Thoughts from an Anti-Fascist Clown:
Or, a Guide to a Video about a Guide to Fight Fascism


VIDEO WARNINGS:

  • STROBE WARNING
  • TW: Discussions of Fascism, Authoritarianism, and State Violence


A NOTE ON SUBTITLES [spoilers, skip if you want to avoid]:
The captions play a character in this video. In instances where the “gag” captions differ from what is being said, the real captions will be displayed above (if CC is turned on), with the “gag” captions below. When there is no discrepancy, only one set of captions will be displayed.

I probably don’t have to tell you that the fight against white nationalism and fascism in the United States does not end with a vote. Regardless of who is president, virulent strains of white nationalism and burgeoning fascist movements linger in too many corners of this country, from vigilante groups like the Proud Boys to horrifyingly racist and authoritarian police forces. Hopefully  Spencer Sunshine’s guide, and by extension my silly little “staged reading” of it, can inspire you to join in the fight if you have not started already.

Below, in order of appearance, is an annotated guide to the references and jokes within the video. Enjoy . . . and let’s shake that fascist groove thing!

Turner Classic Movies

Evan Spigelman parodies Turner Classic Movies

Rebecca

Evan Spigelman channeling "Rebecca"

The MAGA Troll

"MAGA Troll" by Evan Spigelman

Bootlicking

MAGA Troll as Bootlicker, by Evan Spigelman

QAnon

Pepe the Frog

Pepe the Frog

Heaven 17 and “We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang”

Heaven 12 - "We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thing"

“This Machine Kills Fascists”

This Machine Kills Fascists

The Face of Fascism (Das Gesicht Des Faschismus)

"The Face of Fascism (Das Gesicht Des Faschismus)" by John J. Heartfield, 1928

“No Mercy For Fascism” (Original Date Unknown)

"No Mercy for Fascism" poster

Death of An Aviator

"Death of An Aviator" by Albert Tucker, 1942

Lidice

"Lidice" by Antonin Pelc, 1943

“Sometimes Anti-Social, Always Anti-Fascist”

Krakow antifascist graffito

Fascism

"Fascism" by Harry Steinberg, 1943

C.N.T., Comité Nacional A.I.T., Oficina de Información y Propaganda. Fascismo

"C.N.T., Comité Nacional A.I.T., Oficina de Información y Propaganda. Fascismo"

The Three Arrows

Three Arrows, Evan Spigelman

The Pink Triangle

Pink Triangle, Evan Spigelman

“Fuck 12”

"Fuck 12" by Evan Spigelman

“Bukake for Trump or Whatever / Bukake for Justice”

"Bukake 4 Justice!!" by Evan Spigelman

Anti-Racist Bar Crawl in Black-Owned Bars

15. Organize anti-racist bar crawls

Enemas of the State

Studded Enema of the State by Evan Spigelman

Anti-Fascist Enema Quotes

Enemas of the State by Evan Spigelman

Reading List

  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  • White Rage, Carol Anderson
  • The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
  • The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Mark Bray
  • Chokehold, Paul Butler
  • Are Prisons Obsolete?, Angela Davis
  • My Life, Emma Goldman
  • Bullshit Jobs, David Graber
  • The Ghetto Fights, Mark Edelman
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paolo Freire
  • Manufacturing Consent, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
  • The Antifa Comic Book, Gord Hill
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, Elizabeth Kai Hinton
  • The Black and the Blue, Matthew Horace
  • The Blood in My Eye, George Jackson
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Healing From Hate, Michael Kimmel
  • Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
  • The U.S. Antifascism Reader, Ed. Mullen and Vials
  • Alt-America, David Neiwert
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O Paxton
  • The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein
  • Fascinating Fascism, Susan Sontag
  • How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them, Jason Stanley
  • Everything You Love Will Burn, Vegas Tenold
  • Fighting Fascism: How to Struggle and How to Win, Clara Zetkin
  • And many others . . .

Bail Funds

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“All You Fascists Bound to Lose”

Evan Spigelman

Voting

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