Politico has a piece on the biker organizations appearing as ‘security details’ at Trump rallies (“Meet the Vigilantes Who Patrol Trump’s Rallies”): Of Chris Cox, founder of Bikers for Trump:
It was Friday night and Chris Cox was sitting at the No Name Saloon in Edgewater, Florida, planning a pro-Trump rally during Daytona Bike Week, when he looked up at the television in the bar. Protesters were clashing with Donald Trump’s supporters inside a packed Chicago arena, forcing the campaign to cancel the event and urge everyone to leave “in peace.”
“The TV comes on and there’s chaos and mayhem in Chicago and all we could do is shake our heads,” said Cox. “At that moment we couldn’t really see our role. We were in shock. But over the next couple days we heard cries from our other members. ‘Can you come to this rally? Can you come to that rally?’”
Cox decided that his 30,000-member group, “Bikers for Trump,” would no longer be just a support organization focused primarily on holding independent rallies for the Republican front-runner. It would transform into a volunteer security force, patrolling Trump’s events to identify protesters for paid security and police, forming barriers to protect Trump supporters, and playing backup to the cops as they removed unwanted attendees from the campaign’s rallies.
Cox, who the article notes is a “former advance man for Dan Quayle who still wears a ring bearing the seal of the vice president on his right hand”, appears to be an astute student of effective agitprop, the sort the late Andrew Breitbart encouraged conservatives to embrace and perfect:
Cox, a 47-year-old chainsaw carving artist from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, became national news fodder during the 2013 government shutdown, when a photo of him mowing the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial made the rounds online. California Rep. Darrell Issa recognized him on the floor of the House. Since then, he has spent time on Capitol Hill, lobbying for the Monuments Protection Act, which is co-sponsored by Issa, a Republican, and D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, a Democrat, and was introduced last year to keep open-air memorials open during government shutdowns.
But since August, Cox has been criss-crossing the country in a beat-up old camper to organize rallies at biker bars and shows of support at campaign stops. When he runs low on cash, Cox takes his chainsaw out on the side of a road and carves logs into wood sculptures — which he then sells to passing motorists — and then continues his journey.
The Alt-Right needs to infuse itself with Frankfurt School techniques.
This is what works and mobilizes people in our media-saturated age.