Gay frogs and shit… Reporting from the Frozen Waistlands of Wisconsin.
Image above: Public screenshot from Enough 14 Facebook page: Leager is no stranger to the term slander. In fact, he has participated in the very act he is threatening to sue over, by publicly calling out and defaming activists more than a few times.
Submitted to Enough 14.
If you’ve been keeping up with our previous reports, you will know that Thomas Leager is a co-host of The Free Men Report podcast, self styled “independent journalist” and gun rights extremist from Madison, WI. On November 2nd, 2019, at the Capitol he hosted the We Will Not Comply Rally which brought various extremists and militias from across the state and Midwest together under the guise of protesting red flag laws.
Very recently, in a hamfisted attempt at striking back with an iron fist at the team of journalists writing these profiles on this site, Thomas Leager targeted a random local activist in his city as the object of his wrath and smashed out this tirade on his keyboard:
So Thomas Leager recently screamed, “Slander!” after a blog was published giving vast details of a 3% Militia security meeting that he hosted for the We Will Not Comply Rally in Madison, WI on November 2nd, 2019. Perhaps Thomas should look no further than his own Facebook profile to see the true meaning of the word slander before he threatens a global journalist team with legal action. When you place yourself in the public spotlight and inside of a public square, when you launch a platform dedicated to ‘free speech journalism’, shouting through a megaphone, you invite scrutiny. You’d think that such strong men, with strong convictions, could take a little heat?! Perhaps not. Perhaps then it’s time for Thomas to get out of the kitchen.
Hopefully the irony of these words isn’t lost on the undoubtedly incredibly self aware Mr. Leager, given his internet posting history, as well as his own self proclaimed struggle with addictions and/or alcohol abuse and his legal issues surrounding an incident involving domestic violence with his mother in 2006 in Milwaukee County where a temporary restraining order was issued against him.
Leager is drowning. With no support for his own cause and nobody to stand by his side he’s looking for something to distract from his dwindling audience, so he publicly calls out activists and tosses out childish insults, and accuses a free and open press of slander. All smoke bombs to distract from his failures. Thomas Leager may feel so privileged with his “do as I say, not as I do” mentality, but we all know that the real world does not work this way.
We invite you to peruse both The Free Men Report Twitter account (@TheFreeMen87) and Thomas’ Twitter (@TheLibertarianP) to read not just the main tweets from those accounts, but to discover what kind of man he is and what kind of views he has through his own chosen public identity. No “slander” required. Simply look at the “Replies & Tweets” tabs to see an endless stream of unnoticed replies in his own words to bigger, more successful right wing grifters than himself. Constantly angling for attention from the likes of Dinesh D’Souza, Jack Psobiec, Candace Owens, Joey Saladino, Tucker Carlson, The Trumps, Stephen Molyneux, Mike Cernovich… even retweeting videos from David Icke. And if you’re not familiar with who is who in the scene of elder conspiracy theorists, David Icke would be one of the original creators of the “lizard people extraterrestrial shapeshifters have taken over and replaced the highest members of our government officials” theory. Absolutely absurd and ridiculous, but David Icke is also a well established holocaust denier and anti-Semite.
Unnoticed, invalidated, deflated, begging to be thrown a bone, Thomas Leager just keeps posting.
But that’s hardly the only thing Mr Leager is fighting against. Leager has other agendas that he is pushing via his seemingly direct line from InfoWars.
Combatting the dark forces of:
- Direct democracy
- Fluoride in our water
- Tyranny in the form of more accessible healthcare
- Women controlling their own bodies
- Hollywood elites
- Undocumented immigrants and immigrants of any kind
- Globalist shills
- “The War on Christmas”
- George Soros
- The Rothschild banking conspiracy
- “Reverse racism”
- “SSRIs because they cause mass shootings”
- Solar panels
- Acknowledging the science behind climate change
- Chemicals in the waterturning the frogs gay
A major share of the tweets, a good portions of Facebook shares, and and some of his posts on the fascist social network Gab, come from what seems to be his hero, a former InfoWars reporter with his own show, David Knight. The man shares the same anti-Semitic conspiracies about globalism, frankly bizarre videos about witchcraft and sorcery, and nationalist fascist rhetoric that Jones used to share via his PrisonPlanet network. And this is by design. Knight was given his show “Real News with David Knight” in 2017 by Jones. If you comb through Leager’s Twitter you’ll see plenty of tweets praising him, praying for him, asking for an interview, etc.
As pitiful a figure as Leager cuts himself out to be here, let’s take a moment to circle around as to quite how severe an extremist David Knight is and what kinds of views Leager has been cultivating and gaining in intensity the more he feels a sense of closeness with a figure who doesn’t even know he exists.In November 16, 2016, David Knight wrote an op-ed for Aleksander Dugin’s media outlet Katheon shortly after the election suggesting that the US and Russia cooperate to take down the “globalists” (an anti Semitic dogwhistle) Dugin is Russian neo-fascist, the author of “The Fourth Political Theory” a political concept “beyond capitalist, communism, and fascism, combining the best elements of all three.” He’s written other political writings rooted in occultism, manifest destiny, and the suppression of “degenerates”.
In 2019, after the Christchurch mosque shootings in which over 50 people were killed by an eco fascist with a meme filled manifesto he uploaded to the internet, Knight chillingly broadcast on his show the next day, “Some of the things this guy said were true, quite frankly. It is a great replacement … It is designed by the U.N. to replace the people who are the indigenous people in western Europe and America with foreign migrants.” It’s a concept he is pretty stuck on, this racist “Great Replacement Theory”
Thomas Leager is a big fan!
So while his base is dwindling, his success at being able to effectively organize events, and militias less likely than ever, Leager is still growing in alienation and extremism and has deep connections within the Wisconsin 2A and Midwestern Militia community due to his past efforts. Leager may be running on borrowed time as any kind of real leader, but he’s been proven to be a hot-headed, violent person, engaging in a violent assault of a female member of his own family. Proven to be someone willing to leverage his platform and connections within the Militia and 2A community to target and name specific activists he believes may be involved in “slandering” his name without any evidence to support that. Exposed as assigning other unstable extremists to plan dangerous and aggressive plans around the demonstrations he organizes that put the public at risk for injury and death.
Many of Thomas Leager’s conspiracy beliefs, words, and actions are vile, and most of his thoughts on race, gender, immigration, and rights are repulsive. Nationalism, anti-Semitism, transphobia, ableism…these are bedrock fascist principles. We recall before doing deep research on Mr. Leager hearing from some folk in Madison that he was “Just a 2A guy, he means well.” We think it’s important for Wisconsin to realize that Thomas Leager does not.
“Shutting speech down and shutting down your opposition is not the way to a solution,” he said. “It’s a way to a civil war.” – Thomas Leager, Jan 13, 2019
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