, a Portland anti-racist group that recently tried to shut down an event Titrud helped organize featuring a speaker who’s been accused of anti-Semitism.
“They don’t really scare me,” Titrud says of the group. “These guys are idiots. It’s just kind of weird. Kind of creepy-weird.”
Titrud is one of the troofers:
Titrud and Calvert belong to the Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance, a group that challenges the accepted explanation for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Some alternative theories assign Mossad a secret role in the attacks. Titrud recently removed signs on his camper, which used to read “End Wars for Oil or Israel” and “Israel, Stop Killing Peace.”
Yep, so the people sending him hate mail are on our side. Or are they just as nuts as the Almond Joy Truthers?
Some have praised Rose City Antifa for rooting out alleged racists in our midst. Others criticize the group’s zero-tolerance approach as nothing more than ideological bullying.
“They’re worse than the early colonists with the heretics, where you were removed out into the wilderness to die,” says Grace Grant, a member of the left-wing Laughing Horse Book Collective in Northeast Portland. “I don’t want to be part of that kind of community. It’s pretty heartless. I don’t know who’s setting these standards and norms.”
The precipitating event was one we noted back in September; the Portland Troofer contingent invited Valdas Anelauskas, a Holocaust Denier and 9-11 nutbar, to give a speech:
Therefore, as I see it, the "standard" version of the Holocaust history simply cannot be trusted as long as they're jailing or otherwise punishing those who question it. To make jail sentences be your response to critics is exactly the same as getting up on a rooftop and shouting as loud as you can for all to hear: "I am lying!" Is anyone supposed to believe someone who, in effect, proclaims in this way that he's lying?
But what's interesting to me is the studied non-sidedness of the article in the Willamette Week. It's written like there's some sort of validity to both sides on the Holocaust, or like there's so much validity to 9-11 Troof that it forgives Holocaust Denial. Indeed the whole article seems to be about how this argument has divided the Portland activist community, instead of how it has galvanized the community against the idiots who deny 9-11 and, in the same breath, the Holocaust.
Yes, the article is stale. So is the entire "Truth Movement".