The Daily Mail reports:
The Proud Boys were celebrating online Wednesday after Donald Trump told them to ‘stand back and stand by’ during the first presidential debate – while president was attacked by members of his own party for refusing to condemn white supremacy before delivering his message to the far-right group.
Members of the group posted about the shout out, telling the president: ‘We’re ready.’ Their account on the social media app Telegram posted: ‘Standing down and standing by sir.’
Proud Boys is a far-right organization that admits only men as members and promotes and engages in political violence. The group believes white men and western culture are under siege and one of its co-founders recorded a video titled ’10 things I hate about the Jews.’
Sounds a lovely group. Their initiation process is even better:
- Recite a a loyalty oath, on the order of “I’m a proud Western chauvinist, I refuse to apologize for creating the modern world”
- Get punched until the person recites pop culture trivia, such as the names of five breakfast cereals
- Get a tattoo and agree to not masturbate
- Get into a major fight “for the cause.”
It seems No 3 has been modified to allow it, but not more than once a month!