White nationalist activist and “journalist” Faith Goldy was banned from the crowd-funding platform Patreon last week because of her zealous recital of the world’s most famous white supremacist slogan on a podcast last year, an action she is now defending.
Goldy posted an email she received from Patreon on May 22 that informed her that her account would be removed from the site for violations of its community guidelines on hate speech. She since moved her fundraising efforts to Freestartr, a crowd-funding site built by alt-right activist Chuck Johnson and used almost exclusively by far-right media figures. In a video uploaded this weekend, Goldy expressed her outrage.
“What on Earth did little old me say that could ever qualify as hate speech?” Goldy sarcastically asked, before reading from a part of the email from Patreon that mentioned her recital of the world-famous white supremacist “14 Words” slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
Last year, Right Wing Watch wrote about Goldy’s appearance on a podcast hosted by European alt-right activist Colin Robertson, who is known online as “Millennial Woes,” during which she pronounced the “14 Words.” Despite this, Goldy has still managed to book appearances with high-profile right-wing media outlets such as Infowars.
“We do not support exclusionary ideologies,” Goldy read from Patreon’s email to her.
“If you ask me, banning me is kind of an exclusionary ideology, and as for the 14 Words? Nothing about them is exclusionary whatsoever,” Goldy said. “It doesn’t say that we support one group but not the other, they all have to go.”
“When Patreon said that I ‘recently’ said the 14 Words on a podcast that, friends, was a lie. I actually did so way back in December of 2017. I was appearing as a guest on a YouTube channel hosted by one Millennial Woes, where I was encouraged to say the 14 Words, something that I did without hesitation specifically because I wanted to articulate, as I did in the video, that these words in and of themselves are not hate speech,” Goldy said. “This is a simple statement of survival.”
She then proceeded to roll a compilation of footage of her soliciting signatures on a petition she made that replaced “white children” in the “14 Words” with “aboriginal children” to make her point.
“The truth of the matter is, what I said is not hate speech,” Goldy concluded. “And if it is, it’s only because people have a problem with white people saying that about themselves, and that makes them the bigots.”