Update #1: Within a few hours of publication, the Proud Boys Official post disavowing the Unite the Right event and denouncing its organizers has been removed. We’ll patiently await clarification, but the rumors are promising that a less confrontational, divisive, and insulting approach to the rest of the movement may be in the works.
Update #2: An entirely new post under the original hyperlink has been uploaded. All of the attacks and insults have been redacted. Local chapters are welcome to attend by headquarters at their discretion. We at TradWorker appreciate this positive development and look forward to fighting alongside our Proud Boy comrades allies in whatever capacity they’re comfortable with.
“Based in Colorado” has clarified the “official” Proud Boys™ position on the Unite the Right event coming up in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th. Gavin and crew unironically disavow the very ambitious and rapidly growing event on account of there being “racists” afoot. “So here’s the deal Proud Boys, if you want to go to the rally, I can’t stop you. […] Remember, we don’t allow racists in Proud Boys, if you decide to rub elbows with those people, you very well could find yourself being disavowed next time.”
We at TradWorker can assure any Proud Boys considering going rogue that they won’t be attending a “racist” event. While our organization and a couple others in attendance are indeed pro-White, the event’s not about race. It’s about freedom of speech and defending our historical monuments. Matthew Heimbach was a civil war re-enactor long before he became a White Advocate, and both the leader and TradWorker members will stay on message, welcoming and supporting non-identitarian and non-White allies at the event.