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Matthew W. Heimbach (1991–) is a white separatist, Neo-Nazi, racist Confederate supporter, Anti-Semite, Anti-American ideologue, homophobe, excommunicated Orthodox Christian[note 1] and co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Traditionalist Youth Network. He is considered a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Despite founding the "Traditionalist Worker Party" with his wife's stepfather (David Matthew Parrott), both Heimbach and Parrott appear to be non-workers: both gave their occupations as "white nationalists" on a legal indictment.
Heimbach attracted some notoriety after founding a "White Student Union" at Towson University (Baltimore, Maryland) in 2012, and again in 2014 when he joined a religion founded by a Semitic Jew and was subsequently excommunicated for promoting racism. Heimbach's fellow neo-Nazis, on the other hand, have attacked him for not being racist enough. The poor guy just can't win.
Heimbach is known for chanting "Death To America", which to him means that he wants
to move to Iran the United States divided up into racially homogeneous mini-states, one of which would be called "Avalon". The Traditionalist Youth Network encourages supporters to become knights of Avalon. They must be Roxy Music fans.
In 2016, two criminal complaints were filed against him for shoving a protester at a Donald Trump rally in Kentucky; at least one other complaint was filed in connection with that March 1st rally. During 2017 trial proceedings for that incident, he claimed along with one other of his co-defendants that co-defendant Trump incited the violence. Heimbach pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the incident.
In 2017, Heimbach got himself into much trouble when he was charged with domestic battery against his wife's stepfather, David Matthew (Matt) Parrott, after getting in an argument over an affair, at their home in Paoli, Indiana. Apparently, he was having an affair with his wife's stepfather's wife.
In 2018, Heimbach was again arrested on domestic battery charges of assaulting his wife and stepfather Parrott. It was alleged that Heimbach had an affair with Parrott's wife, leading to an altercation. Parrott is a co-founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party. Parrott quit his position in the TWP on March 13, 2018, and referred to this domestic dispute as a "white trash circus".
Heimbach was charged with strangulation (of Parrott), intimidation and battery. Strangling someone during a domestic violence incident is indicative that the abuser may later try to commit murder.
Traditionalist Worker Party
The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) was Mr. Heimbach's Neo-Nazi,[note 2] Third Positionist party.[note 3] It was founded with Matthew Parrott and Tony Hovater in 2015. TWP's core principles are those of protecting Faith (mainly Christian faith), Family (nuclear family) and Folk (not all folk of course, only white folk). Its slogan is close to the Nazis Kinder, Küche, Kirche mantra. It's a spin-off of the Traditionalist Youth Network. The logo of the Traditionalist Workers Party is a mechanical wheel (representing industry) and a pitchfork (representing agriculture). Hovater was featured in a puff piece by the New York Times in November 2017 that was widely criticized.
One of their 25 points happened to be that anyone who abuses their family should be put to death. Which seemed to almost happen, as a result of the March 2018 trailer park trash fisticuffs exchanged between Heimabach and TWP's "spokesman" Matt Parrott. Due to an affair Heimabach was having with Parrott's wife, Parrott told the Southern Poverty Law Center “I’m done. I’m out. SPLC has won. Matt Parrott is out of the game. Y’all have a nice life.” (The game salutes you, Herr Spokesman.)
Because of this altercation, when Parrott fled to the nearest Walmart, called the police and Heimbach was subsequently arrested, the party was dissolved, in what may be one of the most hilarious failures of the Alt-Right in history.
North Korea/Iran/Palestine supporter
Oddly enough, despite North Korea showing extreme hatred towards his home country, Matthew Heimbach is a supporter of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. According to Heimbach, "North Korea is a nation that stands against imperialism and globalism around the world". He even posted a tweet commemorating North Korea's independence day on his now-suspended Twitter account praising its "Nationalist culture, Policies for racial purity, Opposes Globalism" with a message "Happy Independence Day North Korea".
- Unite the Right — Traditionalist Worker Party was part of the coalition but neither Parrott nor Heimbach attended, although Heimbach was a scheduled speaker.
- Nazism — Heimbach's Traditionalist Worker Party is essentially a thinly-veiled "National Socialist" political party all but in name.
- Christian Identity - although not a believer in this theology per se Heimbach's version of Christianity is clearly white nationalist and anti-Semitic like Christian Identity.
- Traditionalist Worker Party — Southern Poverty Law Center
- Traditionalist Worker Party — on the Internet Archive
- "Hail Heimbach" + cringe
- Prior to his conversion to Orthodoxy, Heimbach was a Catholic
- The website has posted a video on their YouTube channel called "What is National Socialism" and its "25 Points" program mentions National Socialism. The TWP also demands "a National Socialist government, economy, and society for our people" in the second point "National Socialism" of the "25 Points" program
- Heimbach's article "Class Cooperation Against Capitalism and Communism: Third Position" and "Social Nationalism: An Economic Future for our People" clearly advocates for Third Positionism.
- See Horseshoe theory for many more bizarre and entertaining examples of cranks who support mutually contradictory ideas from other extreme ideologies.
- SPLC: Matthew Heimbach
- Case number 59d01-1803-f6-000300 State of Indiana vs. Matthew W. Heimbach (03/13/2018) Southern Poverty Law Center.
- VICE: White Student Union (Documentary)
- "The Little Führer".
- "Avalonian Society Charter – Traditionalist Youth Network".
- Trump protester: White supremacist attacked me by Phillip M. Bailey (2:56 p.m. EST March 4, 2016) Courier-Journal.
- Criminal Complaints Filed Following Trump Rally (Posted: Mar 04, 2016 2:35 AM PST, Updated: Mar 04, 2016 3:13 AM PST) LEX18.
- White nationalist claims Trump incited him to shove protester at campaign rally by Katie Mettler (April 18, 2017 at 5:34 AM) The Washington Post.
- White nationalist leader Matthew Heimbach arrested on domestic battery charges by Marwa Eltagouri (March 13, 2018 at 11:00 PM) The Washington Post.
- Police: White Nationalist’s Battery Arrest Follows Affair With Spox's Wife by Allegra Kirkland (March 14, 2018 10:21 am) Talking Points Memo.
- Neo-Nazi Group Implodes Over Love Triangle Turned Trailer Brawl: Matthew Heimbach and his spokesman came to blows after Heimbach was caught sleeping with the spokesman’s wife. What’s more, Heimbach is married to the spokesman’s stepdaughter. by Kelly Weill (03.14.18 2:17 PM ET) Daily Beast.
- Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue. by Rachel Louise Snyder (November 16, 2017) The Washington Post.
- Traditionalist Worker Party Southern Poverty Law Center
- Nazi sympathizer profiled by the New York Times says he lost his job and — soon — his home by Kristine Phillips (November 30, 2017 at 9:41 AM) The Washington Post.
- A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland by Richard Fausset (Nov. 25, 2017) New York Times.
- White supremacist is guilty in Charlottesville parking garage beating of black man by Ian Shapira (May 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM) The Washington Post.
- From Point 25: "Anyone trafficking in hard drugs, those who abuse children or women or the elderly, traitors, and subversives; will, like all criminals, face a fair and open trial, and if convicted, face a swift death penalty by firing squad."
- A Guide to Who’s Coming to the Largest White Nationalist Rally in a Decade by Spencer Sunshine (August 10, 2017) Political Research Associates.